What Make Building Blocks in Africa Different?
Building Blocks Board of Directors
Rachel fell in love with the African continent and its wonderful people when she first traveled to Ghana in 2013. She has been fortunate to visit Rwanda and return to Ghana in 2017. Rachel currently volunteers with the nonprofit organization Days for Girls. She is excited to be a part of this nonprofit, to work alongside locals in these African communities who desire to improve the lives of generations through education.
Katie has a strong passion for helping people grow, whether it's packing hygiene kits for Operation Underground Railroad or coaching people in career development, Katie's passion is tangible. She has worked for and volunteered with several non profits in the past and enjoys applying her savvy business skills with her love of people as she serves the people in Ghana and Kenya.
Jared served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Coast, Ghana. He grew to love the people and has a deep desire to help them succeed. Jared introduced us to Papa, our local director in Ghana.
Jesika is passionate about helping others. She has worked for the U.S. Congress helping Senators and Congressmen build trust and improve communication with their constituents. She has also organized several fundraisers to build care kits for the homeless and hygiene kits for women. Jesika is excited to help BBIA expand their fundraising efforts and achieve their goal of building more schools in rural parts of Africa.
Phil’s experiences have helped him develop a passion for providing opportunities to children through education. He first recognized the role early education plays in helping people socially and economically advance while he spent two years living in El Salvador. Since his time in El Salvador, his career has taken him to over 25 countries where he has witnessed the same story. To act on his passion, Phil has worked with multiple organizations, visiting and establishing schools in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, and Ecuador.
Building Blocks Local Partners
Papa is our local project manager in Ghana. He has dedicated countless hours over the past year to lay the ground work for this school in Central Ghana. Papa grew up in Kyekyewere and was fortunate to receive an education. He desires the same of the children of his home village. Many do not have the opportunity, but that is about to change. Papa dreams big and works hard. Two characteristics for success.
Noel is our local project manager in Kenya. She is a community practitioner in Narok. Noel empowers the lives of girls and young mothers through literacy and by providing basic education and skills to help them earn a living. She is passionate about empowerment through education and knows this school in Kenya will provide a safe place for girls to learn.
Porter's International Primary School, Kyekyewere, Ghana
Ilpoori Primary School, Narok, Kenya