Grass to grace: Man recounts how he moved from poverty to Harvard

Grass to grace: Man recounts how he moved from poverty to Harvard

- A young man on social media has recounted how he rose from living in a dilapidated home to attending Harvard

- He indicated that he had received a lot of support from a number of people through his journey

- His story adds to the online trend of fascinating accounts in line with "How it started vs How it's going" hashtag

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A young man identified as Desmond Tanko Jumbam has shared an inspiring story of how he entered Harvard University.

Desmond joined the viral "How it started vs how it's going' trend and shared his story on Twitter.

According to the post he made, he used to live in a dilapidated house but did not let his background hold him back.

How it started vs How it's going: Ghanaian man recounts how he moved from a village to Harvard
Desmond Tanko Jumbam used to live in a dilapidated house. Source: @desmondtanko/Twitter
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He worked hard in school as a student and managed to make it into world-renowned university, Harvard.

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According to Jumbam, entering Harvard did not come easy but he acknowledged the fact that he received massive support from a number of people.

After posting the "how it started vs how it's going" photos, Jumbam captioned them:

"This tweet is incomplete without acknowledging the many people who believed in me, and made sacrifices to get me to where I am; my mom, dad, aunties and uncles, family, friends, teachers, college professors, even strangers. Long list. I have a responsibility to pass it on."

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The second image she shared is a more recent one of her posing outside the Royal Academy of Engineering in London. She shared the images as part of the "how it started vs how it's going " trend on Twitter.

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