Our People

We are a small, passionate and growing team. With our core team located in both the UK and in Ghana, we enjoy utilising technology to connect with each other regularly. People are at the heart of what we do and how we do it, and we couldn’t be prouder of the culture we are co-creating together. 

Megan Taylor

Megan Taylor

Chair of Trustees
Claire Hardy

Claire Hardy

Managing Director
Alyssa Simon

Alyssa Simon

Trustee
Lawrencia Awuku

Lawrencia Awuku

Programme Director
Michael Woma

Michael Woma

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Habiba Abdallah

Habiba Abdallah

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Emmanuel Woma

Emmanuel Woma

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Hawa Gariba Tasala

Hawa Gariba Tasala

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Patricia Acquah

Patricia Acquah

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Israel Fugah

Israel Fugah

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Benjamin Hayford Adu

Benjamin Hayford Adu

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Celestine Chime

Celestine Chime

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Margaret Osei

Margaret Osei

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Caroline Capon

Caroline Capon

Project Manager

Megan Taylor

Chair of Trustees

Back in 2012 Megan, then a professional dancer, founded Awareness Through Dance, which became Move The World in 2016. She has always been passionate about creating experiences for people to learn about themselves and the world – and does so in her job as a Leadership Development Practitioner with RISE Beyond, with Move The World and with her family and friends.Megan brings her vision and strategic insight to the team of Move The World and supports the UK & Ghana teams with planning and ensuring we are continuously pushing the boundaries for what we can do together. The Move The World team and community of facilitators of schools bring much joy to her life and she is proud of what they have created together over the years and for what could come in the future.

Location

London, UK

Claire Hardy

Managing Director

Claire is passionate to bring people together; she loves the community Move the World has grown and aims to keep bringing more Global Citizens on board.Born in Canada, Claire lived her first part of life as a professional dancer which took her around the world eventually living in Namibia for a short period and then finally landed in the UK to stay.Claire believes in the youth of today- she believes they have the ability to make some big changes that our world needs. She gets excited to see Get Global sessions being run by incredible facilitators and all the comments – intellectual and funny- from the students partaking.Ghana is Claire’s second home- its a country that has opened its arms to her since her first trip in 2015. Since then she is the team member with the most visas in her passport and plans to keep it that way!

Location

London

Alyssa Simon

Trustee

Location

London, UK

Lawrencia Awuku

Programme Director

Lawrencia is a friendly, easy-going person with a lot of playfulness and love for children. With an MA in International Social Development, she is also a trained Gender Specialist from a UK University.Lawrencia has vast experiences in empowering young adults, girls and mothers. She advocates for children’s right to education, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and campaigns against child labour and early marriages.She volunteered at Uganda Hands for Hope where she taught children with disabilities and supported them to acquire self-help skills. This was a fulfilling experience for her and a turning point in her life to finally realise where her passion lies.Being a part of Move the World, she looks forward to developing her leadership skills and to make life-changing impacts in the lives of the children we work with.Whenever Lawrencia is not around children or working on people-centred projects, she is either reading, exploring new places or mixing up DIY recipes.

Location

Accra, Ghana

Michael Woma

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Michael Woma graduated from Amasaman Senior High studying Visual and Performing Arts in 2013. After school, he found comfort in being with people who are concerned and interested in learning more about what they can do to help in the development of their community which made him actively volunteer with Move The World through organizing the Move The World Quiz.  His interest in community development has seen him organizing, executing and supervising community development programs on the grounds of Medie, Ghana. His ability to interact well with people from diverse backgrounds and highly adaptable to different working conditions, he was employed by Bernard Woma as the Operations and Logistics Manager at the Dagara Music and Art Center.  He served as a liaison between the DMC director and visiting participants for an average of 10 yearly study abroad programs hosted by the Dagara Music and Art Center also plan and lead students on excursions throughout the country.

Location

Media, Ghana

Habiba Abdallah

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Habiba is an energetic, passionate and affable person and has young people and social change at heart. She is the ‘Children’s favourite’!An avid IT enthusiast, a Level 200 IT student at the University of Professional Studies Accra,she aims to build the capacity and harness capabilities of generations through IT and counter world pressing issues and to boost development.As part of her quest for gender equality, young people’s participation in development and fulfilling Agenda 2030 (SDGs) she’s currently a lead facilitator with Move The World (Get Global Programme) in Ghana.She is a global citizen, trainer and facilitator with diverse experience in advocacy, activism, campaign and youth empowerment.As an avid cross country traveller, Habiba is mostly immersed in her computer when not seen in school, on the field facilitating or travelling.

Location

Medie, Ghana

Emmanuel Woma

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I am Emmanuel Woma from a village called Filemon in the Upper West Region of Ghana and I currently live in Medie.  I completed  Amasaman Senior High Technical School where I offered General Arts. After completion of school, I joined Saakumu Dance Troupe as a dance performer. I am also a Ghanaian African dance teacher at the  Dagara Music and Arts Center. I joined Move The World to be a Get Global Facilitator because I want to be actively involved in community development. I am excited about the role as a  Get Global Support Facilitator because I see it as an opportunity to contribute more to my community. I wish to educate people about what the SDGs are all about and what they do. I believe hard work is the means through which one can attain whatever goals they have in mind. I like playing drums, dancing, listening to music, watching television or playing computer games and also love to make new friends wherever I find myself.

Location

Medie, Ghana

Hawa Gariba Tasala

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Gariba Hawa Tasala is passionate about changing the world and loves children. Through the Get Global Programme, I want to reach out to a lot of children who have little or no knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals.  I expect that children I reach out to will in the future help me Change and Move the World.

Location

Medie, Ghana

Patricia Acquah

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I am Patricia Acquah and an advocate of change.  I have worked with few NGOs to educate and sensitize people on the need to create change in their own small way as citizens.  I wish to educate people to know what the SDGs are about and why we need to work towards their achievements. I want to do this with children because I believe educating them will make reaching out to others in changing and moving the world easily achievable.

Location

Medie, Ghana

Israel Fugah

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Fugah Israel is an IT Professional and Entrepreneur with diverse experiences in digital marketing, corporate branding, project management and business intelligence. His exceptional leadership and team playing skills have carved out for him rare opportunities to lead, facilitate, influence and assist in great initiatives like 1 Billion Africa and Move The World, where he currently volunteers as the Media and Partnership Director and the Support Facilitator for the institution’s flagship project – Get Global Programme.  He was a Google Scholar recipient, a member of the Facebook Community Leadership Circles – Accra and currently a participant of Y-Combinator’s Start-up School programme.  In the long term, his vision is to contribute directly and indirectly to raising young entrepreneurs across the continent, creating sustainable and global businesses that address challenges, create employment and decrease poverty massively.  For Israel, the Get Global Programme is unique as he gets the opportunity to interact and train the next generation of global leaders as a Support Facilitator.

Location

Spintex, Ghana

Benjamin Hayford Adu

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A highly spirited young man with strong zeal and passion to promote world peace by enhancing global living. Benjamin Hayford Adu has extensive experience in social entrepreneurship for about 8 years. He has worked with several international organizations such as 1Billion Africa in the area of promoting the SDG’s and youth entrepreneurship, Solidaridad West Africa basically research based Ghana and several others. Promoting education and good health in deprived communities in Ghana cannot be left. Benjamin has led several social change programs and has partnered with several institutions in changing lives such as NHIA, The Virtuous Pot, National Service Association of Asutifi district, Newmont Ghana – Ahafo and several others.Benjamin has some experience in the corporate sector by working for 5 Star Engineering Ltd as the Procurement and Logistics Manager for 3 years. Benjamin seeks to promote good living and create an enabling environment for young ones by getting them global and enhancing global living.

Location

Dome, Ghana

Celestine Chime

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Celestine has an extensive and diverse experience working with Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organizations ranging from roles such as data analyst, social media officer, monitoring and evaluation officers, and data enumerator.Celestine started his career as a primary school teacher in a community primary school (Rich Preparatory school) located in Accra, Ghana. He went on to become a teaching and research assistant at the University of Ghana.Celestine Chime holds a Masters in Development Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness from the University of Ghana, Legon.Celestine has a passion for the youth and development. He has worked with several developmental agencies such as Solidaridad West Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Innovation for Poverty Action. In addition, he has volunteered with Non-Governmental Agencies based in the country, these include 1 Billion Africa, Child crest foundation and the NOJA’s initiative amongst other personal social interventions.

Location

Lartebiokorshie, Ghana

Margaret Osei

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I respond to the name, Margaret Osei. A very dedicated, skilled and motivated young woman among 2 siblings.Margaret grew up in a Sub Urban community with other young women who always love to work together to create change around them.She loves to travel, dance, listen to music, read, farm, bake, share challenges and find solutions, among other skills that seek to bring development for young women. She is a team player, goal-oriented, problem solver, a facilitator and a trainer. Margaret has volunteered for the past 5 years within communities and with public and private organizations having common interests in development.She is currently volunteering as a lead facilitator with Move The World on the Get Global Education Programme to train and build capacities of young people on the Sustainable Development Goals. She believes this will facilitate skilled and motivated young people to become role models who will be there to create change in the community and the world at large.

Location

Medie, Ghana

Caroline Capon

Project Manager

Introduced to Megan and Claire through the UK dance industry; Caroline, always up for an adventure, took a chance to go to Medie, Ghana for 3 weeks back in March 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Engaging in fundraising to help support Move The World’s projects has seen her summit Mount Kilimanjaro and lead her to the engaging and highly rewarding role of Project Manager.Her passion to see others grow and excel comes alive through her work for Move The World as she supports our facilitators through training and delivery of our Get Global Programme. She is proud to be part of this international team and the work and opportunities being created. Caroline has a weird love of Risk Management and is glad that the others let her revel in this!

Location

London