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FONAA (Friends of Nana Akufo-Addo) Institute is a nongovernmental organization guided by the vision of President Akufo-Addo that Africa needs an institution to develop the next generation of leaders in Africa. President Akufo-Addo says that Africa faces poverty because of bad leadership. The singular goal of FONAA Institute is addressing this lack of leadership.


We know from the example of several countries where a truthful collaboration between their overseas nationals and their governments can bring for their national development and prosperity. Let us emulate them."

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit, 3rd July 2019, Accra International Conference Centre.



FONAA Institute supports high and middle schools with textbook and other school supplies. We collect, sort, ship, & distribute books to students of all ages in Africa with one goal in mind: to end the book famine in Africa.


FONAA has a small loan scheme to support the most vulnerable in Africa who have lost their petty trade due to Covid-19.


January 18

Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday Celebration

Observe Black History

Accra, Ghana

February 2021

Black History Month

Observing Black History

Accra, Ghana


Abu Danladi's story from Ghana to Los Olivos, then Los Angeles to the MLS

9 Nov, 2020

Abu Danladi has spent the last few years trying to carve out a professional soccer career. After getting drafted No. 1 overall by MLS club Minnesota United in 2017, Danladi has spent the last year bouncing around a bit before getting back to the MLS with Nashville SC this year. 

Danladi appears to have regained his form, scoring twice in seven starts for Nashville this season after getting selected in the MLS expansion draft. All this, however, is just icing on the cake for Danladi. But, why would readers in Santa Barbara County have any interest in this MLS journeyman?

Sorting out fact from fiction when it comes to the safety of Ghana’s media practitioners

3 Nov, 2020

The ability of the media to function effectively is inseparable from democracy. And that functioning depends on cooperation from different entities in society. So a clampdown on media practitioners is an assault on democracy.

In Ghana, which is regarded as a democracy, concerns have been raised about the spate of assaults and intimidation against media practitioners.


These fears have been supported by the fact that Ghana has fallen in the ranking of the World Press Freedom Index.

Ghana has a housing crisis: what we found in Kumasi, and what needs to change

30 Oct, 2020

Housing is one of the most basic human needs and can have a profound impact on the happiness, lifestyle, self-esteem, and productivity of an individual. Yet the delivery of adequate housing to urban dwellers has been a considerable challenge for national governments in many developing countries.

Compound houses remain an important housing type in most West African societies. These are mostly single-storey structures with series of single-banked rooms surrounding a square and unroofed courtyard. One side of the enclosed units hosts shared amenities like toilets, kitchens and bathrooms.

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