In 2013 Nii began building work on his land in Nsakina, Accra, Ghana to “create a space for everyone to be able to achieve what they want to achieve in life”.
As he says… “in Africa the children don’t necessarily have families that will look after them, and many spend more time in the street than in a home”.
His philosophy has always been that whatever you have, whether skills or wealth, knowledge or wisdom you should share it in an honest environment.
In the academy anything that’s valid for young people to know, Nii plans to bring someone to teach them, as well as being involved in their training himself as a guardian of cultural ancestry and an international traveller. “If you’re good in maths we won’t persuade you to change your energy to be footballer or anything else to make money, we should all keep our energy and the gifts we’re born with, and develop our talents to serve us well”.
Visitors from overseas will be invited to learn skills and see a different side of life, from physical training on the beach to growing native plants, dance, music and educational activities to participate in and watch.
Nii hopes that all who visit will cherish what they have more on leaving, and won’t take what society is providing for them for granted.