Head of Programmesdavidpwalua@afrikids.org
David Pwalua is the Head of AfriKids Ghana Partner Projects. He has been with AfriKids Ghana since (January 2008). David is about to complete his masters degree in Governance and Sustainable Development at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Prior to his joining AfriKids Ghana, David worked as a Research Assistant at the Navrongo Health Research Centre and latter on a Project Officer for Link Community Development, Ghana.
David is married and lives in Bolgatanga with his family.
Bolgatanga Area Programme Managercletusanaaya@afrikids.org
Cletus Anaaya was born in a small village called Sirigu in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He had his elementary and secondary education in Sirigu and Navrongo respectively. He worked briefly with a Health Research Centre in Navrongo known as the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) but later trained as a professional teacher. He also holds a B.ED in Education from the University of Education in Winneba.
Cletus came to work with Afrikids Ghana in 2006; as the first Project Manager of Operation Fresh Start and later as the Head of Core projects of Afrikids Ghana between 2008 and 2010 coordinating all the activities of the core projects. Presently, he is the Area Manager of the Bolga Area Programme of Afrikids Ghana.
Cletus is married with two kids. He loves travelling, reading, writing, watching and listening to political discussions and watching football.
Head of Microfinance and Sustainabilitydidasazanoore@afrikids.org
Didas has been working with AfriKids Ghana since September 2007. He joined the AfriKids team as a Microfinance Manager and was later made the Head of Microfinance and Sustainability Projects, thus broadening his role to cover the oversight responsibility of the AfriKids Medical Centre and the AfriKids Ethical Trade Initiatives.
Before joining AfriKids Ghana, Cletus worked for a local NGO based in Navrongo in the Upper East Region as Accountant for five years. It was while he was there that he developed interest in microfinance and actually encouraged the initiation of the programme which benefited some 150 women.
Didas is married to Georgina and has two lovely kids; Keziah and Josiah.
External Affairs Managerraymondayinne@afrikids.org
Ray works as the External Affairs Manager of AfriKids Ghana. He started working with AfriKids Ghana in June 2007. He was initially employed as the Administrative Officer for AfriKids Core Projects, and later as a Project Manager of Operation Sunlight (now called the Talensi Nabdam Area Programme), a Child labour elimination programme in the gold mines of the Talensi Nabdam District.
Before joining AfriKids, Ray worked as a Department Assistant in Ghana International School, Cantonments and also had stints with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga as a news reporter and the Navrongo Health Research Centre as a research assistant. He also taught in Notre Dame Minor Seminary Senior High School in Navrongo and Mount Sinai International School in Bolgatanga.
Ray is currently pursuing an MA degree in Mass Communication and also holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a diploma in Communication Studies.
Ray is married with a child and lives in Bolgatanga with his family.
Internal Affairs Managerlenanaaso@afrikids.org
Lena Naaso is a native of Nandom-Bukong in the Upper West Region of Ghana. She schooled at the Saint Francis of Assisi Girls’ Senior High School in Jirapa in the Upper West Region and proceeded to the Tamale Polytechnic where she pursued a Higher National Diploma Programme in Secretaryship and Management Studies.
Lena worked with the Ghana Cotton Company Limited as an Administrative Officer. She also worked with Education Quality for All (EQUALL) Project in a similar position. Lena joined the AfriKids family in December 2008 as Administrative Officer and Personal Assistant to the Country Director of AfriKids Ghana. Presently Lena is the Internal Affairs/Human Resource Manager, and Personal Assistant to the Country Director. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Studies at the University of Cape Coast.
Lena is married and lives in Bolgatanga with her family.
Kasena Nankana Area Programme Managerjoeasakibeem@afrikids.org
Asakibeem Joseph was born in a small village called Busongo-Sirigu in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He had his elementary and secondary education in Sirigu and Navrongo respectively. He worked briefly with Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) as a fieldworker and Ghana Education Service as Pupils Teacher.
Joe came to work with AfriKids Ghana in 2004 as a fieldworker of Operation Sirigu and later as the Project Manager of AfriKids Operation Sirigu between 2005 and 2010. Presently, he is the Area Manager of the Kassena Nankana Area Programme.
Joe is married with three kids, Emmanuel, Jessica and Jesse