Obrobibini Peace Complex
For More Inner Peace

Who We Are

What We Do

Our team unites people from different cultures

Bringing people together for development

Obrobibini Peace Complex (OPC) is an association of people from high- and low-income countries that support the freedom and happiness of the people. We love to share our experiences and learnings to foster the healthy environments that are necessary for a decent human life with a healthy body and mind. Meet the team!

By maintaining centres of learning, OPC provides platforms for people to unfold their full potential. Thereby, we focus on people from low-income countries who do not have the necessary resources to realize their ideas. Learn to live in peace and harmony with your fellow human beings and nature, become part of OPC!

OPC’s first centre is located in Ghana. We aim at contributing to the eradication of the root causes of poverty by building a centre of learning to support the health of the people and the environment through practical education in the areas of sustainable agriculture, healthy diet and sports, herbal medicine, natural sanitation, waste recycling and renewable energy.

We are based in a poor fishing village

Busua, Western Region, Ghana

Busua is a colourful fishing village, one of the country’s most important beach resorts and focal point of Ghana’s nascent surfing scene.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Our Mission

Supporting the poor through learning centres

Sustainable, holistic living

Obrobibini Peace Complex (OPC) supports materially poor people in low-income countries through the development and maintenance of centres of learning. The objective of the centres is to foster living in peace and harmony with fellow human beings and nature. The main beneficiary of the first centre in Busua is the upcoming generation of Ghana. There is a need for education about holistic living.

OPC’s mission is to make sustainable living mainstream by offering courses on sustainable agriculture, healthy diet and sports, herbal medicine, natural sanitation, waste recycling and renewable energy. OPC centres provide platforms for everyone striving to live in peace and harmony with fellow human beings and nature, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, age or religion.

Meet the Team

Unity is Strength!


Our team from different cultures


OPC Switzerland


Managing Board


Dr. Christian Andres, President

Sandra Heiniger, Treasurer

Benjamin Andres, Vice President


OPC Ghana


Executive Board


Dr. Christian Andres, Executive Director 1

Israel Tay Nii Ashitey, Executive Director 2

Moses Awiagah, Secretary


Managers


Ishmael Ofori Tetteh, Chief Farmer

Enoch Cudoje, Chief Farmer

Thomas Cudoje, Building


Workers


Emmanuel Yankee (Ghanaian)

Duku Halifax (Ghanaian)

Sibiri Son (Burkinabé)

Clement Baidoo (Ghanaian)


Current interns


Joel Denzler, Agroforestry, 2019

Sebastian Gauly, Permaculture, 2019

Paul Bauer, Mushroom prod., 2019


Past interns


Christoph Rothenb., Dancing theatre, 2019

Noah Silvani, Building, 2019

Pablo Bovy, Permaculture, 2018

Noora Peltola, Herbal medicine, 2019

Delphine Piccot, Permaculture, 2018

Joana Keller, feasibility study, 2018


Current Students


Joana Keller, MSc social indicators, 2019

Milestones and Future

Milestones


2017-2019


2017: Development of vision and mission, start land purchase (4 acres), creation of website

2018: Tax exemption, founding OPC Switzerland, feasibility study, first organic vegetables, first members and donations, installation solar-powered irrigation system, founding OPC Ghana, employment of Moses and Israel (founding members), land purchase complete, material procurement container (incl. purchase tractor)

2019: Start construction, MSc thesis social indicators, purchase Toyota Hilux, shipping, customs clearance & transport container, start living on the land, employment of five more locals (managers and workers), start fungiculture and beekeeping, construction access road, drilling well (40m deep, drinking water), planting dynamic agroforestry system, work on office building, purchase Mercedes Benz Transporter


Next steps


2019 and beyond


2019: Establishment of further solid structures (compost toilet, renewable energy plant, living space, community kitchen, food processing centre, restaurant, herbal clinic)

2020: Vocational training and expansion of interventions