Ghanaian-Liberian actor, philanthropist and comedian based in the United States, Micheal Blackson has stated emphatically that his school in Ghana is for the need in the community not the children from rich homes.
In a recent post of Twitter, the actor reemphasized his intentions of building the school Agona Nasaba — a village in the central region of Ghana. According to him, he built the said educational facility to help brilliant students who can not pay school fees to also have the opportunity to study and become great personalities in the community.
From the post he has been informed that parents who can afford to pay school fees for their wards to attend other private schools are competing with the intended beneficiaries which he is not happy about. He has therefore humbly told these parents to make room for the needy students.
The school that was formally opened for business in the first week of January 2023 and called Michael Blackson Academy, is a dream come true for the Actor who conceived this dream when he first visited his homeland Ghana after 15 years of being away.
He initially began work on the project in 2020 and provided an update on the school in December 2021 prior to its spectacular opening this year. Blackson who starred in Eddie Murphy’s iconic Coming to America 2 movie opened up to the media that the school “is a legacy, my legacy that I’m leaving for future generations to draw inspiration from. Just maybe if we have more of it, Africa can be of a better standard.”