Success Spotlight

You Can Start So Small … But Dare To Be Different!

Wangari Maathai and Obama

Wangari Muta Mary Jo Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the government of President Mwai Kibaki between January 2003 and November 2005. In 2011, Maathai died of complications from ovarian cancer.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur.He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin MoskovitzEduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. As of 2011, his personal wealth was estimated to be $17.5 billion. Website: www.facebook.com/markzuckerberg

Hon Joyce Bamford Addo

Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo (born 26 March 1937) was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana . (2008-2012). The Speaker’s position is the third most important in the Republic of Ghana. She is also a retired Supreme Court Judge. She is the first female Speaker in such a position in the West African sub-region.

Sachin Tendulkar- World Cricket Legend,

 

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the only male player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket.

Michael Jackson, King of Pop

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. Referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ,[2] Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.  www.michealjackson.com

Lord Paul Boateng

Lord Paul Boateng of mixed Ghanaian and Scottish heritage (born 14 June 1951) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK’s first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010.

Kofi Adu (Agya Koo)

Worked as a shoe maker, Kofi Adu (born May 25, 1969), aka Agya Koo, has defied all odds and risen to be an award-winning actor, a comedian and a musician in Ghana. He has appeared in hundreds of Ghana movies, though he does movies mainly in the local Twi dialect. In July 2008, he was awarded a National Award by then President of Ghana, H. E. John Agyekum Kuffour.

Source: www.wikipaedia.com


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