Over the years, gospel songstress Grace Ashy has taken the initiative to sponsor 300 brilliant but needy pupils with free education.
Known for her cheer songs for the senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars, in an interview with Pluzz FM, she mentioned that though it’s back-breaking for a gospel musician to start a project without taking a dime from recipients, she (Grace Ashy) has admitted students over the decades for free in her institution.
The gospel artiste disclosed to Pluzz FM the name of her school — Ghana Child Academy (GHACA) — a non-governmental organisation instituted in 2006 offering free education to children of school-going age from nursery to junior high level.
According to her, the reason for her free education project was inspired through her small effort to curb the high rate of drug addiction, armed robbery, child truancy and stigmatisation in the country.
“I really need assistance because things are speeding up in terms of the number of students being admitted. Parents feel worried when their kids are rejected admission into the school due to unavailability of classrooms,” she mentioned.
The school, situated at Ablekuma Agape (Accra), is set to initiate a programme this February to seek for support from corporate organisations in order to finish off the uncompleted classrooms to admit more students.