Dominic Damoah is a name that resonates with innovation and determination. He emerged onto the world stage by achieving what was once deemed improbable. At the tender age of 14, this exceptional young talent etched his name in history by gaining admission into Valley View University in Ghana, an achievement previously believed to be reserved for older, more experienced scholars.
His remarkable journey began in the US, where he attended Sylvester Elementary School in Berrien Springs, Michigan. In 2008, his family decided to move back to Ghana, where he faced challenges adjusting to a new school system. He was allowed into a seventh-grade class at a school that did not yet have a sixth-grade. He struggled at first, but with the help of his teacher and a fellow student, he improved and passed his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
While waiting for the start of Senior High School, he discovered a treasure trove of software engineering books left behind by his father, who was a professor of computer science at Valley View University. He developed a passion for computer science and learned various programming languages such as Java, HTML, and PHP. His father encouraged him to apply to the university’s Department of Computer Science for the American High School Diploma programme. He reasoned that if he completed the two-semester course, he could still join his peers in high school.
However, Damoah exceeded expectations and finished second in a class of about 100 students, most of whom were older than him, at the end of the first semester exams. He decided to continue his university education and pursue a degree in computer science. He graduated with honors in 2017 at the age of 19.
Since then, Damoah has been making waves in the world of technology entrepreneurship, specializing in Fintech and AI. He is currently based in the US, where he is harnessing technology to reshape the world of finance and artificial intelligence. He is also the founder and CEO of Heavy Seas LLC, a company that provides innovative solutions for businesses and individuals.
Damoah’s story is a testament to the power of determination and the boundless potential of the human spirit. He has overcome obstacles and transcended boundaries to achieve excellence. He is an inspiration to many young people who aspire to pursue their dreams and passions.
“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” Damoah remarks, encapsulating his resolute mindset that has propelled him to his present stature.
Damoah is not only a prodigy but also a trailblazer. He has proven that age is just a number on the path to greatness. He deserves to be celebrated for his extraordinary achievements and contributions to society.
Nii Ofori-Quaye, also another Ghanaian student studying at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Moscow, Russia, has made history by becoming the first non-European to win the first place in the 71st edition of the Science and Innovation Awards. The contest, which was held on April 20, 2023, featured more than 100 projects from students of different disciplines and countries.
Ofori-Quaye’s project model focused on customer relations management, using artificial intelligence and data analysis to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty. He explained that his project aimed to help businesses understand their customers better and offer them personalized solutions. He said that he was inspired by his own experience as a customer and a business owner.
“I have always been interested in how businesses can use technology to enhance their performance and competitiveness. I also run a small online shop that sells Ghanaian products to people in Russia and other countries. I wanted to find a way to connect with my customers more effectively and increase their trust and loyalty,” he said. Read more about Nii here.