Anne Toba is the Founder and CEO of Ripples Foundation UK and Ripples Foundation USA, a 501(3)c non-profit that delivers women empowerment, educational and development projects through Ripples affiliates in Africa countries; (Madagascar, Ghana and Nigeria).
Anne Toba holds a Masters degree from Strathclyde University Glasgow, Scotland and has worked as a Regional Director with multinational companies in Africa, where her duties included continuity planning, the recruitment and localization of expat staff. Anne also worked with several Boroughs Councils in London and the South East of England, and served as a Independent Critical Incident Advisor (ICIA) to the Kent Police, for which Anne received an award in October 2016
Anne founded Ripples Foundation UK Charity (previously BME Concern) in 2005 in the United Kingdom; to support minorities and new arrivals from Eastern Europe, helping them to settle into the UK, signposting and offering advice and support to get into employment.
Ripples Foundation started delivering projects in Africa in 2011.
Ripples invests in the economic and social prosperity of the African village women, and youths, giving them a’ Hand-up’ and not a ‘Hand-out’, and teaching African women and youths to be responsible for their lives and their future, and giving them the opportunity to work their way out of poverty with dignity and pride, generating income and investing in the future of their children.
In the USA, Anne is working with Institutions and Universities to ensure that the focus is on the youth. Ripples offers students opportunities to learn through Internships/Practicum; they can opt to undertake Cultural Immersion Project trips to live and work in communities where Ripples has projects, and get to apply their young, smart minds to offer sustainable solutions to the challenging problems of development in Africa.
Anne is the Founder CEO of Ripples Foundation USA operations at their Headquarters in Saint Louis Missouri.