Our founder Anita Lowenstein Dent travelled to northern Ghana and saw an opportunity to create of an innovative training programme for volunteer teachers that can both transform educational opportunity for the region's children, and provide opportunities for unemployed young people to develop skills with which to build prosperous futures. She founded Teach2Teach International and, on the basis of intimate collaboration with Ghanaian NGO Teach for Life, designed the Community Volunteer Teacher Programme to transform lives in northern Ghana through education. As the problems that she wants to address undermine education in communities across the globe, she plans to expand the programme into new territories on the basis of a successful pilot.
T2T Board of Trustees
Anita Lowenstein Dent is a TV documentary producer with many years experience at the BBC. Anita now combines programme making with initiatives in international development and non-partisan constitutional accountability. She holds an MSc in the Political Economy of Violence and Conflict in Development from University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in History and French from the University of Manchester.
Professor Paul Brown is Faculty Professor of Organisational Neuroscience at the Monarch Business School Switzerland and International Chairman of Vietnam Consulting Group. A clinical and organisational psychologist by profession, he is also a senior executive coach and mentor and a Supervisor in those fields from a background as a clinical and organisational psychologist.
Ian Glover is a graduate of University College London where he graduated as a B Sc. in Chemistry before pursuing a career in accountancy. He is Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW and, after qualifying with Deloittes in the UK in 1987, he spent the majority of his 35-year professional career in financial services working for the international rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service culminating as a Managing Director with the firm.
Dr. Kwame Akyeampong is Professor of International Education and Development at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK. Kwame began his academic career in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast. Before taking up his appointment at the University of Sussex in 2004, Professor Akyeampong was the Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Cape Coast. He has researched and published on teacher education and led large scale impact evaluation studies on education interventions in several African countries. His research has aimed to offer alternative viewpoints on educational policy and practice based on critical perspectives and experiences of policy makers, school leaders, teachers and students in African education environments. He is currently the Treasurer of the UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET), a member of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
T2T Advisory Board
Ambassador Patrick R.D. Hayford led the UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa and was director for African Affairs in the Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Before joining the UN he served with Ghana’s Foreign Service, including as High Commissioner to South Africa, Acting High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo.
Hon. Dr Joseph S. Annan (MP) was Senior Adviser at the Bureau of Development Policy of the United Nations Development Programme in New York. A former Member of parliament for four constituencies in the Central Region of Ghana, he held positions as Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and Deputy Minister of Education (2009-2010), responsible for policy and oversight for Universities, Polytechnics, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, ICT and Education and International Partnerships and collaboration.
Karimu Alhassan Mohammed is trainer of trainers for non-formal education literacy development and the trainer of Master Trainers for the Ghana CBE Programme. An examiner at the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast, he is the co-author of Ghanaian Languages and Culture Modules for the Untrained Teacher Diploma of Basic Education and translator of Macmillan basic schools text books in Ghanaian Languages and Culture. He has developed literacy materials for the School for Life Alliance for Change in Education, and the Management Unit of the Ghana Complementary Basic Education Programme. He holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business and Public Administration.
Sulemana Osman Saaka has had a successful 30 year career. Prior to joining School for Life, Ghana (SfL) he worked with the Ghana Co-operative CUA Limited and the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, among others. He led SfL in forming strategic partnerships with state institutions and Developing Partners and helped develop the CBE. Sulemana holds a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Kumasi, Ghana) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Charity Charity has made a career of devising and delivering international communications ideas that transform the future of global brands - and the organisations they represent. She has worked across all communication media and her work has won prizes in every internationally recognised creative awards. Previously Global Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi and Worldwide Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson, she has a background in theatre design and journalism.
Charlie Geffen is a senior adviser at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher having previously chaired the corporate practice in London. Prior to that he was the Senior Partner at Ashurst and led the private equity practice. He is a member of Council at the University of Surrey, on the Board of The Institute of Cancer Research and was previously a Senior Adviser at Marathon Asset Management. He is a mentor for the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Foundation for senior women, an external adviser on Department of Education Panels for free schools and a Trustee at City Year UK which arranges a year of service for young people at inner city schools.
Chloe Swycher is a Director at the Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT) where she oversees the development and implementation of QCT's offer to champion, fund and connect young leaders who are working hard to change the world, with grant-making, communications, digital innovation and partnerships falling within her remit. Chloe has an international background in global branding and communications, marketing strategy, social innovation and supporting social entrepreneurs across a range of industries. She is experienced within both the corporate and charity sectors and has worked on projects aimed at tackling some of the world’s biggest social issues through the development and testing of new products, business models and behaviour change programmes in SE Asia. Prior to joining QCT, Chloe led and grew a high profile global social start-up funding and support platform.