Friday, October 13, 2017

David Akers To Help Guide MCSOT To Fiscal Independence

It is my honor and pleasure to introduce all our steadfast project supporters to David Akers. 
As many already know, our Moringa Community School of Trades (MCSOT) has been struggling to achieve our project goal of full self sustainability for some time now.  There are many factors that have inhibited the achievement of this goal but thankfully Dave has signed on as a highly qualified volunteer financial consultant and business manager to help Abu identify those obstacles, reorganize, and to adapt and overcome in such a way that MCSOT can gradually become less dependent on our private American financial assistance.  Much has been achieved in this direction but so much more needs to be done for MCSOT  to truly become financially independent.    

Dave is a retired insurance executive who also spent 8 years in the ministry.  As part of his insurance work Dave got an MBA from DePaul University with an emphasis in accounting.  More recently Dave has been a partner in a small real estate partnership.

Dave was introduced to Ghana by CARE, the international poverty relief agency.  Dave and his wife, Jean, have been long time supporters of CARE and in 2009 Dave spent a summer in Ghana working as a volunteer on the VSLA project, a group savings project that CARE pioneered in Africa.

Following the summer in Ghana, Dave spearheaded the construction of Awulansa-Adabinsa Primary School in the Builsa District.  Later the school was equipped with solar panels. 

Dave and Jeff Lohr were originally introduced in the late 1980’s when they were both residents of Limerick, PA and Dave was on the Board of Supervisors.  Dave and his wife moved in 2002 and spent time both in New England and on the west coast.  They moved back to the Philadelphia suburbs in 2016 and Dave and Jeff recently became re-introduced by the St. James United Church of Christ, one of the long time supporters of the MoringaCommunity School of Trades. 

Jeffry Lohr

MoringaCommunity.Org is 501C3 charitable organization made up of a small yet hard working group of unpaid volunteers. We can always use help. If you cannot physically help, please DONATE.

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