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“You Can’t Go From A Mud-Hut In A Forest To A Professor-In-Training At The University Of Cambridge” Ghanaian Entrepreneur Share Epic Throwback Photos Of His Journey.

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“You Can't Go From A Mud-Hut In A Forest To A Professor-In-Training At The University Of Cambridge” Ghanaian Entrepreneur Share Epic Throwback Photos Of His Journey.
“You Can’t Go From A Mud-Hut In A Forest To A Professor-In-Training At The University Of Cambridge” Ghanaian Entrepreneur Share Epic Throwback Photos Of His Journey.

“You Can’t Go From A Mud-Hut In A Forest To A Professor-In-Training At The University Of Cambridge” Ghanaian Entrepreneur Share Epic Throwback Photos Of His Journey.

A young Ghanaian entrepreneur and global health leader, Shadrack Osei Frimpong, has taken on social media to share epic throwback photos of where his journey started to where he is today, noting that You can’t go from a mud-hut in a forest to a professor-in-training at the University of Cambridge.

“Statisticians: You can’t go from a mud-hut in a forest to a professor-in-training at the University of Cambridge. Being a charcoal seller’s son further worsens your odds. Sorry, son.

God: Aight, Imma show you.

On another note, Prof. Frimpong’s office is open for course reviews and check-ins. Do pass by. Lol jk.

Truly grateful to everyone who has helped me to get here. God richly bless you!

My research: https://lnkd.in/epWTfiMx
The journey: https://lnkd.in/ejdztWcd

“You Can’t Go From A Mud-Hut In A Forest To A Professor-In-Training At The University Of Cambridge” Ghanaian Entrepreneur Share Epic Throwback Photos Of His Journey.

Shadrack Osei Frimpong is the founder of Cocoa360, a nonprofit in rural Ghana where villagers work on communal cocoa farms in exchange for free tuition at an all-girls school and subsidized healthcare.

Shadrack Osei Frimpong is expert in community engagement, Frimpong is a triple threat to problems in international development: he’s lived through them (from birth), studied them, and taken them on. Described by former U.N. Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan as “the embodiment of [youth] leadership,” Frimpong is a non-profit leader and global health scholar whose work is inspired by his background.

A son of a peasant (cocoa farmer) and a charcoal seller, he grew up without running water and electricity in rural Ghana. As a child, his legs were nearly amputated after contracting a river infection. Yet he became the first person from his village to attend college in the US, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with the $150,000 President’s Engagement Prize (PEP), one of Penn’s highest honors. With the PEP, he founded Cocoa360 and pioneered the trailblazing community engagement model.

For his efforts, Frimpong has received many awards including the prestigious Huntington Public Service Award, Forbes 30 under 30, the Clinton Foundation’s CGIU Honor Roll, HRM Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leader Award, and the Muhammad Ali Award.

Frimpong holds master’s degrees from Penn (MS, Non-Profit Leadership) and Yale (Advanced MPH, Global Health). He graduated from both schools with top prizes. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Beyond his peer-reviewed publications, he has also provided expertise on community engagement in public health and medicine by working with UNICEF and WHO to co-author evidence-based frameworks on global health issues.

Frimpong is a proud Katakyie; an alumnus of Opoku Ware School, one of Ghana’s leading all-boys catholic boarding high schools, which he continues to serve in diverse ways.

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Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine.
Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize.
Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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