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I arrived in the plains just as the sun was coming up. The journey had been long and hard; I could only hope that it was worth it.

“Hey there,” I crane my neck all the way back. I still couldn’t see all the way to the top. I’m not short but 50 feet is no mean height. “What’s your name, I asked?”

I knew his name; I had come all the way here just to see him but he didn't have to know that.

“Adansonia”

“Ada-what” I knew it was a faux-pas reacting like that to one’s name but I couldn’t help it.

“A-d-a-n-s-o-n-i-a”

Okay let me give it another try; we don’t give up over here. “Adad-”

“Or you could just call me Baobab.”, he quickly chimed in.

“Oh great; that’s much better.”

“I don’t mean to be a bother but I have a few questions for you. I hope you don’t mind.”

“Shoot!”, Ada said.

I sat cross-legged under his shade and whipped out my notepad.

A sunset and a barrage of questions later, I knew without a doubt that Baobab was one in a million.

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I’ll let you in on a secret: My voyage was imaginary. ( I told you technology makes dreams come true). It all happened in my bedroom; with my laptop open and about 6 tabs open in my browser.

I had tried researching on a few others but I kept coming back to the Baobab. It perfectly embodies everything Codetrain is about. There couldn’t be a better symbol to represent us.

Wondering what a tech brand has in common with a tree?

Find out next week Wednesday in our next blog post.

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Codetrain trains world class software developers in Ghana and matches them to employment opportunities. www.codetraingh.com

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