Iddris Sandu - the Ghanaian 🇬🇭tech genius behind Uber, Instagram and Snapchat and he’s only 21 years old Born to Ghanaian parents in California, Sandu would never forget an experience he had when he was eight – his father had wanted to take him on a trip to Ghana. When Iddris Sandu was in high school, he developed a mobile software that would later gain the attention of former U.S. president Barack Obama and land him at the White House, where he received the honorary presidential scholar award. He was only 16 years old. Now 21, the Los Angeles-based young man is the unconventional tech guru who has accomplished many incredible feats, including being responsible for algorithms that have made Uber, Instagram and Snapchat what they are today. On his trip to Ghana he had this today “But on the fourth day of the trip, my father abandoned me in this village, took my passport and came back to the States,” Sandu told Oxford University’s Music and Style Magzine, adding that he was abandoned for almost nine months before getting into contact with an NGO which helped him travel back home. He got back to the U.S. when the first-ever iPhone was unveiled, and this started his journey into the tech world. “I just got super inspired. I thought – this device is going to change the world. The reason why the iPhone was so important was because it was the first time when regular consumers could develop for other regular consumers. Before, you really had to work at a tech company for multiple years to be able to offer any sort of input or to create an app. But Apple made it so mainstream. I knew it was the future,” he said. @blacktech#ghanaisbaechallenge#ghana#accra#kumasi#capecoast#ghanaposts#iloveghana#accraghana#kakum#molenationalpark#visitghana#ghana2019#exploreghana#ghanalife#ghanamade#ghanatravel#feelghana#africa#travel#thisisaccra#thisisghana#400yearsofslavery#FullCircleFestival
Friends not food 🤪On the note of Ghana (yes you will never hear the end of it) I have just uploaded a YouTube video from my time at @loumoonlodge in Ghana. Check it out by clicking the link in my bio!!! I will have a series of videos coming out from my time there. Including 2 mini documentary’s made with @apagstudios & @enochnsoh_photography
We are finally unveiling the host for 2019.....'it's Ghana Chale'. 2019 makes it 400 years since the first set of slaves were shipped out of Ghana....but they all are returning back as sports giants and more than tourists. We are making history and we are sure you don't want to be left out. #ASTW2019#Ghana2019#DestinationGhana#YearOfReturn#Sportstourism#Africa
#Tbt to Dec of 2013 of building a Rain Water Harvesting System in Hohoe Ghana(Volta Region). After visiting Eugemot Orphanage a few time with my mom, we had realized that due to the orphanage not having access to clean water, many of the children were facing serious skin ailments and health problems. The water that they were using, the bigger children had to retrieve everyday by walking a 30 min journey down to a small polluted river. . . The water tank eased many burdens of the orphanage, provided clean filtered water, and cut out the tremendous amount of time and effort needed to get the water. I visited Eugemot 2 weeks ago and was happy to see that they had recently moved into a new compound. The facilities are much more spacious and the children are no longer sleeping in overcrowded rooms. The water tank will be hooked up to the kitchen area. (see next post for update).
Press Conference on the unveiling of the Programme of Activities for the YEAR OF RETURN, GHANA 2019 held at the Accra Tourist Information Centre (ATIC) on Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 at 9am. The Press Conference brought together Practitioners from the Tourism Fraternity and the Pan African world. It included Executives and members of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), The Media, Stakeholders from the Public and Private Sector Institutions. #yearofreturn#ghana2019#seeghana#EatGhana#WearGhana#FeelGhana#brafie#ThursdayThoughts
#Repost@efordgroup We invite you to join us for our 3rd trip. Share with you friends and family. Bigger and better! “In the year 2019, we open our arms even wider to welcome home our brothers and sisters in what will become a birthright journey home for the global African family.” With these words, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana proclaimed 2019 “The Year of Return” for diasporan Africans. This year also marks the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans to North America. #Ghana2019 🙌🏾
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We invite you to join us for our 3rd trip. Share with you friends and family. Bigger and better! “In the year 2019, we open our arms even wider to welcome home our brothers and sisters in what will become a birthright journey home for the global African family.” With these words, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana proclaimed 2019 “The Year of Return” for diasporan Africans. This year also marks the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans to North America. #Ghana2019 🙌🏾
Yesterday, the steering committee of the ‘Year of Return’ held a press launch of the year of activities where the current calendar of activities was shared with members of the media, stakeholders and invited guests. Among the distinguished guests and captains of industry in attendance was the Director of the Diaspora Affairs Office, Akwasi Awua Ababio who also serves as the Chairman of the Committee. #YearOfReturn#Ghana2019#BraFie
It’s great to visit @ashesi again with the @wheatoncollege#ghana2019 team. Ashesi has changed so much since my first visit in 2006. It is truly setting the standard for higher education on the continent and beyond.
Thank you Ghana for the best trip so far. I met so many good people and had so much fun this year, honestly this trip has been a much need boost to my confidence and has lifted my spirits so much. I will forever love GH 🇬🇭🏝✨🥰 #ghana#blackboyjoy#accrafashionweek#ghana2019
Oh it’s an all white party? Well all I have is a white tank top, cool? Note to self: whenever traveling to the Caribbean or Africa for the holidays just pack hella random white or black outfits cause you guaranteed to be at least 2 all white/black parties.
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After a week of hard work in the schools, Sunday was a day of relaxation and sight-seeing for the @wheatoncollege#Ghana2019 team. First to the rain forest for a walk high up in the trees, then to Coconut Grove for a fantastic lunch and some sun, end then a tour of Elmina Castle. A beautiful day before we begin the long journey home.
So visited the independence square also known as the black star square which was commissioned by Dr Kwame Nkrumah. My excitement further increased when i visited the resting place of president Kwame Nkrumah... Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum also known as the kwame Nkrumah memorial park is the last resting place of the first president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It is dedicated to him for his outstanding campaign to liberate Ghana (by then Gold coast) from colonial rule in march 1957. The mausoleum provides a front for the statue of Nkrumah, it houses the personsl effects and publications of Ghana's first president and pictures showing his life history. #ghana2019#diaryofthelionqueen#livingmybestlife#visitghana@visitghana@travelafcon