Children of the Light

About

 

Children of the Light (CotL) is a registered Charitable Organisation in Ghana, Reg. No. DSW/3233, and in New Zealand, Reg. No. CC44538. The organisation has been in operation in Ghana, West Africa since 2005. CotL runs year-round educational programs for children aged 5 to 16 years in one-to-one and small group learning settings. Since 2005, we have had over 2,500 children participate in our various programs.

 

Management Committee

CotL is managed by a Board of Directors/Management Committee. This Management Committee meets at least four times a year to discuss and make decisions on pertinent issues. The decisions are made by the Management Committee based on CotL’s Governing Document and the monthly Calendar of Events.

Jeanette Mary Brown Opoku

HELLO/AKWAABA/KIA ORA My name is Jeanette Mary Brown Opoku. I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and am the Founder and Director of Children of the Light (CotL). I have been living in Ghana, West Africa since 1994. I have three children and one adorable grandchild. My three children were born and raised in Ghana. I attended Marist College in Auckland. After finishing school, I completed a hairdressing apprenticeship with Winter’s Hairdressing. Once graduated, I…

PAULETT V. OPOKU

My name is Paulett Opoku. I was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to the United States of America in 1969. I initially lived in the State of Connecticut, attended Hartford Public High School and graduated in 1969. I subsequently moved to New York City and attended Bronx Community College where I attained my Nursing Degree. I got married in 1974 and I was blessed with three sons and now have three grand-daughters. I…

PAULETT V. OPOKU

My name is Paulett Opoku. I was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to the United States of America in 1969. I initially lived in the State of Connecticut, attended Hartford Public High School and graduated in 1969. I subsequently moved to New York City and attended Bronx Community College where I attained my Nursing Degree. I got married in 1974 and I was blessed with three sons and now have three grand-daughters. I…

SHARON KOHLER

Kia ora/Hello/Akwaaba My name is Sharon and I am the Treasurer for ‘Children of the Light, Ghana’.  I am a born and bred New Zealander with a mix of English, Irish, Swedish and just recently discovered Norwegian heritage. In 1986, I travelled to the USA and spent 6 months travelling around California, across parts of Canada and down into Florida where I lived with friends for 3 months. I then travelled to New York and…

Staff

CotL has a staff of six, five being teachers and one cook. The teaching staff are involved in other tasks that help in the smooth running of the organisation. The cook prepares meals for the Saturday and special programs. 

SARAH APAW MOXON

My name is Sarah Apaw Moxon, a Ghanaian from the Eastern Region, Kwahu to be precise. I grew up in Aburi with my family of six and I’m a mother of one. I completed Secondary School at Great Lamptey Mills and attended Montessori Training Institute for my Tertiary Education. My hobbies and interests are cooking, listening to music, playing table tennis, reading, painting, indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, public speaking and online research.…

SARAH APAW MOXON

My name is Sarah Apaw Moxon, a Ghanaian from the Eastern Region, Kwahu to be precise. I grew up in Aburi with my family of six and I’m a mother of one. I completed Secondary School at Great Lamptey Mills and attended Montessori Training Institute for my Tertiary Education. My hobbies and interests are cooking, listening to music, playing table tennis, reading, painting, indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, public speaking and online research.…

PATIENCE AKUNDUO

Hi, my name is Patience Akunduo. I'm a Ghanaian who was born in a small village close to Sandema in the Upper East Region. I moved to the Eastern Region when I was very young and grew up in Kitase, Aburi. I am from a large family of ten. I completed Senior High School at Aburi Senior High Technical, and I will soon graduate from Jackson College of Education in Aburi as a Certified Teacher.…

ESTHER AWURI

Hi, my name is Esther Awuri from Ghana. My parents are from Navrongo in the Upper East Region, and I was born in Gyankama in the Eastern Region. I am from a family of five. I attended High School at Awe Senior High Technical School in the Upper East Region. My hobbies and interests include reading, writing, arts and crafts, watching movies and athletics, especially football. In Senior High School I played defender in the…

ESTHER AWURI

Hi, my name is Esther Awuri from Ghana. My parents are from Navrongo in the Upper East Region, and I was born in Gyankama in the Eastern Region. I am from a family of five. I attended High School at Awe Senior High Technical School in the Upper East Region. My hobbies and interests include reading, writing, arts and crafts, watching movies and athletics, especially football. In Senior High School I played defender in the…

BELINDA ANUKARU

My name is Belinda Anukaru from a small village called Dibisi in the North East Region of Ghana. I am from a large family of eleven siblings and I am the sixth born. I completed Secondary School at Navrongo Senior High in the Upper East Region and am currently a 3rd year student at Tamale University studying Mathematics. Growing up in the village had its challenges, but it taught me to work hard and persevere…

LAMISE AKUNDUO

Hello, my name is Lamise Akunduo. I am a Ghanaian, born and raised in a small village close to Sandema in the Upper East Region. In my late adolescent years, I moved from Sandema to Aburi in the Eastern Region with my husband, Charles Akunduo. We have eight children and one beautiful grand-daughter. Six of our children are our biological children and two are children of my late older sister.  Six of our children are…

LAMISE AKUNDUO

Hello, my name is Lamise Akunduo. I am a Ghanaian, born and raised in a small village close to Sandema in the Upper East Region. In my late adolescent years, I moved from Sandema to Aburi in the Eastern Region with my husband, Charles Akunduo. We have eight children and one beautiful grand-daughter. Six of our children are our biological children and two are children of my late older sister.  Six of our children are…