Coders Who Travel Inc. in conjunction with Microsoft and AMEND Foundation establishes technology footprints in Kukuom, Ahafo Region, Ghana
Press Release | November 9th, 2021 | Coders Who Travel Inc.
Coders Who Travel Inc. (CWT), a 501(c)(3) United-States Non-Profit Organization operating in Ghana under a subsidiary Non-Government Organization: Coders Page Inc. (CP). partnered with Microsoft and AMEND Foundation to deliver the Establishing Technology Footprints for the Advancement of Agribusinesses series of workshops in the Ahafo region (Kukuom) on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 9 AM to 7.30 PM GMT.
The event had an in-person component as well as an online component. 6 Members of Coders Page Inc. traveled from Accra to Kukuom to make this event a reality. 30 students from Kukuom Agricultural Senior High School were in attendance alongside some 8 local Entrepreneurs. Two weeks before the November 6th, 2021 series of workshops, the three partners – CWT, Microsoft and AMEND Foundation – also hosted a virtual series of workshops on October 23rd, 2021 from 3 PM – 8.00 PM GMT.
The Lineup of the two programs from the two weekends are as follows:
1. Starting Your Own Business with three CWT Members
Ransom Brown, Angela Azumah Alu and Kwabena Ampong
2. Mastering Working from Home with Zoom and Teams with two CWT Members and one Microsoft employee
Kofi Boa-Essilfie, Akua Oseiwah Ahenkorah and Selena Matos
3. Make Your Story with PowerPoint and Word Teams with two CWT Members
Dr. Barry P. Young and Joseph Lawrence Hammond
4. Financial Statements and Leveraging Data Teams with two CWT Members
Sheila Kanlisi and Afia Owusu-Forfie
5. Grow Your LinkedIn Workshop Pages Teams with one CWT Member and Initiative for Growth Africa
Emmanuella Ametsi and Racheal Inegbedion
6. Shared Lessons for Ghana: How Technology has powered Agribusinesses in Italy with a UN Industrial Development Organization employee
7. Tools to Innovate Your Business Teams with TeamEsteem DC and BG LionStar
McGavock Reed, Karl Grabbi, and Gary Odum
8. Networking with CWT Member and We Are Connected
Kwabena Ampong and Ed Dudley
9. Virtual Panel Discussions: A Partnership for the Future – Employees and Entrepreneurs with CWT Founder, Microsoft Partner Representative, and two CWT Members
Afia Owusu-Forfie, Karla Villalobos, Angela Azumah Alu and El-Hayil Puplampu
10. In-Person Panel Discussions with AMEND Founder, Sharearly Foundation Founder, 2112 Charity Founder, Baobab Entrepreneur, BlueCrest University Student, and Group Head, GT Bank
Hon. Ing. Kobby Amoa-Mensah, Sharine Oppong Kwarteng, Joseph Lawrence Hammond, Yayah Sarkodie, Priscilla Pauline Tettegah, and Nah-Abiah Alhassan
11. Make Your Life Creative, Organized, and Secure with Microsoft 365 with CWT Member, Bowie State University Professor of Economics, and Microsoft employee
El-Hayil Puplampu, Dr. LaTanya Brown-Robertson, Joselyn Santiago
12. Rock Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile with CWT Board Member and CWT Member
Christina Alva and Priscilla Paulina Tettegah
13. Microsoft’s Letters of Encouragement with Microsoft employees
Karla Villalobos and her 5 co-workers
AMEND Founder, Hon. Ing. Kobby Amoa-Mensah announced a 5,000 GHS seed capital for the Students. Six members of Coders Page traveled 20 plus hours from Accra to Kukuom (round trip) and served as bridge-builders on the ground during the workshops. They broke things down to the inhabitants of Kukuom where necessary as well as served as the hands and feet of the most American and Ghanaian Trainers.
Students when interviewed shared how inspired they were to consider Agribusiness ventures and leverage Technology for the evolution of such businesses.
The Founder of Coders Who Travel Inc. and Coders Page Inc.- Afia Owusu-Forfie – brought the first branch of the global non-profit organization: Women Who Code Inc. to Accra in November 2015 and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Class CNBC Italy, and Innovation Post. Women Who Code-Accra has been featured in the British Broadcasting Corporation Africa segment.
The Founder of AMEND Foundation pitched the need to bring technology education to his constituents to the CWT Founder a couple of years ago as a former Assembly Member and the 2020 NPP Flagbearer of the Asunafo South District.
The Microsoft Partner Representative: Karla Villalobos is a Community Development Specialist who rallied two coworkers to be Associate Trainers as well as writers of encouragement letters to inspire the Youth.
The Six Coders Who Travel Members who traveled.
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