Virgin Kids Academy, a journey to serve humanity from 2005 and still ongoing
Virgin Home was founded on September 5, 2005 by Madam Comfort Bediako, who was a professional teacher until she resigned from public service to dedicate herself to Virgin Kids Academy. Madam Comfort always had the dream to start a school to help young girls and needy children, so when a small private school close to Iron City folded up and the children scattered, Madam and her mother, Maame, as we all affectionately call her, saw the need to do something quick.
So they tried to gather the scattered children but they were only able to gather seven of them from the street. Using their own family home which was an uncompleted building, Madam Comfort founded Virgin Kids Academy at Iron City, Kasoa, one of the fastest growing cities in West Africa. For the first few months, enrollment was low because the parents couldn’t pay the 15 Ghana Cedis (US$2.50) school fees, and they eventually ended up back on the streets.
No School Fees?
Madam Comfort was then compelled to scrap the school fees entirely and chose to run the school from her personal resources. So the fee-paying basic school now turns into a home for the needy, and to formalize things, Virgin Home was registered with the Social Welfare Department of Ghana in 2013.
Phone: +233 24 928 6910
Iron City, Kasoa, Central, Ghana