New additions to Ona!
It’s always exciting to announce our new additions. Introducing Mekdim Ashebo and Chantal Openda, our recent inclusions to the Ona team.
Mek is an exciting chap who’s joined Ona as a software engineer and is working on a project involving RapidPro, a technology platform that lets you create SMS-based apps. Together with a bot he built, RapidPro will make it easier for mothers to be informed about their child’s development progress. A junior at Harvard University, Mek has a background in electronics engineering and has a keen interest in math and computer science. He was previously a research assistant in a photonics physics lab at Harvard. A little something to know about Mek is he is astoundingly good at soccer. Rumor has it he once challenged Christiano Ronaldo to a friendly and won! Aside from soccer, he is passionate about running and has medals to flaunt for winning a few 100m sprint competitions.
Chantal has joined Ona as a growth and marketing associate. She is currently working on making Ona reachable online, so be sure to follow and interact with us on our social media pages. Through her, we are aspiring to make our efforts more customer focused than before. She was previously a business development executive at a Nairobi-based startup that represented Kenya and won at the 2015 Startup Istanbul Challenge. With 6 years experience in B2B sales & marketing and having served in various industries, she is looking forward to taking Ona to another level. She’s also a firm believer that children born with a disability have equal rights to life, a female children’s activist striving to empower African women, and a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. When she’s not trying to change the world, you’ll find her spending time with her son Taiden or working on her yoga poses.
We look forward to greater heights with the addition of these two vital roles.
Welcome Mek and Chantal!