Dr. (Mrs.) Margaret Nkrumah served as Vice-President of SOS-Kinderdorf International from 2008-2012 and Principal of SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (SOS-HGIC) where she served as founding principal. She has worked for SOS-Kinderdorf International for over 20 years, mainly as Principal of SOS-HGIC, the first college of its type that identifies vulnerable children from the continent; and nurtures and develops them academically to serve African human resource needs. Additionally, the College has become an education institute with students who look at the potential, particularities and perspectives of the African continent.
Dr. Nkrumah was a member of the Senate, the 20-member governing body of the SOS Children’s Villages International, from 2004- 2012 and is the first African to occupy a top position in the history of SOS Children’s Villages. She currently serves as the Board Chair on the Board of SOS Ghana and also on the Federation Steering Committee of the Senate – the highest decision making body of SOS–Kinderdorf International that brings together the SOS Kinderdorf International Movement comprising over 130 countries around the world.
Dr. Nkrumah has served on the Executive Committee of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) in Geneva and also on the Board of the Council of International Schools (CIS) UK. She was also on the Board of the International Schools Association (ISA) Geneva and is currently on the Boards of the African Leadership Academy (ALA) South Africa and the Committee to Teach About the United Nations (CTAUN) New York.
Dr. Nkrumah holds two honorary doctorate degrees: Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Leicester, UK and Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. She has also received many awards including, National Children’s Day Award 2002, for services to children, Ghana, Presidential National Award, 2008, Order of the Volta (Companion) Ghana and Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award 2013, University of Leicester, UK. She is a graduate of University of Leicester where she received a BA Honours degree in English and University of Ghana, Legon.