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Caleb Annobil became aware of the dangers of unclean water after the death of his friend due to cholera and his trials of accessing clean water. While in high school, Caleb met Youssif and the two began drafting ideas on how to provide clean water to young children like themselves. Youssif would later become the co-founder of High School Water.

High School Water Product under IYC Life Company Limited is an enterprise which customises sachet water to sell to students at affordable prices. They source their water from U-Splash – a mineral water company at the University of Cape Coast.

Caleb’s tenacity sees him undertake the role as CEO with determination as he propels the team to strive to reach their ultimate goal of becoming the main sachet water dealer in Ghana, creating a large consumer base of over 1.5 million students in the country and employing over 250 youth.

Never one to stop, currently IYC Life Company Limited is developing a photonic detecting technology that can be used by anyone to detect water purity level before any intake of water.


Top startup web events in South Africa this week [06/07/2020]

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Tomorrow (7 July) Lifecheq will be hosting a career strategy workshop, assisting attendees to navigate their career choices during a time of uncertainty. On 8 July, as part of Absa’s WorkInProgress webinar series will continue to highlight the challenges and successes which startups have faced during the global pandemic. Ventureburn has updated its existing weekly series that highlights all the top startup events in Africa, by shifting to focus only on web events broadcast from Africa. This includes webinars as well. If you have any event recommendations for us to add to the list, or next week’s, please let us know in the comments below or send us an email. Please notify us by Friday of the week before the event. Not all the events are free and some will require booking in advance. Please click on the event names to find out more information. All times below are set in South African time unless indicated. These events are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

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Instead of using the internet just for entertainment, Caleb a past student of Mfantsipim Senior High school in Ghana unlike other 18-year-olds uses it for something more productive. He learns how to recycle trash to produce electricity online.


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