by Larisa Bowen-Dodoo
I draw inspiration from illustrious Ghanaians in Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields. Dr. Ave Kludze is one of my favorites. He is a Rocket Scientist at NASA and the first African EVER to command a spacecraft in orbit. His awesome journey is no small feat.
Second, Ghana is filled with extremely creative minds doing amazing stuff. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of them, and I must say I am totally in love with their products! See here, Real People's Company (RPC).
RPC is a Ghanaian product design company, creating products Africans can be proud of. Paul Kweku Akrofie, the founder and creative mind behind RPC, believes quality can come from Africa. The company currently designs and manufactures “holders” or backpacks and carry cases right here in Ghana.
“All holders by RPC are designed, handwoven and sewn in Accra, Ghana by our design and production team. Steadily growing, our small team is made up of talented and passionately driven young individuals. We continue to perfect our craft with a focus on quality, while looking for innovative ways to overcome the many setbacks and constraints we are faced with on a daily basis. Our resolve remains unchanged, Quality can come from Africa and if it’s built here it can go anywhere in the world.”
I’ve got my holder! You can grab yours right here.
About the author: Larisa Bowen-Dodoo is the founder of Levers in Heels, a digital platform giving a voice to African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). You can follow Larisa on Twitter @BowenLarisa.