James Ayando
Director of Programmes

James provides leadership across both key programme areas – Transformational Teacher Training and Building Playful Schools. He leads a team of Training Managers and Engineers who implement projects at the district level in partnership with the Ghana Education Service. He is passionate about education and has been involved in high level engagements within the sector for the organisation. He has excellent problem-solving, communication, project management, and people skills that makes him an asset to the organization. Prior to joining Sabre Education in 2017, he worked with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly on the 100 Resilient Cities Programme as the Chief Resilience Officer. Some highlights of James’ time at Sabre Education including a feature on the organisation’s work on CNN promoting the importance of learning through play, and the presentation of a UNESCO award to the Minister of Education in 2018.

Robert Quansah
Senior ECE Technical Manager

Robert joined Sabre Education in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Cape Coast. Robert is currently studying for a Masters in Early Years Education from the University College of London. Robert represented Sabre on the writing teams for two major curriculum reforms in Ghana; the revision of the Kindergarten classroom curriculum and the development of the B.ED early grade curriculum for teacher training, supporting the Ministry of Education and the UK Aid-funded Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) project. He is also a member of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Technical Working Group in Ghana that developed Ghana’s ECE Policy on behalf of the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service. In 2017, Robert went on a study visit to early years’ classrooms in the United Kingdom where he spent time observing and working with early years teachers. Robert completed a course with UNESCO on Mainstreaming ECE into Education Sector Planning in 2019. He participated in the 12th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (Dubai, 2019), where he presented a case study on Sabre’s Transformational Teacher Training. Robert played a lead role in creating the content for Sabre’s radio programme during COVID-19.

Lucy Ama Berma
Programme Manager

Before becoming Assistant Programme Manager at Sabre, Lucy worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer and as a Training Officer. Before joining Sabre Education, Lucy worked with Anglogold Ashanti malaria control (AGAmal) as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Indoor Residual Spraying program (IRS) in Sawla-Tuna -Kalba district (Northern region). She was involved in the organisation of data related to IRS and passive case surveillance for malaria.

Foster Cephas Armah
ECE Technical Manager (Project Support)

Foster’s background is in teaching, and he joined Sabre in July 2015 as a Programme Support Officer, providing support to both the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team and the Training Team. He works closely with the Training Manager to ensure effective preparation and delivery of Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training Workshops. Foster successfully delivered the first Intensive Training workshop for teachers together with a group of Trainers from OLA College of Education.

Francis Lord Acquah
Assistant ECE Technical Manager

Francis Lord Acquah’s role at Sabre focusses on content development, teacher training management, and programme delivery. Francis has many years of experience in the educational sector developing and refining training-of-trainer programmes, which train teachers in play-based methodology and classroom behaviour management. With Sabre, he has worked for over eight years with early childhood educators, such as classroom teachers, headteachers, student teachers, college teachers and Ghana Education Officers, across Ghana’s Central, Western, Northern and Eastern regions. Francis has worked across almost all levels of the Training Team, gaining insight into a broad range of early childhood education projects. He is an expert in educational training, research, coordination, communication and problem-solving skills on child-centred and play-based approaches to teaching.

Doris Owusu
District Programme Officer

Doris joined Sabre in January 2017 after attaining a First Class Honours degree from the University of Cape Coast in Early Childhood Education and progressing through the Sabre Fast-track Teacher Training programme. A highlight of Doris’ Sabre career was the Training of Trainers workshop at the OLA College of Education.

Theophilus Cudjoe
Senior Programme Officer

Theophilus Cudjoe holds a Degree in Basic Education at the University of Cape Coast. Theophilus supports Sabre with teaching and learning material preparation, as well as booking venues and organising all training activities.

Margaret Quaye
District Programme Officer

Margaret joined Sabre in 2020 after being employed by the Ghana Education Service as a kindergarten teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cape Coast. Margaret’s role as District Programme Officer is to ensure the coordination of Sabre’s activities at district level. She leads on delivering training workshops to trainers, ensuring trainings are organised and facilitated smoothly, and engaging stakeholders of education in sustaining best practices within the district.

Daniel Aboagye
Multimedia Design Officer

Daniel joined Sabre in July 2021. He is responsible for the organisations’ photography and video production. Working closely with the Programmes Team, Daniel films and edits educational, instructional or event-based videos covering Sabre’s programmes and communications activities. Before joining Sabre, Daniel worked at Newmont Ghana Ahafo mines as a Communications Representative, in a role which covered video production, photography, and graphic design.

Daniel holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Design from KNUST, Kumasi.