An exceptional African guy wins a global award after teaching rural schoolchildren Microsoft Word on the blackboard.

Brilliant Ghanaian educator Richard Appiah Akoto has wowed the world with his skills and unrelenting dedication to equipping his students with computer literacy.

Richard, a teacher at the Junior High School of the Betenase Municipal Assembly in Ghana, used chalk to precisely reproduce the Microsoft Word user interface on a chalkboard. He persisted in making sure his kids learned how to use computers, which allowed him to do such a difficult task.

Richard received a standing ovation from fellow teachers who saw the difference he had made when he spoke on the Microsoft Educator Exchange in Singapore in 2018.

“I wanted to teach them how to [use] Microsoft Word. But I had no computer to show them. I had to do my best. So, I decided to draw what the screen looks like on the blackboard with chalk,” Akoto said in an interview with Microsoft at the event.

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