Lady who hawked to fund university education now pursues her PhD

Lady who hawked to fund university education now pursues her PhD

- Augustina Kwesie Osabutey, a genius 28-year-old Ghanaian lady, now pursues her PhD at the South Dakota State University in the US

- She also has a master's certificate in Ecological Restoration & a master's degree in Environmental Engineering

- Augustina rose from her humble beginnings as a hawker who had to struggle before affording admission forms to the higher institution

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Augustina Kwesie Osabutey, an adorable 28-year-old Ghanaian lady currently pursues her PhD after rising from a place of limited means.

In a one-on-one chat with YEN.com.gh's Edward Asare, Augustina indicated that she is at the South Dakota State University as a PhD student in Agricultural, Biosystems and Mechanical Engineering.

The young beauty also has a Master's Certificate in Ecological Restoration as well as a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Montana Technological University.

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Ghanaian lady who hawked to fund university now PhD student in US after 2 master's
Ghanaian lady who hawked to fund university now PhD student in US after 2 master's degrees. Source: Instagram, afibakwesie
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Life wasn't always this pleasant for Augustina

Before going into the university, she had to hawk pastries to buy herself the admission forms and other provisions; and this continued throughout her studies at the University of Mines and Technology.

She recounted:

"I had to sell pastries in the streets of Axim after senior high school to support my family, buy admission forms and obtain money for my school fees after gaining admission to pursue my BSc. in University of Mines and Technology."
Ghanaian lady who hawked to fund university now PhD student in US after 2 master's
The young lady hawked pastries to buy university forms and pay school fees. Source: @afibakwesie
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Aside from all her involvements, Augustina also runs Teen Lead Foundation, a non-profit organisation consisting of 11 amazing team members who work together to give back to society.

Earlier in 2020, Augustina, along with her dad, younger brother and Samuel Adumuah of Africa World Airlines had a fundraising exercise with the support of Butte MT Community to construct two drinking water wells for the Adukrom community in the Western Region of Ghana.

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Ghanaian lady who hawked to fund university now PhD student in US after 2 master's
Ghanaian lady who hawked to fund university now PhD student in US after 2 masters. Source: @afibakwesie
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When asked about what inspires her to keep undertaking her groundbreaking exploits, Augustina mentioned:

"The desire to help and see teenagers in Axim and Ghana achieve their career goals and my younger siblings"

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian woman identified as Nwamaka Oparaoji took to social media to narrate how she survived since she lost her father at the age of nine.

Nwamaka, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she travelled to the United States with a bachelor's degree and worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window.

According to her, she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour.

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