TEF-GAYAK Ghana Committee Members and the Roots of the Organisation

Group photo with the children

The team not only dedicate their time for free, but all running costs and expenses are borne by the CEO/Chair of TEWBIT UK, TEF-GAYAK Ghana, Charlotte Nightingale, so you are guaranteed all donations go directly to the child you sponsor. The Members do not benefit from any personal financial gains.

With the UN Millennium Development Goals, (MDG) fast approaching, target 2015, Charlotte and her team are determined to deliver on their promise. They are on target to help as many children as possible, to take them out of poverty.

The following people serve on the committee and support TEF GH, which is now a registered Charity in Ghana.

UK Members

Charlotte Nightingale
CEO/Chair – TEWBIT UK, TEF-GAYAK Ghana (& Co-Director in Ghana)

Charlotte Nightingale

Charlotte has chaired the committee successfully since 2003. She has an understanding of, and close contacts in Accra/Ghana & intimate knowledge of Ghanaian society.

Charlotte is a qualified Midwife and a RELATE Trained Counsellor. She has worked extensively in Midwifery in the NHS, including 8 years in the Community. Over a period of 15 years, Charlotte worked with two large multi nationals - a Life Assurance and a Pharmaceutical Company as in-house Counsellor.

Currently Charlotte manages and co ordinates the services of the Holistic Action for Health Associates, which she founded in 2008. www.i-h-p.co.uk

Charlotte’s determination and commitment to the TEF GH - GAYAK project is absolute and unconditional. Her biggest wish is for a guardian angel to come along to support her efforts.

Chuma Oraedu
Solicitor - Spokesperson

Chuma Oraedu

After completing his LPC, Chuma was in search of an area of law that would allow him to carry out the day to day role of being a Solicitor but also allow him to provide advocacy for clients in Courts or Tribunals. He was able to find an area of law that would allow him to do both and it was Mental Health Law. Chuma has over 6 years of experience in Mental Health. He has taken on a variety of cases and has taken great pride in representing the needs of the vulnerable patients over the years that he has been involved in this area of law.

Chuma joins TEWBIT as a Spokesperson, and on all Legal matters. He is very passionate about helping the underprivileged to acquire the necessary skills to be self-reliant.

Bonita Nightingale
General Secretary

Bonita Nightingale

After graduating from University in Maritime Business with Maritime Law, Bonita was a reporter for Lloyd’s Shipping Economist (LSE) for 5 1/2 years before moving to IMarEST to become deputy editor of Marine Engineer’s Review (MER) and Editor of a number of other publications. In 2011 Bonita was head hunted by a Maritime Logistic Management Company based in Singapore, engaged as Senior Markets Analyst/Economist.

Bonita was instrumental in creating and setting up the original Gayak website, and raising the profile of the Organisation. As General Secretary, Bonita has continued to promote Gayak’s interest through communication and fundraising activities. She was active in the transition from Gayak to Tetnight Education and Wellbeing International - (TEWBIT Ghana). Bonita will continue in her position as General Secretary to TEF GH while living in Singapore.

Sheila Macdonald
Committee member / Fundraiser

Sheila Macdonald

In June 2007, Sheila sponsored two GAYAK children. In February 2010 Sheila spent three incredible weeks in Accra/Ghana with Charlotte to visit the children in their schools and meeting with teaching staff and other children.

Sheila worked for 10 years as a chemist assistance. The last thirty years she has devoted her services to adults and children with disabilities and mental health, working in the community, in residential homes and in home to home respite care. Truly a mark of an ANGEL!

Savahna Nightingale
Head of Media

Savahna Nightingale

Savahna is a TV broadcaster and award-winning journalist, who has produced documentaries across Africa. Formerly a presenter for BBC World News, Savahna was also BBC producer for its flagship TV programme, ‘Focus on Africa’ and daily programmes ‘Newsday’ and ‘World Have Your Say’ on the Word Service.

Savahna has also produced content for Endemol, Sky, C4 and Five and is a senior editor at IHS.

Savahna is an Ambassador for children’s educational charity Tetnight Education, which supports primary, secondary and vocational education in West Africa.

Savahna has been projects director for a film production company gaining exposure and coverage at the Cannes Film Festival and awards in the Pan-African Film Festival and New York Film Festival.


Nana Amoafo
IT Support

Nana Amoafo

Nana completed an MEng in Computer Engineering in London and has been working as a Software Engineer for a number of years. He has worked mainly as a developer in a Microsoft environment but has also had some experience of working with Java and other open source technologies.

Through his work as a Youth Leader where Nana helps to take care of 11 to 16 year olds who attend the Basingstoke Baptist Church youth club, he has acquired a vision for young people that he wishes to extend to the children supported by Tetnight Education and Enterprise Foundation. Nana is therefore passionate about using his skills to improve the future of the children and is confident he can make a difference.


Joycelyn Melton-Grey

Joycelyn Melton-Grey

Joycelyn Melton-Grey is an experienced health professional, formerly Diversity and Equality Lead in the NHS, where she was awarded Woman of the Year 2000. Qualified in Psychological Medicine, Addictive Behaviour and in Counselling and Guidance, she is a Director/Trustee of the Princess Royal Trust and a panel member of the Youth Offenders Team.

She believes in contributing to the community and learning new skills in order to make a difference.

A world traveller with weath of experience, Joycelyn is passionate about using her skills to improve the future of the children.

Ghana Members

Jerry Tetteh
Director TEF-GAYAK Ghana

Jerry Tetteh

Jerry Tetteh brings to the Association, a cumulative of 34 years in Public and Private working life. He worked with SG-SSB Bank for 22 years, rising through the ranks to the position of Branch Manager. On leaving the Bank, he worked briefly as a partner with a clearing and forwarding company for a little over a year.

He is presently the Proprietor of Haiwat Publications, a commercial printing press which he set up in 2001, shortly after he had resigned from the public service.

Charlotte Nightingale
CEO/Chair – TEWBIT UK, TEF-GAYAK Ghana, also holds a Directorship of TEF Ghana

Charlotte Nightingale

Charlotte is the founder of GAYAK UK, now in its 8th year. She is instrumental in the development and management of the newly formed TEF Ghana, which incorporates GAYAK in its Constitution.

Victor Tetteh

Victor Tetteh

Formerly Managing Director of Macheka Industries in Accra.

Presently living in Vienna as a medical personnel in Physical Therapies besides teaching English at an adult Education Centre in Vienna.

Victor has a broad understanding of, and close contacts in Ghana & intimate knowledge of Ghanaian society. He brings with him a wealth of wisdom and generosity to the group.

Harriet Johnston
General Secretary TEF/GAYAK

Harriet Johnston

Harriet has held this unenviable and unpaid job for six years. Like her mother Veronica, GAYAK has been a real focus while keeping parents hopes alive. Harriet responsibilities include travelling long distances by public transport to pay and collect GAYAK children’s school fees and progress reports.

Harriet is a fashion designer and supplied school uniforms to Aboakwa state college, Johannes education centre and the Lydian Montessori centre.

GAYAK committee members

Verity Dodoo
Ben oko Tetteh
Veronica Johnston
Mrs Hutton Mills
Florence Quarcoopome
Comfort Quansah
Yemotele Quaye