About

Akurase Mpuntuo

is an Akan phrase which literally means ‘rural development’. Akurase Mpuntuo Foundation is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that seeks to empower residents of deprived or underserved communities and improve their livelihoods

All over the world, developmental projects had mostly been situated in the cities, regional capitals and urban centers leaving behind rural areas. We believe development must be inclusive without leaving anyone behind.

At the heart of our vision is empowerment; to empower residents of deprived and underserved communities and improve their well-being to be able to achieve an inclusive and a sustainable development in Ghana and beyond.

We collaborate with governments, civil societies, international organisations and interested persons to achieve our missions. Our projects are informed by cutting-edge researches and verifiable data from our R&D department and other notable organisations

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Vision

To empower the people in deprived communities and improve their well-being.

Mission

To facilitate access to quality education and skill development; promote innovative (progressive) agriculture; provide WASH facilities and services; and leverage indigenous practices to improve health and well-being.

Core Values

In love, faith and hope, we assist and impact lives. Tomorrow is here today, so we act now. We learn by practicing.

Akurase Mpuntuo

Our Programs

  • Adesua ne Nteteɛ (Education and Skill Training) Program

    The ‘Adesua ne Nteteɛ’ program facilitates access to quality uninterrupted education and skill training by children (young people) in deprived and underserved areas in Ghana.

  • Kuayɔ Mpuntuo
    (Sustainable Agriculture) Program

    The ‘Kuayɔ Mpuntuo’ (Sustainable Agriculture) program is our progressive and innovative agricultural program. Assisting deprived farmers to gain access to inputs/fertilizers, market, extension services and mechanization thereby progressing towards ‘farming as a business’ on a large scale and not only for subsistence purposes.

  • Nsu Pa ne Ahonidie (WASH) Program

    The ‘Nsu Pa ne Ahonidie’ program is our WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) program where potable water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services are provided and made affordable and accessible to all residents in deprived and underserved communities in Ghana.

Professional People

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Team Members

Mr. Peter Dadzie - Founder & Executive Director

Peter Dadzie is a result-oriented and highly focused professional with over four years of experience in research, writing, project management and community development. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Akurase Mpuntuo Foundation and has been part of or led the planning, raising of funds and the implementation of many developmental programmes and projects in rural areas in Ghana. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics at the University of Ghana. Professionally, he is currently the Ghana Country Manager for the GracedLife Leadership Centre. He was recently the Akyemansa District Census Officer at Ghana Statistical Service where he successfully managed the 2021 Population and Housing Census in the district. He is a fellow of the West African Young Leaders Fellowship by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD–Ghana) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). He is also an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders Program by the Young African Leaders Initiative’s Regional Leadership Center at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he specialised in Entrepreneurship. He is a staunch advocate for rural development particularly the education of young girls in rural areas and the welfare of small-scale farmers.

Mr. Anthony Ameyaw - Executive Vice President

Anthony Ameyaw is simply a servant of the I AM that I AM, an educator and a visionary. Anthony Ameyaw is married to a single lady who has bore him three strong children, for which, together they are building a united family. He is a self-motivated educator who believes in life-long learning – learning for life, to be specific. He believes in “learn, connect and lead” as well as in learning by doing. Since 2018, Anthony has been a regular participant of the annual Global Super Teachers Conference organized by Neogenics Education. Currently, Anthony teaches Economics and Mathematics at Winneba Secondary School of the Ghana Education Service. He began teaching at the high school in 2009. Anthony Ameyaw has MA in Economics from the University of Cape Coast. He became an alumnus of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI – Cohort 6) in 2018, where he specialized in the Civil Society Management track. Anthony Ameyaw is the senior vice president of Akurase Mpuntuo Foundation, an organization born out of the loving hearts to touch the lives of people in deprived communities, especially those in rural areas. Since February 2022 to date, Anthony has authored fourteen sacred poems and/or songs to glorify the Self-existing Father of LOVE and still counting.

Mr. Felix Duodu - Coordinator, Akurase Mpuntuo Mentorship Program

Felix Duodu is open-minded with an exceptional mind and willing to learn all the time. His priority is to always complete a task and obtain good results. He is goal-oriented and possesses commendable analytical skills and thrives well in a group setting because of his good interpersonal skills. His interest in volunteerism and finding solutions to underdevelopment in rural communities, and promoting active citizenship for change, made him join the Akurase Mpuntuo Foundation. He was a Community-Based surveillance volunteer for the Ghana Health Service at Akim Bosovilla, where he worked as an intermediary for the community members and the health workers and reported any unusual events to the health workers with the help of the community leaders. He is currently a student and a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he pursues a bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and Sociology. He is also a participant in the Young African Leaders Initiative’s (YALI RLC WEST AFRICA-ACCRA) Emerging Leaders Program where he specialised in Public Policy and Management.

Ms. Jennifer Baidua Baidoo - Volunteer, Rural Girl-Child Empowerment Program

Jennifer Baidua Baidoo is passionate about the promotion of social change and the quality of people regardless of gender, disability, and socio-cultural background. Thus, she most times gets worried about social injustices and the abuse of human rights and freedoms in her community particularly and the nation generally. Jennifer aspires to be an advocate for marginalized groups of persons for free and fair justice to liberate them and restore their capacity for social functioning. Jennifer is currently a MasterCard scholar at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She had her senior high school education at Ayirebi Senior High School in the Eastern region of Ghana

Mr. Evans Gyan - Coordinator, Akurase Mpuntuo Health Program

Evans Gyan is a Registered Mental Health Nurse. He had his senior high school education at Swedru Senior High School and furthered his education at the Nurses' Training College Pantang, where he persued Diploma in Registered Mental Health Nursing. His interest in volunteerism and community service led him to join Akurase Mpuntuo Foundation. His knowledge on healthcare as mental health nurse is relevant for promoting health and wellbeing in deprived communities in Ghana. He has a passion to get things done. This he has demonstrated successfully in various leadership roles he has occupied. His hobbies are reading and watching football and boxing. He is a participant of the Young African Leaders lnitiative’s (YALI) Emerging Leaders Program where he specialized in Civil Society Management.

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Akurase Mpuntuo is an Akan phrase which literally means ‘rural development’. Akurase Mpuntuo Foundation is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that seeks to empower residents of deprived or underserved communities and improve their livelihoods.

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