Yao Foli founded Ndor Eco Village in 2008 as a sophomore at Cazenovia College in upstate New York. Yao is a testament to the power of education. He grew up in the town of Hohoe in the Volta region, the son of farmer and one of five kids. Yao’s leadership in the environmental movement in the Volta region resulted in his full scholarship to Cazenovia College where he has developed the reading, writing, and critical thinking to fulfill his lifelong dream to create Ndor Eco Village in the Volta region.
Yao graduated from Cazenovia College in 2013 with a Bachelor degree in International Studies. He currently lives in Ithaca, New York and hopes to enter a graduate program in environmental or agricultural sciences at Cornell University.
With a heart of gold and the dedication and pride of being a Ghanaian, Yao has made his vision a reality and is giving back to the people that he loves.