Help Us Grow

As a new charitable institution our needs are many. It should be noted that Nunya Academy is a Non-Profit institution. No student pays a fee. Over 80 percent of the resources and financial support comes from Dr. & Mrs. Gbolonyo and family, with about 20 percent of the cost being donations from friends and individual supporters.

Building Our School

We are in dire need of a school building.  As at now, the school runs in two extended family houses in Dzodze. All instruments and teaching-learning materials are stored in my rooms within these homes with classes held outside on the family compounds. The ultimate goal of Nunya Academy is to run as a full day school with full curriculum. With the educational resources we have now, we cannot run as a full school without a physical infrastructure. We have already acquired a good size of land and have started making concrete blocks ready to be used for the building’s foundation. What we need now is financial support to begin the building project.

Plans for the New School building of Nunya Music Academy designed and drawn by Architect Roger Kodzo Amenyogbe (a Ghanaian-Canadian architect)

Plans for the New School building of Nunya Music Academy designed and drawn by Architect Roger Kodzo Amenyogbe (a Ghanaian-Canadian architect)

Building Our Staff

We also need volunteer instructors to help with teaching and administration of the project. Since its inception, Prosper Gbolonyo has almost singlehandedly managed the school. From the beginning of the project, we have had a few local volunteer instructors who periodically help teach and direct some of the ensembles. Unfortunately, over time, all of these instructors have gone on to other projects because I could not pay them regular salaries. Due to the fact that students do not pay anything (it is free for all students), it is very difficult to hire qualified instructors and pay them regular salaries from my personal pocket while I continue to provide all necessary material resources for the school. We face a serious challenge of getting volunteer instructors. We wish to employ qualified instructors but we would need financial assistance to be able to do so. Looking at the financial background of the Nunya students it will be very difficult, if not impossible, for most of the students to pay fees. The Academy would therefore welcome any individual, organization, or institution that would like to sponsor the education of these students by either supporting the school financially or sending volunteer instructors to help us occasionally.

Participants of the 2016 Orff-Afrique Master Class at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Nunya Music Academy

Participants of the 2016 Orff-Afrique Master Class at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Nunya Music Academy

Building Our Resources

We have a growing collection of used musical instruments, computers and other school supplies but the supply does not match the demand. Currently, we have a student-to-instrument ratio of 4:1. We would therefore appreciate the donation of used musical instruments, computers, and school supplies (of any kind and condition) to help augment our current stock.