Gladys Akom Ankobrey
External Relations Officer & Researcher
My name is Gladys Akom Ankobrey and I am a Ph.D. student. Before embarking on my Ph.D. journey, I studied Migration and Diaspora Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Early 2018, I moved from Maastricht to The Hague to conduct research among young people of Ghanaian background. My research project focuses on how youth experience growing up between The Netherlands and Ghana. Through my research, I got in touch with Abena (CEO) and learned about Ohemaa’s activities. In December 2018, I got the opportunity to experience firsthand the efforts of Ohemaa to make an impact on children in Ghana. Since then, I got involved in Ohemaa as an External relations officer and a Researcher. My experiences in Ghana gave me a heightened sense of the ways I could relate my academic background with concerns regarding inequality. Ohemaa enables me to fulfill my desire to explore strategies to support disadvantaged children and youth in a meaningful and sustainable way.