Alice Dede was a woman who pursued her entire education on scholarships.
In her generation, fathers refused to educate their daughters. This was in tune with the generally held notion that a womanâ€™s place was the kitchen and it was a waste of resources to educate her. Alice Dede being determined to educate herself, sought assistance in the form of a scholarship. Her education was funded entirely through scholarship schemes and she turned out to be a bright, talented and resourceful member of society.
Samuel Asare-Konadu (son of Alice Dede), founder and patron of the Foundation, having benefited in part from a scholarship believes that education is an opportunity that should be available to every student who demonstrates academic promise.
The memory of his mother and the conscious effort she made to educate herself, in the face of her numerous challenges is one that spurs Samuel on to champion the cause of the less privileged in society.