We are crazy about Jensue.
In 2004, our Founder and CEO, Jacob Agyemang, left his beloved village of Jensue in Ghana to pursue opportunities in the United States of America. Whereas most departures are filled with sadness and anxiety, his was a departure celebrated by the whole village for they would have a son venturing further than the confines of Jensue. If the God’s were pleased, their son would find happiness and success, and tell the world about Jensue.
Indeed, the Gods were pleased, for not only did Jacob make it to America, he was successful in academia and has found success as a Technologist. Through it all, Jacob never forgot the people he left behind in Jensue. It was the people of Jensue whom Jacob looked up to for strength when there was not always support in his new-found land. It was the people of Jensue who had installed in him a strong work ethic, and it was the people of Jensue whom Jacob felt a strong sense of gratitude. Jensue was his soul.
To feed his soul, Jacob wanted to make life easier for Jensue. Even in his most glorious memories of Jensue, Jacob’s memory always ended up in the same place – the poverty that was all around Jensue. A true son of the soil, Jacob set out to make a difference and change the life experience of those in Jensue now and those not yet born.
In 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio, articles of incorporation were approved for the Agyemoah Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is simple – to develop Jensue into a thriving community that supports its people through education, job training, technology, health and sanitation.
This is who we are and Jensue is the reason we do it. We hope you can join us in our mission to make a difference – by giving back to communities that have made us who we are.
Jacob Agyemang leaves Jensue, Ghana for New Jersey, USA. The push for Jacob was filling a deep need for more than Jensue could offer his ambitions. He was inspired by
The idea of a vibrant Jensue in conceptualized. Jacob sits down with a group of friends to discuss the feasibility of such a project. Everyone agrees it is a mammoth task, but one that they all fee compelled to do.
Foundation slab is laid down for the first developmental stage – Jensue Village Clinic with Funds donated by Jacob Agyemang and friends.
- Jensue is a rural community in Southwest Ghana.
- Population is roughly 3000.
- High incident of teenage pregnancies.
- Peasant farmers form the majority population.
- Income is mostly seasonal in nature.
- About 45% of the population is below 18 years.
- High unemployment plagues Jensue.
- Local school is up to 9th grade.
- Most students drop out of school in 7th to 9th grade.