A week ago, a photograph of Owura Kwadwo, a Ghanaian teacher explaining word processing by means of a meticulously detailed chalk drawing of Microsoft Word on a blackboard went viral.
In a day or two, Rebecca Enonchong, a Cameroonian entrepreneur, reached out to her followers asking if anyone knew where the photo had been taken, and having followed those leads successfully, she reached out to Microsoft itself asking if there was anything they could do to lend a hand to the teacher.
Supporting teachers to enable digital transformation in education is at the core of what we do. We will equip Owura Kwadwo with a device from one of our partners, and access to our MCE program & free professional development resources on https://t.co/dJ6loRUOdg— Microsoft Africa (@MicrosoftAfrica) February 27, 2018
And lend a hand they did, saying they'd be donating a computer and free access to some of their professional education services through their African Twitter handle. Enonchong tried her hand at pushing the Redmond giant a bit further, asking for computers for all of Kwadwo's students, but Microsoft hasn't yet responded to her request.
While Kwadwo's efforts have gained some criticism in Ghana as to why schools are still without computers in 2018, his publicised improvisation has since led to donations of laptops and projectors to his school from other parties.