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About

Our Vision

We envisage a world where all human beings can lead fulfilling lives in dignity and security, in harmony with the natural world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives and livelihoods of children, women and men who live in under-resourced and disadvantaged communities in the Volta Region of Ghana, ensuring that our contribution is a lasting one.

All our projects and programmes resonate with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

We believe in building long term relationships with the communities we support. Our programmes and projects have developed in an organic way over a number of years.

We pride ourselves on keeping administrative costs as low as possible, especially in the UK. We have no central office or UK-based staff so after expenses such as our annual audit, all the money we raise goes directly to our projects in Ghana. Our donors and supporters can see exactly where their money is spent and are kept fully informed of all our work.

Board of Trustees

Dream Big Ghana Foundation (UK) currently have seven Trustees who work together to manage the organization on a voluntary basis. Several of the Trustees have volunteered with Dream Big Ghana NGO, and at least one of us visits our Ghanaian NGOs every year to see how things are going (trips at our own expense!). Our Trustees are:

Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pearson (Chair): publisher, former editor of Africa Health, Managing Director of Asempa Ltd., Director of Mangokope Farm (Volta Region, Ghana)

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Renette Marquis-Nyame (Treasurer): Head of Financial Reporting (senior housing company). Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, BSc Applied Accounting

Linda East

Linda East (Secretary):
former Associate Professor in Health Sciences, University of Nottingham (now retired, freelance training consultant)

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Jerry Agblor: Jerry recently moved to the UK from the Volta Region of Ghana and is living and working in Glasgow. He has worked with our partners in Ghana and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board.

Charlie French

Charles French: Co-Founder, Etcho Ltd

Ama Williams2

Ama Williams: Scaleup Engagement Manager – South West, Tech Nation

Barnaby

Barnaby King: Sustainability consultant (freelance)

Dominic Bride

Dominic Bride: DBGF Programmes Officer

Our Staff

Dream Big Ghana Foundation (UK) employs Dougal Croudace as our in-country Programmes Director. Dougal is based in Ghana, where he manages the Foundation’s various projects and reports back to our Board of Trustees.

Our Patron

Our patron is Christian Atsu, a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United and the Ghanaian national team.