Our team

Matthew Boah, President and CEO, Founder

For over twenty years, Matthew Boah has dedicated himself to help improve the lives of those in need.  He has worked with his church and other concerned citizens of Toronto to:

  • sponsor school feeding programs for war orphans in Sierra Leone during that country’s civil war in the 1990’s.
  • donate medical equipment to a hospital in Ghana in 1999.
  • raise funds to support hurricane victims in Jamaica, Haiti and Grenada in 2003
  • has volunteered his time in many non-profit organizations in Toronto, Ontario

Out of his own pocket, Matthew has built a community library for the people of Opon Valley in Ghana. When asked why he did that, Matthew had this to say: “I have been doing voluntary work in the community for quite a long time now. I grew up in a poor family, but through the help of others, I was able to go to school. I have also been fortunate enough to have a second chance in life due to the love and care of others. It is through them and by the grace of God that I am still alive now. Helping communities is not about being rich; because you do not have to be rich to be able to help others in need. As long as I, Matthew continue to live, and I am able to, I will always try to give back to communities that are in need”.

Help Build a Community Foundation (HBCF) was founded by Matthew Boah in 2012 and registered in Toronto, Canada in February 2013.

Jean Boah, Director (Administration)

Jean Boah is a graduate from York University with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities. Her passion is working with “At Risk Youth and Children from Underprivileged Communities”. She has in the past volunteered her services in the social services sector in the Greater Toronto Area. Jean says her focus is to advocate and provide services to the underrepresented group of people in society. She is currently a Child and Youth Outreach Coordinator at Futuristic Kids. With such a rich background, Jean is a necessary asset to our organization.

Kwaku Baffour Awuah, Director (Operations)

Mr. B. K. Awuah is an independent transport operator. He has been self-employed for over forty years. Having ran his own businesses for this length of  time, he has acquired many years of organizational skills. He has brought on board his many years of experience to help run this non-profit organization.