Kuulpeeps, you know we are always looking for amazing people to talk about.
Thanks to the Queens Young Leaders Awards, we have discovered three new Kuulpeeps for you!!
Today, Buckingham Palace released a list of young people who have been chosen to receive the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders award.
The Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leaders programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for her majesty the queen.
Three Ghanaians Shadrack Frimpong, Derick Omari and Alimatu Bawah Wiabriga.
Shadrack is a social entrepreneur working to improve the lives of people living in rural communities in Ghana.
He is the founder of Cocoa360, which runs a free girls’ school and medical clinic in his community, funded by proceeds from a community cocoa plantation. With 17 paid staff members, 90 students and an annual reach of 2,500 patients, the Cocoa360 model has already benefitted many lives in rural Ghana. In the future, Shadrack would like to train members of the community to become health workers and provide them with motorbikes to be able to deliver healthcare to patients in remote villages.
Derick is working to raise levels of IT literacy within his community. He is the founder of Tech Era, a programme which introduces underprivileged children in Ghana to technology.
To date, it has trained 80 students to use computers and solve problems with robotics. Derick hopes to reach more than 4,000 students in rural Ghana in the next three years and to establish 12 robotics clubs in high schools. His team is also working with visually-impaired students at one school, where the aim is for half of the learners to be able to use a computer and mobile phone within a year. In addition, Derick is the founder of the Berekuso Music Project, which equips students with music and art skills that they might use as a future source of income.
Alimatu is the co-founder of CowTribe, which uses mobile technology to provide animal health services to rural livestock farmers.
The platform has helped to link farmers with veterinary services more quickly and easily, via a simple booking app. Farmers can also subscribe for vaccination reminders, outbreak alerts and animal husbandry management advice. The service aims to reduce livestock mortality and increase farm productivity and income. As the only ‘vet on demand’ platform in the country, CowTribe now has more than 25,000 users after just two years of operation. Alimatu has also worked with a radio station to produce several farming programmes. She is involved in various government, NGO and rural development initiatives to improve livestock productivity and food security amongst small-scale farmers in Ghana.