Our team in Ghana
Mubarak is a peace trainer and youth activist who focuses on empowering young people to help them live more fulfilled lives. He is responsible for the overall management of PANKO and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University for Development Studies (UDS), as well as other professional training certificates. In his spare time he loves reading and watching documentaries.
As an ICT Officer, Abdul-Matin works with the kids in various ways to help them improve their learning through technology or digital skills. He had worked with other organizations as a volunteer. Abdul-Matin’s goal is to help the vulnerable kids in the rural areas to achieve their potential goals through technology and help to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas in technology education. Married with children, he is passionate about youth activism and sports, and also loves listening to news, music (reggae) and making new friends.
Alhassan is a sports enthusiast with many years of engagements in sports such as football, volleyball and handball, as well as as a manager of a female football team. He is our sports trainer, helping the kids to learn skills in the various sports, as well as to stay fit and healthy. Alhassan is dreaming to become a professional coach and enjoys volunteering for his community and engaging in communal activities.
Fuseini Mohammed Hashim
As Programs Coordinator Hashim implements policies and programs, oversees employees for various programs and organizes activities for the center. He is a youth activist and a trained citizen journalist. Hashim holds a degree in business administration with a major in marketing from Valley View University, Ghana. He enjoys writing and reading in his spare time.
Emmanuel Anaba Ayinsungya
Emmanuel Anaba Ayinsungya is one of the Center Facilitators helping the kids with Mathematics and Science lessons. Taught Integrated Science and ICT as a volunteer teacher in his former Basic School. Emmanuel went to the Nursing and Midwifery Training College in Upper East Region of Ghana and completed with a Diploma Certificate. He went on to teach as a full time Mathematics, Science and ICT teacher in a private school in Bolga. He joined PANKO in January, 2023. He loves reading his Bible and also engages in sports.
Abdul-Latif is one of our facilitators who focuses on helping the children improve their literacy skills. He also takes care of the health related needs of the children. He has previously worked with St. John Ambulance and Ghana Health Service as a volunteer. Abdul-Latif holds a Highest National Diploma (HND) in Agricultural Engineering from Tamale Polytechnic, Ghana. He is a husband and father and loves caring for and engaging with children. He enjoys playing football as hobby.
Our team in Germany
Christiane met Mubarak, Ibrahim, and Gitta in 2019 and was immediately excited about their idea to found PANKO. Toghether with them, she conceptualized the specifics of the project and supports its day-to-day operations. In addition, she is in charge of fundraising. Christiane holds a Master's Degree in Business from the Technical University Berlin and used to work as a senior manager at a global IT company. A Berlin native, she now lives in Bavaria where she enjoys spending time at the lakes and mountains with her husband and two sons.
Since 2003 Gitta has managed projects in various countries, supporting children from low income families, some of whom live on the streets.
She is a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and conducts the seminar „First call for children“ every two years in Ruhpolding, Germany, from 2007 onwards with the focus on communication and on empowering children and mothers. www.drgz.org
During these seminars Gitta develops ideas for new projects in direct connection with the participants. Two of them are Ibrahim Zukpeni, who sadly passed away, and Mubarak Alhassan from Ghana, Africa: PANKO was founded.
Now Mubarak, Christiane and Gitta are structuring this project for children in Tamale to "give them a voice". The project helps rural children in high-poverty and low-performing areas to succeed in school and beyond.
Felix has been enthusiastic in supporting PANKO. He focuses on optimizing the project's operations, developing outreach and fundraising efforts, and devising the project's longer-term strategy. He holds a Master's in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge and works as a management consultant.