Gloria Larbi is pursuing a legal degree in the hope of helping people in need. A 2017 graduate of Our Lady of Holy Cross School in Kasoa, Ghana, she attributes her career path and strong moral conviction to the Catholic education she received from the Sisters of the Holy Cross—the founders of her school. Our Lady serves 900 children from nursery school through junior high and is where Gloria excelled, becoming the prefect for senior girls and valedictorian of her graduating class.
My name is Gloria Aboagyewaa Larbi, a proud former student of Our Lady of Holy Cross School in Kasoa, Ghana. I was part of the very first batch of students the sisters had. I am indeed honored to be part of that story. I went through all the grades at Our Lady of Holy Cross, and the school taught me so much that will continue to stay with me for years to come. I received an education “not for school, but for life.”
The motto of the school is “Knowledge, Compassion, Service,” and it imparts values that leave a mark on every student. Moreover, as a solid and disciplined Catholic institution, the school gives its students training that teaches them about God, which goes a long way in shaping their young lives. These morals and training have helped me stand out wherever I go.
A young woman prepared for life
Life in high school was not easy. But because of the solid foundation I had developed at Our Lady of Holy Cross, I was prepared and didn’t feel too much stress. Now, I am a first-year political science student in one of the most prestigious universities in Ghana. Someday I’d like to join the legal profession and become an attorney because I want to contribute to the world and give back to society what I received at Our Lady. I care a great deal about people, especially those who have no one and cannot defend themselves. Therefore, my service to humanity as a lawyer will bring me fulfillment.
Fruits of Holy Cross
Every month, Fruits of Holy Cross shares the good news of the ministries of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Our “fruits” are nourished not just by the sisters’ labors or the seed of faith planted by our founder Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, they are watered by our many prayer partners, donors and benefactors—by you.
As I go along in life, I will never forget the school that made me who I am today and who I will be in the future. I am happy I passed through such a noble institution. Whenever I recall my time there, nostalgia kicks in and all I do is smile, for those were some of the best years of my life. I hope to make my school proud.
Our Lady of Holy Cross School in Kasoa receives Ministry With the Poor funding that enables students like Gloria to receive a Catholic education that will serve them in their careers, personal lives and spiritual journeys. Thank you for helping us form young men and women like Gloria into leaders with a moral compass and people of compassion. If you would like to help support Ministry With the Poor, donate today.