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The Salih Self-Development Center teaches area children vocational skills, so that they will be able to find jobs and learn self-sufficiency. It also provides necessities and medical supplies to the community. The Center has already made progress towards a better future for Kumasi. Learn more on our Accomplishments page.

Ibrahim Anyars Salih, the president and founder of the Salih Self-Development Center, grew up in the Aboado District of Kumasi and knows the challenges that face children of Kumasi. He saw that children lacked vocational skills and education.  He was fortunate to have the opportunity to come to the United States, but never forgot about his friends who grew up to face poverty in Ghana. He started the Salih Self-Development Center, a 501(C)(3), in order to give the children of Kumasi more opportunities and to provide a better quality of life for the whole community.

We hope you feel compelled to Donate and support this great cause!

Below, learn more about where we work and about the people involved in making it possible.

The Center

Where we work:

The first Salih Self-Development Center building is located in the Aboabo District of Kumasi, Ghana. The construction is completed and it will begin vocational training for the next academic year. Beyond the building, the Salih Center distributes resources throughout Kumasi and provides health and vocational training to disadvantaged and orphaned children.

Center map

Board Members
Ibrahim Anyars Salih David Weeks
Anyars David Weeks
A student-athlete at Hood College and a resident of Maryland. He is the president and founder of the Salih Self-Development Center. Humanities leader and director of global education at the Glenelg Country School. He has made three visits to the hip to support the work of the Salih Self-Development Center.
Lori Schenk Karen Wootton
Lori Schenk photo (17)
Mrs. Lori Schenk graduated from the University of Salisbury, class of ’83 and now works at the St. Louis School Library as an assistant. She has helped coordinate the activities of the Salih Self-Development Center. Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Glenelg Country School
Shayna Solomon
Dr. Murtada Mahmoud
Shayna Solomon
Student of Political Science, with a focus on comparative politics and the intersections of religion and government. She studies at Dickinson College and has studied for one year at Oxford University.

Like Ibrahim, Shayna is a former Fund for the Future of our Children (FFC) grantee.

Program director Kumasi Ghana: Musah handles informations of organization on the ground in Aboabo

Lecturer at University of Education Winneba, Ghana (Department of Interdisciplinary Studies)2008 PhD in Arabic, Faculty of Arts And Human Science, Arabic Department Moulaya Ismail University, Meknes Morocco.

2008-2011: English Teacher at Eureka Centre, Rabat, Morocco

2012-Founder of Our Communities

Musah Salih


Director of Operation in Ghana

Youth activist and consultant on the Salih Center.
Educational Background
2007-2011 Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University (Bachelors Degree, Marketing Communication and Advertising)
2004-2007 Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Institute of Learning Arabic (Higher Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies)