- Philimon Afriyie is a 16-year-old Ghanaian innovator on a mission to build spot robots to aid persons living with disabilities
- The teenage inventor needs financial support to purchase a 3D printer and other components to complete his project
- Afriyie has already built an RC aeroplane that can fly
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A 16-year-old student from Kumasi in Ghana, Philimon Afriyie, is on a mission to build spot robots similar to Boston Dynamic robots to help persons living with disabilities.
However, with limited resources due to extreme financial constraints, the teenager's dream hangs in the balance, but his knack to succeed is his source of motivation.
Philimon Afriyie, a student at the St. Louis Demonstration Junior High School at Mbrom in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, needs funds to purchase a 3D printer to complete the project and accomplish his dream of helping people living with disabilities.
Teenager builds plane with local materials
Despite finances being hard on him and his mother, the teenage inventor has already built planes with local materials that can fly, and he is working on an RC drone to help the nation's security agencies with investigations to reduce crime.
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In an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh, Philimon Afriyie disclosed that his father died from coronavirus, a loss that was a setback to his goal but has refused to throw in the towel.
''The truth is that my father died in this pandemic, and my mom doesn't have enough money to support me with my projects,'' he told YEN.com.gh.
With limited funds and no personal connection to powerful figures in society, Afriyie may not be able to complete the project.
To help achieve his goal, a GoFundMe account has been created to raised funds for the teenage inventor. Please, click the link to support the budding Ghanaian innovator.
Watch his video below:
Ghanaian lecturer who makes smoothie bikes
In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that, Ghanaian lecturer and entrepreneur, Kwadwo Asare Apori, envisions a future in which he is the main manufacturer and distributor of smoothie bikes across the nation.
Smoothie bikes are stationary bicycles that harness the cyclist's pedalling energy to mechanically power a blender with fruits to produce a drink.
The idea came to him to build smoothie bikes in November 2019 after seeing a picture of it in Australia, and he instantly became fascinated. He had enquired about the price and learned that one smoothie bike costs about $2,000.
Ghanaian lady called to the Bar of the Province of Alberta in Canada
In a separate story, a student of Ghanaian descent, Abena Wiafe, is reaping from her hard work after being called to the Bar of the Province of Alberta in Western Canada.
Taking to her LinkedIn page to disclose the achievement, Wiafe shared impressive photos, posing alongside her principal, with a message expressing gratitude towards him.
''One week ago today, I got called to the bar of the Province of Alberta. My principal Sangin (Sam) Safi made a heartfelt application on my behalf of which I am truly grateful.''