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08 April 2008
A study in contrasts: Volunteering in Ghana refugee camp  by Heather Ibbotson
Months spent as volunteers in a refugee camp for Liberians provided a quick immersion into the eye-opening contradictions of modern Africa for two young Canadian women.  Read article
More about: Canada  Homeless
02 October 2007
Volunteers helped rebuild houses in Ghana  by Noora Kero
Adoko Asampanpeka, explains to Ghana Red Cross volunteer Gilbert Azagsa how the walls of her house collapsed and how she lost all her crops in the torrential rains, Balungo community, Bongo district, Upper East region, Ghana (Photo: IFRC, p16539)
Bongo district, Ghana: Gilbert Azagsa, one of 400 Ghana Red Cross Society volunteers who is helping to register the needs of people affected by the rains and flooding in Ghana is talking to Aduko Akolbire, a widow from Soe community. Aduko tells him that she is mostly worried about the lack of food and money.   Read article
19 January 2007
Teaching 'Generation X' a lesson 
A leading charity is launching a campaign to persuade more mid-career professionals to volunteer overseas. One teacher in her 20s tells BBC News website why she left Yorkshire to spend two years working in Pakistan and why she hopes others will follow her example.   Read article
From: BBC News, UK
28 November 2006
Development goals rest on volunteerism by Martha Twumasi
Accra, Ghana: The Millennium Development Goals could “only be achieved in Ghana if people are prepared to sacrifice and contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation” Mike Ajdei, the Special Aide to the President, said at the official launch of International Volunteer Day and Coalition of Voluntary Organizations in Ghana.  Read article
More about: Advocacy  MDGs: General
20 July 2006
European football coaches volunteer to train Ghanaian youth 
Accra, Ghana: Fifty volunteer soccer coaches from Germany, England, Holland and other European countries are to arrive in Ghana next year to help train under ages 14-18 players nationwide.  Read article

 

Related links
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) 
The Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making organization in Ghana, aiming to foster cross-cultural understanding to help the helpless and needy in society. Teams of young men and women work for OGVO in both rural and urban Ghana.   Visit site
Ghana marks International Volunteer Day 
UNV marked this year's International Volunteer Day with a blood donation exercise in Accra on Saturday. Mr. Emmanuel Oduro-Boakye, Communications Associate for UNDP, said the decision to organise the blood donation was in line with efforts to help attain Goal 6 of the Millennium Development Goals. Goal 6 calls for the stopping and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other major diseases, by 2015.  Visit site
Youth Realities Network 
Youth Realities Network (YOUR-NET) is a non profit organization that works with communities and organizations in Ghana in the fields of community development, education and learning.  Visit site