Our Team

dscf2706-2Efua Adabie, Headteacher

Efua Adabie joined ASA as headteacher in April 2016. Efua has a background in chemistry and has over 15 years of experience teaching science in both Ghana and the UK. She has experience leading the implementation of science curricula and was previously the Head of Science at a leading Ghanaian International School.

Helen Denyer, Finance Manager

Helen Denyer joined the African Gifted Foundation team in September 2015 as Project Manager. In October 2015, she relocated to Ghana and managed all the on-the-ground activities involved in setting up the African Science Academy. She is now working at ASA as Finanace Manager. Helen is a recent Double First B.A. (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology graduate from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2015). She has previously worked in Ghana, as a volunteer maths teacher and as a project evaluator for Global Giving UK.

jacobDr. Jacob Ashong, Ghana Director

Jacob Ashong is the Director of the Ghana Planetarium Science Centre and founder of the Astronomical Society of Ghana. Since 1999, Jacob and his wife, Jane, have been running a distance learning resource centre for the University of Leicester. Other activities include outreach projects with a travelling inflatable dome and visits to schools. In 2006 Jacob and Jane founded a charity, Girls School Africa, to pay the Secondary School fees of needy girls. Jacob has a PhD in Malaria medication and a Masters degree in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

IanMayPhoto FinalIan May, Finance Director

Ian May has been with AGF from its start as a part-time Finance Director. He has a variety of experience in both private and charitable sectors covering a range of areas from industrial, retail to education. He is also Finance Director of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust and was previously FD of St Paul’s School and the acting FD of the Hammersmith Academy School during its construction.

Academic Staff

Levina Ansong Owusu, Maths Teacher

Christopher Dzorkpata, Physics Teacher

Administrative and Pastoral Staff

Anabella Afra Boateng, Administrative Officer

Lucy Asare from Jollofpot, Senior Kitchen Matron

Sarah Amarh, Hostel Guardian

Sarah Leviseur, UK AGF Coordinator