Ghana’s blackboard computer teacher ‘inspired the world’ – Microsoft

Until recently he was an ordinary teacher in a village in Ghana’s Ashanti region. But a moment of ingenuity coupled with a social media push has landed Owuraku Kwadwo Hottish global fame.

According to Microsoft Africa, who had agreed to support his efforts, the teacher became a star at an IT summit held in Singapore. A top Microsoft official described him as an inspiration to the world.

‘Your work has really inspired the world. It really shows how amazing innovation and commitment and passion that teachers have for helping their students get ready for the future,’ Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education at Microsoft said when he met Owuraku.

Microsoft says it will partner with a local outfit to provide device and software support for the teacher and his students back at Betenase Municipal Assembly Junior High School.

Owuraku is also set to benefit from Microsoft Certified Educator Program (MCE) to help his professional development.

Meanwhile, back home in Ghana, he continues to receive donations of computer material from home and abroad.

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