Meet the Team
Amazing hands on deck
Founder & Director
These kids are not yet street kids. Let’s keep it that way, let’s set them on a path to become more than their limited beginning. My time and effort spent on working on this team is some of the best spent time of my life.
I believe the development of the children of Kayayei in Ghana is an issue that has been neglected. That inasmuch as many initiatives have been created to support these women, their children are often forgotten and left out.
Early childhood Director & Center Manager
Children can learn and succeed given the right environment regardless of their background. Our goal at KCC is to provide the best possible start with opportunities for Kayayo children to reach their full potential in all areas of learning.
My passion is to create and provide an environment and programs in which each child will flourish and grow through early stages of development. My purpose and calling is to love each little one in my care with the love of our Father while ensuring and advocating for a safe and comfortable environment to learn, play and grow.
Our Care Givers
Yup! They do the heavy lifting
Early Childhood Caregiver
Early Childhood Caregiver
Meals and Center Hygiene
Early Childhood Caregiver
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Teni Agana is a visionary social entrepreneur, project manager, youth advocate, motivator, and teacher. She is the founder and Managing Director of Loozeele Initiative. She is a tenacious young lady who worked as a Kayayoo to pay her way through high school. Admitted to Ashesi as a Mastercard scholar in 2014; she received the President’s Award at her graduation, for exemplary scholarship, leadership and citizenship . She is currenting running Loozeele Initiative which provides a source of income for 25 kayayei girls and women in the Upper East region of Ghana, as well as organizes educational programs for the youth. Loozeele seeks to provide entrepreneurship education and empower the youth in the northern part of Ghana, so that they can stay and achieve their dreams without having to migrate and work as a kayayei.
Her long-term goal is to ensure that underprivileged children, especially girls with backgrounds like hers, have a support system to keep them from veering from their goal. She has been in those shoes and understands all too well how easy it is to get sidetracked.She is passionate about minimizing the increasing number of girls from Northern Ghana who migrate to the streets of southern Ghana out of poverty by helping get a source of income in the north.
She believes that, we can’t choose who we are born to or where we come from but through hard work and determination we can achieve our dreams. She also believes that it is very critical for children to have a stronger foundation irrespective of who they are or where they come from. She is currently a Project Assistant and Community development Committee Coordinator at Ashesi University. This involves supporting initiatives and projects related to the development of children and youth as well as sanitation. She also serves on the committee at Ashesi working with the chiefs and people of Berekuso to develop a long-term community development Strategy.
Kaya Child Care is doing a great job in helping the Kayayei mothers and she is on board to contribute her experience, perspectives, experiences, skills and knowledge to support the team, together we can help create a better future for the kayayei mother and child.
Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso
Dr. Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso is a public health and preventive medicine physician with 20 years of experience in health policy, practice, strategy, monitoring, learning, evaluation, research and philanthropy at local, national and international levels. She is currently the Managing Director for Health at the Rockefeller Foundation where she oversees a portfolio of grants designed to transform the practice of public health through digitalization and data science. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
Before joining The Rockefeller Foundation in 2019, Dr. Twum-Danso was the Founder and CEO of MAZA, a social enterprise that provided health transportation for pregnant women and sick infants in remote areas of Ghana while also improving livelihoods for local drivers, farmers and traders. Prior to that, she led large-scale quality improvement initiatives in maternal and child health and health systems strengthening at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. For the past decade, Dr. Twum-Danso has served on advisory committees for global health institutions such as the World Health Organization, the US Institute of Medicine and the Canadian International Development Research Centre. She received her undergraduate and medical education from Harvard University and her public health and preventive medicine residency training from Emory University. She has been a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2006.
Adinor Puplampu is Founder and Principal of Batelier Consulting a boutique Customer Experience Consulting practice established in 2019 to guide businesses unlock the value of their customer touch-points. With over 15 years of operations management experience, mainly within the Multinational Technology Media and Telecommunications sector, Adinor partners with organisational leaders that look to embed best practices and embark on the digital transformation of their front-of-house and related assets. He is an unrelenting idealist, rural development martyr, husband, father and an alumnus of the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle and the University of London.
Andrew Akoto is the Managing Director at Growth Mosaic, a BCorp-certified organisation working at the nexus of strategy consulting, entrepreneurial development, business building and investments. Andrew is a certified project manager with over 15 years’ experience in finance, project management, and management consulting across various sectors including education, media, financial services and extractives (Oil & Gas and Mining). He has key competencies in leadership, process re-engineering, change management, and strategic planning. Andrew sees immense potential in Africa’s human capital, and believes effective partnerships among local businesses and entrepreneurs are the next frontier in the continent’s development. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from American University, Washington, DC.