Tuesday 23 January 2018

Young Africans dare to dream amid poverty

KATY Ziabe knows what she wants to be when she grows up. "A doctor," she says shyly. Nobody has the heart to set her straight.

But she is a bright five-year-old and will figure it out soon enough: it costs money to change dreams into reality.

Like most places, getting the level of education needed to be a professional medical worker in Ghana is expensive. And Katy's parents don't have money. That is not to say that they don't have money to spare -- right now, they don't have any money whatsoever.

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