Tall, dark and handsome Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo has lavished educational scholarships on two students of the University of Ghana. The 'I Am About To Wed' actor, in his quest to contribute to the growth of education in Ghana, embarked on this initiative through his 'John Dumelo Foundation' (JDF).
The award-winning actor presented about GHC 3.000 to the Students Financial Aid Office of the university located in Legon, Ghana. This amount was given to the two brilliant but indigent students. This was to aid the completion of their programmes in the school.
John said before the presentation, "we are paying for two university students; one Medical student and one Theatre Arts student. We are sponsoring both to undergo the whole university education."
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. James K. Adomako thanked the actor for his kind gesture. The Head of Students Financial Aid Office of the school, Mrs. Christine Baning also thanked the actor and promise her office would administer the scholarship on the new admitted students.
John promised earlier in the at launch of his J.Melo clothing line that he would use 20 percent of funds generated from his business to support his foundation which was launched on the same day. John said he hopes to increase the number of scholarships to 50 students in the next five years.
John also hopes to extent this gesture to his alma maters; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Development Studies (UDS) and other private universities in Ghana.