Giving Freedom

It is clear that Ruth Yeboah is from out of town when she hands a teenage waitress 50 Ghanaian cedis (about $12). In Ghana people generally don’t tip. But Yeboah, who grew up in the United States as the daughter of a Ghanaian and an Ivorian, understands that the girl is waiting tables rather than reading textbooks because of the prohibitive cost of an education—anywhere from $100 to $200 per year. With the money comes another tip from Yeboah: “Education is freedom.”

Read Yeboah’s full story at BYU Magazine.

Full Name: 
Ruth Manso Yeboah
Grad Year: 
BS 2007
College: 
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Major: 
Psychology
Author: 
Madeline Buhman
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