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|Location:||Ghana (West Africa)|
|Furnishing one classroom of the new Junior High School in Zongoire, the north of Ghana, with 50 benches/desks|
|Money needed for:|
|Buying wood, hiring a carpenter to construct combined benches (desks and benches) for the school.|
Since 2008 our volunteer organization "Ontmoet Afrika' is cooperating with the YHF in Bolgatanga. We select and prepare volunteers for the YHF, and after three years we can say that the YHF is our most popular workplace! Volunteers are very enthusiastic and praise the passion, effectiveness and effort of John Krugu and his staff. The YHF uses both funds and manpower very efficient, which is quite unusual in Africa. With their activities they reach hundreds of young people a year. These young people gain capacities, empowerment and knowledge through the projects of the YHF.
Geplaatst op: 18-04-2011 door Stichting Ontmoet Afrika
In 2009 I spent 4 months in Bolgatanga to volunteer for the YHFG/JPG. In my time in Ghana I got to know the members of Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana as an enthusiastic group of people devoted to the empowerment of youths to make their lives healthier and more successful. Although culture and infrastructure-wise it is not always easy to operate successfully in a region like the Upper East of Ghana, the foundation has shown to be highly successful by combining its African roots with Western standards of efficiency.
In 2009 we (i.e. my wife and our three young kids) decided to visit West Africa in order to do some voluntary work. In the Netherlands we met an organization called “Meet Africa” who introduced us to the Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana. .After a very interesting introductory meeting with John Krugu and his wife we were very eager to support one of the projects of the YHF, i.e the construction of a junior high school. We looked for sponsors and were very happy to find Progress-PME (the company I’m working for) helping us with a substantial amount of money. Besides financial support we would also like to support in a non-financial way. During our stay in the northern part of Ghana we visited several times the YHF in order to get a feeling of the way they manage their projects. We spent one day at the Apotdabogo community where we visited the work site and the existing primary school and spoke to the farmers on taking risks. Based on our experience in Bolgatanga and Apotdabogo we were able to give a workshop to staff members of YHFG and other invited guests on project management. It was a very educative, interactive and useful workshop. We explained the different phases in project management and used the building of the JHS as an example how the project should be managed..
Geplaatst op: 18-04-2011 door Ruud