Christina holds a Master degree in Political Science from Lund University with focus on Human Trafficking and International Criminal Law. She has also studied International Criminal Policy at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Since 2011, Christina has worked within the field of organized crime prevention and has lectured internationally, written papers and co-authored a book within the subject. She has worked for several different international organisations with the prevention of Human Trafficking and Forced Labour, focusing mainly on Europe and West-Africa and been a member of EU- expert groups on trafficking. Currently she is based at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm, Sweden.
During her MA-studies Christina had an internship at the International Organization for Migration in Accra, Ghana, and wanted to stay some of the time in a slum area. Emmanuel K. Aheto, a resident of Nima, offered her a shed to stay. When he passed away a few months later Christina wanted to honour his fight for the slum-children and came up with the idea of Project Nima.
Christina also has a career as a fashion model and has worked all over Europe and in the US.
Deputy Secretary General
Erik Leijonmarck is the Secretary General of European Cities Action Network for Drug Free Societies (ECAD). He holds a degree in Political Science from Uppsala University and has previously worked at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm focusing on organized crime and drug trafficking in primarily the Baltic Sea Region. Erik brings together best practices on prevention of drugs use, treatment and social reintegration of drug addicts as well as supply reduction and policing with the aim of improving the health and security of citizens across Europe. Erik has been a member of Project Nima since its start and been a consistent teacher and educator of the ambassadors in the areas of drugs, corruption and trafficking. He is eager to learn as well and happy to partake in Ghanaian dances and sports together with our ambassadors.
Country Manager Ghana
My name is Charles Eyram Kwabla Sablah. Born 1st November 1983 in Nima.
Why I want to work with Project Nima is because I got to know Christina through a brother who was passionate about helping kids but he had no means. After staying in Nima for a while my dear friend Christina brought out an idea to help, and she came up with Project Nima and I happen to be living in Nima without any employment so I wanted to help her achieve her aim of giving back to the Nima people through exchange programs with students from Sweden. I am happy to be associated with Project Nima because it doesn’t just give to the kids in Nima, they can also give back. They are involved in beads making and paintings which are sent to Sweden to also help the kids there. It’s more like give and take and its also sharing and caring among the children involved. I will always make myself available to push the core objectives of Project Nima. Thank you.
Emile Kwablah Afeavor
My name is Emile Kwablah. I’m from the Volta region but today I live in Nima. When I first moved to Nima I lived on the street. I used to beg trotro-drivers to let me clean their cars when they came back from work in change for sleeping a few hours inside of them. In that way I was able to sleep safe. But I worked hard and tried to see opportunities and today I have my own room in Nima and a small shop where I sell drums and other crafts. Today I’m proud to be a member of Project Nima organization because since from my youngest time I already planned or decided that my mission in life is to help people in need. Like work hard and get money to build schools, hospital and safe places for people. This to support people and Project Nima also has the same visions and it is exactly what I want. I want Project Nima to become one of the biggest organisations in the future and to have more branches in different countries. I also like the way how Project Nima is teaching the kids about corruption, human trafficking, child trafficking, child labour and about how important that is that we come together in the world through our dreams and core values, not nationality, religion or colour. Because what brings us together is deeper than that, what brings us together is human rights, the will to live and the pure love for our families. We need to respect each other and do good things to each other and this is something that impress me with Project Nima and makes me want to be part in Project Nima. Because Project Nima teach this and makes people from all societies grow. I am 39 years old. Thank you so much, thank you very much, for reading my presentation.
Teresia has a M.Sc in political science with a focus on international relations, human rights and anti-trafficking. She has previously worked for children’s rights and against human trafficking. She finds the founding idea behind Project Nima extremely important; all children have the right to be free and we can all contribute to make the world a better place.
Photographer and Mentor
Photographer Lisen Stibeck has a keen interest in teenage identity and her interest developed into her book ”Daughters”, winning critical attention and international recognition. I was asked by Christina to help her take images for Project Nima in Ghana. After spending one week in Nima together with Christina and the children I was very impressed over what Project Nima had already achieved. I want to contribute with my knowledge and my energy to help Project Nima to continue to develop and to one day have their own school with a rehabilitation center for children who have been victims of child trafficking.
I’m very glad I crossed paths with Project Nima and realized that there was a concrete working model to help the vulnurable, a model that really works.
I am proud to be Ambassador of Project Nima and in the long run, I dream that the world sees this and understands how to work in the same beautiful way.
Few things make the feeling of making a difference for others, seeing someone else’s sun go up.
I am the founder of Stiftelsen Min Stora Dag, where I also was the executive director under the first thirteen years. Min Stora Dag is a foundation granting wishes and organizing activities for children at the Swedish hospitals. In 2017 I started Stiftelsen Musikbojen, a non-profit organization that aims to provide access to music therapy to more children and adolescents in Sweden who suffered severe illness or trauma.
I met Christina in 2012 when she had a charity activity with the children of Nima in support of the children of Min Stora Dag. Christina’s dedication to opening the minds of the children of Nima to the rest of the world appealed strongly to my lifelong interest for underprivileged children.
It is a great honor to be an ambassador and mentor for Project Nima. Meeting Christina and listening to her passionate reports of her accomplishments with the children of Nima has changed my life. I am going to do my best to spread the word about Project Nima and help Christina in her important mission.
Att vara ambassadör för Projekt Nima i Ghana innebär att man står bakom Projekt Nimas värderingar och hjälper till att stöda och sprida dessa. Ambassadörerna har direktkontakt med Christina och andra i Projekt Nima och är en länk mellan organisationen och skolan. De förmedlar budskap samt väcker tankar och diskussioner i klassrummen. Barnen bildar mindre grupper och jobbar med frågor som rör självkänsla, värderingar, livsförändringar och hur man gör kan göra världen till en lite bättre plats.
Våra ambassadörer i Ghana är:
I am 12 years of age. I am from Togo. I fled to Nima with my family. I now live in Nima. I want to be a Project Nima ambassador because I want to help sad people all over the world, especially in Sweden and in Ghana.
My name is Agbolan Fofone. I am 17 years old. I am from Togo. I live in Nima, Ghana. The reasons why I want to be a Project Nima ambassador is that I want to achieve knowledge and use it to change the world to become a better place in future. And also I want to be a Project Nima ambassador because in Project Nima we share ideas together and we also have each other feelings and we care for people. We listen to each other and we ask each other questions because we care to hear that persons feelings and opinions. I want Project Nima to develop in the future because with the help of education Project Nima can help minimize corruption in the world. I want Project Nima to be the best organization in future.
My name is Jeffrey Darko and I’m 15 years old. I come from Asenema in the Eastern Region and I live in Nima. I want to be a Project Nima ambassador because the world today is a scary but in Project Nima we fight to change the world. I want Project Nima to develop because it will change the world and expose wrong doers to the public.
My name is Falila Ibrahim. I am 14 years of age. I come from the Volta region of Ghana. I am a Project Nima ambassador because I want to change the world. I want Ghana’s educational system to be better. I want Project Nima to be a world-wide known organization in the world.
My name is Amedome Stephanie. I am 14 yeard os age. I come from Ghana and I live in Mamobi-Nima. I want to be in Project Nima because I want to help change the world and I want to help the people in my community. I want Project Nima to become a big organization and I want people to know Project Nima all over the world.
My name is Fawaz Zato. I am 17 years old. I am from Ghana. I live in Maamobi-Nima. I want to be a Project Nima ambassador because I want to help the people who are in need and change the world together with the Project Nima ambassadors and make the world the best place for people. I want Project Nima to develop in the future because I want Project Nima to be the best organisation in the world.
My name is Sadiya Haruna. I am 14 years of age. I come from Bawku in the Upper East region. I want to be a Project Nima ambassador because I want to help changing the world. I want a world which is free from corruption, child trafficking and child labour. I want Project Nima to be one of the biggest organizations in the world.
My name is Ahmed Issaka. I’m 14 years old. I come from Ghana and live in Nima. The reason why want to be a Project Nima ambassador is that Project Nima help people a lot. That is why I want to be a Project Nima ambassador so I can also help the poor in need. I want Project Nima to become a big organization in the future.
My name is Sherita Darko. I am 12 years old. I come from the Eastern Region. I live in Nima, Accra. I want to be a Project Nima ambassador because they help people that are in need. I want Project Nima to develop because if I don’t have a work to do I can also go and work there because if I have something to give I can also help other people in the world. I want to be part in helping people in their lives. In Project Nima I can do that.
My name is Muhassan Ahmed and I am a Project Nima ambassador. I am 14 years old. I am a Project Nima ambassador because of how kind and good Project Nima is. My dream about Project Nima is to have our own office. I want to see all the ambassadors having a great determination in Project Nima. In five years time I want Project Nima to be the best organisation in the whole world. I hope so because the way I see Project Nima moving now.