Nusich Continues Charitable Work with the NAPE Foundation in Ghana
Lane Powell Counsel to the Firm Lee Nusich recently spent one month working in Ghana with the Naa Amerley Palm Education (“NAPE“) Foundation to implement a Portland State University (“PSU”) online education program in the capital city, Accra. The education program will enable students to finish their bachelor’s degree fully online. Nusich is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the NAPE Foundation. While in Ghana, he met with a few of the recipients of the “Lee Nusich Scholarship Fund” for the first time at Asheshi University. The scholarship was named for Lee Nusich in tribute to both his and Lane Powell’s support, which were instrumental in obtaining funding for the scholarships.
Nusich was joined by NAPE Foundation President Peter Okantey, NAPE Intern Barnabus Omulokoli and two PSU professors, Dr. Bee Jai Repp and Dr. David del Mar. The group found a facility to house the online program called the Aya Centre, a multi-service organization designed to enhance the learning experience and cultural awareness of persons traveling to Ghana and to contribute to the development of Ghana as a whole. Nusich and his fellow travelers made presentations in schools and churches to promote the new online learning facility. They enrolled four students and hope to have 20 by the time spring term begins. The NAPE Foundation furnished the facility with a desk, bookshelf and table, all made by a local carpenter. “He did beautiful work,” Nusich said. They also bought two brand new computers for the facility.
The NAPE Foundation plans to grant financial assistance to those students enrolled in the program who can demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and a commitment to remain in Ghana to work for the advancement of Ghanaian society and people. It also plans to offer tutors to enrolled students in order to ensure their success.