Hi, my name is Patience Akunduo. I’m a Ghanaian who was born in a small village close to Sandema in the Upper East Region. I moved to the Eastern Region when I was very young and grew up in Kitase, Aburi. I am from a large family of ten.

I completed Senior High School at Aburi Senior High Technical, and I will soon graduate from Jackson College of Education in Aburi as a Certified Teacher. My interests and hobbies are reading, mathematics, cooking, vegetable gardening, football and hiking. I have been hiking around several places in Ghana and my toughest has been the tallest mountain in Ghana, Mount Afadjato at 885m.

I started working at Children of the Light (CotL) in 2014. My work there involves the teaching of older students, working in the library and assisting in the office. The organisation inspires me to do my utmost to help all the students I work with to succeed. I aspire to be a teacher that my students look up to.

Working with Children of the Light has given me many opportunities that have included travelling to remote places in Ghana and working with children that are extremely under-served. It is a joy to be involved in an organisation that is giving children a brighter future.

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