Team

Our Team

Behind this great work being done is a strong and dedicated team who work day and night to see the Vision and Mission
of LEAP come to reality. Below are our Board of Directors who steer the direction of
LEAP and the Staff of The LEAP Schools.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Member

Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo has consistently founded and managed startups and small and medium business entities in the mining sector, and sought to give of herself and make an impact on others in the mining community.

When asked at her first job interview in 1993 by the CEO of International Gold Resources (IGR) in Accra, why she should be hired as Administration Assistant in an exploration firm when she had no prior experience, she replied: “I’ll never get any experience unless someone first tries me.” IGR tried her. She went on to represent the company and established IGR office in Burkina Faso, She travelled all over West Africa to assist with Concessions Acquisition and also actively giving other young job seekers a chance. She was subsequently the first hire at Resource Services Group (RSG) where she established its new offices as head of administration. But she went beyond duty and took interest in the core business, and for the following 10 years she worked with the Team on projects throughout West Africa that have culminated in the collection of geological data of the sub-region that has become an important exploration resource in the public domain today.

In 2004, she became Founding Managing Director of Corstor Ghana Limited, a mining supplies firm headquartered in Johannesburg. Under Georgette’s direction and leadership, the mine support business caught the attention of an Industry Giant which acquired the Corstor group including it’s Ghana branch. She also represented Westernex in Ghana and the West Africa sub region as non-executive director.

She has also established her own locally-owned drilling supplies company, Georgette Barnes Ltd, representing known sector brands such as Australian Mud Company, Breithaupt, RIDGID and Westernex.

To top it all, she is sharing her knowledge and experience by establishing Women in Mining Ghana and volunteering as co-ordinator. Georgette is also a volunteer and Founder of Accra Mining Network (AMN) dedicated to people working in all aspects of the mining industry in Ghana to “meet, learn & earn”.

AMN currently has an on-line presence of over 500 people. She studied for a BA in French and Linguistics, and a Graduate Diploma in Communications at the University of Ghana. Yet, Georgette continues to learn. In 2005 she earned a diploma in Accounting/Finance; and in 2015,

received a Certificate in Mining Law & Policy(University of Ghana) and another for Proficiency in Principles of Mining Engineering and Surface Mining Operations from UMaT. Georgette has been named as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women In Mining.

Contact: georgette.barnes@gmail.com

Board Member

Anokye Frimpong Manso holds a degree in BA Law and Sociology, Masters in Business Administration (Human Resource Management) and a Cambridge professional development certificate in educational leadership. He is the head of International Community School high school. He is a married with three kids and is the senior pastor of Grace Life Ministries.

Contact: anofman@yahoo.com

Co-founder and Director

Aboagye Ohene Adu is a Co-Founder and Director of LEAP Schools. He is also a Sustainability and Mining Consultant, advising clients on social and environmental issues.

Ohene Adu has over 30 years post- qualification experience with Ashanti Goldfields and later AngloGold Ashanti, a large multinational gold mining company. He began work as an exploration and mining geologist rising to become General Manager- Sustainability with responsibility for stakeholder engagement, land management, human rights, compensation, corporate social responsibility, property management (about 3000 company housing units), community relations (over 100 communities) and environment. He interacted with Presidents, key government officials and traditional leaders including the King of Ashanti. He also engaged with a number of NGOs including Oxfam, Wacam, Third World Network and others. He has served on the Management Board of Ashantigold Football Club (Premier league of Ghana) and Anyinam Lodge (a hospitality outfit), AngloGold Ashanti Schools and Akrofuom Senior Secondary School

Ohene Adu received his MSc in Applied Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, MBA from Henley Business School, UK, postgraduate Diploma with distinction in Strategic Engagement from Graduate Business School, University of Cape Town and Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

Ohene Adu believes in life-long learning and has done online courses with Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (Social Entrepreneurship), MIT (Educational Technology & ULab), Columbia University (Sustainable Development) and Harvard (Justice)

He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GHIE), Society for Mining and Exploration (SME), USA, International Association for Impact Assessment(IAIA) and International Society for Rock Mechanics.

He has attended many workshops and conferences in UK, Spain, USA, Czech Republic, Benin, Mexico and South Africa

Contact: aboagyeoa@gmail.com

Director

Nana Akua Ohene Adu is a social enterpriser with a passion for human development. A natural facilitator with multi-cultural experiences in Science, the Humanities and Business, Nana is an expert in Mentorship, Coaching and Training. She has a proven record of an ability to give confidence and direction to others and keen to steer people towards common objectives.

With a well developed organizational and people’s skills she has co-founded the LEAP group of companies comprising of the LEAP schools, a reading NGO for mentoring the youth and a Business Center for entrepreneurship and management training. With LEAP, Nana has the vision of adequately blending both informal and formal education, which develops children into adults with life skills to empower themselves, their communities and their cultures.
She does youth motivational events and community talk shows presenting on various socio- economic issues and views on children and women.

Having worked with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd for 21years and risen through the ranks from Chemist to top management as Senior Specialist/Project Manager – ONE Engagement (Business Improvement Change Management), she has gained very good and well developed analytical, social, managerial and leadership skills.

Nana has a postgraduate Diploma in Management Development from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, a BSc degree in Biochemistry/Food Science from the University of Ghana and various Certificates in management including one in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She attended Holy child High school, Cape Coast Ghana where the motto of ‘Actions not words’ stuck with her. She has attended various leadership seminars in West Africa, Europe and Asia.

Coming from a family with a background of members as outstanding teachers in Ghana, she has strong ties to her roots as well as spreading her wings with worldwide educationists. She participates in alumni groups (HOPSA, AFHAS) and is a member of the Adansi Traditional Council (ADAB), Ghana Quality Organization (GQO), Women in Mining (WIM) Ghana and the Accra Mining Network (AMN).

Contact: 0244 464 204; nana_oheneadu@yahoo.com

 

Board Member

Currently the Branch Manager at Agriculture Development Bank (adb), Obuasi Branch, Mr. Kwabena Oppong was the 1st Branch Manager to set up Intercontinental Branch in Kumasi between 2008 and 2010. He was also the Profit Center Manager, Corporate Banking, UBA, from March 2006 to March 2008, the Credit Officer/Manager – UT Financial Services Ltd [2003-2006], and Marketing Officer-Best way Cash and Carry (UK) July 2000-June 2003. The following are some of his awards and key achievements.

  • Best performing Branch Manager for three conservative years at adb, since 2012
  • Received an award for breaking-even within six months of our operation in 2008 at Intercontinental Bank
  • Worker of the month at UT Financial Services in 2004
  • Honoured by Asantehene for contribution to the “Otumfour Charity Foundation’ in 2008

Mr Kwabena Oppong also holf the following educational qualifications;

  • Chartered Institute of Bankers, ACIB – Final
  • MBA – Finance Option, KNUST [2009]
  • BA [Hons], University of Ghana [1996-1999]
  • A’Level, Opoku Ware School [1992-1994]
  • O’ Level, Anglican Secondary School [1987-1992]
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office [Windows, Excel, Power Point, MIS. Ect.

Contact: oppongkwabena107@gmail.com

STAFF OF THE LEAP SCHOOL

Benedicta Appiah
Head of School

Prince Ofosu
Assist. Head of School,
Year 2 Patience Facilitator,
Coordinator for LEND A BOOK CLUB AND YSI

Akosua Addai
Administrator/
Accountant

Andrews Bosompim
French Facilitator

Angela Osei-Hyiaman
KG-1 Obedience Facilitator,
Literacy Coordinator

Philomena
Nursery 2 Kind Facilitator

Matilda Boakye
Year-1-Resilience-Facilitator

Antoinette Ayertey
Nursery 1 Peace Facilitator

Joana Ekua Jones
Year 1 Respect Facilitator,
Science Coordinator

Beatrice Appiah
Nursery 2 Humble Facilitator

Albert Ennin
Year 4 facilitator

Diana Obeng-Dapaah
Nursery 2 Humble Facilitator

Irene Afua Dadzie
Nursery 1 Love Facilitator

Augustine Cudjoe
Driver

Ernest Amponsah
Driver

Kwame Opoku
Support Officer/Volunteer

Goodness Chuks
Support Officer/Volunteer

Linda Antwi
Year-2 Success Facilitator