Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Destiny Forkpah

SHE-CAN Scholar: Destiny Forkpah

Destiny Forkpah is a first-year student at Muhlenberg College. She grew up in the small village of Konia, rural Liberia, with a father who had six wives and 15 children. Her family sold vegetables to help pay for school. Destiny put every effort to study and become a top-ranked student, enabling her to gain scholarships and financial aid from local organizations to continue her education.

While in school, Destiny served as the vice president and captain of the school’s Girls Quizzing Team. She was also a president of the Plan International Girls Club, the Radio Presenter for Right Holders Network, a volunteer at  Stella’s Girls Liberia, member of the Children Youth Advisory Board, and a volunteer at Agri-Lite. 

Her passion in improving women’s well-being brought her to implement a series of projects in rural Liberia focusing on sexual and reproductive health rights and menstrual hygiene and impacting over 75 girls and young women. Moving forward, Destiny intends to build a strong sisterhood to redefine societal standards and ignite social change by working with the Ministry of Health to, among other things, improve medical access and systems. Through listening to and serving others, receiving a top American education, and exposing to new perspectives and strong leadership skills, she will be able to help improve women’s and children’s health in Liberia.

Attending

Academic Major

Undeclared
Class of 2027

Mentor Team

Susan Stratton, CEO, West Energy Efficiency Alliance
Karen Meadows, Author and Consultant, Karen Meadows Consulting
Elinor Gollay
Julia Harper
Gail Liberman, Retired Director of Teaching, Clark College