Meet the Team

Priscilla Birago

Yaa Priscilla Birago, President

Priscilla is Social Entrepreneur, Business Analyst, Mentor and Workshop Facilitator. Over the years she has worked with Hands of a Hero Foundation to empower, educate and mentor many youth  in the Greater Toronto Area(GTA)

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Diana Sarpong, Director of Marketing & Treasurer.

For many years Diana Sarpong has been volunteering in the community with children and for fundraising events.  Being a co-founder of Hands of a Hero Foundation has given her the opportunity to give back to disadvantaged children…

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Matilda Mia Donkor, Director of Programs and Projects

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of working with youth both within and outside HOHF. These experiences have allowed me to facilitate program activities…

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Vera Asare, Director of Communications and Social Media 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: I’ve always been passionate about community engagement. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood, I spent time with the youth and children during the summer at the our annual community summer camp.

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Sarah Kaj , Grant Writer and Researcher 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement :In the past I have tutored students learning English helping them get a better grasp of the language and develop their vocabulary. I have done peer review and essay editing for students in high school and university.I enjoy teaching and coaching others and helping show them that their…

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Sara Nyamekye Bempah, Event and Fundraiser Coordinator 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: In 2014, I was in Ghana for some time working for Joy News, while working there I would conduct interviews on the streets to find the answers to trending questions that concerned the community. These interviews were conducted …

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Racheal Sarpong , Operations Coordinator 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: I am currently in my final year of an undergraduate degree in Law & Society at York University. Throughout my studies in law, I have come to understand the ways in which the law is used as a tool to oppress disadvantaged communities…

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Nour Bawab, Graphic Designer 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: During my university days at OCAD U, I worked at the Campus Life center where all the Student Life events were born. I was engaged with my peers and was involved in social activities that promoted creative exchange between students.

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Thurka Rangan, Youth Development Coordinator

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: I have always been passionate about community development and have actively worked with individuals, groups, and various organizations towards progressive social change. I worked as a youth outreach …

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Jemeisha, Williams, Youth Development Coordinator 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: During my university days at OCAD U, I worked at the Campus Life center where all the Student Life events were born. I was engaged with my peers and was involved in social activities that promoted creative exchange between students.

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Nisha Chouhan, Youth Development Coordinator 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: In the past, I have had experience with community engagement by being involved in my school’s volunteer tax program. I was able to experience a sense of community and work closely with other individuals to accomplish initiatives for my school

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Robert Conte, Social Media and Communication Assistant

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: In the past I have volunteered for various publications covering community events. I also worked with youth as a volunteer soccer coach.

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Tejas Kittur, Grant Writer and Researcher 

My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: In the past I have worked with Durham Youth Housing Service Shelter as an Accessibility Policy Writer. We provided hands on support for youths to meet their housing, motivational, educational and supportive needs.

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Bennet Nyarko, Ghana Regional Director 

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Ekta Lather, Marketing/Sponsorship Coordinator