Abdulhakim Mohamud (Somalia)
Today we present the profile of someone who has deeply inspired us! Meet Abdulhakim Mohamud, a passionate developer, who dedicates his time to finding solutions to the challenges going on in Africa using technology. As a teenager, he really enjoyed sitting in front of the computer writing articles in Microsoft Word, making calculations in Excel, drawing things on MS Paint and playing computer games. He also taught himself all about computers by reading books. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For Abdulhakim, it was always crystal clear that he would one day develop a platform to solve real life issues. He knew that he would need to improve his coding skills to achieve this dream so he got an internship position at Golis Telecom Somalia and started to learn computer science at East Africa University. ⠀⠀
During his time in university, Abdulhakim created an e-commerce app called SUUQ. In 2018, he participated in the Somali Tech Summit and came first place out of 20 startups! Check out the second photo! Unfortunately, this project didn't end up working out due to numerous challenges but that didn't stop Abdulhakim! By the time he graduated, he had developed a crowdfunding platform called Somfund to help those in need but that's not all! Abdulhakim is passionate about empowering African youth so he created yet another platform called AYO (African Youth Opportunity) which gives youth access to information on the latest scholarships, workshops, conferences, internships, contemporary resources about technology, funds, jobs and many other valuable opportunities available in Africa.
What a superstar! It's innovators like Abdulhakim that change our world for the better masha'Allah. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
AYO - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.afrc1.AYO
Somfund - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.somfund1.somfund