Chief Executive (on maternity leave)
Sarah Albeboure is currently on maternity leave and Sarah Livesey, Interim UK Manager, can be contacted in her absence.
To read more about her experiences in Ghana.
Ghana Operations Manager
Office Manager (Interim UK Manager)
Sarah joined ATE Ghana in October 2016 as part-time office manager providing general and financial administrative support as well as providing support to volunteers and staff to aid in the organisation of funding and operational activities. She has taken on the role of Interim UK Manager during Sarah Albeboure’s maternity leave and currently works 3.5 days per week.
Originally trained as an archaeologist and physical anthropologist, Sarah has been fortunate to travel extensively in these roles, living and working amidst different cultures and languages, from Turkish Kurdistan to Somaliland, an autonomous region in the north of Somalia.
Sarah is an active player in many humanitarian issues, including charities aimed at refugee support, spending time volunteering in the Filippiada Refugee Camp in North-western Greece. She also participates in mapathons for Missing Maps, which helps to ‘map’ remote and underdeveloped areas to assist international aid and emergency response during crises.
Operations and Fundraising Officer (UK)
Leela began volunteering for ATE in June 2015, she worked on projects in Lawra for 4 months before returning to the UK and continuing as volunteer in the ATE UK Office. In January 2016, Leela took up the part-time position of Fundraising and Operations Officer and as of January 2017 now works for ATE for 4.5 days per week. Leela led the programme evaluation for the Special Needs Awareness Programme (SNAP) in Lawra in June 2016 and supports the charity in much of its monitoring and evaluation systems, policy development, grant applications and reporting.
Project Assistant – Dowine Hub
Project Assistant – VocATE & Gombele Hub
Ernest, a native of Lawra, has been a key member of the ATE team as a volunteer, Consultant and ambassador since 2014. He then became a successful applicant to ATE’s BizATE programme and started his own small business in July 2015. Starting with just a small grant to begin his mobile clothing enterprise, he quickly became ATE’s most successful small business owner and is now the proud owner of a thriving store – Lane One Collections . He is a dynamic, hardworking young man with a passion for fashion and a drive to succeed. Ernest was employed as Project Assistant specifically to work on ATE’s vocational development project, VocATE, which was launched in July 2016 and to support motivated people to train as an apprenticeship in the vocation of their choice. He has since taken on more hours to oversee the Gombele Hub where ATE delivers school feeding and supports small businesses in the surrounding area.
Community Fundraiser and Relationship Manager
Jonathan joined the staff of ATE in April 2017 as Community Fundraiser and Relationship Manager. He works between one and two days per week, specifically raising funds for the charity through community focused events in Wiltshire where the ATE head office is based.
Jonathan was a volunteer for ATE for a year, and particularly focused on the charity’s special needs awareness programme (SNAP), before joining the team as a staff member. He first travelled out to Lawra, Upper West, Ghana in August 2016 as a volunteer with ATE to better understand the situation of disabled children in Lawra, then in November 2016 held an exhibition of his paintings in which he raised almost £5000 for ATE’s SNAP project. In January 2017, Jonathan delivered a programme of creative activities for groups of children supported by the ATE SNAP porogramme.
Jonathan has also been engaged in the EducATE Programme gaining baseline data from the Gombile school in October 2016 ahead of its inclusion in the school feeding programme and in supporting the wider EducATE programme evaluation in Lawra in May 2017.
ATE has trained 31 bright, young local people to help work with our businesses. We combine our trustees’ knowledge of business, ATE staff’s development experience and the consultants’ local knowledge and ability to interact with the people we work with. Between them they have a range of valuable skills, qualifications and experience which is utilised across the full spectrum of our programmes. We are extremely grateful for their time and dedication to working with ATE to tackle poverty in their own communities across the Upper West.
Volunteer Book Keeper
As well as having excellent administration skills, Sara is a keen and able fundraiser. She worked for Prospect for one year, as a Community Fundraiser for the Marlborough Savernake Appeal where she was able to inspire the community to raise a massive £160,00. Her background in nursing and nursing agency management, has given her countless transferable skills which we are delighted to be able to make use of at ATE.
Sara is visited Ghana in January 2016, where she carried out the monitoring and evaluating ATE’s school feeding program.
Founder Member and Volunteer
Chair of Trustees
Charles is instrumental in the planning, execution and monitoring of the BizATE Program, where his extensive business background contributes significantly. Regular trips to Ghana are an important part of his role, where Charles facilitates training workshops for ATE’s Small Business Owners and Consultants. As well as taking a lead role in strategy, Charles also line manages Habib (Ghana Operations Manager).
Susan is involved in the day-to-day running of ATE where provides support to all activities. She acts as human resources advisor, policy advisor and attends to monthly Operational Management Meetings. Susan is a key fundraiser and advocate for ATE.
Alice first became connected with ATE when she lived in Upper West Ghana for 18 months as a Community Advocacy Support Officer in the district of Jirapa. Alice is currently Campaigns Adviser at Bond. Her background is in international development, advocacy and campaigning. She has worked in a variety of advocacy and campaigning roles including with Oxfam, VSO, the Electoral Reform Society and in the constituency office of an MP. She also has a Master’s Degree in Development Studies and Gender. Alice brings a wealth of development expertise to the team, as well as an excellent understanding of Upper West Ghana.
Peter has had an extensive career as a successful fundraiser, fundraising manager and fundraising director in a variety of charities. He entered academia in 2006 teaching fundraising on the postgraduate programs, as well as researching the nature of philanthropy. This experience and understanding is invaluable to ATE, where Peter’s support and advice on fundraising is vital.
Registered charity number: 1149988