Project Description

Nana Okyere

Nana is a hardworking student who serves as a leader in her family, school, and community. After the loss of her father when she was in seventh grade, she stepped up as her mom’s “right hand woman,” helping her younger siblings with homework, preparing food while her mom was working, and waking them up for school. Within her school community, Nana serves as president of the National Honor Society, vice president of Campus Ministry, and co-president of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Club.

Nana holds down a part time job to contribute to her family’s expenses and interned at a community pharmacy last year. After visiting her parents’ home country of Ghana and seeing the health services they are lacking, she hopes to become a pharmacist and use her knowledge to improve healthcare in Ghana and other underdeveloped countries.

We are impressed by Nana’s initiative and happy to award her a Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation scholarship. We wish her the best as she continues her studies at Boston University.