Emmanuel Obeng Asare (Headmaster)

Emmanuel Obeng Asare comes from the Berekum district of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. He gained admission to Dormaa Secondary School with a CMB Scholarship and completed his certificate in 1980. After completing his National Service between 1982 and 1984, he was admitted into The University of Cape Coast to pursue Basic Physical Science concurrently with a diploma in education. After marrying in 1990, he left Ghana to go to Swaziland, South Africa. There, he taught mathematics and physics at St. Theresa’s High School. He also served as a mentor teacher for the SMART Project of The University of Swaziland in the Service Education Department in collaboration with The University of Netherlands, and the European Union to help improve teaching and learning of math and science in Swaziland. In 2004, he left Swaziland for the UK to study Finance Management at Greenish School of Management, London receiving an MBA. There he was awarded a contract by K-Zakhali Private Schools managing finances and serving as the High School Principal.

In 2007 Mr. Asare moved home to Mother Ghana to help his country, where he took an appointment to teach Physics at Dormaa Senior High School where he has worked since then. He is a competent, experienced, and committed teacher. He is ready to help serve the people, and is an incredible asset to Semanhyiya American School.

Olivia Konamah Benneh (On Site Manager)

Olivia Konamah Benneh was born in 1986 in Accra. She grew up and went to primary school in Senase, and later moved back to Accra to continue her education. She is the oldest of four children, and is Fred’s older sister. Olivia is the administrator of Can Do Land Tours. Since 2012 she has also been the volunteer Director of Country Operation for a US-based non-government organization. Olivia describes herself as “a very simple and kind-at-heart lady who is very passionate about what I do and want to see others doing well.”

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