It Started With The
Urge To Help
Distant Relatives was founded through a burning passion to drastically impact communities and create significant life changes.Read More
Meet The Board
Learn more about the Distant Relatives founder, and the board.
seeking to bring awareness to technology in Africa. He is highly interested in this mission
and believes an early technical education in Africa children will help advance the continent.
As a first-generation Ghanaian-American, she prides herself in hard work and creating opportunities for underserved communities locally and in the diaspora. With her role as the Director of Finance, she plans to use her knowledge, driven by passion in community service, to create effective systems to manage, organize, and maintain the organization’s financial health. She also serves as a member of the Feed Our Relatives Committee. When she is not crunching numbers, Jennifer can be found hiking, traveling, singing, or spending time with loved ones.
The First Donation
The Distant Relatives Project’s first outreach mission was in December of 2017; we donated school supplies to Chia Methodist Primary School’s, both located in Akim, Oda, in the eastern region of Ghana.
In partnering with Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, a Ghanaian Parliament Member, we impacted over 800 students, providing them with composition and educational books, desktops, laptops, sports equipment and more.
It was that day that our founder, William Asiedu, made a personal commitment to make education a right for all children and to provide opportunities and access to resources for all underserved communities.
Read Our Stories
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A Lasting Impact
“Yesterday was more than a surprise for us. Mr. Asiedu, thank you so much. You and your team got the whole town singing praises. The biggest question everyone is asking is, "who brought these angels to come and alleviate their plight?" We appreciate all that you are doing for us. Again, thank you so much.”Senyo Solomon JonasHeadmaster/Principal