Giving

Bishop Adonteng Institutes Divine Word Scholarship Scheme

Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng of the Divine Word International Ministries (DWIM) Church in Springfield, Virginia in the United States (US) has instituted a scholarship scheme for deserving students located in the Alexandria public schools systems in the state of Virginia. The scholarship award initiative is the first of its kind by the church. Bishop Adonteng who told TheAfricanDream.net that his church …

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Koby Maxwell launches album and celebrates African women

Koby Maxwell officially launched his latest studio album which is titled ‘The Album’ on the night of March 12, 2016, at the Friendship Center in Maryland USA. He was also joined by friends from the entertainment industry to celebrate the 59th independence of his nation Ghana while honoring women of African descent in the American Diaspora. The well-attended event offered …

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Daniel Dotse launching Teach For Ghana

As a biomedical engineering graduate student at Cornell University, Daniel Dotse had a vision — he wanted to build an African pharmaceutical company run by African scientists that could rival giant multinationals like Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. But the young Ghanaian soon realized there was one big obstacle in the way of achieving his goal: The quality of education in …

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Five Reasons to make Volunteering a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again. Many of us will spend a lot of energy setting dos and don’ts for the year ahead, maybe we should consider being a volunteer. ‘New year, new me’, and all that. I know, I know, resolutions can sometimes feel a bit tiring, but they can still be useful. At the start of 2015, I …

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American quits government job for Peace Corps and Ghana

Sheri Badger chose Ghana over Pierce County. After more than two decades working in government, she quit her job  for the Peace Corps in September 2015. Badger was coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce County DUI Task Force and public information officer for the Human Services Department before becoming the county’s Emergency Management spokeswoman nine years ago. She started as a backup, …

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September 19-21 is Ghana Volunteer Day

The Ghana Volunteer Program (GVP) is a program being run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. National Volunteer Day, which falls around the 21st of September each year, is our major activity. It was instituted as part of GVP in 2013. This year, the event falls within the 19th – 21st Sept 2015 time frame. …

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Helping Wallingford and Ghana explore educational exchanges

Dear reader, I’d like to introduce you to my friend: her name is Julie Foss and she is the Assistant Principal of Wallingford Public Schools in the State of Connecticut (CT) USA. We crossed paths back in 2014 when I lived in CT and we had started work together on a program that seeks to explore the differences and similarities of …

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Barcamp Cape Coast 2015, are you going?

Barcamp Cape Coast 2015 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Cape Coast, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on September 12, 2015 at the University of Cape Coast. The theme for this year is Equipping the youth to plan their future today. This event will be the 5th …

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Create Change help Girls in Northern Ghana Crowdfund for High School Education

About Create Change Create Change Foundation became a registered charity in Canada in 2008. Since its inception, in Northern Ghana it has had the following impact: Create Change Foundation plans to become 100% financially self-sufficient by 2020 through the launching of a series of social enterprises in Ghana. Its vision is to one day be completely managed by the girls …

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Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Samini highlights Safe Water benefit concert in Connecticut US

Safe Water Network summer benefit concert will be held Thursday, July 23, at the Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street in Connecticut USA. Safe Water Stations are small community businesses that improve health and create jobs in resource-poor communities while providing long-term access to safe drinking water. The revenue generated by a Safe Water Station pays its operators and creates a …

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