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.
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.
Barbara Nkrumah Arthur is the programs manager for the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana-Greater Accra and works part time with CMH Spring-Forth Business Solutions. She holds a B.A in Social Science. With over 5 years’ experience, Barbara has performed varying roles as Teacher, programs manager, makeup artist, a farmer and accountant with companies such as Girls Education initiative of Ghana, Aldunia School, Gonja government school and Asomdwee Farms.Barbara is someone who respect others, honest, humane with a good sense of humor, focus on team building, value driven decision making and encourages initiative. Barbara has a first degree from the University of Cape Coast and a Participant of the Young African Leaders Initiative RLC West Africa cohort 5.
She also loves teaching and volunteering. She believes that women and girls should be educated, encouraged and giving leadership roles to reduce the inequality between men and women and promote societal progress. She is single, always ready to learn from others, loves fashion, watching movies and exercise during her spare time.
Andrews Nii Awuley Lartey is a supporting team member for GEIG. 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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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.