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Founders.

Mr. Frimpong Musa, Co-Founder

Frimpong Musa is a Graduate of Mathematics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) ,certificate in graphic and web designing from the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Turkey and Postgraduate Diploma in professional Youth Development from the Centre for Youth Development Services (C4YDS), Zambia.

He is currently serving as an African Union Youth Volunteer (AU Youth Volunteer Field Officer) in the Youth Division of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is a professional youth development practitioner and a motivator, counsellor, life coach, consultant, trainer, sociopreneur and author (his maiden book is entitled ‘Happy Happy Teens’) with over ten (10) years training and experience.

He has played leading and coordinating roles in organisations like the KNUST Students Counselling Group, National Youth Authority of Ghana, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), United States Peace Corps, Street Care Foundation Ghana among others.  He is a  former President, Vice President and PRO of the KNUST Students Counselling Group. He has initiated and coordinated several projects and programmes and won several awards and recognitions.

He has channelled all his passions in making YWB a true game changer in the area of youth development, creating and leading a positive path where all young people realises their full potentials and dreams.

 

Mr. Frimpong Musa

Co-Founder

Mr. Richard Apau

Co-Founder

Mr. Richard Apau ,Co-Founder

Mr. Richard Apau is a Graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree in Computer Science and Master of Philosophy Degree( MPhil ) in Computer Science all from KNUST, Kumasi.

He is currently working as  Graduate Research Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, KNUST where he assists Lecturers in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Operations for the Centre for Research and IT Innovations

Mr. Apau is a good Public Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Counselor and a Philanthropist. He is versatile and flexible, confident, fair and firm, positive-minded and self-motivated, has good interpersonal relationship. He has worked as a member and a leader for many youth related organizations.Richard is currently leading the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) as the Chairman of the Research Fund and Implementation Committee of the Association. He has participated and attended many youth related conferences and seminars locally and internationally.

His interests in youth development and empowerment are tailored in the direction of Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Youth Mentorship and Coaching, Peer Counseling, Peer Education, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Issues, Youth education and career choices.

Ms. Akilu Luyusa Mohammed Zabado,Co-Founder

Akilu Luyusa Mohammed Zabado holds a diploma in Commonwealth Youth in development work from the University of Ghana-Legon. She also holds a Certificate in Pharmacist Assistant from the Zenaida Pharmacy Assistant Training Institute – Somanya and a Certificate in Film Directingfrom the Film Director Ghallywood Academy of Film Acting –Accra.

She is currently the District Youth Coordinator Asuogyaman District Assembly. She is the author of ‘Leadership Roles for youth and skills training institutes’, Students guide (solutions to examinations and career) and the National Youth Authority leadership and skills training institutes which later was approved by the council of principals of the national youth authority of Ghana.

She is into empowering the vulnerable youth groups through motivational talk and youth entrepreneurial development and outreach initiatives within the district. Organizing and facilitating youth forums geared towards establishing voice for the voiceless, bridging the gap between privileged and less privileged youth. Part time panelist on rite FM youth focus show this platform mainly is to discuss, educate and motivate the youth on issues affecting them (drug abuse teenage, pregnancy, unemployment, youth leadership) etc.

Her interest and passion has always been facilitating youth development through, talk and empowerment programs etc. This she says has developed her passion and interest in developing the youth using my experiences, knowledge and expertise within the last twelve (12) years.

Ms. Akilu Luyusa Mohammed Zabado

Co-Founder

Mr. King David Cartey

Co-Founder

Mr. King David Cartey, Co-Founder

Mr. King David Cartey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana and a Master’s Degree in Gender, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International PeaceKeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana.

He is currently working with the Parliament of Ghana as a Research Assistant and has contributed his quota to the socio-political development of the nation and Communication and Public Affairs Director for Youth Without Borders Ghana.

He is the co-founder of two youth development groups namely: Youth Conference Ghana and Rising Scholars Foundation, and has participated in several youth development conferences and volunteer activities both home and abroad including the 5th African Union Intergenerational Dialogue 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is a former Majority Leader of Students Parliament of Ghana.

David is an open-minded, resourceful, gender advocate and a vibrant youth leader who believes leadership is servitude not rulership. He strives hard to achieve excellence at every given opportunity with an effective communicating skills. He is committed to fixing the challenging systems around the world of youth through peer-to-peer development, stakeholder consultations and Policy design and review which will unearth the potentials of young people.

Ms. Harriet Yayra Adzofu, Co-Founder

Ms. Harriet Yayra Adzofu is currently studying for her Masters Degree in Reproductive Health Sciences at the Pan African University hosted by University of Ibadan Nigeria. She holds a BSc in Nursing from Central University College, Higher National Diploma in Public Health Nursing from Public Health Nursing School, Korle-Bu, and Diploma in mental nursing from Nurses’ Training College, Pantang all in Accra, Ghana.

She  is a nurse by profession with over 7 years working experience. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow, an award she received in 2014 in recognition for her immense contribution to the field of Mental and Public Health in Ghana. She was named an African Youth Hero in 2015 by the African Union Commission for promoting human rights especially of women in Africa.

She is a Co-Founder and Program Director for Kairos Ladies Network; a non-profit committed to mentoring girls and raising their interest in agribusiness and has received special training to be a Champion for Change Leader in Agriculture.

Yayra has special interest in volunteerism and community service. She was then again selected as a Global Shaper of the Ho Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. In her role, she has led a number of projects including “The Water Purification project and the “One Shoe per Child” projects supporting school children stay in school.

She is driven by her passion to help the vulnerable in society and create the right environment for youth to utilize their creative skills for national development.

Ms. Harriet Yayra Adzofu

Co-Founder

Mr. Albert Singye Angbouraba

Co-Founder

Mr. Albert Singye Angbouraba,Co-Founder

Mr. Albert Singye A. is a Graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Agriculture and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Science all from KNUST, Kumasi.

Albert is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Centre for Research and IT Innovation and has being working in the fields of research consultancy, teaching and training needs assessment. He is an auxiliary staff at the Institute of Distance Learning of the KNUST as a Research Assistant and Demonstrator for some courses.

At school, Albert has been a students’ leader and a counselor and has spoken at various students’ platforms and gatherings. His area of concern for students is tilted towards helping them make informed choices about their career and academic goals.  At the community level also, Albert has been a champion for the Rural Development and Education Project (RUDEP); a programme that brings together University students across the country to identify development needs while serving as mentors for youth in deprived communities of Ghana. In his free times Albert reads and writes articles and contributes to blogs in social media platforms on various social issues.

Albert  is Social Entrepreneur committed to helping facilitate personal, social and educational growth in young people in a way that will enable them reach their full potential in society. Albert’s interests in youth development are in the areas of social advocacy, skill and livelihood based empowerment programmes for young people in schools and at community levels.

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