As one of 11 siblings, Dr. Abdulai was born into the world of adversity, hunger and poverty. Luckily, being too short of stature to be useful on
the farm, he was allowed to attend school. Supported by several scholarships he could eventually graduate and go to university. To enable others to do the same he has founded the Shekhinah Education Program. This
scholarship program makes a school education possible for children whose parents are willing to support it, but lack the means to pay the school fees.
In Ghana, one of eight children per family on average can visit a school,
since the money would not suffice for more. The costs for a school education, school uniform and books, are about 15 Dollars/Euros for elementary school, and 100 Dollars/Euros for grammar school,
per year. At the moment the Shekhinah Education Program is funding 350 school and university students. Social worker Thomas is the man responsible for supervising the Shekhinah Education Program.