DIRECTORS OF GCCYD PROFILE


Foster Oteng:
Chief Executive Officer

Foster is the founder of GIBICTS Center for Youth Development and the Eastern Region Optimist Club of Ghana. An international youth club which main mission is to provide hope and positive vision for the youth and help bring the best out of them. He holds professional certificates in Information & Communication Technology, Video Production and Publishing. He also has a certificate in General Agricultural, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics and Extension.

The CEO has a deep knowledge in Information Technology, Agribusinesses, Multimedia, Publications and Film Production and can impart these knowledgeable skills to the youth for a better living. He has been in the training business (especially IT) for almost 15years.

He is also into Cash Crop (Cocoa and Palm Oil Plantation) and vegetable production, Fish Farming and has won the best 2014 Aquaculture Farmer in the Birim North District, in Ghana.

He worked with Newmont Mining Company Ltd. in Ghana, the Akyem Project for 7 years as the officer in charge of Multimedia and Publications. He is currently the CEO of a multimedia company called GIBICTS Ltd. He has led the Adventist Youth Society in the East Ghana Conference as the Youth Leader and Patron for almost 28 years. He is also a prominent Opinion Leader in the community and the district he lives. He has love for the youth and mankind and this motivated him to establish this NGO to help bring the best out of them.


Elizabeth Oteng:
Executive Secretary

Elizabeth is a young businesswoman in the eastern part of Ghana and has a Diploma in Office Management. She is the manager for all operations include the administrative work of the organization. She has also been an advocate for women empowerment and Girl’s Child education since the age of eighteen.
She has been the Young Ladies Association leader in her church for some years and also the leader for the Women association for the Mpintimpi electoral area in the Birim North District in the Eastern part of Ghana.


Oduro-Kwarteng Marfo:
Executive Director Vice

Oduro-Kwarteng Marfo is currently the Manager in charge of Communication and External Relations at the Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (Akyem Mine). He is also serving as a volunteer for GCYD and holds the position as the Director for Communications and External Relations for GIBICTS Center for Youth Development.

Oduro has a strategic responsibility for external and internal Communication and to promote the organisation’s reputation locally and regionally, including regular interaction with local media, government officials and key community stakeholders.

He is also responsible for strategic management in planning, initiating, developing relationships between the organisation and communities, government and other stakeholders using a respectful and culturally appropriate approach to guarantee the company’s ability to carry out its activities.

Oduro-Kwarteng Marfo is an alumnus of the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana and an Executive Member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Western Africa Affiliate and a member of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Ghana.

He has more than 10 years working experience rural Ghana especially in the Eastern Region and understands the social context and community development needs tremendously.


Susane Appiah:
Project Director, Child Education.

Susana is a graduate with a 2nd Class Upper in Applied Linguistics (Ghanaian Language) department from the University of Education, Winneba. After obtaining a 3 year Post Secondary Certificate from the University of Cape Coast, she currently teaches at the St. Thomas Senior High Technical School in Asamankese in the Eastern Region of Ghana as an English Language Teacher.

From basic school to the training college, she held positions such as girls’ prefect and 2nd S.R.C president at the J.H.S and the training college respectively. She has represented the Women’s Ministries department of her church in various seminars, school Girl-child coordinator at one of the schools that she thought and has also worked at a Hospital as a Ward Assistant.

Currently, she is a member of the school disciplinary committee and also a class mistress for a final year class.

Her desire is to identify and help endowed but needy Youth especially girl children. She also wishes to offer the best assistance and support to her utmost best. Since a lot of girls in our communities today are vulnerable and need to be guided and also help to be developed, she share the sentiments and the goals of Optimist Club. She hopes to achieve her dreams of helping children bring the best out of them.


Aboagye Agyei:
Project Director, Agribusiness

Aboagye Agyei hails from Apinamang, a town that can only be traced on the biggest Regional Map of Ghana in the Denkyemboo (Diamond) District. He was born in November 1950. He has been found by his family, friends and close associates as frantic, idealistic and principled with high sense of humour. He has a School Certificate and General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE ‘O’ Level) in 1975, Cert. ‘A’ 3-Year-Post Secondary Teacher in1979 as one of the pioneers of that Educational Programme. He also obtained the Teachers’ Diploma (Agric. Education.) in 1985 and he also entered University of Cape Coast for 4 years where he obtained double certificates-Diploma (Agric. Extension) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Agriculture) in 1992. He resumed teaching in Koforidua Secondary/Technical School (K’ dua Sec/ Tech) as a Graduate Teacher. He was also one of the pioneers of the Master of Educational Management (M.ED Mgt.) ‘Sandwich Programme’ at UCC between 1998 and 2000.
He was appointed as the Guidance and Counselling Co-ordinator at Sec/Tech. in 1997. In 1999 he became the Head of Agriculture Department. He was also the first Eastern Regional Secretary of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).
He was promoted to the rank of an Assistant Director of Education in 1997. After 10 years he was automatically promoted to the rank of Deputy Director. He retired honourably as a Classroom Teacher in 2012 having taught for 35 years.
His appointment as Guidance and Counselling Co-ordinator, had been the major contributive factor to the professional mark made through this piece of work. In all sincerity, his Christian faith as a Presbyterian, had not only given him a good understanding and insight into this world, but has also given him tremendous help towards this piece of work.


REV. LT COL KWASI OTENG (RTD)
PATRON

Rev. attended Abuakwa State College at Kyebi and spent 18 years in the Ghana Armed Forces.

He was once a “political prisoner” for over four and a half years. He was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in 1996 and retired in 2010. He headed various positions in the church. He was once the General Secretary of the Men’s Work Central Committee and served on the Synod and General Assembly Committee of the church.

Rev. Lt Col K. Oteng has attended various courses in the USA, Nigeria, India and the U.K. He holds an MA. in Global Leadership from Azusa Pacific University California, USA, a postgraduate Certificate in Military Science from the Defence Service Staff College, Willington, India, a Diploma in Journalism from UK among others.

He is currently retired from the church and spends his time farming and motivating others through seminars and workshops.


Bashiru Osmanu:
Director, ICT/Publications And Multimedia

Bashiru Osmanu has Diploma in Graphic Design and Computer Software. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of his own establishment, PrintBoss, one of the leading Printing Presses in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Bashiru has over sixteen (16) years experience in Graphic Design and Computer Software. He has designed magazines and brochures for most of the Senior High Schools and institutions in Ghana including Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Koforidua Secondary Technical (SECTEC), Krobo Girls Senior High School, New Juaben Senior High School, Kade Senior High School, Adeiso Senior High School, Manya Krobo Senior High School and many more.
He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology at the Ghana Technology University College.
He enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to help them have an uplifting experience. He also likes creating new things, photography and music.


OWUSU MENSAH CALEB

Caleb holds a first degree in Bachelor of Art in Development Education Studies from the University for Development Studies (UDS) Tamale, a Diploma in Development Education studies from the same University. His area is an interdisciplinary field of study who’s knowledge base covers policy planning, project development and management, field Research, Advocacy, development communication and sustainable approaches to community development

Currently He is the Programmed coordinator for GIBICT Centre for Community and Youth Development (GCCYD), also carrying out his mandatory service at PBC LIMITED Akoase District office, assisting the District Manager in his area of operations. He is the President of Elite foundation student association who assist student in rural communities specifically Birim North District in meeting their academic excellence. As an intern, he worked with ACDI/VOCA an international NGO implementing the feed the future Ghana Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement project (ADVANCE). Also in 2015 he was an intern with the Organization for livelihood Enhancement Service (OLIVES) a local NGO who’s core objective is on Sustainable Agriculture and Food security

Caleb is passionate in working with rural communities to solve their developmental challenges.

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