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Meet Our Core Team
Nana Ama Boa-Amponsem
Nana Ama is a passionate advocate for transformative education that improves outcomes, especially for young people from low-income backgrounds. At Think Education, Nana Ama leads the organisation's mission to improve the quality of education in low-cost private schools across Ghana through effective school management and administrative practices. She has nearly a decade of experience in Ghana’s education and development sector, consulting for and coordinating early-stage education programs and executing strategies in program development, stakeholder relations and fundraising. In her previous roles, she has led strategy development, fundraising and program implementation.
Nana Ama holds a BSc. in Business Administration from Ashesi University and an MSc. in Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She is also currently pursuing an MA in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development and an Advanced Certificate in Innovative Financing for Education from the Geneva Graduate Institute. She is a Commonwealth Scholar and a 2022 Jacobs Foundation Social Entrepreneurship fellow.
Dorcas Adoley Addo
Passionate about reducing poverty through education and empowering women, Dorcas is a dedicated advocate who firmly believes in the transformative power of quality education, particularly for girls in low-income communities. With a wealth of experience and skills, she is committed to leveraging her expertise to empower individuals in underserved areas through access to excellent education. Dorcas excels in cultivating strong relationships, coordinating impactful programs, implementing effective strategies, and coaching and supporting young people. She has successfully empowered individuals and communities and employed creative methods to foster meaningful impact in education by serving as Program Coordinator, Curation Specialist, Project Lead, and others.
Dorcas holds a B.A. (Hons) in Religious Studies and Political Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Additionally, she has completed the Global Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Open-Enrollment Certificate Program from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Research and Development Coordinator
Edna is a keen development research and innovation enthusiast. She leverages her research skills to support Think Education's organisational growth and program development. Edna led the research and grant development work that raised initial funding to design and implement Think Education's programs and has played key roles in other successful fundraising and development efforts.
Edna holds a BSC. in Business Administration from Ashesi University and also currently works as an undergraduate and faculty assistant at the university. In addition, she holds a certificate in Public Finance and Economic Policy from Bard College (Germany) and is a member of the Common Futures Conversations led by Chatham House.
Finance and Administration Officer
Flora is a self-motivated person who thrives on continuous learning and personal growth. Her diverse professional background spans both corporate and non-profit sectors, where she has consistently demonstrated a commitment to teamwork, integrity, and transparency. She has experience working with tools and software utilised by development organisations and public institutions in accounting, finance and procurement operations. Over the last few years, Flora has served in various roles in the areas of Finance, Customer Relations, Accounts Administration and Audit.
Flora has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Cape Coast and a Diploma in Accounting from Sunyani Technical University.
Schools Engagment Officer
William is a believer that critical thinking is key to succeeding in school and in life. He is an educator by training with a strong dedication to teamwork and pursuing excellence. Prior to Think Education, William held several roles, including as a field officer in the Masara Naziki rice project.
William holds a Diploma in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba and a number of certifications from various professional development programs.
Meet Our Passionate Interns and Volunteers
Constant Kobena Obraney
Social Media and Communications
Constant has a keen interest in social media and music, which led him to serve as a technical director responsible for sound, video, and picture management, as well as a public relations officer overseeing social media activities while in school.
Constant holds a Bachelor of Education (Social Sciences) from the University of Cape Coast.
Hamdiya Tunteey Sadik
Program, Research and Impact
Hamdiya is passionate about child protection and access to education for all children. She is a great team player with great interpersonal relations and communication skills. At Think Education, her role spans across programs, research and impact.
Hamdiya holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Change Communication from the University of Development Studies.
Our Advisory Board
Annatu Neina Abdulai
Annatu holds an MBA from the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Most recently, she was the Programmes Partner for Ghana at the Mastercard Foundation, contributing to the design and management of the Foundation's Ghana initiatives.
For almost a decade, in different capacities, she has supported over 100 organisations across various sectors to build up their businesses. Her roles have included program design and implementation, mentoring and coaching, business strategy, and investment-readiness consulting. She has worked on several development organisation projects to improve Ghana's entrepreneurial landscape, reduce youth unemployment, and increase the value-creation capacity of businesses. She was a founding team member of Growth Mosaic, a B-Corp-certified social purpose business consultancy for impact-focused businesses in Ghana.
Annatu graduated with a Cum Laude in BSc. Business Administration from Ashesi University and is a Certified Project Management Professional. She is an Oxford Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Said/Lewis Kofi Annan Scholar and a 2021 Mentor of the Year of the Ashesi Venture Incubator.
Annatu firmly believes in giving back to communities, systemic change, and sustainable impact.
Farouk Iliasu is currently the Principal of Savannah International Academy, Tamale, the only school in Northern Ghana accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), UK. Until August 2021, Mr Iliasu was the Principal and subsequently a member of the Senior Management Team at Multikids Inclusive Academy, East Legon, Accra. He also doubled up as the Project Director for Multikids Africa, an organisation that delivers inclusive teacher training and development across Africa.
With over 25 years of experience in the field of education, Mr Iliasu gained his Teaching qualification, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDCE) in the United Kingdom (UK), where he taught in various schools, including Hendon College and Uxbridge College. He held various leadership positions, including a Lead in Teaching and Learning and Head of Department. In 2005, Mr. Iliasu set up and headed Tower Training College in the UK to cater for International students wishing to attend universities in the UK. After returning to Ghana in 2010, Mr. Iliasu joined the University of Professional Studies, first as the Quality Assurance Co-ordinator and then later as the first Faculty Officer of the Faculty of Banking and Finance.
Mr. Iliasu is a Trainer consultant for the Institute of Teacher Training and Development (INTED) and, over the years, has been involved in training over 700 educators across Ghana. He is a member of the Institute of Assessors and Internal Verifiers UK and the Institute of Human Resources Management Practitioners, also in the UK. He is also a founding member and Co-Vice Chairman of the National Association of Private Special Schools, Ghana and holds a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from the Middlesex University Business School, UK.
Kate Cincotta (Clopeck) is the Executive Director for Saha Global. A former aerospace engineer, Kate wanted to figure out a simple solution to the difficult problem of getting clean water to rural villages. She worked throughout Africa for ten years and found that again and again, the problem was not technology; it was distribution. She established Saha Global in northern Ghana to deliver clean water for all using materials readily available everywhere.
Kate earned a Master’s of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT in 2009 where her research was focused on the sustained use of water treatment technologies in Northern Region Ghana. She holds a Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Prior to founding Saha, Kate was an associate engineer at Aerojet, an aerospace firm located in Virginia. Kate currently splits her time between Ghana and New York City, where she lives with her husband and three young children.
Mahama Aminu is a dedicated and analytical professional with over eight years of extensive experience in the non-profit sector, specializing in program development and quality management in the fields of Education, Youth, and Climate Action.
Mahama has a proven track record of leveraging technology to enhance program effectiveness, developing interactive dashboards using Power BI, organising collaborative efforts through Office 365, and deploying mobile data collection systems, all of which have significantly improved data-driven decision-making within organisations.
Mahama has a strong passion for driving positive change in the education sector and a wealth of knowledge and experience in program development, data analysis, quality management and impact measurement.
He is a Senior Project Officer at Catholic Relief Services and holds an MPhil in Planning Monitoring and Evaluation from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
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