The project was established in 2017 by William Asiedu; as an opportunity to give back to the community and ultimately his homeland Ghana. With the help of family and friends, we created a team of individuals who have a heart to serve others and are passionate about helping those in desperate need.

 The Distant Relatives Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Washington D.C metropolitan area. Our mission is based on the commitment to underserved communities in Africa and within the diaspora; by creating opportunity and access to resources. This is performed through  a series of community outreach and engagement.
Our target audience quickly evolved into an international scene as friends were inspired and projects were coordinated in their native countries. Through education, health awareness, and resources, we aim to bring opportunity and empower families; school aged children, and orphans who live in at-risk communities around the world.
Executive Team
  1. Jason Akyea
    Director of Programs
  2. Enoch Antwi
    Director of Public Relations
  3. William Asiedu
    Founder & CEO
  4. Stewart Cornelius
  5. Messai Belayneh
    Director of Strategic Marketing
  6. Gilford Larbi-Agyire
    Director of International Affairs
  7. Courtney Harris
    Chief of Staff