Ghana Operations Manager
Operations & Fundraising Office
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. As of January 2016, Leela has taken up the position of Fundraising and Operations Officer on a part time basis and we are thrilled to have been able to welcome her to the team.
Founder Member and Volunteer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Small Business Owner in July 2015. Starting with just a small grant to begin his mobile clothing enterprise, he quickly became ATE’s most successful small business 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 will be working specifically on ATE’s brand new project – VocATE. This is a vocational development project which will support 10 motivated people to train in an apprenticeship of their choice.
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.
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.
Community Fundraiser and Relationship Manager
Jonathan joined the staff of ATE in April 2017. He has been tasked with the role of Community Fundraiser and Relationship Manager, and he will be working for between one and two days a week. Jonathan has been a volunteer for ATE over the past year in the Special Needs division of the charity; he first travelled out to Lawra in August 2016 to understand better the situation of the Special Needs children, and in November 2016 he has held a fundraising exhibition of his paintings in which he raised almost £5000 for ATE’s SNAP project in Lawra. In January 2017 he travelled out to Lawra to deliver a programme of activities for the Special Needs children there. Jonathan also paid a visit to Lawra in October 2016 to obtain base data for the Gombile school just prior to its inclusion in the school feeding programme.
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