Sunday, May 2, 2010


Fuseini is 19 years old and is in P5. He is the captain of his class which means he has the duties of making sure his classmates do their homework, collecting papers, making sure the class is clean and communicating between the class and the teacher.

Fuseini is from a small village in the Upper East. Most of the people in his village are Muslim and Fuseini himself says he is a Muslim. The Upper East, including Fuseini’s village, is at civil war and is often dangerous to travel there.

He was caught making out with a girl (another student) and was reprimanded for it but it was kept between me and two other teachers. He is a teenage boy.

Fuseini has sight and if he has the opportunity to get glasses he could see normally. But if he had glasses he would have to stay at his village and work. Since he is considered blind he has the opportunity to get an education.

When I asked Fuseini what he wanted to be when he grew up, he told me a pastor. I then asked how he can be a Muslim and a Christian pastor at the same time. He was not sure but knew he wanted to be a Christian pastor. His favorite verse is Luke 22:33, ‘But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”’ A powerful verse.

Fuseini is very shy but some what of a jock at the school. He was elected as the sports prefect of the school by the staff.

He has a lot going for him and hopes to graduate from the school in 2014 to go to secondary school, then to college and then become a pastor.

Pictures: Fuseini is in the black shirt working on a math assignment. He is excited after the radio station.

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