Our Team

Strong individuals make up an even stronger team

Currently we are supported by over 80 well-qualified individuals who are experts in their respective fields. Chance for Children (CFC) guarantees fair working conditions, adequate social benefits and proper wages for all of our employees. In addition, CFC is actively supported by international and local volunteers and donors.

Daniela Rüdisüli Sodjah, Founder and Executive Director

Daniela is a trained teacher from Gommiswald, Switzerland. In 1997 she travelled to Accra for an internship and later worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Ghana. After returning to Switzerland, she continued to work as a teacher and began to study theology. Touched by the needs of the children on the streets of Accra, she felt a call to give these children a chance at a brighter future and this drew her back to Ghana. When she met Amon, who shared the same passion for disadvantaged children, they established Chance for Children in October 1999. Since then, she has lived in Accra with her family.

Amon Kotey, Founding Director

Amon was born in Accra and grew up under the care of family members because his single mother couldn't cater for a family of seven. After graduating from Junior Secondary School, he lived with his grandmother and sold mussels to tourists to contribute to the family’s income. Subsequently, he learned how to build drums at the Accra Cultural Centre, produced them, and shared the profits with others. Having experienced and witnessed first-hand the situation of street-connected children on the streets of Accra, Amon decided to work together with Daniela to improve the lives of street-connected children in 1997.

Daniel Awuley Nartey, Director of Support Functions

Awuley was born in Accra, sharing a single room with his family of seven. His journey with Chance for Children began through a friendship with Amon, his neighbor at the time. When Amon started making drums to support street-connected children, Awuley eagerly joined as a volunteer drum maker, driven by his compassion for those in need. However, following his passion for learning, he later left to pursue higher education and graduated with a degree in Economics and Geography. In 2006, Amon and Daniela invited him to share their vision of improving the livelihoods of street-connected children. Since 2013, he has served as one of the Directors.

Nana Osei Baafi, Director of Operations

Raised between rural and urban settings, Nana experienced the gap in living standards and that ignited his passion to support disadvantaged groups. To professionalize his passion, he pursued studies in Social Work in 2005. Nana joined Chance for Children as a Social Worker post-COVID-19 lockdown and soon became a key team member. In January 2024, he was appointed Director of Operations, a role that aligns with his long-standing commitment to uplifting marginalized groups.