Dancehall Tours - hosted by Pantason - Episode 59 - Vanessa Ford
The life of Vanessa Ford is one of adventure. Of Jamaican parentage, and born in Toronto, Canada, this beauty and brains finds herself channelling childhood lessons into her latest project, as she takes on the role of chief operating officer (COO) at Kukua, an edutainment company that is headquartered in Kenya and has been striking gold in international media with its award-winning executive team which is primarily female.
She studied human biology at the University of Toronto and furthered her education at Oxford University in England. Ford’s master’s degree in human and tropical medicine, with a focus on HIV aroused her interest in the impact of the immunodeficiency virus on the indigenous population, and she returned to Africa to start a documentary and practically lived there.