BOARD MEMBERS

Jacqui Oyimer

Jacqui Oyimer serves as a member on the Board of Directors of the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG), and specifically responsible for Public Affairs. She holds an M.A in International DevelopmentRead More...

Wendy Afedua-Quainoo

Legal Practitioner
Wendy Afedua-Quainoo is a general legal practitioner in Ghana with special interest in International Business, Arbitration, Corporate and Commercial Law practice. She received her Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University ofRead More...

Delvyn Sandison

Board Secretary
Delvyn Sandison is an ambitious banker with over 11years banking experience. He has extensive experience from his tenure with Merchant Bank Ghana LTD (Now umb bank), Zenith Bank Ghana LTD, and currentlyRead More...

Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson

Executive Director/Founder
Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson is the founder and executive director of the Girls education initiative of Ghana, GEIG. GEIG’s mission is to provide academic and financial support for girls including applicants with specialRead More...

Kwame Akonor

Dr.Kwame Akonor is a professor Political Science at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Dr. Akonor received his Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations and Comparative politics from the Graduate School andRead More...

STAFF

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Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson

Ms. Patterson is the founder/executive director of the Girls Education of Ghana, GEIG. She holds a BA in Political Science and business management from Caldwell University. She graduated in May 2014 from NYU Wagner School of Public Service with an MPA in non profit management and policy. She has served as a teacher in New York City and Ghana.

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Adwoa Frimpong

She believes “where there is a will, there is a way” and in selfless service to humanity and sees every moment in life as an opportunity to pour herself out to meet the needs of others. She is a simple person and keen to learning and improving herself day in and day out. She is passionate about girls education and volunteering.
For the last five years she has had the opportunity to work with various organizations including Sunyani Municipal Hospital, Controller and Accountant General’s Department Sunyani, Ghana Statistical Service Sunyani, Edified Gospel Inc. Accra and YES Ghana(NGO) Accra.She studied at Sunyani Polytechnic and completed with HND in Marketing, she received her secondary education at Konongo-Odumase Secondary School. She is the last born of three children and was born in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.Adwoa Frimpong is a young Ghanaian and currently the Executive / Programs Manager for The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana.

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Andrews Nii Awuley Lartey(Programs Manager, Accra)

Andrews Nii Awuley Lartey is the Programs Manager for GEIG, Accra. For two years he has worked with the students on information communications technology, ICT projects, specifically teaching a coding course during Saturday class session and vacation sessions. Andrews believes in being your better self each time – breaking your own record. He is currently a student at Lancaster University- Ghana. He is on the business and finance track.
“In all things, I am concerned about doing cool things that matter.”

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Albert Nkrumah (Programs Assistant, Level Up Village, Worldreader Ashanti region profile )

There is nothing greater than helping people to bring out the potential and helping to nuture them, and that is why he joined GEIG. I am a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where I received a B.A. Publishing Studies with an editing/media concentration. I am now the Programs Assistant for GEIG providing administrative and logistical support for projects, initiatives, and programs.
Prior to joining the GEIG team I worked as copyeditor and at the post-press section of B.B Printing Press-Adum, Ashanti region. I also worked at Aabok Publication Limited at Dansoman-Accra, and as an editor and a sales representative for the company. I additionally workedwith The Ghana News Agency as a news report in the city of Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
When not working, I usually undertake research, watch documentaries, play with kids, play, games and travel whenever I can for recreation.

VOLUNTEERS

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Kwabena Agyapong

Kwabena Agyapong has three (3) years experience in the non-profit sector. Currently, Kwabena is in charge of marketing and public relations for the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana. Kwabena is also the Communications & Development Manager (online internship) for The Asherah Foundation in USA. This role gives him the opportunity in leading online fundraising campaigns, creating donor communication strategies, drafting and publishing newsletters, creating content for website, and building the capacity of deprived women around the world through awarding postsecondary scholarships.
Previously, Kwabena has served as the Deputy Editor intern for Dorodrum (www.dorodrum.com) – a digital publishing organisation focused on connecting international African entrepreneurs and business experts with the young African entrepreneurial minds. He has also worked extensively with organisations such as Unilever Ghana Ltd, Marie Stopes International Ghana, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) and Global Hand.
Kwabena Agyapong graduates from University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). He is the President of the Rotaract Club of UPSA from July 2016 to June 2017. He believes that inhibiting the growth of women is like inhibiting half of the world’s population from succeeding. Sadly, everyone is affected. Providing women with equal access to educational opportunities is a surest way in eliminating poverty, reducing gender-based violence, ensuring healthy families and resulting in a ripple growth in the country’s socio-economic development and global GDP.

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Sarah Strassler

Sarah is a third year Peace Corps education volunteer. She spent the past two years as a Integrated Science teacher for a senior high school in the Brong Ahafo region. She also served as a house mistress. In this role she administered an after school HIV education club and a girls dormitory to house female students. Sarah will be with GEIG until February 2018. While here, she’s supporting in administering our high school programs and working with our regional managers and SHS girls to initiate Ladies Achievers clubs in their schools.