Ghana’s bright idea makers

The International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation to the World Bank, released an infographic featuring 100 start-ups across the four regions of Africa in October 2018. In West Africa, Ghana came second to Nigeria with a total of 11 start-ups named including Buildpals, KudiGO and Esoko. But this figure just scratches the surface and fails to acknowledge the scale of raw talent and entrepreneurship  operating in the system. Continue reading “Ghana’s bright idea makers”

Digital painter uses people power to grow business

A chance encounter with a Ghanaian actress changed one jobless digital artist’s passion for creating, into a full-time job. His name is Danny Arthur-Baidoo and hers Ama K Abebrese – best known for her award-winning performance in the Sinking Sands. Danny was doing his National Service (work experience required of all students in Ghana after tertiary education) back in 2015 and took a break to visit his home town of Takoradi where he randomly saw Ama K buying waakye in the market. Continue reading “Digital painter uses people power to grow business”

Ghana – vote for your favourite science experiment!

Getting students to think critically about science and apply this learning to their everyday lives is never a bad thing. Couple that with a national competition inviting schools to submit science experiments, a chance for the public to vote on the most creative experiment and an opportunity for prizes to be won and the idea sounds like a winner! Continue reading “Ghana – vote for your favourite science experiment!”