In-country management

David Abukari

Ghana Learning & Quality Manager

David has 24 years’ experience working in both formal and informal sectors.


A professionally trained teacher with six years teaching experience in primary and junior high school levels, he has spent the last fourteen years with NGOs both in the field and in management. 


As one of Lively Minds' founding members, he brings 10 years’ institutional knowledge and experience. He was Ghana Country Manager and is now Learning & Quality Manager, focusing on applying his people management skills and in depth knowledge to ensure excellence is maintained at scale.


David holds a diploma in building construction, a BSC in human settlement planning and a master's in NGO management and rural development.

Yakubu Idrissu

Ghana Training Manager

Yakubu joined Lively Minds in 2014, having discovered the organisation when working next door to us as the Director of Community Partnership for Youth and Women Development.


He got to know the team and realised that the Lively Minds strategy, philosophy vision and mission was in line with the work he wanted to be doing.


We are lucky that he moved over the wall, bringing his 13 years' experience as an educationist and with childhood development programmes within the Northern sector of Ghana.


His interest and passion in life has been to see young children get the right quality foundation that will serves as springboard for their growth and development and has always wanted to work in this area.

Jill Patience Nabirye

Uganda Senior Training Officer

Jill has been with Lively Minds Uganda since 2017, bringing her experience in communication and training skills to the role of Senior Training Officer. 


Any given day can see her writing training templates, coming up with creative lessons that can help solve problems in the communities, and managing and coaching local government teams and the Lively Minds training team.


Initially working with us as a data collector, Jill started as a Community Development Officer and her attention to detail and observational skills have seen her rise quickly through the team.


She remains excited about working with Lively Minds, which she says resonates with both her studies in Child Development and Children’s Ministry, and her passion for seeing children grow and develop a strong foundation for their futures.

Prior to Lively Minds Jill worked on Rhites, an EC USAID project. When not at work she loves to make new friends, enjoys music and dancing, and is committed to counselling.

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