James Ayando
Director of Programmes
  • Director of Programmes

I am the Programme Director at Sabre Education and I provide leadership across both our key programme areas – Transformational Teacher Training and Building Playful Schools.  I lead a team of Training Managers and Engineers who implement projects at the district level in partnership with the Ghana Education Service.

I am passionate about education and have been involved in high level engagements within the sector for the organization. I have excellent problem solving, communication, project management and people skills that makes me an asset to the organization.

Prior to joining Sabre Education in 2017, I worked with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly on the 100 Resilient Cities Programme as the Chief Resilience Officer.

Favourite Ghanaian dish?

Banku and Okro Soup (Ghana Local Dish)

Funniest Sabre moment?

Anytime local partners in Ghana pronounce “Sabre” – the pronunciation is usually interesting linking it to an Akan word and stressing on the “re” at the end. It usually leaves me smiling and sometimes laughing.

3 words to describe Sabre?

Niche, Influential, Growing

Best Sabre experience?

Sabre Education feature on CNN promoting the importance of learning through activity and play instead of through “chew and pour”.

Most memorable Sabre moment?

Presentation of the UNESCO award to the Minister of Education in 2018