Georgina: The Trailblazer - Compassion International

Georgina: The Trailblazer

  |   Posted: September 11, 2018

Georgina, a Compassion-assisted student living in Ghana, wants to change how sponsors communicate with the children they sponsor. She’s using her drive and a degree in computer engineering to strengthen the bond between Ghanaian children and their sponsors!


When Compassion first opened in Ghana in 2005, Georgina was one of the first children registered. Compassion helped her stay in school after her father died and her mom was left a widow caring for three children.

In Georgina’s community of Sakumono, a fishing village in Ghana, many girls get pregnant as early as age 12 and drop out of school. But there was something different about Georgina. Something that drove her to study computer engineering at the university — one of only a handful of girls in her class of 50!

This sharp young woman has plans to use her skills to give back once she graduates — she plans to create websites for Compassion centers in Ghana for children to learn more about their sponsors and share with them.

Watch her story!