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Exceptional African man wins global award after drawing Microsoft word on blackboard to teach village school kids

Richard Appiah Akoto, a brilliant teacher from Ghana, has dazzled the world with his abilities and unwavering commitment to empowering his students with computer literacy.

Richard, a teacher at the Betenase Municipal Assembly Junior High School in Ghana, utilized chalk to accurately depict the Microsoft Word user interface on a chalkboard. He was able to complete such a challenging undertaking because of his perseverance to make sure his students understood how to utilize computers.

Microsoft and other businesses worldwide took notice of his deed, and they all agreed that such devotion supports advancement in education. In an effort to demonstrate his students what a computer screen looks like, he was also rumored to be known for drawing computer equipment on the chalkboard, including monitors, system units, keyboards, a mouse, formatting toolbars, etc.

Richard presented on the Microsoft Educator Exchange in Singapore in 2018 and received a standing ovation from other instructors who recognized the difference he had made.

“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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