Project ASHA also benefits from the membership and support of patrons and matrons of all walks of life, all of whom share a passion for empowerment and development issues for all citizens of the world. These are known as ASHA Ambassadors.
ASHA's Founder and Programmes Director is Vweta Chadwick, a committed social worker and fierce advocate for the rights of grassroots women and girls.
While receiving treatment at a government owned facility in Edo State Nigeria, Vweta was moved to initiate a support group for women who like her, were coming to grips with an acquired disability, but lacked the support they desperately needed in coping and readjusting to their new circumstances. ASHA started in 2004 as a support group for young women with acquired disabilities.
She was awarded the LEAP Africa Social Innovators Award in 2013, and inducted into the 2013/2014 LEAP Africa Social Innovators Fellowship. She is a 2013 Fellow of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, a 2013 World Pulse Voices of Our Future Correspondent, a 2015 United States Institute of Peace Generation Change Fellow, a 2015 Fellow of the Global Change Leaders Programme at the Coady International Institute, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders and a 2016/2017 World Pulse Global Ambassador.
ASHA’s Global Strategist is Mr Steven Robinson (MCMI, MIRP, RSW, and Prince 2
Mr Robinson has been committed to humanitarian causes since 1994. He is currently a Health & Social Care Consultant; an advocate of MEC (Minority Ethnic Communities) and disability rights in the UK.
Mr Robinson is also a Speaker for various NGO’s including WaterAid (a UK charity) committed to provision of safe water and sanitation worldwide) and a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (a US International organization working for the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation globally).
Hajiya Giwa Bashirah Busola is a mother, philanthropist, Business woman and CEO of four companies.
She's a graduate of B.sc (Ed) in chemistry from University of Ilorin. Ilorin kwara state.
In her capacity as the Regional Ambassador for Project ASHA, Hajiya Giwa has led several outreaches towards educating women and girls on their rights, empowering them with skills and engaging stakeholders in promoting women and girls inclusion in Kaduna, Kwara, Abuja and Sokoto States in Nigeria.
ASHA's Medical Adviser is Dr Karyn V Ohioma.
As a National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) doctor in Enugu, Nigeria, she donated her entire monthly allowance for her service year towards the provision of mosquito nets for maternity units and nursing mothers.
She continued her service to humanity as an Acute Medicine Doctor at the Accident and Emergency Unit of a Teaching Hospital in Edo State, Nigeria, until she moved to England in 2018, to continue her contribution to the Medical Profession.
Dr Ohioma has practiced for over 15 years and has won many accolades.
ASHA’s Legal Officer is Barrister Vera Edore.
As a student activist, Barrister Edore was a stalwart for the less privileged and a beacon of hope for people who were institutionally victimised.
Currently in private practice, she has been supporting various ASHA projects since 2008.