In 2015, the Woman Is Key (WIK) an American based organization recognized Mr. Danquah as a representative in Ghana for his role in using to promote the well-being of women and young adults in the country. The Rakod Foundation has partnered with some other local non-governmental organizations in the country but is particularly active in Accra, where the foundation manages a network of collaborations.
His story, and Rakod which by the way is the acronym of his combined names, Randy/Kojo Danquah, Ra-ko-d is formed, the incredible work of Rakod’s, has been featured in more than one leading newspaper in Ghana such as; Ghana news, Today’s newspaper, Flex newspaper and the Daily Heritage newspaper. As recent as 2016, Mr. Danquah has had the honor and pleasure to work alongside people with the same purpose and fulfillment as himself being a student, teacher and mentor. The opportunities as with Catholic Relief Services, where he offered himself unselfishly, it afforded him national service while working under the scope of ICRSAT PROJECT (Increasing Groundnut Productivity of Small Holder Farmer), a USAID awarded project and the following: Community Action for Yam Seed (CAYSEED) PROJECT, and the Yam Improvement for Income Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) PROJECT. He received a recognition for his commitment in the development of empowering farmers especially women into farming through the groundnut upscaling and awarded a contract on the Soybean Innovation Laboratory (S.I.L) where he undertook activities such as Women Empowerment In Agriculture (W.E.I.A), Early Child Nutrition (E.C.N), Soybean Success Kit (S.S.K), Food Bursar (FB), among many others and successfully helped to grow them into the thriving productions they are to date. His work related experiences or his encounters as he travels have become an endless adventure of exploring, learning and growth that intertwines into his Leadership role as Rakod’s creator and the future inventor of upcoming projects that will still be centered around the needs of women in communities and the grand focal point of Accra Ghana as a whole, this kinder spirit of a human we all know as Randy is the future’s answer as a maker and shaker of greatness.
In closing, it would be reckless of me to not say, that the conjoining efforts of Mr. Danquah’s innocent compassion for women, widows and his craft, the fruition of his labor will continue to be endearingly enriched by constant self-motivation of applied hard work used in and for the need as a successor of survival, this will be a manifesto and legacy that will proceed him into the future and beyond his years alive. Also, Mr. Danquah recognizes the tireless and unselfish teamwork by his family, friends, and supporters; engagingly as you offer your time, knowledge and expertise to help birth further along Randy’s dream with Rakod Foundation. He is Thankful!
Heartfelt sincerity and with regards,
Randy “Kojo” Danquah