Just Shea Program Director
Fatimah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana Legon, with a concentration on the Economic Empowerment of Women and its Effect on the Family. At Legon she was the Project Director for two AIESEC Programs: ASK, Questions, Knowledge Answers around HIV AIDS, and Global Village, a gathering of people to increase cultural understanding and diversity.
Fatimah has her familial roots in the royal lineage and tribal leadership of Gushie, where she helped coordinate the initial social data intake surveying and safety gear distribution when Just Shea Program began, and as well has conducted field research with the members of the Gushie-based Integrated Tamale Fruit Company Mango Out-grower Program, many of whom are the husbands of the Just Shea women.
Just Shea Senior Community Liaison
A native of Gushie and Secretary to both the current and former Chiefs, Zakaria took his National Diploma in Marketing at Tamale Polytechnic. As the former Assemblyman for the Gushie Electoral Area, he was responsible for initiating community development projects through lobbying at the District Assembly, including EU funded programs to construct a primary school for 150 students in Tunayili and CHIPS: a community health center at Dipale.
In addition to his duties as Assemblyman, Zakaria has been a liaison between Peace Corp volunteers and the community and local leadership, taught primary school 5 years, and is currently the Chairman of a local youth group, Secretary for Naawuni Ntira Maize Farmers Association, a community-based association of corn farmers in Gushie. He regularly organizes and facilitates training programs for Nestle on proper post-harvest food crops handling.