John Alate holds a Bachelor of Education in Social Studies and Political Science from the University of Education, Winneba. Prior to his undergraduate studies, he volunteered with Theatre for Social Change (formerly Theatre for a Change Ghana) and Participated in a Trainer of Trainees workshop on the use of Interactive Theatre and other participatory approaches for behaviour change communication among young people.
Subsequently, he became a Community Volunteer facilitator with Theatre for Social Change and successfully led a behaviour change communication training and campaign on teenage pregnancy, HIV and AIDS among young people in Kutunse and Pobiman in the Ga-West Municipality for a period of 3 months.
After his undergraduate studies, he returned to Theatre for Social Change as a Zonal Marketing Agent on a behaviour change communication project designed to increase the uptake of family planning services and seek treatment for Malaria and other STIs from October, 2012 to December, 2013.
From January, 2014 to June in the same year, he supported Youth Development, Research and Innovation Centre (YOUDRIC) as a project officer in charge of implementation in four Districts/Municipalities of the Eastern Region of Ghana on a behaviour change communication campaign on Cholera and Ebola funded by DFID.
He is a master trainer on Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and Life Skills. He has 5 years of both work and volunteer experience on different community development projects with proficiency in community engagement and mobilisation, interactive workshop designing and facilitation.