We are proud to introduce you to our Associate Fellow Shadrack Frimpong

Shadrack from Ghana is an Associate Fellow, Queens’s young leader award winner, social entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Cocoa360.

Born and raised in Tarkwa Breman, a small village in the Western Region of Ghana and is the son of a farmer and charcoal seller. But he charted a different course from his parents. Shadrack worked his way up to receive scholarships and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, only to return to Ghana to give back to his community with the establishment of Cocoa360.

Cocoa360 is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to facilitate access to education and improve health care through cocoa farming revenue.

Cocoa360 utilises community-owned resources to raise capital to be returned into community development. Shadrack "farm for impact" model transforms rural resources into hard education outputs for local youth. His work is community based and community driven. Working from the bottom up the Cocoa360 recognises that only from this perspective can sustainable development continue.

The Society is proud to have Shadrack as an active member of our Associate Fellow Network. We asked him a few questions in regards to his work and the importance of community led action. 

Shadrack receiving his award from Her Majesty the Queen

If you want to found out more about Shadrack's work and Cocoa 360 or the other Associate Fellows please contact us at [email protected]