Volunteer as a tool for National Development and World Peace

Since 1977, I have been involved in promoting youth volunteering through several deeds/activities and campaigns.
I attended several work camps in Ghana, Netherlands, Germany and Togo.
I started managing volunteers and youth programs from 1984 at local National and International Levels. In 1989, I took part in a campaign that advocated for the abolishing of apartheid of SWAPO, in now Namibia.

I was active in forming the Federation of Youth Associations in Ghana and became its first President from 2000 to 2007. The organization strongly advocated for youth in governance and national development.
For now I am the President of the Coalition of the Volunteering Organizations Ghana. We are advocating for the Application, Recognition and Promotion of Volunteering in Ghana.
In 2011, I represented Ghana at the IYV +10 Evaluation Conference in Dakar where I was chosen by UNV.
i am currently the Executive Director of Peace Humanity International and have supported the Jukwa to put up a library.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

Accessibility to quality and affordable Education and Health through volunteer programs.

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

Through active citizenship and volunteer influence.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

Community sensitization, involvement of community leaders, youth involvement and networking.

CAMPAIGN IMPACT

Citizens have recognized that their involvement and active participation in national development is very critical.

CHALLENGES FACED

Funding and national recognition and appreciation of volunteering.

LESSONS LEARNT

- Civic Action in development is very critical.
- Volunteering is a critical tool for development

COUNTRY

Ghana

CITY

Accra

WEBSITE

http://www.volunteeringhananow.blogspot.com