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.

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

Mohammed Ukasha

Head of Operations (Ghana)

Mohammed Ukasha is envisioned; “To contribute to local, regional, and national development by scrutinizing social and economic policies in the light of youth employment, poverty, illiteracy rate, and health”. He …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

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

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

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

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

Ibrahim Nabila Adam

Spot Coordinator

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

Vincent Dadzie

Design Officer (consultant)

Vincent Dadzie is an educator and social activist with over 5 years of experience in teaching and advocating. Vincent earned a degree in B.Ed. Accounting and Economics in 2017 from …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

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

Cat Davison

Chair / Founder

Cat has overall oversight of EduSpots’ ongoing development as a voluntary CEO, developing the team and charity alongside being a full-time teacher until December 2022. She is currently Chair of …read more

Katie Allen-East

Operations Manager (UK)

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

Edith-Casely Ndidi Fordjoe

Communications and Partnerships 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

Sadock Ofori

Ambassadors' Network Volunteer

Sadock is an experienced and dedicated youth advocate with a strong background in community engagement and program management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Studies and a Master of …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

Jocelyn Afeafa Kugblenu

Ignite Girls Coordinator

Myles Munroe once said, “When a thing does not know its purpose, abuse is inevitable”. Having transitioned from empowering young girls through pageantry projects, working at a Radio Station and recently with …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

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

Ciaran Monaghan

Intern (Operations)

Ciaran received his BA in History and Russian from the University of Sheffield in 2012, and after some time working in the UK, he started a career as an English …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

Yahya Seidu

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


Monitoring, Evaluation Support Officer (voluntary)

Camille started her career as an engineer but quickly realised that what she really enjoyed was teaching and has thus taught science for several years in France and abroad before …read more

Katie Couldrey

Well-being and Literacy Advisor

Katie Couldrey has been in the education sector for 10 years and has experience of both the state and private sector. She currently works as a housemistress and teacher of …read more

Jennifer Ossei-Brainoo

Intern (Partnerships)

Jennifer is a Farmington scholar and educator. She is also a developing herself as a social entrepreneur through her various fundraising activities (Sleeping outside to raise money for the homeless, …read more

Brenda Asiimwe

Intern (Communications)

Brenda is studying for her MA in International Development at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication and an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations from …read more

George Tunnacliffe

School Partnerships Support Officer (voluntary)

After graduating from the University of Leicester in 2017 with a degree in BA Geography, George took up a Graduate Assistant role at St John’s Leatherhead before becoming a Teacher …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


Cat Davison

Chair / Founder

Cat has overall oversight of EduSpots’ ongoing development as a voluntary CEO, developing the team and charity alongside being a full-time teacher until December 2022. She is currently Chair of …read more

Gloria Agyemang


Gloria Agyemang, Professor of Accounting, and current Head of the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London holds a PhD in Management from the University of …read more

Amjad Saleem


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


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


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


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

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

Habibata Yakubu Iddrisu

Peer Mentor (EduKidz)

I am passionate about creating change in my community and wherever I find myself. Through my initiative as the former CAMFED treasurer in University for development studies, I together with …read more

Wiafe Sarpong Frank

Peer Mentor (Communications)

Wiafe Sarpong Frank is my name, a Pharmacist from Akumadan in the Ashanti Region, Ghana.  I have been in EduSpots volunteering for the past 3 years, coordinating inter-schools literacy programs, …read more

Issifu Safianu

Peer Mentor (Operations - Volta region)

My name is Issifu Safianu, a mathematics teacher and a project lead and volunteer at the Bimbilla EduSpots, where I oversee the Spot’s project and general programming. I hold a …read more

Anita Esi Eleh

Peer Mentor (Ignite Girls)

Anita Esi Eleh is a final year Physician Assistant student at Central University under the MasterCard Foundation scholars program at Camfed Ghana and an alumni of African Science Academy where …read more

Yussif Zainab

Peer Mentor (Ignite Girls)

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

Fordjour Ernest

Peer Mentor (EcoSTEM)

Mr. Fordjour Ernest hails from Offinso Abofour in the Ashanti region and is excited to join as an EcoSTEM Peer Mentor . He is a professional teacher with Bachelor of Education …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

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

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

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

Project Leaders

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

Adu Boahen Carlos

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

I am Adu Boahen Carlos, from a rural community called Akumadan, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. A student of the University of Ghana reading Psychology, Sociology and Information Studies, …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

Spot Coordinator

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


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 2021 Catalyst

I am from savelugu an outskirt of Tamale. I am very passionate about community service and also positive social change because  with right mind set a little change can cause …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

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


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


Our Champions are influential and passionate individuals who promote and support EduSpots’ work. More to come!