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Ghana’s Regina Agyare Honu Paves The Way For Girls In Tech

When Regina Agyare Honu was growing up in Ghana, she had dreams of being a "rocket scientist." When she presented a high school science project to her teacher, she was told, "It's impossible. Girls don't build rockets. You will end up in the kitchen." 

So she founded Soronko Solutions, a software development company and social enterprise startup. 

Based in Accra, Ghana, Soronko and its nonprofit arm, teach African youth how to code and use technology to solve social issues.​ Honu wants to change what she believes are most people's first impressions of Africa “as a place of hunger, poverty, disease and war." She will receive Northwestern University's 2017 Buffet Institute for Global Studies Emerging Global Leaders Award.

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