Since the turn of the year, FOA has rescued 7 girls off the streets. Our goal for the next 3 years is to rescue at least 30 girls from sexual and physical violence.
When Nicholas’ family lost everything in a fire, people stepped in to help. This experience shaped his outlook and direction in life. In his first year at FOA, Nicholas joined FOA as a volunteer to give back just like he was given. His bright smile and warm attitude made him a natural at coordinating activities with children in street situations and inspiring his peers from Ashesi to serve.
As a Mastercard Foundation Scholar, who pursued a BSc in Management Information Systems at Ashesi University, Nicholas exemplified hard work, academic excellence and leadership. He is a Chelsea F.C. fan and a fine soccer player himself. Under his leadership as the player/coach of the Ashesi football team, he was awarded the 2019 Ubora Sportsman of the year. When Nicholas wasn’t on the streets or the soccer field he could be found in classrooms tutoring his peers in Calculus. “I enjoy the feeling of meeting the needs of people”.
As the programs manager, Nicholas oversees FOA’s core programs and activities. “I believe in FOA’s work because I have personally experienced the growth and transformation. Future of Africa is a lifestyle, a calling, and a family.” He is committed to FOA’s dream to end child poverty in Africa.
Every moment a child is off the streets and in the classroom is another moment for the Future of Africa.
Anita reflects on her personal growth during her 8 week internship at Future of Africa.
In 2023, the popularity of Wellness Wednesday among children living in street situations has grown significantly from an average of 15 attendees to a record 47 attendees.