It was an incredibly daunting task.
Sending out a bunch of teenage high school students to the United States to defend our honour and cement Ghana’s place in the study of science, in the area of robotics.
The 5 member team of young boys from the Opoku Ware Senior High School rose up to the challenge. With help of their coach, they showed up, they were counted and the boys from a developing country beat others from well-resourced countries, won the Global Innovative Award at the 2018 World Robotics Championship.
So did the football students from the Right To Dream Academy who came in 8th. The boys from the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) who also came in 12th in the world ranking.
The GSTS team included Kelvin Nketia-Achiampong, Anstein Anomel, Kelvin Oduro Aboagye, Kofi Erzah Buah, Sompa Abeiku Nyarko-Lartey.
They faced off the challenge from schools in the United States, China, Europe, India and other countries that are well ahead of Ghana in the technological curve.
The OWASS team included Peter Ampraku, Nathaniel Okai, Emmanuel Kofi Asare Yeboah, Papa Yaw Boakye Acheampong and Godfred.
Good job, Kuulpeeps Akatakyie, GSTS and Right To Dream.