AGE: Twenty Five Years Old COMPANY: iStandAbove HOMETOWN: Accra, Ghana
When placed in front of an insurmountable obstacle, most will try to find a way to avoid it. Peter Yobo and Pichon Duplan aren’t “most people”. Through their non-profit organization iStand Above, they help underprivileged youth worldwide turn these obstacles into stepping stones. Peter and Pichon are fortunate enough to have had the resources to achieve their goals, but many in their home country of Ghana don’t have the same fortune. Through iSA, they provide the resources for young leaders to get out of their unfortunate circumstances and reach their short and long-term goals.
Peter and Pichon created iSA to bridge the values of both Ghanaian and American culture. They preach leadership, teamwork and creativity to help assist, inspire and educate the leaders of tomorrow.
The philosophy that people are a product of their environment is unfortunate for those in inopportune circumstances. Peter and Pichon dream of a world where you can change your environment if you so desire…. and they’re vibrantly making that dream a reality.