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Hidden Figures Movie Review

If you are familiar with my blog, then you know I have been waiting to see Hidden Figures since it was announced in August last year and even blogged about the trailer. I live in West Africa and it took over 4 months to be distributed in cinemas here. It was a very very long wait, but definitely worth it. I finally saw the film on the 24th of February and every frame was detailed and entertaining. It was an absolutely amazing, well told story coupled with great acting! I’ll give a review of what was going through my mind during ...

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Levers In Heels : 5 Tips For Being A Successful Woman in STEM

I met this awesome lady Larisa Bowen-Dodoo at Tech Needs Girls , She Codes event on the 25th of January, 2014 ( last Saturday). She is a new mentor on the team. She was cool and and fun to talk to. She did an amazing job mentoring and was very patient with the girls :). Larissa has an amazing blog called ‘Levers In Heels’ and she has written awesome and thoughtful posts you should go check out right now —-> , oh wait….., after you have read this post though :D. She literally published a new post 50 minutes ago (as ...

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She Codes 2014 : Empowering Girls In The Slum Through Coding!

On the 25th of January 2013, Tech Needs Girls Ghana, a non profit organization which I’m a co-founder and mentor of, organized a one-day coding and leadership workshop for 60 girls from Nima and Mamobi in Accra, Ghana in collaboration with the Achiever’s book club. The Achievers Book Club (ABC) is an independent Ghanaian non-profit organisation, with a simple mission: Education for all girls in slums in Ghana.   Their story started with a girl called Amina, who lives in the Accra slum of Nima and, despite excelling at school, was forced into marriage at the age of 12. What happened ...

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Savana Signatures, ICT Clinic For Girls – My Two-day Activity Session

On the 27th of August 2013, I traveled to Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region of Ghana to take part in the 2nd Annual Savana Signatures Girls ICT Clinic. I was asked to take part and teach the girls basic IT stuff a week prior to the event. I wasn’t very much prepared and had to reschedule a couple of things. I was however excited about the opportunity and couldn’t wait to contribute to such an awesome program. I am from Tamale and lived there till i was 14. i couldn’t wait to volunteer and see my Grandma as ...

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Tech Needs Girls : The Workshop

Hello, so I have written two posts on the Tech Needs Girls Workshop, building up to the main event. I wanted to write a post on the main event today, but yesterday, Regina Agyare wrote her own blog post on her site —-> here , and it is perfect. It is exactly what I wanted to write and since I just finished Uni, I still have some dubbing (copying) skills. So instead of writing mine, I have decided to copy hers (with permission). Check it out. On the 1st of June 2013, if you happened to be at the KNUST Campus , ...

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Tech Needs Girls : Meeting Regina Agyare and Planning With The Mentors

Regina Agyare and I have been friends on facebook and twitter for about a year and phone and email friends for a month and half before meeting physically. I got really comfortable speaking with her on phone and had to remind myslef that we hadn’t actually met yet, so I had to behave, lol. So, on the 29th of May, 2013, she came to Kumasi so we could finalize everything for the Tech Needs Girls Workshop. This of course was going to be my first organized and inspired event. I was excited about that. She arrived at around 9am and ...

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Tech Needs Girls : The Begining!

How did this even happen? Well back in 2012, Regina Agyare posted something on the Ghana Developers Google groups and I complained about such programs always being in Accra and never held in Kumasi, so females over there do not have the same opportunities as those in Accra (don’t even get me started on the Northern part of Ghana). Well, I guess my concern was heard, my friend and mate Charisma Naa-Achere Buxton replied and supported what I said. Ato Ulzen-Appiah and Bobby Okine (co-founder of mfriday) told me to organize one in Kumasi, and they will fully support me. ...

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