Dr. Margaret Nkrumah is an educationist who is currently the Board Chair of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema and immediate past Chair of the SOS Ghana Association. Dr. Nkrumah is a board member of both the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg and The Committee to Teach About the UN (CTAUN) in New York and on the Global Advisory Council of the African Leadership University (ALU) in Mauritius and Rwanda. She has also served on the Board of the International Schools Association (ISA), Geneva and was for five years on the Executive Committee of the International Baccalaureate Council of Foundation. Dr. Nkrumah became the Founding Principal of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema in 1991, after serving as the Assistant Headmistress of Ghana International School (GIS). During her tenure of 18 years the College developed into a talent pool for young people from Africa and the doors of universities across the world were opened for them as a result of it.
In 2012 Dr. Nkrumah retired as both the Senate Member representing Africa for the SOS Children’s Villages International after 8 years, and as the Vice President of the SOS-Kinderdorf International (SOS-KDI) organization after serving a 4-year term. As Vice Principal she represented the SOS organization in the negotiations for formal recognition status at the AU in Addis Ababa. She is the first African to occupy a top position in the history of the SOS Children’s Villages International. For decades, she has made many positive changes in the field of education, not only for SOS Children's Villages but also within various African and international education networks.
Dr. Nkrumah has an Honorary Doctor of Letters, 2006, University of Education, Winneba, an Honorary Doctor of Laws 2005, University of Leicester, and graduated from University of Leicester in 1963, achieving a BA Honours degree in English, and from the University of Ghana in 1992, with an M. Phil degree in English. She has been honored by the following National and International Awards:
National Children's Day Award 2002, for services to children, Ghana
Presidential National Award, 2008, Order of the Volta (Companion) Ghana
Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award 2013, University of Leicester, UK
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