Aba - Youth Enrichment Program


OHENE is a plant-based skin care brand with a mission to moisturize the masses naturally. We are crowdfunding to deliver more value to you, with a goal of $125K. Funds raised will be used to deliver OHENE's 2nd generation collection of plant-based skin care products, reduce shipping times and increase inventory levels. This translates into more premium plant-based skin care with shorter wait times and less out of stocks.
Additionally, as OHENE remains committed to our community, we endeavor to build out Aba - a one-of-kind youth educational program that helps families bond over S.T.E.A.M. based concepts through the art or soap-making. The Aba component fulfills the original 2-part vision of OHENE - to inspire youth to learn S.T.E.A.M. concepts by creating handmade soap. Aba will serve as a launch pad for our next generation of community leaders by encouraging them to tap their inner brilliance and express their unique personalities through soap-making. Our meaningful interaction gives youth space and opportunity to innovate through their hands-on skin care creations, while learning S.T.E.A.M. based concepts. With Aba, families can now enjoy S.T.E.A.M. learning through soap-making in the comfort of their home.
The program will be curated for young learners ages 6-12, that thrive on hands-on learning activities. Enrolled learners will navigate through courses where they will explore and learn key concepts of soap-making, skin composition, arts and craft of soap-making and culminate with a group project to develop and market their own creations for earned rewards.
Although Aba is being created to deliver enriching learning opportunities over monthly engagements, we will also provide value via an a la carte enrollment option. 
Aba virtual youth enrichment program focuses on S.T.E.A.M. education (where the “E” means both engineering and entrepreneurship), in the skin care space. Think Kiwi Crate meets Khan Academy.
Click the image below for a word from Darla & Kofi. 


We invite you to review our stretch goals and future reward options as you determine how you wish to support our efforts. Also, please share this campaign with friends and family to help us reach our BIG goals of expanding OHENE and launching Aba. 


There's several convenient ways to securely support this effort. Simply click the highlighted link below to head to our PayPal page. OHENE CROWDFUND CAMPAIGN
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We thank you for supporting OHENE Beauty and helping us to bring the power of nature through skin care products and meaningful learning to the masses.

Every single contribution to this crowdfund campaign is greatly appreciated. No amount is too small. Please continue to share our campaign with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. For more information on OHENE, please visit us at


"Aba" derived from the Akan language of Ghana, West Africa means "seed". The aba logo is a variant of the original ohene logo where bottom section of aba resembles centermost portion of the original ohene design. 
We’re all seeds cultivated by a village, and here at OHENE we recognize our youth as especially precious seeds with the utmost promise to grow into the incredible community leaders and world changers they will be. OHENE Aba cherishes the honor to serve as rich, fertile ground and nurturing cultivators in our youth’s growing process.

OHENE Aba, with OHENE meaning “king”, affirms the truth that our youth are children of the King… royal seeds of great promise. May we enrich their experiences so that we do our part in the process of the promises on their lives coming to prosperous fruition.


Each Sunday, at 12:00 PM est. we will release a limited amount of reward items. Individuals who donate to the campaign on Sunday releases will be eligible to receive select rewards items, while supplies last. To know what will be released, follow our Instagram and Facebook page for updates. Links to our social media pages can be found below in the footer. 

Individuals that support the crowdfund with a $25+ contribution now through mid November will receive an OHENE toiletry travel case. To learn more about this sleek new travel case, click the image to the right.


Kofi Onumah, PharmD., RPh - Founder & Chief Artisan Officer

Dr. Kofi Onumah is a pharmacist with 20 plus years of experience in the pharmaceutical space serving in several industry roles spanning across regulatory, insurance and community pharmacy. Kofi’s vision to teach kids S.T.E.A.M. based 

concepts through skin care creations began in 2014 when he started making soap at home with his first child as an activity to bond over. Shortly thereafter, his

second child was born and suffered with severe dry skin and eczema that would flare up with the usage of big brand skin care products. Surprisingly, Kofi and sons soap seemed to calm the youngest's skin. 

Enrolled learners in OHENE Aba will experience an expanded process of skin care creation “soup to nuts” from a STEAM based perspective similar to how Kofi taught his sons. 

Chavon Onumah, MD, MPH, MEd, FACP - Co-owner & Chief Wellness Officer

Physician, educator and equity advocate, Dr. Onumah brings a wealth of experience to OHENE. In her role, Chavon leverages her clinical expertise and consumer product wisdom to review and validate the safety and efficacy information of ingredients before products launch. 

Chavon Onumah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the General Internal Medicine Division at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is board-certified in internal medicine with additional training in HIV medicine. Dr. Onumah serves as a resident educator and a quality improvement curriculum instructor. She is also the Assistant Clerkship Director of the Primary Care Clerkship for medical students and a clinical skills and reasoning instructor for first- and second-year medical students. Her clinical and research interests include primary care, HIV medicine, healthcare disparities, quality improvement, population health, and medical education.

Darla Wynn, M.S.Ed., - Co-owner & Chief Curriculum Director

Darla joins OHENE to develop and direct their youth programs through which children will be able to unveil their brilliance in a unique, innovative way.

OHENE Youth Programs seeks to deliver a meaningful hands-on STEAM (where our E includes both engineering and entrepreneurship!) based learning kit to our subscribers. 

Boston native, Darla earned her Bachelor’s in Human Services and Social Justice from George Washington University, as well as a Master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In the classroom, Darla has served as a 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and ESL teacher in Chicago and Delaware Public Schools. Darla’s experience teaching young learners will be vital to the launch and overall success of this venture.

Maya Marchelle, MSW - Co-owner & Lead UX Consultant 

Creator, visionary and songwriter, Maya who is also a licensed social worker, and premier loctician provides immeasurable value to OHENE in the user experience space. In 2020, she partnered with OHENE to develop and launch Loc Libation which delivers essential vitamins that support healthy hair growth

while locking in moisture, preventing & repairing damage. Her insights will be instrumental in the development of OHENE's 2nd generation line which may include a loc holding gel. Maya's background includes establishing The Maya Marchelle Company, an inspirational music, fashion, and publishing company that extends across all genres and styles in African American culture. She has launched three successful clothing lines with celebrity endorsements; is building her songwriting catalog and has written songs for several artists; released another EP “There Will Be Clouds” in 2018; and her book “Your Hue Looks Good on You” released in 2019. 

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