In Kwadase, a neighborhood of Kumasi where she grew up, Ghanaian actress Nana Ama McBrown arranged a free National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registration exercise for 1700 people, primarily the elderly and children, as part of her 45th birthday celebrations.
When the actress ran across an old classmate who had become blind, the exercise—which had started out beautifully—took an abrupt emotional turn.
Although the actress wouldn’t let the student describe his complete situation, she offered to help him after hearing about his desperate attempts to contact her without success.
The actress who had promised to distribute refrigerators and a few other goods afterwards gave one of the freezers to the blind classmate who is currently jobless and made a pledge to cover his past-due rent.
She also pledged to extend greater help to the former classmate.