Giving

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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Remodeling Early Mothers Initiative Empowers youth Of Ada in Ghana

Remodeling Early Mothers Initiative (REMI), a not-for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of positive behavioral change through the provision of counseling services, educational and training opportunities for first time early mothers to guarantee quality lives for the mother and child held a workshop in Ada Ghana to train and empower local youths. Ada, one of the regions in Ghana …

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UK based Ghanaian girl gets photos on lives of girls published by charity

Jennifer Darko, aged 15, a Newbury schoolgirl since 2011, visited her native Ghana in 2014 and took photographs of girls there in a project she called A glimpse at the flip-side. She set out to document how young women live in Accra, the capital of Ghana, where Jennifer herself lived before moving to the UK. The photographs impressed global children’s …

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Do you or someone you know want to sponsor #TheAfricanDream today?

#TheAfricanDream Sponsorship Kit  #TheAfricanDream #TheAfricanDream, an online digital media portal has been created to mainly talk about happenings of Africa and Africans in and out of the continent and how today’s world is being positively impacted by people of African descent. It also covers as many parts of Africa and Africans and non-Africans as well who are influencing their societies …

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