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A father’s journey of love, determination, and empowering dreams

POSTED June 18, 2023

A father’s journey of love, determination, and empowering dreams

Aliou, a loving and supportive father, plays a crucial role in nurturing his children’s aspirations.

By Simran Bhatia, digital content services manager, Canada 

In the country of Ghana, resides Aliou, a dedicated father who owns a tire repair business. As we continue our exploration of his inspiring story, we shift our focus to his children and their unwavering commitment to education and personal growth.

Aliou: The Father and Entrepreneur:

Aliou’s days begin with a unique routine as he takes on the role of both a father and a chauffeur, driving his three school-aged children on his trusty motorbike each morning. Covering a distance of 15 kilometers, Aliou’s determination to ensure his children receive a quality education shines through this daily ritual, cementing his place as a loving and supportive father.

Although the travel to school may be far, Aliou doesn’t mind the distance to travel. He says, “In Ghana, it’s very necessary to educated girls. We have a saying that if you educate women, you’ve educated a whole nation.”

Aliou and his three kids sitting on a motorbike


In Ghana there has been a positive change in attitude when it comes to sending girls to school, Aliou says, “When girls are educated, they are going to go for professional courses like nursing, medicine, midwifery, mining, engineering their standard of living rises and they support their family far better than the way boys support. And they themselves, their life is completely improved.”

His children understand that true excellence requires continuous effort, discipline, and perseverance. By setting their sights on the highest rank, they challenge themselves to reach their full potential, both intellectually and personally. Their commitment to academic excellence showcases their determination to make the most of their educational journey.

His oldest daughter Malia wants to be a medical doctor in the future and he supports her and her dreams, he says, “she has her own ambitions and she always tells me that even if she’s not able to eradicate drug abuse, she wants to reduce it to the lowest minimum through medical support. And I’m ready to support her.”

By focusing on their books and investing in their education, Aliou’s children open doors to a future filled with endless possibilities. They recognize that knowledge is a powerful tool that can shape their lives and enable them to make a positive impact on their communities. Through their dedication, they strive to become catalysts for change, bringing about progress and contributing to the betterment of society.

Aliou is a loving and supportive father, that plays a crucial role in nurturing his children’s aspirations. By providing them with the necessary resources, guidance, and encouragement to succeed, this family understands that education will serve as a strong foundation for their future endeavors. 

Fathers are true heroes in their children’s lives, embodying strength, love, and unwavering support. Their role as mentors, role models, and providers leaves an indelible impact on their children’s development and overall well-being. Through their presence and guidance, fathers empower their children to embrace challenges, pursue their dreams, and become the best versions of themselves.

We celebrate fathers like Aliou, who truly embody the essence of fatherhood, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire generations to come.

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