MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei
Mrs. Evangeline Bawuah Edusei
Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei is a physician, diplomat and business executive with a track record of philanthropy who has dedicated his life to enhancing youth development, women and children upliftment through positive engagements. His mantra in life has always been "THINK POSITIVE, NEVER ENVY AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU."
Dr. Bawuah-Edusei hails from a lineage of philanthropist, entrepreneurs, and academicians. On the paternal side are the Edusei brothers of Sewia and Asaman. Being the first educated Asantes, apart from the Royals, the Edusei brothers father, traveled from the forest hinterland to the coast to educate his children and returned to establish businesses. The brothers were founding members of the Asante Kotoko society (think tank group) who successfully helped free King Prempeh I, from colonial bondage and led to full development of Asante and Ghana. They use their success in business to educate not only their children but others in the community. Dr. Bawuah-Edusei maternal inheritance is from Esumegya, Asantemanso the origin of the great Asante Nation; where his great grandmother, Afia Gyapomaa, was a successful business woman who offered free land to the Methodist Church to build the first church in Amansie district and educated not only all her descendants but others in the community.
Dr. Bawuah-Edusei graduated from Medical School at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He completed his residency in Family Medicine, at the Howard University Hospital, Washington DC. Dr. Bawuah-Edusei then proceeded to work in private medical partnership with Greenbelt Medical Center in Maryland, Dewitt Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia; till he opened his own private clinic, Educe Medical Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
As one of the Ghanaian community leaders in North America, he lobbied the U.S. Congress, State Department and World Bank from 1996 to 2000 to ensure the sustainability of democracy in Ghana. In addition, he traveled extensively to deprived areas of Northern Ghana, offering free medical care at his own expense from 1992 to 2000. He also coordinated the Howard University Medical team’s visit to Ghana in 1994. He founded the EO group with his partner in 2002 as a purely private citizen.During his tenure as Ghana’s Ambassador to the USA, commencing September 2006, many Fortune 500 companies either went to Ghana for the first time or increased their investment there. Agricultural giants like Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) and Cargill opened cocoa processing companies in the country; Delta Airlines instituted direct flight from New York to Accra, Coca Cola and General Electric expanded their operations, etc. Ambassador Bawuah-Edusei initiated economic empowerment of Ghanaian Diasporans by forming chapters of Ghana Business Council in various metro areas in the US for the first time.
A pivotal achievement during his term as Ghana’s Ambassador is the fact that the President of the United States at the time, President George W. Bush paid a state visit to Ghana and stayed for three consecutive days. This is the longest a US president has stayed in any African country.
Dr. Edusei is credited with being a partner in finding a transformational asset, oil for Ghana which he facilitated as a partner in the EO Group as a private citizen.
Educe Capital LLC. was founded in the United States with branches in Europe and Africa. Educe Capital has an interest in bio medicine, real estate, and agro processing: to help Africa work her way out of poverty through job creation.
Dr. Bawuah-Edusei founded the Edusei Foundation with his wife and family to help develop the youth and uplift women and children. The foundation has been working with other non-governmental organizations to promote their goals. The Edusei Foundation has been organizing youth workshops in Ghana, UK, Canada and the United States through career and college counseling, life surviving skills and healthy living. The Edusei Foundation has also been making direct donations to orphanages, Catholic Charities, and other non-governmental organizations to empower the youth and women.
Dr. Bawuah-Edusei is fully committed to continuing his family tradition of philanthropy, integrity and economic development for the rest of his life as a private citizen.
He has been married to Mrs. Evangeline Bawuah-Edusei for the past 28 years and they have three children.
Mrs. Evangeline Bawuah-Edusei attended Abuakwah State College in Ghana before migrating to the United States. She enrolled at the Northern Virginia Community College and graduated as a nurse. She has worked at several medical facilities across the United States until she retired to assist her husband with the Edusei Foundation and other business interests.