Eric Opoku Agyemang

Co-founder & Programmes Director

Eric Opoku Agyemang’s journey towards founding Cheerful Hearts Foundation began at the age of 10 when his father unexpectedly passed away. According to local custom, when a married father dies, his wife must go live with the father’s family for one year. The father’s family also inherits any assets or property which the family owned. Because of this custom, Eric’s mother lost her business and the money needed to send Eric and his three brothers to school. Using a network of supportive friends and family, Eric and his siblings received the education they all yearned for. While in senior high school, Eric promised his mother that if he ever was in a comfortable financial position, he would use his resources to give back to society just as it had given to him. (more…)

    Bright Fiatsi

    Co-founder & Financial Director

    Bright Fiatsi had the values of community and charity instilled in him when he was a young boy. At the age of 4, his father left him and his mother to fend for themselves with their educations. Bright’s mother was pursuing a community health nursing degree at the time which forced her to leave Bright under the care of his grandmother while attending primary school. His mother finished her nursing degree when he was six and came back to care for him. (more…)

      Freeman Ahegbebu

      Child Labour & Trafficking Programme Manager

      As one of five children, Freeman Ahegbebu learned a lot about supporting others while growing up in Kasoa. After graduating from Swedru Senior High School he enrolled in an accounting programme for a Higher National Diploma at Accra Polytechnic. While in the accounting programme part-time, Freeman was teaching at the Great Promise School Complex in Kasoa as a science teacher. With his charisma and respect for the students Freeman became a highly respected teacher by both his students and colleagues. (more…)

        Mamley Zainabu Adams

        Child Labour & Trafficking Assistant Programme Manager

        Living in Alajo a suburb of Accra where the lives of many young ones was sadly wasting away Mamley Zainabu Adams grew up developing a strong passion for the welfare of children and youth. While a teenager she took time to gather the children of co-tenants in her house to teach them. Her passion for supporting and impacting in the lives of others inspired the decision to pursue a degree in Social Work with Philosophy and Classics at the University of Ghana.

        While a student at the University of Ghana, Mamley took part in part in the Mentoring Women Program by Vital Voices where she volunteered and was mentored at the Accra Autism Awareness Center. (more…)

          Yaa Yeboaa Adu

          Public Health Project Coordinator

          Yaa Yeboaa Adu is the Public Health Project Coordinator of the Cheerful Hearts Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. During her National Service in 2013 Yaa Adu worked at the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. After her national service with ISSER, Yaa Adu worked on a USAID project on Local Governance & Accountability and also served as a field assistant for a farm technology based research project conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Northern Region of Ghana. (more…)