Construction of Nongre’s Arts/Crafts, Cultural & Youth Empowerment Center…
Testimonials From Visitors
Written 5 July 2017, by Professor Bill Edward.
I am a supporter of the Nongre Crafts and Culture Foundation. My support predates the founding of Nongre. In May 2005 I first met Adombila Adugbire when I stopped in Bolgatanga on the way from Burkina Faso returning to the south. We continued to communicate. I even did some basket selling here in my hometown of Columbus, Georgia, USA.
Meet The Team
Adombila Adugbire // Founder, Live in Ghana
Adombila is the co-founder of this foundation. He is a native of Bolgatanga in the upper east region of Ghana. Adombila has worked as a professional tour guide in Ghana for many years, and he is specialized in arranging and offering excellent, educational and informative guidance to tourists. He is a very experienced guide and has a profound knowledge about the history of his region as well as the places of interest for visitors.
Based on these qualities, he is recommended in international travel guidebooks, notably, ”Bradt guide and lonely planet” as a reliable guide to assist in arranging your tour in the country. Adombila currently live and work in Bolgatanga with his family. He dedicates his free time from his normal day’s work in order to work for the foundation.
Jessey Abilba // Founder, Live in Sweden
Jessey is the co-founder of this foundation. He is a native of Bolgatanga in the upper east region of Ghana. He is currently residing, working and studying in Sweden with his family. Jessey is also in his second year studying social entrepreneurship at Glokala Folkhögskolan in Malmö. Prior to immigrating to Scandinavia, Jessey has worked as a professional travel guide and a drummer in Ghana for many years, which he has offered friendly guidance to individual travelers and other reputable travel organizations and institutions around the world.
He has experience in organizational skills and working with youth network groups. These experiences, which he acquired through many years of participating in different cultural activities with youth network groups, cultural institutions, charitable organizations and social business organizations, including fair trade in Denmark and Sweden, where he taught and held music workshops and performed for kids and at the same time disseminating information about tourism and culture in Ghana. He is in charge of coordinating and promoting the foundation’s efforts in the EU.
Martin Rasheed Musah // Director and Board Member, Live in Ghana
Musah Rasheed Martin began his involvement with Nongre Foundation through unifying decision to merge in a common vision toward bringing about sustainable livelihood and development to the poor yet deprived baskets weaving communities in our region of origin.
A former diploma student in Media studies and journalism at Trans Africa University College in 2008. Prior to his enrollment in college, he worked as D.C.E (Radio Presenter) at U.R.A Radio of the Ghana broadcasting co-operation-Bolgatanga (in 2007). Coupled with his attachment as a Radio Presenter, he was a Pupil-Teacher at AGUUSI PRIMARY SCHOOL located in Sumbrungu a basket weaving community located West of the Bolgatanga municipality (2007-2008).
With an intrinsic passion for social development as well as a strong advocate for youth and women empowerment, Musah Rasheed Martin has been involved in a number of community base projects, including a formal founding member of True Generation OF African Link between 2006-2010.He founded Empowerment For Women And Youth Initiative-Ghana a grass=root organization based in basically two communities within the Bolgatanga municipality of the Upper East Region.
Martin is passionate about bringing sustainable livelihood and development to women, youth and children in weaving communities and believes working with Nongre is a stepping stone to achieving this vision.
Zubaida Simi Zang // Board Member, Live in Canada, Advancing women, youth, and children’s lives in these communities ** (bio)
Zubaida Simi Zang began her involvement with NONGRE in 2017, when she learned more about their causes and programs for empowering children, youth and women alike . She worked closely with artisans from the community on her company’s design projects, then also joined as an ambassador, and is now on NONGRE’s Board of Directors.