Written by: Arielle Brousse
Edited by: Danielle Mazzeo
Photography by: Eva Cruz
Multi-media Video Provided by Shadrack Frimpong
Shadrack Frimpong (C’15) believes that healthcare and education are the keys to ending the cycle of poverty.
And when he tells you about his plan to address these issues—and he will tell you!—he will do so with such conviction that you almost can’t stop yourself from asking him how you can help.
This fall, Shadrack will be starting a health clinic and community school for girls in his home village of Tarkwa Breman in Western Ghana.
This is a project that’s deeply personal for him. It all began with his Uncle Cofey.
Shadrack was there when his Uncle Cofey George suffered an asthma attack in the middle of the night. With no money for an inhaler and no health facility nearby, he and his relatives had to try to carry his uncle on their backs to the closest physician—two hundred miles away. It was too much. His uncle died during the journey.