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K. Nyame Educational Foundation (KNEF) was created to improve the literacy and life-long economic and social well-being of children and families in Ghana, West Africa through education. We work with students to pass on the benefits of education to their communities and to strife to make an enormous, far-reaching difference for themselves and their families.


(Charles Gyan and the Queen Mother of Offuman, Nana Amobea III)

KNEF is focused on ensuring that underprivileged children have the means to attend secondary school, which is not government-funded in Ghana.  Through our ongoing projects, we strive to help those who are most in need and who have a desire to learn to help increase educational success and thereby contribute to societal well-being.

The Team

President/CEO – Charles Kwasi Gyan

  • Trained Paralegal
  • BA-International Development

Vice President – Cherie Sexsmith

  • Children’s books illustrator / ESL Teacher (Hong Kong)

Board of Directors and Founding Members

Prof. Nicholas Bastine

  • Professor of Legal Studies York University

Alex Bediako

  • Registered Nurse

Mickey Lee (Lee Wai Kit)

Christine Sexsmith

Art Robertson

Heike Ohlmeyer