The world has gradually moved away from SMS and MMS as the default way to text message people. The best messenger app for any user is often the one that he or she can convince friends and family to use. Chances are that one would end up having more than messenger app on his or phone.
Today, I wish to introduce you to Ayoba, a free all-in-one app for Android devices. With Ayoba you can chat with your friend by securely sending and receiving text and voice messages. You can also share videos, images, audio and other files with any of your contacts, using your mobile Internet connection (data).
Ayoba is more than a messenger, it is a lifestyle app that offers you the possibility to play free games, listen to 200 songs compiled in 10 playlists and read all the latest news on sports, current affairs, fashion, education and many more.
Ayoba is the only app that allows you to send messages to users that either don’t have the app installed or are not using a smartphone. In both cases, the messages will be delivered as SMS.
From the outset, ayoba has incorporated sophisticated end-to-end encryption to keep our users’ data safe and ensure their privacy. This means that messages in a conversation cannot be read by anyone else, not even the team at Ayoba.
How is Ayoba different to other apps?
Messaging: Ayoba has secure encryption on its messaging just like the others. But it also delivers messages to users who are not on the app via SMS. You can share SMS text messages with anyone in your contact list, regardless of whether they’ve
Installed Ayoba or not. If the friend you send to does not have the app, the message will be delivered by SMS. They can respond by SMS and it will come back into your app.
This is a unique technology and a great way to invite friends to use the app!
Content: Ayoba has over 100 amazing content channels. The channels are all tightly managed and curated, so the app is safe for younger users. You’ll find music, news, education, careers, fashion, and sports and more – all managed by a team of
Editors so there are no explicit content.
What is the relationship between MTN and Ayoba?
Ayoba is an independent company that has partnered with MTN to bring the exciting service to the MTN customers. MTN offers free data to Ayoba users. The free date is always allocated immediately to all MTN users who download and start using the app. Free data is then allocated daily and is available to the user until they use up their allocation. The free data can be used in the app only – for messaging, browsing, listening to music and to play games as well.
So what are you waiting for?
Go to the Google Play Store today and download the Ayoba app to enjoy all of this today!
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.