ABOUT THE TAIWO FUND
"WE ARE EDUCATORS, PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND PROFESSIONAL DO-GOODERS WHO SEE POTENTIAL IN THE CHILDREN OF NORTH STAR SCHOOL AND WANT TO CONTINUE THE GOODWILL TO THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES."
-- yusef h. mohammed founder/president
Yusef is a Ghanaian-American Management Consultant and the CEO of the lifestyle brand Planet Taiwo. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Global and Strategic Management (Minor in Economics) from the Pennsylvania State University and is a US Army Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran. He enjoys drumming, writing and videography.
In an isolated settlement north of Ghana's capital of Accra, there is a community of artisans with a collective dream – to provide their kids with the schooling they need to succeed in an increasingly globalized world. Nearly 300 kids count on the education they receive at North Star School to change their futures. We need your help to unlock their potential. Families in New Ashongman can’t afford much in the way of tuition, but collectively, we can help deliver a bright future for this promising community.
North Star School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Junior Secondary School (9th Grade) founded in September 2004 to give the kids in the community basic reading and writing skills. North Star has since expanded into giving students a strong foundation in core subjects to prepare them for Ghana's competitive Senior Secondary School system.
In December 2014, a group of committed friends and family members around the world came together to raise $15,143 towards a bus and writing scholarship for North Star School. And in the following year, The Taiwo Fund was formed to support the school's growth. The Taiwo Fund aims to create a fun learning environment for the students and help them cultivate skills in Information Technology and the Arts.