Updated: UWAT Success Stories
The outcome of the Unlocking Women Technology Program from 2016 to now has been absolutely amazing so far! The effort of tutors has obviously payed off.
Over the period the UWAT Program has trained and mentored 324 women in Tech, Business Development and Creative Design. After training and the development stage, the program was able to provide Funding to 46 successful startups.
The program has also created Jobs/employment opportunities for 106 participants.
For success stories our emails haven't ceased to stop buzzing with success stories from unemployed graduates having gained tech and business skills getting employed to female founders from the program gaining access to Incubation programs across Africa and that of the Globe among other things.
Below is a list of success stories from our women in tech, creative design and business.
Founder - Moberry Agro
Moberry Agro founded by Yetunde, a 2017 UWAT participant is an agri-tech company, providing urban organic farming consultancy and training, freshly harvested and ready-to-eat organic leafy green vegetables and medicinal herbs with the objective of preventing and reversing the onset of illnesses and diseases
Founder - Autism Aid App
The Autism Aid App is the first android application for children living with Autism in Ghana and West-Africa, developed by the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana Alice Mamaga Akosua Amoako; a UWAT 2017 participant and her partner Solomon Amenyo. The app was introduced to help create more awareness on Autism and also help improve lives of children living with Autism. The AUTISM AID APP has been in existence since April 2016 and its social impact is currently in Ghana, London and Tanzania. The AUTISM AID APP is available on the Google Play Store Market, hence makes it available for downloads by everyone across the world.
Earlier this year the application emerged among top 3 Total Startuppers of the year.
Below are other awards she won.
Winner, 2018 Ghana Education Community Awards – EDUCOM AWARDS (Special Education Resource Category) 2018 Winner – mYouth Continental Mobile App Challenge (by the European Union, mladiinfo and iSPACE Foundation)
2017 Coca-Cola National Young Achievers Award Gained a publication in the UK national newspaper, The Guardian, 2016. Winners of 2014 Tigo Digital Change Makers Competition. Represented Ghana at the 2016 Global Social Hackathon in Sweden. Awarded by the Autism Society of West-Africa in 2016 as the best Autism Volunteer Team in Ghana.
Founder - MyDocGH
Hawawu is a nurse who has worked in the capital for a couple of years now. She identified a problem with the inconsistencies in quality healthcare delivery which stems from low staff to patient ratio which puts lots of pressure of the healthcare givers. She joined UWAT in 2016 to enable her dream come to pass.
Her online portal MyDocGH easily provides a platform for patients or clients to connect directly with health professionals and specialists and also choose their preference as well as marketing healthcare products. MyDocGH helps reduce the congestion at the Out Patient Department and will also enhance good relationship between doctors and clients.
After a trip with enpact startup-mentoring to Germany she was awarded as best participant at ZongoVationHub a partner of the British Council under the Jobs for youth project.
Founder - Stock Drop
Young CEO Elorm, is a UWAT2018 participant and very interested in coding and curious about the tech ecosystem at iSpace Foundation. She started Stork Drop a courier service for picking and delivery of lightweight to heavy goods to and from any location in Ghana.
She has been selected for the FLab program which seeks to support female entrepreneurs, innovators and tech ventures to refine their business ideas and help them scale with funding by GIZ under the eSkills4Girls initiative.
Founder - Muqafriq
Charity, a UWAT2018 participant and founder of Muqafrik an eCommerce platform hosts, markets and sells handmade/handcrafted items made by talented craftsmen and women. Her platform enables these small craft businesses register as vendors on her platform. Her platform currents exports handmade products outside the country (Nigeria, South Africa, UK etc).
Founder - Tobreme
She is a tech geek who took the tech class the extra mile. She worked on her Innovative solution "Tobreme" meaning "buy it for me" which helps the individual request for shopping errands to be done for them via a remotely.
She is Currently our UWAT UG (UWAT at University of Ghana) Web Development Tutor.
Last week she got selected among 3,050 entrepreneurs for the 5th cycle of Tone Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEF).
UWAT Founder - Business Development
Enyonam was an enthosiastic UWAT participant ealier this year. Weeks after her graduation from the training program she used her skill set to apply for YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa and got shortlisted right away!.
Founder - Sabary Tours
Laila is a high spirited entrepreneur who joined the UWAT program in 2016. She quickly started her start-up, Sabary Tours which is a luxury tourism platform specialized in tailored-made holidays, honeymoons, short breaks, boutique hotels & private villas in Ghana. Her start-up offers a wide range of tour packages, hotel and cruise deals.
Samiratu Yahaya Abdu
Civic Educator - Translator - Entrepreneur
A Civic Educator, French - English translator and vice versa and an entrepreneur.
Her passion for public education especially media engagement started after joining Unlocking Women and Technology (UWAT) in 2016. After going through successfully business pitching at iSpace Foundation, she realized her potential and interest for public engagement. She then took the initiative to pursue her carrier in that direction.
Currently she works at the Ghanaian office of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), where she is involved in most of their media engagement and activities. The images above indicate one of her recent media encounters with MTA TV Ghana, where she talked about the role of a responsible citizen and an unaccountable leader in building a greater nation.
Elorm Esi Tagbor
Co-Founder - CarpoolGH
Car Pool, a startup founded by Elorm and Pearlvis Tornu who are both UWAT 2018 participants. Carpool is a tech application that helps drivers access the services of mechanics anywhere they are. This is very helpful when cars breakdown at remote places.