4-H Ghana Staff
Appiah Kwaku Boateng “Boat”- Executive Director
As the founder and Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, “Boat” has worked as a Youth Development Worker for 33 years. He has traveled across many countries and built development partnerships with many organizations on youth development programming. He is currently serving as a Global Board Member of the Global 4-H Network representing the Africa Region.
He holds a Diploma in Youth Development Work from University of Ghana and the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), a Diploma in Social and Political Science from Komsomol Advanced Institute of Higher Learning, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Master of Arts on Governance and Sustainable Development at the University of Cape Coast, in Ghana. He believes that the 4-H positive youth development program is key to growing leaders and is grateful to be part of it.
Michael Ofori Densu “Jo”- Accountant
Ebenezer Osei Jones – Director of Programs
Jones is proud to be a Social and Agricultural Development Officer with over 10 years of experience developing, implementing, managing, monitoring, evaluating and coordinating educational and agricultural interventions. He has vast experience working with government, NGOs and the private sector in strengthening demand and supply linkages through the creation of an enabling environment to improve living conditions.
He is a holder of a Diploma in Basic Education (DBE), Bachelor Of Science (B.Sc. General Agriculture), Master of Philosophy (MPhil Agric. Extension) and presently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Agric. Extension) degree in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. A lover of reading, listening to music and watching educational documentaries, he believes 4-H is the best platform to learn, earn and go green and that’s why he loves working for, with and through the organization’s mandate given him.
Philomina Edem Hotor – Gender Specialist
Philomina has a great passion working with young people. Her interest has led her to support 4-H Ghana in youth development since 2010. She believes 4-H Ghana’s methodology of Learning by Doing is the best way to engage the youth. In her current position as a Gender Specialist, she is involved in researching and implementing Gender Mainstreaming in 25 selected districts in Ghana. She also coordinates and facilitates gender empowerment dialogues and special trainings for girls on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for school and community 4-H clubs.
Philomina holds a Masters in Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health track) from the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam-Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana.
Ofosu Asamoah – Monitoring and Evaluation
Stephen Okyere Koranteng – Eastern Region
Born in Koforidua, He is the first born of his parents, and has a sister. He hails from Abiriw, Akuapem in the Eastern Region. Steve is a hybrid product of 4-H, he was a member of 4-H in basic school, and later on, became vice-president, and then president. He takes delight in volunteering, to him is a food for the soul hence while still in SHS and Tertiary he was volunteering for 4-H. Combining his volunteering and working period, he has over 10 years of rich experience in 4-H.
This guy is an implementer of 4-H programs, his demeanor, and flair coupled with his relentless dedication to accomplishing work has been performing a special task for 4-H Ghana and its partners. He also supports the work of the USA based organisation AgriCorps in volunteer site selection and placement. He facilitates trainings for 4-H members and advisors, US Peace Corps, and is also av project officer for Caro-Nut, USA promoting Cashew growth. Further, he serves as a project officer on One Health and Girls Empowerment, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is also the C.E.O for Koranteng Elevates Travel and Tour.
Steve believes that the life path of all children can be directed in a positive way and that the 4-H concept is a holistic approach to that.
CELL: +233(0) 274124628
Richard Edem Dorgbetor – Volta Region
Richard Edem Dorgbetor comes from Weta in the Volta Region but was born and bread in the Eastern Region in a town called Nsawam. He is dedicated to working, respect for humanity, teamwork and facing new challenges. He developed an early interest in Agricultural and decided to take up Agricultural science as a course in senior high school and then proceeded to obtain a diploma in Agriculture (crop science) from the University of Ghana. He encourages fighting for what you desire and believe in, and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy and with God all things are possible and also doing unto others what you want others to do unto you.
He believes that 4-H teaches young people to be self-reliant and it is also developing leadership, molding character and building good citizens to make their community, country and their world a better place for us all.
Osman Alhasson – Northern Region
Alhasson is a well-motivated young development worker who combined academic qualification, inter-personal skills, and training of trainers to help build the capacity of the rural poor, especially among the youth to alleviate poverty.
He has spearheaded a number of projects with 4-H Ghana since its Northern regional office was established in November 2012. He led the implementation of the enterprise gardening in six districts including, Tolon, Savelugu Nantong Municipal, Kumbungu District, West Mamprusi District, Tamale Metro and Yendi Municipal. He also collaborated with Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) to carry out a project known as Promotion of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes project. It was carried out in 8 districts in Northern Region from March 2013 to November 2014. Under the project, farmers were thought how to increase Sweet potatoes yield and how to add value to it.
CELL: 0248561222/ 0509124845
Eleazar Tetteh Larweh – Greater Accra Region
Eleazar is a graduate of the University for Development Studies, with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Business Studies. He comes from Koforidua in the Eastern Region. He has excellent capabilities for interacting with people of diverse socio – economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds, thorough working knowledge of the principles and process for providing customer and personal service, excellent verbal and written communication skills to include e-mail and telephone usage. He is computer literate in Windows operating environment, has superior writing skills, and excellent capabilities for detail – oriented work and above all has a great passion for musical instruments.
He believes in 4-H because its ideologies are good for both developed and developing countries.
CELL: 0249318887/ 0500352862
Emmanuel Obiri Laryea – Ashanti Region
Kofi Adjei Amparbeng “Albert” – Program Director
Tony Fosu- Monitoring and Evaluation
Kofi Afari – Program Coordinator
Francis Tetteh Lamptey – Program Coordinator
Mathias Agbesi Sedofu – Chief Logistics and Transport Officer
Mathias is results oriented and has a high multi-task ability. He passionately produces outcomes that impact positively the organisations, beneficiaries persons and communities working without supervision. He has gained over 11 years of knowledge in various sectors through his personal and practical working experience in development work, communication, sales, technology, security, logistics, transport, safety, agriculture, and teaching.
Working to improve the welfare of the echo system and students he joined 4-H Ghana in 2013 as a volunteer, providing logistics, training and transport supports working with young people in schools and communities across Ghana and later was appointed the Logistics/Transport Officer in 2015.
He holds B. A. in Communication from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, a Diploma in Youth in Development Work through a Commonwealth Youth Programme from the University of Ghana, Legon and an Advanced Business Certificate in Computer Hardware and Networking from West African Certificate Examination.
He believes and loves 4-H because it is a concept that gives opportunities to every one to explore and discover ones capabilities and make meaningful contributions to society through the right decisions making and finding solutions to issues that affect him/her and the society.
Lyndon Aryeetey – Information Technology Officer
Lyndon is a down to earth enthusiastic individual who studied Hardware and Networking at NIIT, Kumasi in the Ashanti region and has a Diploma in Youth Development at the University of Ghana Legon. He joined 4-GH after National Service at the National Youth Authority in Koforidua.
Born and raised in Assin Foso in the central region of Ghana, he likes to experience new adventures and volunteering for developmental projects. He loves working with 4-H because of the ideology and concept of 4-H and the impact it has had on its members The smile and pride on the faces of club members when they are going about their activities is something he cherishes.
Mavis Owusu Darkoa – Secretary at 4-H Ghana
She is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from the African University College of Communications (AUCC) in Accra. Mavis is very simple, God fearing, honest and dedicated to whatever she does. She enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music. My philosophy about life is that “Concentrate the mind on the present and think positive”
Prince Opoku Afriyie – National Service Volunteer
Prince was born in Koforidua, Eastern Region. He comes from Kwahu- Nkwatia, the first of three children. He started his elementary school at Universal Preparatory school and later went to Suhum Senior High Technical School. He graduated from the University of Education, Winneba with a first degree in construction technology education. He shares the same philosophy with Frank Lloyd Wright(1867- 1959) “The price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to things you want to see happen.”
Sophia Oparedea Thompson – National Service Volunteer