Popular, award-winning Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo was at Heritage Christian College (HCC), a KNUST-affiliated University at Amasaman-Accra on Thursday. The actor’s visit was a courtesy call on the former Ghana Television News Anchor, Conrad Kakraba, who is now the Executive Assistant to the President of the university. He also met with the Registrar of the university, Mr. Ebenezer Obuobi Danso to discuss how the John Dumelo Foundation could sponsor more students to study at the university, which currently has a student being sponsored by the Foundation.
John Dumelo, who was taken on a guided tour around the facilities of Heritage Christian College, was impressed with the steady growth of the new university. He interacted with some students and encouraged them to take advantage of all the distinctive offers of HCC. He was happy to learn that the university was blazing the trail by offering world-class Christian, entrepreneurial and technology-driven education at an affordable cost. He promised to sponsor more students to be part of the truly transformative university education HCC offers.
The John Dumelo Foundation is a social impact charity that raises awareness and inspires action on pressing global issues. The Foundation has donated educational items to several deprived schools across Ghana and beyond. The 33-year old actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist in 2014 became the first Ghanaian celebrity to hit one million likes on Facebook. John started as a child actor in the 90s in the movie Baby Thief. He went to Achimota School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he studied Civil Engineering.
Alongside acting, John is also into farming. He has acted in several movies in Ghana and Nigeria including, The King is Mine, Ties that Bind, The Game, Northern Affair and Adam’s Apples Film Series. He won Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards (2011), and Best Actor in Lead Role (2013) for the movie A Northern Affair.