I came across the stories of two young inspiring Ghanaian entrepreneurs and I would like to share them with you. As you read on, I want you to think about their great achievement at that early age in contrast to the “negative” picture the world has of Africa and its people. Indeed, life if what you make it!
Raindolf Owusu a 21 year old second year student of Methodist University College Ghana, studying Information Technology. Who runs a software development company called Oasis WebSoft alongside. He has successfully built a web browser and yet to deploy Africa’s first operating system. In March this year, He was awarded as a Guido Sohne Fellow by the Free and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) in Abuja,Nigeria. He also runs an online school teaching web designing and programming. He believes that African developers should develop relevant web, software and mobile applications that solve real life African problems. Currently working on a lot of softwares to be deployed soon including the Full version of Anansi Web Browser and the first African Operating System, all Made in Ghana.
Eugene Ayim is co-founder of Ghasive Industries Ltd., a small size Kumasi-based chemical company, and founder of AuthorHeritage Publishing. He has two books to his credit: Timeless Thoughts of Inspirations [published, 2010] and Making the Most of Life [unpublished]. Eugene has plans for pursuing an Executive Masters’ in Business Administration.
His personal mission statement is as follows:
- To develop and exploit my innate abilities to the service of my nation and generation, in a spirit of selflessness.
- To establish the hope of my generation via teaching, preaching and writing the Word of God.
- To act in a manner that will encourage and influence all who come my way in my everyday life, and draw them closer to God.
Even though with great sacrifices and discomfort changes can be made after a wrong start, what you do between 21 and 31 years old determines who you become for the rest of your life. Ayekoo to Raindolf Owusu and Eugene Ayim, they certainly have taken a good start at living a life of achievement and fulfillment.