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Meet the boy who made corn mill machine, standing fan with cardboard, bamboo sticks at Ekumfi Akwansa Kokodo

Boys and Girls Club of Ghana has chanced on an 18-year-old talented boy who is driven by the passion to create.

The passionate drive of Kweku Nkum birthed the Club’s commitment to promote his creativity, assist with materials, develop his intuition and help him generate other ideas to create that would serve humanity.

The club, on Sunday, January 23, unveiled a fully made functional fufu machine made by Nkum to inspire many and to inspire generations of that the ‘can do spirit’ works.

The song of Ekumfi Akwansa Kokodo, a small town in the Ekumfi district has changed as the dream and future of Nkum looks so brighter and sooner.

Speaking to Mr. Stephen Quansah, the National Director of the Club, he said the team met Nkum in one of their trolls in the town.


“I saw the boy had made a corn mill machine, Bluetooth device, a standing fan all made with bamboos and cardboard papers which were functional.

“I drew closer, engaged the boy and realized that he was really talented but had dropped out of school because he could not figure out what was taught in class,” he said.

The Director said he took further steps, engaged his family, spoke with his team and generated funds to put Nkum back to school and help him develop and realize his full potential.

He said they gathered funds and enrolled the boy in a mechanical engineering workshop which taught him how to use real metal and electronic materials to generate a good fufu milling machine.

He indicated that they were proud that they could boast of Nkum as an asset to the community and to Ghana as a whole.

He further assured that they would develop and nurture other talents in the area which will in turn grow a society where everybody was capable and effective.

For his part, Kweku Nkum expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Boys and Girls Club of Ghana for believing in him and his talents.

“I didn’t know I would come this far. I know this is a starting point in my life. I am ready to go under may sort of training just to realize my dream.”

In the next 5 years, Nkum said he has projected to make a moving car, saying “by age 23, I have to be able to make car, no matter what this dream will come through because the only limitation is myself”.

Nana Akwansa VIII urged parents to help their wards develop their God given talents and not discourage them.

Source: Modernghana

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