Michael Blackson, a US-based comedian, built a state-of-the-art school in Agona Nsaba, a town in the northeastern part of Ghana, his home Country.
The comedian started the project to give underprivileged children access to quality education.
In a speech, the humorous comedian revealed that he had a difficult childhood and that he didn’t get a good education in Ghana and had to go work abroad.
He indicated that he wanted to give something back to the community as a token of gratitude for their contribution to his life and success.
The main highlight of Michael Blackson’s project was that it was free. Speaking to popular blogger Kobby Kyei during the school’s start, Michael Blackson made it clear that he had no intention of charging students and said the school was 100% free.
“After 2 yrs it’s finally done and the kids in my village will get free education, free uniforms and free everything. The only thing they have to pay for is pay attention to their teachers. I couldn’t have done this without my fans, every time you bought a ticket to my show you helped a kid. Thanks to the village of Nsaba Agone where my blood line started, Thanks to my mom for following God’s plan and raising me with the fear of God.
“Thanks to Liberia, Nigeria and America for raising me and Thank God for my homeland of Ghana. This is just the beginning of what I’ve always wanted to do, help unfortunate kids around the world. January 3rd you all invited to the ribbon cutting of Michael Blackson Academy,” Michael Blackson wrote.