By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline
Dr. Ave K. Kludze, the First African Rocket Scientist who was able to control the Space Craft from the Control Room has supported 14 people from his community in Hohoe with educational scholarships and grants.
The Ghc 20,000 support was given to the beneficiaries to help them in their education and also develop their personal businesses.
Speaking with Kuul News, Dr. Ave K. Kludze, also known as Togbe Nunyaga I of Gbi Kpeme traditional area in Hohoe said, the gesture is as a way of giving back to the society, and also help in educating the youth of his community.
“I am from here, and I think it’s the right thing to do to help my community to reach the highest level of education in life. And I am giving back to the community on what I have gained from them”
Dr. Ave Kludze also reiterated that, as part of complementing government’s efforts in educating the citizens, he will be investing in the education of the children in his community by building a library.
“Government cannot do it alone and I think we all need to help solve the educational problem of the community. I realized there is no community library, I will build one form them”
He also revealed that, he will be introducing new pavement machines which will be used to pave the roads in the Hohoe municipality in the year 2018. Hence he is advising all Ghanaians to stop depending on government for their road network, but must put in their maximum efforts to help better the town roads.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Ishmeal Adzima who is a student of E. P University has expressed his gratitude to the donor and also pledged to make good use of the opportunity.
“Dr Kludze have helped us a lot, and we are happy for that kind of gesture. God bless him so much. We promise to live up to the expectation”
Dr. Kludze is a rocket scientist, a complex systems engineering, design expert and a senior NASA Spacecraft systems engineer. Born in Hohoe, in the Volta Region of Ghana, Dr Kludze has held positions at various NASA Centers including the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, where he became the first African, the first Ghanaian to ever fly a Spacecraft in Orbit including the ERBS and TRMM Spacecraft for NASA from a mission control center.