Samadu Yakubu is a vulnerable child and a beneficiary of the Smile Ghana Project. His parents are migrants from the Upper East region of Ghana who live in the Oseikrom community and work as cocoa care takers.
His family's economic hardships greatly affected his school attendance, as he was classified as an irregular student at risk of dropping out when SGP officials evaluated the Oseikrom D/A elementary school register. As a result, Samadu lacked the necessary logistics to extend his stay at the school to study. He was therefore selected as a scholarship holder of the SGP in class 4.
"He dreams of becoming a professional teacher to promote education in the area and his mother has promised to support him in realizing this dream."
As a scholarship holder, he was provided with all the necessary school logistics. Due to his excellent academic performance, he skipped the 6th grade. With a school attendance score of 189 out of 190 in the 2018-2019 school year, he graduated top of his class and received a fitting honor at the Child Dignity Club Awards. Samadu prepares to write his BECE in JHS 3. He dreams of becoming a professional teacher to promote education in the area and his mother promises to support him in realizing this dream.