Harvard grad heads home to take on one of Ghana’s biggest problems

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 13:50 in Psychology & Sociology

This is the first in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. From a rural town in the south of Ghana to his time at Harvard University, one thing has been a constant for MacLean “Mac” Sarbah: a willingness to help others succeed, especially the young. His approach has been education. In Ghana, he volunteered as a middle and high school teacher in Mepe, where his parents were born. When he came to the U.S., he helped raise funds for an internet facility for students in Mepe. During his time at Harvard, he’s run a pro bono advisory service that has helped students from Ghana and other countries apply to universities around the world. And in May, after Sarbah graduates with a master’s degree in design studies from the Graduate School of Design (GSD), his next move will line up with what he’s been doing all along. Sarbah, who left Ghana...

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