Peter Osei-Kwame

Founder and CEO

Peter was born and raised in Ankaase village as the eighth child in a family of ten children. He bacame an orphan in his early childhood when his biological mother and father tragically died in 1948 and 1949 respectively. At age 6, the orphaned Peter was adopted by his maternal aunt Hannah and her husband Joseph, a missionary school headmaster, who raised him and gave him a well rounded first class Christian education. Peter followed his adopted father's footsteps and became a trained teacher in 1966. He went on to get an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1969, Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa at Iowa City USA in 1971 and 1979 respectively. He continued his teaching career in Ghana and USA, retiring in 2008. Peter followed his maternal aunt Hannah's advice and footsteps and became an advocate for orphans, poor and at-risk children. Peter and his wife co-founded the Africana Children's Education Fund Inc in 1994 with a mission to educate, transform and restore orphans and poor children to their rightful place in the world community. "What makes me happy is to ensure that the lives and fortunes of orphans and poor children I meet change for the better through education" according to Peter.

Anna Osei-Kwame

Founder and Finance Director

Anna was born and raised in Old Town Offinso, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Her biological parents died during her early childhood and was raised by her maternal uncle Agya Appiah, who adopted her. She completed elementary and High School education in Kumasi Ghana and college education at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids City in the State of Iowa, USA. She became Certified Nursing Assistant in 1971 and worked in elderly health care for over twenty five years. Anna is a co-founder of Africana Children's Education Fund Inc, founded in 1994. Her mission is to enable every orphan and poor child to get permanent freedom from poverty through education.

Daniel Kwarteng

Country Director, Ghana

Daniel directs the education programs for ACEF in Ghana. He has a degree from Offinso Teacher Training College in Ghana and serves as the headmaster at SDA Primary and Secondary School in Ankaase village. He provides reports and photos of children for ACEF sponsors, and identifies at-risk children who need sponsorship. Daniel and his family have served as foster parents and have devoted themselves to serving vulnerable children in the village.

Comfort Mensah

Director of Girl Child Education Program, Ghana

Comfort directs ACEF’s Girl Child Program at SDA School and assists with the Women’s Sustainability Program. She is passionate about education for girls, and she works with families throughout the village, encouraging them to keep their daughters in school. Comfort is a trained teacher who believes in and encourages equal educational opportunities for boys and girls.