The manager of the artiste, Richard Agyeman Berko, who led a team of friends of Tinny to Okuapeman Secondary School, made this known when Tinny donated an amount of GH¢ 3000 to the school for the renovation of the blind resource centre in the school.
It was an exciting experience for the students, who had, before the visit, only heard and seen Tinny only on television and radio. They mobbed the artiste during his visit and took pictures with him.
Tinny, a former student of Okuapeman, visited the school last Thursday to celebrate his birthday with the blind students with the aim of putting smiles on their faces.
Among the items donated included food and drinks, talking calculators, 51 packets of braille sheets among others.
The birthday party was organized by Hear Our Say Ghana, an Accra-based Non-Governmental Organization with support from Akua Pokua and Arisa, health volunteers from Belgium and Japan respectively.
Richard Berko told BEATWAVES that students always looked up to them as their source of encouragement. ‘I think most of us are in a position to help them and that is exactly what Tinny has done’.
Speaking to the children, Tinny encouraged them to learn extra hard to become influential people in society, despite the poor conditions they found themselves in now.
According to Tinny, he was concerned about the children’s wellbeing, hence his visit. He further noted that he decided not to organize a huge party for fellow actors in Accra.
Tinny, who hails from Osu, was born in the 80’s to Ricky Tetteh Quaynor and Naa Badu Quaynor. He got the name Tinny from his mum. He is the last born of 6 children comprising four boys and 2 girls.
By George Clifford Owusu