Black man left Microsoft and started a University in Ghana

Joined: 7:25 AM - Jan 13, 2010

12:29 AM - Apr 09, 2015 #1

This black man worked for Microsoft making millions of dollars, where he was a program manager in charge of creating software design that provided access to the internet. He left that job and went back home to Ghana and started a University, to try and make things better for young people there, and to try and make sure that they would have a future. His name is Patrick Awuah, and the name of the University that he started is Ashesi University. Students from different countries in Africa attends this University.

He sacrificed his own future, so that black kids could have a better future.


This is the man that started this University.



Some pictures of this University and it's students.



















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He started small and grew.



His wife supported him 100%, when he told her that he wanted to leave Microsoft and go back and start a University in Africa. 



These are some robotics students learning engineering science at Ashesi University.



He's proof that one person with a positive vision can make the world a better place.
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Joined: 2:04 PM - Aug 27, 2011

12:56 AM - Apr 09, 2015 #2

That's cool.
"Speak less, Say more."
I feel no need to correct an idiot.
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Joined: 8:10 PM - Jun 19, 2011

5:11 AM - Apr 09, 2015 #3

This is great I love seeing stuff like this. He won the WISE Prize for excellence in education. This award presentation is held in the Muslim country of Qatar.



Watch this powerful video of his acceptance speech for WISE.



Addressing students at the University.  



Engineering students at this university.







Students taking classes in computer coding.



The campus.



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Joined: 5:17 AM - Apr 23, 2011

7:17 PM - Apr 11, 2015 #4

Now this is what you call giving back, and not forgetting where you came from.

















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Joined: 7:59 PM - Mar 30, 2010

2:07 AM - Apr 19, 2015 #5

Great story
I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them.
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Joined: 8:09 PM - Nov 26, 2009

6:36 PM - Apr 21, 2015 #6

Great job brother, that's a real bother that love our people. The university from an overhead view, and they are now expanding and building more to this university.









Their basketball team.



They are building this sports center that is expected to be completed in 2018. It's going to have a gym, track and other venues for sports.

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Joined: 9:55 AM - Dec 06, 2013

9:40 PM - Apr 21, 2015 #7

Giving back is a great thing!
"You deserve roses and chocolates and champagne everyday of your life! That's how beautiful you are." My Oldest Sister
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Joined: 7:11 AM - Jul 23, 2012

5:23 AM - May 05, 2015 #8

Very good. Pro black. I like what he starting speaking about at around the 4 min mark in the first video. The long term vision thing which I advocate.

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
"Unlearn what you have learned."
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Joined: 4:05 PM - Dec 07, 2009

4:57 AM - Sep 06, 2016 #9

I commend that brother.
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Joined: 5:59 AM - Nov 02, 2016

5:07 PM - Nov 16, 2016 #10

Must respect to this brother.
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