About Turbo Ghana
Turbo Ghana is a micro charity whose aims are:
To relieve financial hardship in Ghana.
To improve health, in particular but not exclusively by providing safe and
To promote education, including but not exclusively by providing school
materials, including laptops and phones.
Currently we are focussed on Aframano, a village in Ghana.
Donations, salaries, administration costs
When we raise money for specific donations, 100% of the money raised (including
the element we recoup from Gift Aid) is spent on the project. We do not use any of that
money for admin or other costs.
We don’t pay any salaries (we are too small to employ anyone). We do have some
small admin costs related to accountancy, web hosting, regulation compliance,
etc., but these are paid from donations by our trustees, not by money we raise
for projects. Likewise, all the expenses incurred by our trustees (flights, accommodation, etc. for visits) are more than covered by donations from the trustees.
Turbo Ghana is registered
with the UK Charity Commission, and with HMRC
for the purposes of Gift Aid. Turbo Ghana is also registered as a legal entity in Ghana, called “TG Ghana LBG”.
Mark Ryan is Professor of Computer Science at University of Birmingham. Before
setting up Turbo Ghana, he worked with another charity in Ghana doing similar
work. He visits Ghana once or twice a year to take first-hand responsibility for
the work we do.
has worked in administration in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial
College, London, since 2004. She is also a trustee of E17 Puppet Project
Michele is interested in helping people achieve their goals and she has a Life
is with UNICEF Zimbabwe working on legal reform. During her time
there she has worked extensively with several NGOs to deliver access to justice
for children, and she has raised funds for Let’s Give Them Hope
in Zimbabwe. She has also worked with Juventas Ungdomsjour
, a women’s shelter and girls’ organisation
Kwasi Alare is the Assembly representative of Aframano and its surrounding settlements. He was first elected by his community at the age of 23, and he has been re-elected a further three times since then. He is very well respected and liked by his community, and on behalf of that community he works tirelessly with Turbo Ghana. Kwasi is training to become an accountant.
Turbo Ghana is participating as trustee in a computer science research
project about data privacy and transparency.
Turbo Ghana is based in London and Birmingham, UK. You can send a message to