MY DREAM. org is an officially registered Ghanaian NGO, established for Bognayili, Northern Ghana in 2012. We exist to create an environment in the community where children begin to understand what their dreams can do for their future. Our goal is to establish an ecosystem over a ten-year period by 2022, where people can generate income through sustainable business, and run social-return activities in the areas of education, healthcare and sanitation, with financial input earned through their income-generation activities, rather than solely depending on funding from sponsors.

MY DREAM. orgは、ガーナ北部ボナイリ村において2012年に発足したガーナNGO法人です。私たちは、ボナイリ村の子ども達が夢を見つけ、追いかけ、叶えていくことのできる環境づくりに取り組んでいます。目指すのは、ボナイリ村の人々が手がけるビジネスから得る収益をもって、子ども達を取り巻く環境をよりよくしていくエコシステムを確立すること。立ち上げから10年後の2022年をターゲットに、持続可能なモデルの定着を目指しています。


MY DREAM Story by Selase Kove-Seyram (2016)

MY DREAM School was inaugurated in November 2012. As of June 2016, roughly 230 students belong to the school. Hand in hand with the Ghana Education Service (GES) which supervises MY DREAM School, teams in Bognayili work hard to better the environments surrounding children. Three teachers from GES and volunteers from the village teach children from 8:30am until 1pm.

MY DREAM幼稚園は2012年8月に開園しました。2016年6月現在、幼稚園にはおよそ230名の子どもたちが所属しています。幼稚園を管轄するガーナ教育局(GES)と村のチームが協力しながら、子ども達を取り巻く環境の向上に向けて日々取り組んでいます。GESから派遣されている3名の先生と村のボランティア先生達が朝の8:30から午後1:00まで子どもたちを教えています。

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Origin of the organization’s name “MY DREAM”

We named the kindergarten established in 2012 “MY DREAM School”, because we wanted “MY DREAM,” right at the beginning of a child’s educational life, to be part of every his or her, favorite English sentence. We hope to see children talk about their dreams by the time they graduate from MY DREAM School.    


幼稚園の名前は、子ども達が最初に覚える英単語。それなら、卒園する頃には子ども達が、「私の夢はね…(MY DREAM is…)」と言葉を続けてくれるようになりますように、そう想いを込めました。

Create an environment where children begin to understand what their dreams can do.



To bridge the major existing gaps in Bognayili, through the establishment of two pillars:

(1) Social-return activities in Education, Health & Sanitation and

(2) Income-generation activities through Local Business Promotion.






To establish an ecosystem over a ten-year period, where people in the community of Bognayili can generate income through sustainable business, and run social-return activities in the areas of education, healthcare and sanitation, with financial input earned through their income-generation activities, rather than solely depending on funding from sponsors.



Knowledge, Action, Integrity, and Respect (KAIR)




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Founder & 
Executive Director

Managing Director

Chairman: Cecilia Dei-Anang

Cecilia is an Executive Director of MY, who advised Yukari from the early stage of MY from her experienced and well-knowledgable perspectives. She is currently the CEO of Imago Connect Limited: a Management & Leadership Training and Development Consultancy that supports individuals and organisations in developing relevant solutions: through leadership/management skills training, awareness creation and mobilisation of energies and systems. 
Believing in the boundless learning capacity of children, Cecilia is an authorised FasTracKids® International Master Franchisee for Ghana. FasTracKids® run early development enrichment programmes that provide fun, interactive early learning programs, while infusing a love of learning in children, from preschool through early elementary school and beyond.
Cecilia has over twenty (20) years experience in multiple disciplines: comprising of government and media relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, marketing and human resource management, both nationally and internationally. Her speciality is in Communications and Enhancing Human Resource Development.


セシリアは、MY DREAM.org発足当初から、創設者の原に対して、その豊富な経験と知識に裏付けられた様々なアドバイスをしてきたMY DREAM.orgの共同代表です。彼女は現在、Imago Connect社の代表を務め、個人・団体に対して、リーダーシップ・経営に係るトレーニングなどを提供するなど、能力開発とコンサル業務に従事しています。また、セシリアは、子どもたちの学習能力を高めることを追求するFasTracKidsのガーナにおけるフランチャイズ運営の責任者でもあります。セシリアは、PR、評判・クライシスマネジメント、マーケティング、HRなど様々な分野に置いて20年超の経験を有しており、その中でも特に彼女が専門としているのは、コミュニケーションと人材開発の促進です。

Founder/ Executive Director: Yukari Hara

Yukari is a Founder and an Executive Director, who launched MY DREAM project in August 2012, after spending three months in Bognayili as an intern with a local NGO, Africa 2000 Network. Her idea was to reciprocate what people in the village had done for her during her stay. Since June 2013, after finishing her graduate programme at Columbia University, she returned to Ghana this time as a first secretary of the Embassy of Japan. After work and during weekends, as a volunteer, she traveled to the North and worked closely with people in the village to materialize the goals she had set together with her fellow families in Bognayili. After two years of her tenure, she left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and, after spending three months serving as a business consultant for a second-hand-clothes trading house in her home town to assist them exporting such clothes to Ghana, started working for a Japanese trading and investment firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Today, she travels back to Ghana every few months to make sure that projects will go on under the villagers' initiatives. Her "MY DREAM" is to contribute to create the world, where all the children become architects of their own dreams and live their lives with hope and smile, regardless of where they were born and raised. All the work and projects of MY are completely off-duty her personal engagements

(Photo by Selase Kove Seyram)

創設者/ 共同代表:原 ゆかり

ゆかりは、2012年にボナイリ村でインターンとして活動をした後に、MY DREAMプロジェクトを立ち上げた創始者であり、MY DREAM.orgの共同代表です。プロジェクトを立ち上げた当初の彼女の発想は、3ヶ月間よくしてくれた村人達に恩返しがしたいというものでした。コロンビア大学院を卒業後の約2年間、彼女は日本の外交官としてガーナに戻り、仕事後や週末などの余暇を活用して、ボナイリ村の仲間と掲げた目標の達成に向けて活動に携わり続けました。大使館での勤務後は、外務省を退職し、3か月間、中古衣料品を扱う地元企業でビジネスコンサルタントとして、中古衣料のガーナへの輸出ビジネス形成を支援したのち、南アフリカ・ヨハネスブルクに拠点を構える日本の商社に就職。現在は、数か月に一度ガーナに戻りながら、プロジェクトが村人たちのイニシアティブのもと継続していくように支援しています。彼女自身の"MY DREAM"は、子どもたちが自らの夢の設計士になり、生まれや住む場所に関わらず、希望と笑顔に溢れた自らの人生を歩むことのできる環境づくりの力になることです。

(写真提供:Selase Kove Seyram)

Managing Director: Sayibu Zakaria (Zak)

Zak is an Executive Director of MY DREAM. org based in Bognayili, MY DREAM Projects sites. He has been playing crucial roles to connect women producing shea butter and buyers, manage and supervise their small-scale business, and committed himself in implementing projects to better the environment for children in the village. When he was a child, he says that the environment surrounding him did not allow him to pursue higher education, which made him ending up dropping out from high school. He made his efforts and became a successful farmer, while studying English, accounting, and leadership through self-teaching and some workshop led by multiple organizations. Today, he plays a critical role in leading and coordinating all relevant MY DREAM projects.


ザックは、MY DREAMプロジェクトのサイトであるボナイリ村に暮らすMY DREAM. orgの共同代表です。シアバター作りをする女性達を買い手と結びつけたり、彼女達のビジネスを手伝い、アドバイスをしたり、また村の子どもたちを取り巻く環境を向上させるために取り組んできました。ザックは、子どものころ環境に恵まれず、高校を中退せざるを得なかったと言います。しかし、その後も彼は英語や会計、リーダーシップなどを、独学と複数の団体によるワークショップなどに参加しながらながら学び、努力を積み重ね、農民としても成功をおさめています。今日、全てのマイ・ドリーム・プロジェクトが、彼のリーダーシップと調整能力に支えられています。


GES Head Master Mr. Husama (2015-present)

Mr. Husama is the very person who has accelerated improvement in education at MY DREAM School and the primary school to which MY DREAM School is attached. Education team works very closely with him to upgrade the environments for children to enable them to live in better future.


ウサマ園長先生は、MY DREAM幼稚園と小学校の教育環境を急速に改善してきた、まさに立役者。教育チームとも密接に連携し、子ども達がより良い未来を生きられるように、取り巻く環境の改善のために取り組んでいます。

Three GES Teachers (2015-present)

Although MY DREAM was immediately incorporated into the system of Ghanaian government, Ghana Education Service (GES) upon establishment in 2012, it took some time before the school received certified teachers. In March 2015, MY DREAM School finally got three teachers! As of January 2016, these three teachers along with volunteers from the village teach over 200 children everyday.


MY DREAM幼稚園は2012年の設立と同時に、ガーナ政府教育局(GES)の傘下に入りましたが、GESからの先生が来てくれるまでには少し時間がかかりました。それでも2015年3月、遂に幼稚園に3名の先生がやってきました!2016年1月現在、先生たちは村のボランティアと共に200名超の子ども達を日々教えています。

Bognayili-hired Teacher/ Volunteer: Fatimata (Bognayili) (2010-present)

Fatimata is from Bognayili and used to teach children at MY DREAM School full-time. Today, she is also a student who studies administration at Polytechnic School in Tamale, while during weekends and holidays she continues teaching kids on voluntary basis. She surely will be one of role models for children of MY DREAM School.


ファティマタはボナイリ村出身であり、以前は村に雇われ常勤で幼稚園の先生をしていました。現在は、彼女自身も経営学を学ぶためにためにタマレのポリテクニックに通いながら、余暇にはボランティアとして村の子ども達を教え続けてくれています。MY DREAM幼稚園の子供達にとって、彼女はきっとロールモデルとなること間違いなし、です。

MY DREAM School Teacher/ Volunteer: Abdrahim (Bognayili) (2010-present)

Abdrahim is based in Bognayili and has taught children since when the school took place under the big trees in Bognayili. He is particularly good at drawing and children are always excited to learning  how to draw from him. 


アブドゥラヒムは、ボナイリ出身のMY DREAM幼稚園の先生で、幼稚園が木の下で開かれていた頃から子どもたちを教えています。アブドゥラヒムは、特にお絵描きが得意で、子どもたちはいつも彼から絵を習うことをとても楽しみにしています。

Bognayili-hired Teacher: Constance (Tamale) (2013-2014)

Constance lives in Tamale and commute to Bognayili every day with her bicycle, which takes more than one hour, when the wind is strong even about two. She has taken some course at University of Education in Kumasi, and will complete the diploma programme this summer. She tells us that while teaching over hundred of children is sometime very exhausting but more than that, rewarding. (Picture by Mizuki Koshide) 


コンスタンスは、タマレの街に住んでいて、毎日1時間近く自転車を漕いでボナイリ村にやってきてくれています(風が強い時は通勤時間は長くて2時間にまでなるといいます)。コンスタンスはクマシの教育大学で教授法のディプロマのコースを履修しているところで、この夏にはそのコースを終える予定です。100名以上の子どもたちを教えることは、時にとても疲れるけれど、でもとってもやりがいがある、とコンスタンスは話してくれます。(写真提供:越出 水月)


Education Team Leader (Bottom left): Alhassan Damba

Note Taker/ Reporter (Upper right): Fatimata Iddrisu

Education Team Members: (Upper left) Shaheidu Abdulei (Bottom center) Ibrahim Adaru (Bottom right) Abukari Abdulei

Education team members have been fully committed in planning and implementing educational projects for children of MY DREAM School. Damba, Shaheidu and Ibrahim are father of children going to MY DREAM School; Fatimata and Abukari are students of specialized training school and have worked as teachers of the school.






Education Team Leader (Center): Abubakari Abdulai

Note Taker/ Reporter (Second from the right): Inussa Yakubu

Education Team Members: (Second from the left) Alhassan Yakubu (Far right) Laminu Arishe (Far left) Yussif Salif,  Yahaya Abdul Raheman

Health team members visit schools and meet frequently to identify health- and sanitation- related matters MY DREAM School faces and discuss possible solutions. Innusa, Yakubu and Laminu are also serving as health volunteers for the entire community and undertake, for instance, monthly weighing for all under-five children in Bognayili.




保健チームの皆は、頻繁にMY DREAM幼稚園を訪れ、保健・衛生に関する問題について話し合い、解決策を練っています。イヌサ、ヤクブ、ラミヌは、毎月5歳未満時の体重測定を行うなど、コミュニティ全体の保健ボランティアの役割も務めています。

GHANA COTTON TEAM/ ガーナコットン・チーム

Initially, Ghana Cotton team started with four members. Today we have nine with one trainer who is also a manager of the factory. They gather at MY DREAM Factory which was completed in December 2015 and sew products with their hand-cranked sewing machines. They are regarded as first-ever professional tailors who have a place to go for work in Bognayili.

ガーナコットンプロジェクト立ち上げ当初、チームメンバーは4名でした。今日、メンバー9名と指導に当たるトレーナー兼工房マネージャー1名が、2015年に完成したMY DREAM工房に集まり、手回しミシンで一つずつ製品を手作りしています。彼女たちは、ボナイリ村では初となる仕事場を持つプロの縫い子として活躍しています。

ACCRA TEAM/ アクラチーム

Secretary: Stanislaus Acquare (Stan)

Stanislaus Acquah is the Secretary of MY DREAM. org. and has worked for the organisation since its inception. Stan as he is called by friends also works for the Embassy of Japan in Ghana as Public Relations and Cultural Clerk. Stan studied French and Political Science at the University of Ghana. He has a Masters degree in international relations at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana. He wants to contribute all he can to help Bognayili develop and also when MY DREAM. org expands to other areas. He believes every individual has the greatest potential of doing all that they set out to do. And that everyone should be given the opportunities in life and even the benefit of the doubt, So should the children of Bognayili.


スタンは、在ガーナ日本国大使館において広報文化担当クラークを務める傍ら、組織立ち上げの当初からMY DREAM. orgのセクレタリーを務めてす。スタンはガーナ大学においてフランス語と政治科学を学び、同大学のレゴン国際関係・外交センターにおいて国際関係学修士号を取得しています。彼は、ボナイリ村の子ども達を始めとする村のすべての人々は自らの力を最大限に活かすための機会を与えられるべきと信じ、村の発展と、MY DREAM. orgの拡大のために力を尽くしたいと考えています。

Former Administrative Officer: Richard Kwabla Makosah (2014-2016)

Richard served as an administrative officer from December 2014 through May 2016. He was one of the first people to embrace the vision of MY, and immensely contributed his time and effort towards the establishment of MY Richard is now pursuing other interests and we wish him, every success in his endeavours. He remains a friend of MY


リチャードは総務スタッフとして2014年12月から2016年5月まで活躍してくれました。彼はMY DREAM. org創設時から、そのビジョンに共感し関わり続け、今日のMY DREAM. orgを築き上げてくれた仲間の一人です。リチャードはこの度、別の目標に向けて歩むことを決め、組織を去りましたが、私たちは彼の新しい挑戦を応援したいと思います。そしてリチャードはこの先もMY DREAM. orgの大事な友人です。


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