Organization's Name: Ananseman Play House
Organization's Acronym: ANANSEMAN
Former Name(s): Ananseman Playhouse
Headquarters Address: F.401/1, 1st Kuku Crescent, Osu, Accra, Ghana.
Phone: +233 0302768378
Fax: +233 302 762 051
Email: info@ananseman.com
Website: www.ananseman.com
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Language: English


Areas of expertise & Fields of Activity:
Economic and Social:

  • Aging
  • Children
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Drug Control
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Food
  • Governance
  • Habitat
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Information
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour
  • Media
  • Minority Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Social Development
  • Sports for Peace and Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Values
  • Violence
  • Volunteerism
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of women:

  • Aging
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Food
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment
  • Women and the media
  • Women and the media

Social Development:

  • Aging
  • Conflict
  • Disabled persons
  • Indigenous issues
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

Geographic Scope: National
Country/Geographical area Of activity: Ghana
Millennium Development Goals: Develop global partnership for development

  • Improve maternal health
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Achieve universal primary education

Mission statement:
We seek to harness the attribute of story-telling especially among Children and Young People to advance the developmental agenda of mankind through FILMS for DEVELOPMENT … DEVELOPMENT through FILMS

Year established (YYYY): 2003
Year of registration (YYYY): 2003

Organizational structure:

  1. Chief Executive Officer
  2. Chief Administrative Manager
  3. People and Performance Manager
  4. Head of Finance and Accounts
  5. Head of Media and Film
  6. Project Officers
  7. Officers
  8. Volunteers
  9. Affiliates (Students of the second cycle institutions that we nurture)

Number and type of members:

  1. Chief Executive Officer 1
  2. Chief Administrative Manager 1
  3. People and Performance Manager 1
  4. Head of Finance and Accounts 1
  5. Head of Media and Film 1
  6. Project Officers 5
  7. Officers 7
  8. Volunteers 65
  9. Affiliates (Students of the second cycle institutions that we nurture)

Funding structure:

  1. Donations and grants from domestic sources
  2. Fundraising campaigns
  3. Other sources

Funding structure other:

  1. Levying Executives and Officers of Ananseman Play House

What People Say

testimonial image

Anansefest will enearth the hidden talent in the children and help them discover future profession in the creative arts.

Ms CharlotteAddo, Nifa Senior High
testimonial image

It is a welcome development that the potentials of the individual students are now being nurtured through Anansefest and we intend to partake in subsequent competitions by Ananseman Play House.

Ms Cecila Appiah, Krobo Girls
testimonial image

National development depends on the youth and Anansefest is helping to showcase the talents of the students and youth while who will be future leaders.

Mrs. Felicia Koree, Chemu Senior High
testimonial image

Our drama group was invited to participate in the Anansefest competition and we found it really informative and exciting.

Accra Girls High School.
testimonial image

Anansefest has shifted the focus of the youth from vices and cultism to seeing that they also could be shining stars.

Nifa Senior High

Ananseman News


This workshop organized for the various instructors of the participating schools and members of Team ANANSEFEST was aimed at exchanging ideas on how to train young people in filmmaking. There was a presentation by Füsun Eriksen-Director of Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival.

Read More

The much awaited launch which was held at the Exhibition Hall of the National Theatre was attended by over 300 persons, the event was chaired by Mr. Nat Nunoo Amarteyfio and honoured by Dr. Bernice Heloo (Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Information).

Read More


24 June 2011

Ananseman Playhouse, the producers of Ghana's first ever National Students’ Film Festival have had their maiden awards night at the British Council Hall on the 24th of June, 2011. The awards night was held after the thirteen weeks of screening on GTV.

Read More