50 Acres of bamboo are being cultivated by Booomers Additional 200 farmers are engaged in Agro-forestry program to cultivate over 200 hectares of Bamboo
50 rural youth directly employed at the factory and 10 youth engaged in the cultivation of bamboo. 20 youth indirectly employed through bamboo harvesting
150 rural school girls get bikes for schooling. Over 400 rural school children get support through a scholarship program and 8 communities get access to libraries and computer labs
To produce high quality, affordable bamboo products which have both economic and social benefits to customers around the world.
To make bamboo a number one global resource and to become the world’s leader in the bamboo manufacturing industry.
In 2009, Booomers partnered Craig Calfee’s bamboo bikes company Bamboosero to train rural youth in bamboo bike manufacturing. The bikes were originally branded as Calfee but an upsurge in demand necessitated recapitalization, resulting in the creation of Booomers International in 2014.
Opoku Aboagye 27 years old , is a Senior High School graduate . He has one and a half years’ experience in the manufacturing of bamboo bikes. Opoku moved to the community after hearing of the program in the city to be able to make use of this opportunity. He worked as a security guard in one of the security companies in Accra. Opoku says he is ever happy joining Booomers and it has impacted his life so much.
Owusu Ansah 22 years old ,is a Junior High School graduate. He was formally trained as a carpenter after completing Junior High School. He has over 3 years’ experience in building bamboo bikes and has since worked with Booomers after his training with the company. Owusu says he aims to become a renowned bicycle expert not just in bamboo bicycles but in other designs too.
Kwabena Danso is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Boomers International.
Danso was born and raised in the town of Yonso and has had a lifelong interest in community and educational development. He is also the Executive Director of the Yonso Project.
He graduated in 2006 from the University of Ghana in Legon with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a Global Fellow of the International Youth Foundation.
In 2012, Kwabena won two prestigious awards which included the AIRTEL TOUCHING LIVES AWARD and the President of Ghana’s Award for Grassroot and Rural Community development. Kwabena has five years’ experience in the manufacture of bamboo bicycles.
He is in charge of operations and product marketing.