"Without the loan the building would not have happened, the school would not have grown and children would have lacked education. Opportunity gives opportunity." (Evelyn Nuku)
Bestway Grammer School started out in 2006 as a wooden shelter with just seven students. Evelyn Nuku, the school proprietor, set up the school after seeing the lack of opportunities in the area – a suburb of Accra, Ghana. When Evelyn (pictured) first heard about Opportunity International, and its school loan programme, she applied for her first loan and was able to use this to start building a proper structure.
Today Bestway Grammar School has 300 students, 16 teachers and a three storey building that provides classes for 3 to 16 years old. The school is getting great results. Last year, nine out of 20 students gained A*s across all subjects.