James Baduor, the co-founder of ADPList — a global mentorship platform, has donated an amount of GHC6,000 to the PEC Institute — a non-profit organisation that focuses on education and mentorship in the rural areas of Ghana.
According to James, the donation is aimed at supporting kids in underprivileged areas in the country to have quality education and mentorship, which ties in with the vision of his ADPList platform.
“Growing up, I was amongst the less endowed kids in a small town called Sege in Ghana. I had little resources and proper access to high-quality education or mentorship,” he told Kuulpeeps.
“As an individual big on education and community impact, there’s no way I can ignore efforts to push such initiatives. I believe democratising mentorship and education can help us build a better future, provide some form of exposure to those who are less privileged, it makes it easier to break down barriers and discover talents. So why not?”
James, an alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is passionate about community and design education, and taught himself Webflow and other NoCode tools. He has helped numerous students build design careers and worked with startups to validate their MVPs and launch their products. He is one of Webflow’s top creators in the world, with the number one most viewed project on the platform.
He co-founded ADPList with Felix Lee, a Singaporean, in 2020; and in August 2021, they raised an amount of $1.3 million in funding from Surge – a rapid scale-up program by Sequoia Capital India for startups in India and Southeast Asia – to help professionals and students get instant access to mentorship.
ADPList is a platform for people to find, book and meet mentors around the world, providing anyone with access to some of the best minds – starting with the design and product management community.
“For Felix Lee and I, the mission to help democratize mentorship for all at adplist.org is one closest to our hearts. We started this to uplift the global community — little in our pockets, but our hearts are full seeing everyone grow through mentorship… Especially those underserved and underprivileged,” James said.
“ADPList funding is committed to making our community and platform open for millions of people — so true equity can exist for the next kids in Africa, India or anyone around the world. I cannot overemphasize how excited I am! A proud Ghanaian!,” he added.
About The PEC Institute
PEC Institute was founded by Bridget Bonnie, a media entrepreneur and the first female SRC president of Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), Ghana. The Institute embarks on educational and career development projects with a primary focus on amplifying the human resource potentials of young people in rural communities, by leveraging on educational, career mentoring and vocational skills development initiatives.
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