Abrefa has three years of professional experience and 12 years voluntary experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. While working as a Monitoring and Evaluation officer with SABRE Trust in Ghana under the DFID and Comic Relief-funded FTTT program, he helped improve the educational outcomes for early primary school children in some selected districts of the Western and Central region of Ghana. Abrefa is the Co-Founder Director of a community-based youth-led organization called Young Achievers Caucus and has since 2012 contributed his effort immensely to help improve the standard of living of children living in deprived communities through community outreach programs, with the main aim of providing sexual and reproductive health education to the youth to help curb the menace of teen pregnancy. Additionally, he runs an initiative (Adolescent Sexual Health Initiative) that focuses on helping teenagers in communities to better understand their sexuality and make informed choices to leave safe, healthy and productive lives. Through these experiences, he has acquired skills in monitoring and evaluation, managing project data and other administrative duties. Abrefa through volunteering and as a co-founder has acquired strong project planning, coordination and implementation skills especially at the grassroots level. Abrefa has a strong passion for community and child development.
Host Organization : World Reader
Role at Host Organization : Abrefa will be responsible for developing monitoring tools, such as surveys, reading assessments and electronic data collection templates; data analysis and visualization; reviewing, editing and providing guidelines for the collection impact stories and lessons learned from the field. He will also ensure that data storage systems, records and files are setup and support training for staff, enumerators and partners as required on data collection and monitoring as required; and support internal & external communication of lessons learnt and best practices.