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Paul Ninson, Beating the Odds for a Learning Center in Ghana


The Kumasi, New York based filmmaker and photographer, Paul Ninson has caught media attention about his inspiring project to build a library and lecture hall in Ghana.

Mr. Ninson is who currently raising funds to build an ultra-modern learning center [library] in Ghana to provide rich resources for colleague photographers in Ghana and Africa at large. He shared, he reads 50 books in a year and urge everyone to read more which is why he envisioned Dikan- “to take the lead”, meaning in the local diet Twi in Ghana. “I read about 50 books in a year”

Mr. Nison was recently features on Humans of New York, where he shared, he has so far raised over one million dollars and also receiving donations from private galleries and collectors to support his aim to build the library.

According to the Photographer who wanted to be an architect but didn’t work out, he has so far collected over thirty- thousand photography books to stock the library which he hopes the Dikan Center will positively impact readers and further promote tourism sector in Ghana looking at the edifice of the building.

Mr. Ninson urge the support of everyone for this noble project to build the library in Ghana- Dikan Center by visiting the center’s website www.dikancenter.org to donate.

Sharing his tragic story and how he breakthrough on the Breakfast Daily on Citi TV, Mr. Ninson said, he struggled on the streets of Accra to make ends means with his daughter whom he had with his girlfriend in his early age and later smiled after subsequently taught himself photography.
He later met with the owner of Humans of New York- Mr. Brandon Stanton an American author, blogger, and photographer at the University of Ghana, that was the pivotal point he his life when Mr. Brandon supported him to be trained at the international Center of Photography in New York with half scholarship.

Source:Nana Agyei sikapa Ofosu-Manu




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