The Yonso Project is made possible by the hard work of a dedicated team in Ghana and the United States. Our staff is composed of our Executive Director, Kwabena Danso (see his profile here), and three other full-time employees working out of an office in Apaah, Ghana. Also, we have an Advisory Board who oversees the Yonso Project’s activities and directs us on how to best further our organization. We also remain in touch with our five American founders.
Aboagye Dacosta is our Project Manager. He oversees the daily running of both the microfinance and educational divisions of the Yonso Project, and he also plays a role in the operations of the Yonso Project’s subsidiary social enterprise, Booomers. Aboagye organizes all of the Yonso Project’s financial records as well.
Aboagye came to the project after finishing his national service at a national health insurance office near Yonso in 2014. Having heard about the Yonso Project through a friend, Aboagye appreciated the Yonso Project’s mission to help grow the potential of rural communities and their students, so instead of returning to his home in central Ghana, Aboagye joined our team!
Selina Amponsah Boateng
Having worked with several microfinance organizations after Senior High School, Selina found that very few of these organizations were able to find a sustainable business model, and many closed down after less than a year in operation. Selina came to the Yonso Project in 2009 in the hopes of finding a microfinance firm that lasted, and here she has found exactly what she was looking for!
Agyei Agyemang Ernest
Agyei Agyemang Ernest is the Programs Officer for Education. He works with the Yonso Project to monitor libraries and computer labs and ensure that the Yonso Project’s work achieves its maximum impact on the communities. Agyei also works with senior high school and tertiary scholars, gathering report cards, preparing payments of school fees, and ensuring that the scholarship beneficiaries have everything they need to preform well academically.
Agyei, a former Yonso scholar himself, was working in Kumasi after graduating from senior high school. Returning to Yonso to visit family in April of 2014, he encountered the director, Mr. Danso, who had a vacancy at the Yonso Project. In the interest of giving back to the organization that helped him obtain an education, Agyei returned to work for the Yonso Project and he hopes in a few years to be able to continue his tertiary education in media and film.