As mFriday continues to stick to its vision of innovation and churning out socially responsible people in society, it’s not strange that in barely eight months of being in existence, we are contacted by various change makers and change seekers all around the globe.
Our online presence and blog has also given us leverage when it comes to people contacting us to discover and find out the exciting stuff we are doing in the Tech space in Ghana.
It is neat? then that, Lindsay Bayham a PhD candidate at the acclaimed University of California, Berkeley contacted us to meet and find out what is it we are doing, how we are doing it and what it has taken for us to reach such a height and a feet in a short period especially in a busy campus atmosphere where everyone is very busy with things related to their classroom work. After numerous exchanges of emails with the co-founders and some core group members, mFriday agreed to meet Lindsay on Friday 15th June 2012 at our usual meeting place (The Vodafone Cafe) where mFriday members congregate to bounce around ideas to bring out the best in technology innovation.
The meeting started at 10am with the presence of Bobby, Pierre, Lindsay and Mike (a Friend to Lindsay). Lindsay brought along a list of questions to satisfy her quest to know more about mFriday, such as how it started, what projects it had undertaken, and what kind of attitude it wanted to promote for youth in Ghana.
She was satisfied with answers from a presentation on Bobby’s iPad, but was glad when Jesse joined close to the end of the meeting and answered a few questions as well. Mike, who had just started a networking company, was awed by what was happening and expressed interest in joining our meetings. Both visitors were impressed by all that mFriday has accomplished in just 8 months.
The meeting continued at lunch: as ususal, we gave Lindsay & Mike a nice mFriday treat at Piri-Piri restaurant where she enjoyed shawarma. We had a great moment together and Lindsay, who will be in Ghana for the summer, expressed her desire to visit again.