Our Team

Jacob

Jacob Albin Korem Alhassan

Founder & Board Chair
Founder & Board Chair

About Jacob Albin Korem Alhassan

Jacob was born and raised in rural Northern Ghana. His earliest interest in reducing educational inequalities involved offering free extra classes to children in his community. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. Jacob also serves as the Academic co-lead for University of Saskatchewan’s global health certificate. He is trained in health administration, public policy & global health, African studies and population health from the universities of Ghana (Ghana), Durham (UK), Oxford (UK) and Saskatchewan (Canada).  He is an activist-scholar with a particular interest in how politics influence educational and health inequalities. He is guided by an anti-racist and anti-colonial praxis in his teaching, research and learning and loves music, poetry and cooking.

Secretary

About Janaya Gerwing

Janaya was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. She grew up in a rural community near Humboldt, SK. Janaya completed a Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and is now pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work through the University of Regina. She is passionate about working with people, social justice, and has an interest in community-based work. Janaya is currently a member of the Canadian Youth Road Safety Council. Some of her favorite pastimes include painting, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Janaya

Janaya Gerwing

Secretary
Eunice

Eunice Anteh

Vice Secretary
Vice Secretary

About Eunice Anteh

Eunice Anteh is passionate about making a difference and strives for a positive impact on others. Eunice has a multidisciplinary background in women and child health, refugee and migrant health,  social innovation, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and program development. Eunice is the Co-Founder of The Feminist Health Blog, an initiative committed to improving the health and well-being of women and girls through research, advocacy and education. She was inspired by witnessing inequalities faced by the vulnerable population in her home country, Ghana and while in Canada. Eunice earned her Masters in Health Sciences from University of Lethbridge (Canada) and Bachelors in Health Services Administration from University of Ghana. Eunice believes in creativity for social change and sustainable tools for solving community challenges and development. In her pastimes, she loves cooking, music, beekeeping, beading and sewing.

Impact Strategist

About Kwame Botchway

Kwame Botchway is an impact strategist, writer, and urban development professional who has worked in sectors spanning academia, journalism, corporate affairs, and consulting, both in Ghana and the United States. Currently, he is the founder and principal consultant at Citadel Impact Consulting based in the United States. He is also Director of Community Impact and Innovation at a US-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Village Capital Corporation. Kwame is an Executive Committee Member of the Cleveland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) serving as its inaugural International Affairs Committee Chair and also serving as Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Cleveland Hub. Kwame was born and raised in rural Ghana and proceeded to the University of Ghana where he received his Bachelors. He holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University where he was awarded the Mandel Leadership Fellowship. Kwame enjoys poetry and writing for his personal blog. 

Edmund

Kwame Botchway

Impact Strategist
Monica

Monica van Schaik

Treasurer
Treasurer

About Monica van Schaik

Monica van Schaik is an grassroots community activist, writer and social worker. She currently lives on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnawbe and Neutral Peoples, “Kitchener, Ontario, Canada”. She completed her Masters of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University, is a certified Spelling to Communicate Practitioner (USA) and Relationship Development Consultant (USA). She runs a therapeutic practice focused on the healing and wellness of neurodivergent people and focuses on advocacy in her work at the International Association for Spelling as Communication. Monica is guided by an anti-oppression, decolonial and solidarity approach in her work, art and activism. She can also be found renovating her house, hiking and dancing.

Project Manager

About Esther Adania Sejoah, MGhIS

Esther works as a Land Administration Officer and attained her professional license in Valuation and Estate Surveying, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Facilities Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. She hails from the Northern part of Ghana where there is limited access to education, therefore creating a huge gap of inequities between pupils from this region and the rest of the country. Albeit this challenge, a community library where she attended undoubtedly made a tremendous impact on her academics as well as her social life as she made friends with people who were poised to achieve more.  Esther is passionate about Real Estate and building sustainability and would love to see children in her community not miss out on any opportunities for better learning.

Esther

Esther Adania Sejoah, MGhIS

Project Manager
Sarah

Sarah Mohammed

Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator

About Sarah Mohammed

Born in the US to Trinidadian parents, Sarah has spent time living around the world in Kuwait, Italy, and currently on Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is completing a graduate degree in cultural psychology at the University of Saskatchewan with an interest in cultural identity and activist care practices. Her research incorporates feminist relational practices and decolonizing approaches. She is dedicated to education about solidarity and participates in developing support networks for local activist organizations. She enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, puzzling through escape rooms, and running her jewelry business.

Community Engagement Leader

About Abdulai Alhassan Raymond

Mr Raymond Abdulai was born and raised in Nwodua. He completed Malshegu Junior High School in 1997 and proceeded to the Nwodua Vocational Training Centre where he trained in Secretarial and Management. He subsequently completed a Diploma in Business Studies – DBS in 2004 at Tamale Polytechnic before interning with the Ghanaian Danish Programme GDCP, Dalun as an Administration Assistant. In 2010 he attended the SS. Peter & Paul Pastoral and Social Institute, Wa where he trained as a Catechist and Community animator for Development. He has over 18 years working experience as a secretary, supervisor and Catechist in several institutions and in Church ministry, since 2004.

Raymond

Abdulai Alhassan Raymond