About Founders Initiative

Our Mission

We are a Christian US 501-c3 and a Ghana Not-for-Profit (NGO) that empowers women and girls, economically disadvantaged, and at-risk youth in Ghana through our vision and initiatives.

Our Goals








1000’s of Girls in Ghana and the US

Our Story

The Founders Initiative exists to provide Christ-Like leadership, vision, and partnerships with individuals, businesses, banks, other industry leaders in education. Our efforts include global and community outreach, youth services, medical care, food banks, and those with a service heart throughout the US, Ghana, and globally.

We support the women and girls in Ghana who are economically disadvantaged, have mental or intellectual disabilities, or lack basic resources by providing creative and artistic solutions for individual learning.

We strive to create a safe haven to educate and develop without fear of sexual harassment or violence, to break the cycle of poverty, and to empower all the women and girls of Ghana.


Christyn Ryan

President and Owner

Miss Ryan brings her M.A in Educational Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and over 20 years experience in public education to Founders Initiative. She has a unique gift for teaching with creativity and high energy, providing opportunities for disabled and economically disadvantaged children. When Miss Ryan was in 4th grade, her teachers told her that she was “too stupid” to read so by the time she gave her heart to Christ in 1992, she was on her way to becoming a student of the Word. In 2010, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a 4.0 GPA in 5 months all while working full time. Having experienced failure, and finding her strength, learning how to read; her personal motto is, “Children can learn ALWAYS and in ALL WAYS,” derived from Philippians 4:13.

Pastor Raymond Baah

Vice President

Pastor Baah is a licensed minister and serves as the Senior, Founding Pastor of Chrisma Chapel in Kumasi, Ghana. He runs FEI Ghana and along with his wife, Claara, they have a heart for children’s ministry and discipleship. Pastor Raymond has his Bachelor’s of Art from Trinity College in Pastoral Studies. Matthew 10:1 and Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Barb Osborne


Barb has a long 30 year history of working for non-profits as an animal advocate. Her only greater love than her animals, is her love for Jesus; with her relationship with Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit as the center of her life.

She brings a wide repertoire of fundraising, community participation and relationships, leadership, and organization skills to Founders Education Foundation.

Through Equine Therapy, her most cherished memory is creating a safe learning environment for Special Needs Children which lead them to miraculously overcome physical and emotional disabilities!

Her belief is that we serve a God of possibilities not impossibilities. Matthew 19:26

Nora Melchor


Nora is an amazing Christian woman, business owner Of Real Tax Solutions, and long-time tax preparation IRS enrolled agent. She was recently named to the “Bad a** do-gooders” Association for her Tax Business in Arizona, USA. She loves to travel and is excited to visit Founders Ghana one day.

How Can You Help


The Founders Initiative makes it easy and safe for you to make a donation to help women and girls in Ghana.


We welcome partnerships with nonprofits, corporations, and foundations who share our values.


We are always looking for volunteers that are passionate about empowering the women in Ghana.