Mildy's Story

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Mildy's Story

  1. 1. samasource TM give work, not aid. Our Impact: Mildy’s Story Mildred Ampadu-Nyarko, or Mildy, was born in Accra, Ghana in 1984.  With a mother in the low- paying Ghana Education Service, and a father who depends on intermittent contracts for his construction services, Mildy grew up in a happy but financially stressed home.  Upon graduation from high school, she could not find the funds to pay for a four-year university.  As a result, Mildy entered a three-year Polytechnic school, where she learned textile manufacturing. As Mildy says, “There would have been no way to rise up.  There are very few textile manufacturers in Ghana, and so many graduates like me in the textile field, that even getting a job is hard, let alone rising to a position of influence.” Enter Rising Data Solutions (RDS), a Samasource provider.  When Mildy first came to RDS, she was a happy but unskilled young woman, with little experience in technology or technology- based skills such as typing. She was hired for her positive attitude and willingness to learn. Mildy was not the best agent to start off with -- there were others who typed faster, discerned the English language more fluidly, and had fewer errors when transcribing messages.  But it was Mildy’s attitude that separated her.  Every day, she strived to improve, arriving early to work to practice typing.  Every day, she came to work with a smile on her face and a positive attitude which was infectious, inspiring everyone on the floor to smile and enjoy their work. After only 8 months, Mildy was given the title of Team Leader, as is now responsible for 15 “Without Samasource partner RDS, I colleagues, coaching them, motivating them, monitoring them, and creating complex reports would be struggling.  But I have which are sent up the chain to the Operations Manager, who depends on her and the other discovered my inner power.  I am Team Leader’s accuracy to measure RDS’s performance as a company. ready for anything now!” These days, Mildy’s future is bright. She is an example of the potential of the youth of Ghana to rise up and rise to the occasion.  www.samasource.org

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