Our team

Our work is primarily led by our dynamic network of over 300 local community based volunteers: our Catalysts! They are not all listed below, but you can find out about some of them under ‘Project Leaders’.

Note that all of the delivery work in Ghana is led by our Ghana-based team who exist to support our Catalysts, with our fundraising, communications and partnerships teams spread across Nigeria, Ghana and the UK.

Our Staff Team

All our staff team are part-time, with over 50% bringing direct experience of being a community volunteer and all delivery staff bringing direct experience of living and/or working in the rural community context.

Kennedy Apanyin

Head of Staff and Professional Development

Meet Kennedy, an ardent advocate for community-based initiatives with a dedicated commitment to driving transformative change within underserved Ghanaian communities through education and empowerment. With over 8 years of invaluable …read more

Katie Allen-East

Head of Development

Katie has 15 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector, focused particularly on women’s and girls’ rights, education, and supporting people affected by conflict. She holds a Masters in Post-War …read more

Lawrence Dankwah

Education and Research Manager

Lawrence rejoins the EduSpots team as Education and Research Manager, and starts in mid September. Lawrence envisions a society where all children will be competent to solve problems and consistently grow …read more

Hephzi Tagoe

Head of Partnerships

Hephzi is a multi-award-winning communications and community engagement professional, research scientist with a PhD in skin biology and a business owner in the education space. She is the founding Director …read more

Farida Yesufu

Head of Communications

Farida is a social entrepreneur advocating for literacy in Nigeria. She is the founder and literacy leader at The Bookworm Cafe. The Bookworm Cafe is a children’s literary organization that …read more

Sarah Abotsi-Masters

Head of EcoSTEM

Sarah is a science and astronomy educator who loves inspiring others to explore the natural world around them, and indeed the wider universe! After gaining a B.Sc in Physics from …read more

Cynthia Kumassah

EduKidz & Online Course Coordinator

Cynthia Mawuena Kumassah is a highly motivated and resilient individual with almost four years’ experience in classroom management and a passion for working with children and their families. She is …read more

Anna Yawa Avugla

EduLit Clubs Coordinator

Anna Yawa Avugla is an English teacher and the English Coordinator for the Middle school of The Roman Ridge School in Accra, Ghana. Anna’s main role in Eduspots is to …read more

Getrude Akunlibe

EcoSTEM Clubs Coordinator

Getrude’s key responsibilities are overseeing our EcoSTEM programme run through our locally-driven EcoSTEM clubs. Getrude A.A Akunlibe is a final year Computer Science student at Academic City University College with …read more

Yahya Seidu

Regional Spot Coordinator (Middle Region)

Alongside his role as Spot Coordinator for the Middle Region, Yahya is a youth activist, child education enthusiast and a teacher at Ebenezer Preparatory School, Ejura in the Ashanti Region …read more

Constant Baku

Regional Spot Coordinator (Central & Western Regions)

Constant is a passionate advocate for adolescent and youth development and empowerment. He desires to provide enabling environments to young people in underserved communities to break the circle of poverty. …read more

Sarah Davis

Finance and Admin Officer (voluntary)

Sarah joined EduSpots as their Bookkeeper and Admin support on a volunteer basis in February 2021. She is a certified accountant with over 20 years of management accounting experience. Sarah …read more

Frank Frimpong

Finance Manager

Frank Frimpong is a proactive, reliable and result oriented professional accountant, with a BSc. Business Administration from the University of Professional Studies. In addition he holds a certificate in Business …read more

Danielle Harris

Trusts and Foundations Manager

Danielle joined EduSpots in October 2022. She is a trusts and foundations specialist and has worked for large and small charities focussed on development in Africa for over 20 years. …read more

Vicky Royle

Educational Partnerships Coordinator

Vicky is an English Literature and Language teacher in the UK and is coming to the end of her MA studies in Education and International Development at UCL. she has …read more

Madeleine McBroom

Fundraising Intern

Maddie is a recent History and Politics graduate from Oxford University. During her studies, she developed an interest in applying decolonisation and feminist theory to international development. She is also …read more

Adeline Cheung

School Partnerships Intern

Adeline is joining EduSpots as a School Partnership intern in January 2024. She is currently pursuing an MA in History and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, and is particularly …read more

Emilia Privat

Communications Intern

Emilia is studying my MA in Education, Gender and International Development at  University College London. She holds an undergraduate degree in English literature also from UCL which encouraged her love …read more

Ibrahim Nabila Adam

Regional Spot Coordinator (Northern Region & Kenya)

Ibrahim Nabila Adam is my full name even though Mr Adam is widely used in Eduspots circles. I am a teacher at Kalpohin Anglican JHS and an Eduspots Volunteer in …read more

Martins Adusei

Communications Design Coordinator

Martins is an adept UI/UX Designer, Graphic Designer and Web Developer with a remarkable eight-year journey in crafting digital experiences. He is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of …read more

Faad Abdul-Rahman

Programmes Manager

Faad Abdul-Rahman is a highly motivated and resilient individual who has gained significant experience and interest in community service and social impact through outreach and volunteer activities in remote and …read more

Vida Konadu Agyeman

Ignite Equity Programme Coordinator

Vida has over five years of experience working with non-governmental organizations to address educational inequity. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science and a Master of Education degree in …read more

Cat Davison

Founder

Cat’s primary interest is in the development of educational systems, resources and curriculums that enable learners of all ages and identities to create the worlds that they want to see, …read more

Edith-Casely Ndidi Fordjoe

Ambassadors Coordinator

Introducing Edith-Casely Ndidi Fordjoe, the Communications and Partnerships Coordinator at EduSpots. With a Masters in Climate Change and Sustainable Development, and extensive experience in the NGO sector, Ndidi brings a …read more

Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentor team support the Catalyst cohorts with the delivery of community action plans and their personal development through regularly 1-1 coaching.

Hamdiyatu Tunteeya Sadik

Peer Mentor (EduLit)

Hamdiyatu Tunteeya Sadik, is a goal oriented young lady.She is  very passionate about child protection, excellent education for all and general societal development. She is a final year student of the …read more

Abdul Wadud Suleiman

Peer Mentor (Comms)

With a passion for making a difference, Abdul has dedicated his time to volunteer with EduSpots for the past two years. Initially starting as a volunteer and spot lead at …read more

Yussif Zainab

Peer Mentor (Ignite Equity)

Yussif Zainab is a young lady with a great sense, zeal and determination to serve humanity. She is a caring, empathetic, and humble person and is well-recognised for her consistency …read more

Adu Boahen Carlos

Peer Mentor (Youth Ambassadors Network)

Hello, I am Adu Boahen Carlos and I am a dedicated student and EduSpots peer mentor for the EduSpots Youth Ambassadors. I am deeply passionate about education and its transformative …read more

Nimatu Abdul-Rahman

Project Leader and Peer Mentor (Volunteer Community)

My name is Nimatu Abdul-Rahman, from Tamale in the Northern part of Ghana. I am a Nurse by profession and I am very passionate about community development. I started volunteering …read more

Arahamatu Sule

Peer Mentor (EduKidz)

Arahamatu is a student at the University of Cape Coast, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. At EduSpots, she serves as a volunteer and community ignite …read more

Trustees

Gloria Agyemang

Chair of Trustees

Professor Agyemang joined the EduSpots board in July 2021, and since this time has offered exceptional commitment to her role as trustee through her consistent strategic input, hands-on support with …read more

Amjad Saleem

Trustee

Amjad Saleem (OS 96) is a British Sri Lankan currently working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva. He manages the work around diversity, inclusion, …read more

Mark Goodrich

Trustee

After a 25-year career as a lawyer including as a partner with the global law firm, White & Case, Mark recently requalified as a primary school teacher to pursue his …read more

Gayle Clifford

Trustee

Gayle Clifford is a health improvement specialist with global experience (England, Mexico, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Jamaica, Uganda) of health, education and gender  programs and research with children, young people, women and …read more

Adam Khanbhai

Trustee

Adam is a British New Zealander who has spent most of his career in London, firstly as a Strategy Consultant with OC&C, and subsequently as a fund manager investing in publicly listed …read more

Francis Yeboah

Director, Edu Spots Ghana

Francis Yeboah is one of the founding Directors of EduSpots Ghana. He has been supporting various schools in Ghana throughout his life, donating books and food to schools in particular need. …read more

Advisory Group

This board exists to advise the board on key areas of strategy.

Helen Denyer

Advisory Group Member

Helen has broad experience working and volunteering with small-scale grass-roots charities including in Madagascar, Nepal, Thailand, and Ghana. Helen worked in Ghana for 3 years with the African Gifted Foundation …read more

Evans Odei

Advisory Group Member

Mr. Evans Odei is a Mathematics Tutor of Achimota School. He has been teaching for 21 years with Ghana Education Service. Mr. Evans Odei obtained his professional training from Mampong Technical Teachers …read more

Dr. Thomas Amatey Tagoe

Advisory Group Member

Dr. Thomas Amatey Tagoe is a Neuroscientist, science communicator and Co-founder of G.H.Scientific, an oragnisation focused on building capacity in the sciences through public engagement activities. He trained at the …read more

Charles Antipem

Advisory Group Member

Mr. Charles Antipem is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dext Technology Limited. He led the development of the science set at Dext Technology. In 2018 the science set was named …read more

Sally Ofori-Yeboah

Advisory Group Member

Sally Ofori-Yeboah has a wealth of experience in program and project management, capacity building and civil society organisation leadership. She is an Executive Advisor at the Campaign for Female Education …read more

Isadore Armah

Advisory Group member

Isadore N. A. Armah is a seasoned leader and professional with rich and diverse background in project and operations management. With over 15 years of experience spanning various sectors, including …read more

Avril Kudzi

Advisory Group Member

Avril Kudzi a Social Development Professional with experience in leading teams and programmes in Ghana and West Africa. She has technical expertise in Education, Health (maternal and child), Child protection, …read more

Dr Kate McAlpine

Advisory Group Member

Dr McAlpine is a  “prac-ademic” who strives to build an evidence base of practical knowledge that enables people to thrive. She holds over 25 years of experience as a scholar-practitioner in …read more

Senyo Tettegah

Advisory Group Member

Senyo is an International education and development professional with a wide range of experience in the education sector; covering teaching, teacher training and coaching, curriculum development, qualitative research, impact evaluation, …read more

Project Leaders

There are many more project leaders across the network of 50 education spaces.

Adu Boahen Carlos

Peer Mentor (Youth Ambassadors Network)

Hello, I am Adu Boahen Carlos and I am a dedicated student and EduSpots peer mentor for the EduSpots Youth Ambassadors. I am deeply passionate about education and its transformative …read more

Gloria Serwaa Addae

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

Addae Serwaa Gloria is a volunteer (project leader) at EduSpots Ghana. She started basic education at the Messiah International School, and proceeded to Kumasi Anglican Senior High School before taking …read more

Ibrahim Nabila Adam

Regional Spot Coordinator (Northern Region & Kenya)

Ibrahim Nabila Adam is my full name even though Mr Adam is widely used in Eduspots circles. I am a teacher at Kalpohin Anglican JHS and an Eduspots Volunteer in …read more

Claris

Female Youth Grant Winner

I am Claris Nadini, a MasterCard Scholar who is an energetic, self-motivated, young leader in Second Year at Ashesi University, Ghana, studying Mechanical Engineering. At Ashesi University, I am part …read more

Gertrude Akunlibe

Female Youth Grant Winner

Gertrude studies at Academy city – her ‘spot’ is in Dulugu, Bolgatanga. Gertrude created an idea for an educational centre open to the entire community, but managed by a local …read more

Cedella Asoma Quagraine

My name is Cedella Asoma Quagraine. I believe that my ultimatum is to make this world a better place through positive changes(irrespective of the capacity). I am from Tarkwa in …read more

Anita Esi Eleh

Project Leader and CLEd Catalyst

Anita Esi Eleh is my name and I come from Gomoa Manso in the Central Region of Ghana. I am a MasterCard Foundation at Camfed Scholar at Central University studying …read more

Sule Arahamatu

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

My name is Sule Arahamatu,  a native of Bimbilla in the Northern Region of Ghana and a B.Ed Basic Education Student of the University for Development Studies. I double as …read more

Nimatu Abdul-Rahman

Project Leader and Peer Mentor (Volunteer Community)

My name is Nimatu Abdul-Rahman, from Tamale in the Northern part of Ghana. I am a Nurse by profession and I am very passionate about community development. I started volunteering …read more

Bashiru Yahaya

Hikmatu Sulemana and Bashiru Yahaya are Lead for Ghana alumni teachers. They served together in Yoo R/C junior high school, Savelugu, Northern Ghana, during the first two(2) years of their …read more

Yahya Seidu

Regional Spot Coordinator (Middle Region)

Alongside his role as Spot Coordinator for the Middle Region, Yahya is a youth activist, child education enthusiast and a teacher at Ebenezer Preparatory School, Ejura in the Ashanti Region …read more

Benjamin Nana Aikins

Peer Mentor (Operations)

Benjamin Nana Aikins is my name and the third among four siblings. I was born to a fisherman and a trader in the year 1987. I grew up from different …read more

Isaac Yirenkyi Kenya

Teacher Changemaker

Hockey is a well acclaimed sport which is gradually gaining grounds in Ghana.However in the Central Region,the enthusiasm and zeal to play Hockey is discouraging.This is very reason why the …read more

Dennis Doe

2021 Catalyst

Dennis Doe is my name, a native of Keta in the Southern part of the Volta Region in Ghana I had my primary and secondary education at Keta (KETASCO) and …read more

SHARON MEGA

Female Youth Changemaker

My name is sharon Mega, I am 19 years old and I am from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am a student at the Africa Science Academy in Ghana. I love …read more

Kofi Antwi

Project Leader

I am a teacher in Bono Manso in the Bono East region of Ghana. Having acquired teacher training from the University of Cape Coast, I was posted to my community …read more