National Volunteer Day 2014 activities in Sunyani

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Organization: Barcamp Sunyani
City/Town: Sunyani
Location: Hanukah Children's Home. Baakoniaba, Sunyani.
Beneficiaries: Orphand Beneficiaries
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: We'd be making donations to the orphange, and also spend time.with kids, reading to them.
Time: 20/09/2014; Duration is 3 hours.
Support needed: Social media promotion will be appreciated
Contact info: @barcampSunyani

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Below are registered volunteer activities around Ho and the Eastern region you can join around National Volunteer Day. Contact the organizers for more info.

Organization: Actuators
City/Town: Keta
Location: Keta Senior High School. At the ICT Lab
Beneficiaries: SHS student and JHS
Type: Tutoring
Activity: Will be Teaching a couple of student how to use the computer.
Time: 20 and 22nd September. 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Support needed: Yeah! I Need more volunteers to come and join me make it big.
Contact info: @plasmadray, 0240748375, noahalorwu@gmail.com
Sign-up form for volunteers: http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=4a879f75-2584-4b29-a61a-ce85c0fc157d

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Below are registered volunteer activities around Koforidua and the Eastern region you can join around National Volunteer Day. Contact the organizers for more info.

Person: Precious Akplome
Location: At the premises of Atimpoku R/C Primary School,Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region
Beneficiaries: Basic School Pupils
Type: Other
Activity: Reading Clinic
Time: 22nd September,2014. 9am to 3pm
Support needed: I need more volunteers
Contact info: akplomep at gmail.com or whatsapp on 0245126088

Organization: Mandate Institute of Excellence
City/Town: Koforidua
Location: I.C.G.C. Jesus Temple conference hall
Beneficiaries: People in the community
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: Teaching and training on personal development
Time: 22nd Sept. 10am to 12pm
Support needed: volunteers
Contact info: mailto:tinagyei@gmail.com @tinagyei

Person: Sheila Adufutse
Location: Asitey/Odumase
Beneficiaries: Orphans
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: Tutoring and donation
Time: 18th to 20th September
Support needed: Surely
Contact info: @Sh3lls 0249727617 sheilamawusi at yahoo.com

Organization: Mountain of Faith and Deliverance Ministry
City/town: Anyinam, Atiwa District, Eastern Region.
Location: Address and/or directions: Church Premises
Beneficiaries: Upper Primary and Junior High School of the Community
Type: Other
Activity: ICT Training
Time: 21 September, 2014
Support needed: We would need people to lend us computers to train the kids
Contact Info: @encode 0264183277 wk4christ at gmail dot com

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National Volunteer Day 2014 activities in Kumasi

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Person: Millicent Koranteng-Yorke
Location: KNUST campus
Beneficiaries: People in Kumasi
Type: Blood donation drive
Activity: I would like to join a group organizing a blood drive on tech campus.
Time: September 20, 8am - 3/4pm
Support needed: Need more volunteers
Contact info: Whatsapp or message me on viber @ 0501377801. Look for me on Facebook under the name Millicent Koranteng-Yorke

Organization: Wellness and healthy life advocates (WAHLA)
Location: We will like our event to be around the Kumasi township, to be precise senior high schools
Beneficiaries: shs students
Type: Health screening or talk
Activity: giving a health talk on exercise and nutrition
Time: start when shs resumes and end after reaching at least 5 schools
Support needed: help us get sponsors for our program in terms of finance
Contact info: phone number 0274338638 email; simple20303030@yahoo.com

Organization: Creativity Group
Location: All Nations Orphanage, Ayigya, Kumasi.
Beneficiaries: Orphans
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: Having a practical educational session with the children and donate in aid of the completion of a girls' dormitory and wall of the Orphanage compound.
Time: Monday, 22nd September, 2014. 1pm- 5pm
Support needed: It would be appreciated if Volunteer forms were disseminated to increase monetary donations.
Contact info: psceaba@yahoo.com, bkforsterforson@gmail.com
Sign-up form for volunteers: http://goo.gl/AoqlBT

Organization: DGG
Location: Apagya R/C Primary School
Beneficiaries: Students of Apagya R/C Primary School
Type: Other
Activity: Painting of Apagya R/C Primary School
Time: September 21, 11-4pm
Support needed: This is an ongoing project where facebook friends mobilized and solicited funds to roof and paint the school. Roofing is 70% complete. Painting is scheduled for Sept. 21. We need paint donations and paint brushes and rollers. Volunteers are sorted already. We will be grateful if you can help us secure paints and painting items.
Contact info: Ama - 0269722004/0243068037 Seyram - 0244778275 / 0260800801 Twitter: @ahiabor, @ndamoah
Sign-up form for volunteers:http://nanaaweredamoah.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/appeal-for-funds-to-repair-damaged-roof-and-paint-school-building-apagya-jss/

Organization: Barcamp Kumasi
Location: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, blood center
Beneficiaries: general public
Type: Blood donation drive
Activity: Donate blood to the centre
Time: 20/09/2014, 8 00am - 6 00pm
Support needed: More volunteers + sponsors
Contact info: Barcamp kumasi on Facebook or twitter 0264460067

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National Volunteer Day 2014 activities in Tamale

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Person: WILLIAM DANQUAH
Location: tamale UDS, NYANKPALA CAMPUS
Beneficiaries: educational
Type: Tutoring
Activity: tamale
Time: 9AM TO 2PM
Support needed: NO
Contact info: 0245640749

Organization: African Youth Writers Organization-AYWO
Location: At the Tamale Regional Library premises near the police park.
Beneficiaries: Children
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: Is a playfun program dubbed "A Fun Day of Reading And Writing" with kids. Children would be lured into reading and writing by passionate/experience mentors would volunteer their time to take a specific number of kids through the joy of reading and writing. Children are also going to be exposed to fun activities involving reading and writing. Any child that comes to the event is guaranteed at least one free storybook to take home.
Time: Date; 20th September,2014. Time;9:00am-3:00pm
Support needed: We volunteers as organizers,mentors to read with/to the kids. We also need a lot of reading books with would be given out to kids that participate in the event. We estimate 160 kids at the eVENT volunteers to provide snacks to serve the kids.
Contact info: afrikanywo at gmail dot com https://twitter.com/AfriYWO 0248498800
Sign-up form for volunteers: tweet us/email africanywo@gmail.com Event page;https://www.facebook.com/events/1494301710812630/?ref=22

Organization: Camfed Alumni Sagnarigu
Location: Nyohini Children's Home Close to Nyohini New Clinic Nyohini
Beneficiaries: orphans
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: Painting of at least one structure at the orphanage
Time: 8:00am to 2:00pm
Support needed: Yes more volunteers needed to spread the word, Contribute one thing ie paint, brush, snack, labour, cash etc
Contact info: @Ruka Yaro deyaroruk27 at gmail dot com
Sign-up form for volunteers: http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=ab47938a-3ef0-4dca-a35d-359391836946

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National Volunteer Day 2014 activities in Accra

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Organization: iSpace
Location: F618/2 Anumansa,Lokko Streets,146 East X’Borg Estates, OSU, Accra, Ghana. Papaye Down
Beneficiaries: Everyone!
Type: Other
Activity: We will be holding an e-waste collection drive!
Time: September 20, 2014
Support needed: We will not require any volunteers, but we would greatly appreciate your help with promotion!
Contact info: alison at ispacegh dot com +233 (0) 244-575306 @iSpaceGH

Organization: GymHit
Location: Not applicable at the moment
Beneficiaries: Any orphanages
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: Connecting and donating sanitary items at a chosen orphanage
Time: Not aplicable
Support needed: 3 Volunteers would be great
Contact info: via email or @JustPaulMiller

Organization: Planning Wikimedia Ghana
Location: Ispace Foundation, Osu
Beneficiaries: Ghana as a whole
Type: Other
Activity: Adding new and improving existing contents online. Also build a vibrant community of editors who will love to promote our heritage via Wikipedia.
Time: 22nd September, 2014 from 9:30am - 1:30pm
Support needed: We need 30 volunteers to make this possible
Contact info: Contact me on flixtey at gmail dot com. @flixtey or on 0242844987
Sign-up form for volunteers: http://goo.gl/ECBjh1

Person: Diana Aidoo
Location: New Bortianor Roundabout
Beneficiaries: School children
Type: Other
Activity: Book Donation
Time: September
Support needed: volunteers and Books
Contact info: dianalleaidoo at gmail dot com

Person: Dieu-Donné Gameli
Location: The event will be happening at the Ajax park of the University of Ghana - Legon
Beneficiaries: Children from surrounding communities of the University of Ghana
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: We will be having reading clinics, introduction to STEM and fun-fair through sports.
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Support needed: We will need 5 volunteers and reading books. any other support (i.e food related) will also be appreciated.
Contact info: @donnaeo Whatsapp/Call: 0543068916

Organization: Regent University Google student Ambassadors
Location: Regent University college of science and technology Accra Ghana, onion market opposite MTN office.(SCHOOL GROUNDS)
Beneficiaries: Students, workers anyone tech savy and wants to learn about technology ,or get his drive fixed
Type: Other
Activity: A tech talk and awareness of how Google products that can help improve education, app sharing to laptops and phones, and repairs of external hard drives.
Time: 22nd (monday) September 2014, 2pm to 5pm
Support needed: People who can talk on new technology
Contact info: toluolayinka at gmail dot com (email)

Organization: Gird Center
Location: New Life Orphange, Nungua (Behind the Nungua Police Barrier, Adjacent the Watch Tower House)
Beneficiaries: New Life Orphanage
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: Writing and Reading workshops for kids.
Time: September 21, 10am to 2pm
Support needed: Children's Books books and volunteer readers.
Contact info: @GirdcenterGH

Organization: DREAM NEEDY FOUNDATION
Location: OYARIFA
Beneficiaries: OYARIFA FOSTER HOME
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: Donating
Time: September 21, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Support needed: Yes
Contact info: owiredubenjamina at ymail dot com

Organization: AMP (Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform)
Location: Agbogbloshie-Old Fadama.
Beneficiaries: E-waste workers and residents of old Fadama
Type: Other
Activity: We will be telling the untold stories of Agbogbloshie, by photography, videos and the production of a digital map.
Time: 20th September 2014
Support needed: More volunteers with smart phones who can take geo-referenced photographs, photographers and computer programmers who can help generate an interactive digital map.
Contact info: Twitter: @qampnet Mobile: 0506602880 Email : qampnet at gmail dot com

Organization: Worldreader.org
Location: Madina to Accra
Beneficiaries: Children to Adults ( Anyone who boards Trotro)
Type: Other
Activity: Worldreader in collaboration with Trotro Diaries and Poets in Ghana will be testing a literacy campaign on Trotros. We will need hands giving out leaflets that will allow people on the Trotro to download an app on their phones that will allow them read great african short stories and over 5000 books for free, right on their phones.
Time: 19th September, 7am , ends 8:30. Starts when bus takes off and we finish our act.
Support needed: Volunteers on the bus and volunteers to blog about the trial event.
Contact info: samuel at worldreader dot org

Organization: The Hope Restoration Outreach
Location: Dzorwulu Special School
Beneficiaries: Children at the Dzorwulu Special School
Type: Clean-up exercise
Activity: Clean-up exercise at the Dzorwulu Special School coupled with some fun games and activities with the children
Time: 20th September, 2014 from 7:30am to 3pm
Support needed: We would be happy to have some support with drinks or other snacks
Contact info: Twitter: @throghana, email: info at throghana.org, phone number: 0208375202
URL or webpage with Sign-up form for volunteers: http://www.throghana.org/index.php?p=otherpages/volunteer-application

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National Volunteer Day 2014 activities in Tema

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Organization: Temaalliance4change
Location: Tema Community One(1) Site Two(2)
Beneficiaries: The people of Site Two(2)
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: Participation, REflection-Action-Reflection, Teaching and sharing of ideas, Conscientisation.
Time: 4:00- 5:30 PM
Support needed: Yes I would more Tutors to come to my community to give educational exercises.
Contact info: Facebook- Kpakpo addo

Organization: Tema Rotaract
Location: Tema Rotary Avenue
Beneficiaries: The community
Type: Clean-up exercise
Activity: Clean up exercise
Time: 9am-2pm
Support needed: Media presence
Contact info: @seshieMax

Organization: The Share Foundation Ghana
Location: Tema Community 8 No.3 and N0.4 Primary near the motorway roundabout.
Beneficiaries: Children
Type: Other
Activity: Distributing books and reading to the children
Time: Monday, 22nd September at
Support needed: Support the library with books, computers, legos, scrabble, puzzles, word games among others to help encourage reading and learning among school children.
Contact info: You can contact the share foundation founder Lily Mintah via e-mail at akuamintah@yahoo.com. Or threesixtyGh@threesixtyGh.gmail.com.

Organization: THE CSR HUB
Location: THE CDVTI , PRAMPRAM
Beneficiaries: STUDENTS OF CDVTI AND THE PRAMPRAM COMMUNITY
Type: Other
Activity: PAINTING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Time: 20TH SEPT,2014 8:00AM
Support needed: VOLUNTEERS
Contact info: @thecsrhub arielghana at gmail dot com 0263707818

Organization: Rotaract Club of Accra South
Location: Tema Comm eight number 3 and 4 primary school near the filling station near the motorway roundabout.
Beneficiaries: School Children
Type: Orphanage or charity home visit and donation
Activity: Donating books and reading items to the Share Foundation in Tema, on the same day we would be on ground to help commission a new library
Time: 22 September 2014 9am
Support needed: We would love to have as many volunteers as possible.
Contact info: @Fkoku or contact Soraya Riley 0205958770

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National Volunteer Day 2014 activities in Cape Coast

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Organization: Dream-On Ghana and KAKA Association.
Location: Apewosika
Beneficiaries: School Children
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: Teaching ICT lessons
Time: September 20, 9am to 2pm
Contact Info: rachelhormeku at gmail dot com
Support needed: Yes, more volunteers.
Sign-up form for volunteers: Google Docs Form

Organization: Green Africa Youth Organization
Location: Cape Coast Beach, opposite University of Cape Coast old site gate.
Beneficiaries: Cape Coast community and fishermen.
Type: Clean-up exercise
Activity: Cleaning the beaches and educating the community on the effects of improper waste disposal. We will also campaign against open defecation.
Time: 8:00 am to 2pm
Support needed: Yes, we will love that. Its a long shore with lots of illegal sanitation practices.
Contact info: Twitter: @gayoghana @AmponsemJoshua @Ecoscript Facebook: www.facebook.com/gayoghana Tel: 0541688618

Organization: Dream on Ghana Foundation,Central Region Football Association and the Sports Council
Location: Abura Park
Beneficiaries: Kids Under 13 years from about four teams.
Type: Teaching a particular skill or talent
Activity: Football workshop
Time: 20th September, 2014. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support needed: Need help for sponsorship especially drinks for kids and sponsored coaches provided by the Football Association.
Contact info: 0248848602 @joshua_mantey

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NVDay 2014 Press Release

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 on the 21st of September is our major activity . It was instituted as part of GVP in 2013. The initiative is to get as many people as possible in Ghana to volunteer their time or do community service on the Founder’s Day Holiday. While volunteerism is not very popular and part of our society’s fabric, many individuals and organizations volunteer occasionally. National Volunteer Day is to increase these numbers and unify efforts in volunteerism in Ghana.

The mission of the GhanaThink Foundation, a Ghana and US based NGO, is to mobilize talent and support idea generation to projects and ventures. Through our Barcamps, we have built a network of over 5500 Ghanaian change makers, doers and entrepreneurs through events in Ghana. We want to use this network and other channels to build a bigger network of volunteers in Ghana. We believe volunteerism is the heart of community development.

We want to encourage more people to do community service within Ghana. That’s the same spirit our founding fathers engendered within our citizenry. By having volunteer or community service activities around September 21, we would be cherishing the ideals of founding Ghana and joining a national effort to work for Ghana. Volunteering demonstrates initiative and hard work, two ideals that many organizations look for while hiring. We believe that by participating in NVDay, participants would be building their CVs.

We expect at least 233 different activities on the day. You can find info about these activities and more on nvday14.eventbrite.com. If you need more info on what to do or how to contribute to National Volunteer Day, visit the same link. Interested groups,organizations and individuals should register/RSVP at the National volunteer Day eventbrite website (nvday14.eventbrite.com). Different individuals and organizations have planned volunteer activities for September 21st.Go to http://bit.ly/nvday14 to find about activities and more.

You can see various photos from NVDay13 etc on the Ghana Volunteer Program Facebook & Google+ pages. Most of the promotion and adoption of NVday13 was driven via online and social media channels with some radio and television support. 56 activities were registered on Eventbrite, mostly by individuals and groups that were organizing volunteering activities for the first time. For NVDay 2013, about 40 activities with about 300 volunteers involved happened. Their activities directly impacted the lives of thousands of people. These activities happened in Accra, Tema, Nsawam, Kasoa, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Kumasi, Koforidua, Saltpond, Tamale and Wa. Activities ranged from skills training programs, clean up exercises, tutoring in a particular course, reading clinics for kids, blood donation drives, creating playing grounds for kids in the government schools to painting schools and faded zebra crossings. The impact on the volunteers and beneficiaries was massive and was captured on social media.

GVP has supported the volunteer work of many organizations in Ghana. It provided the recent Agribusiness bootcamp in Accra with volunteers. It also provided 23 volunteers for the Chale Wote Street Art Festival. It supported the Read Aloud Ghana campaign in March 2014 with media publicity as well. It has a calendar of volunteer activities in Ghana as well. Follow us on Twitter. Contact the team via volunteer at ghanathink fot org

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GhanaThink Foundation Profile
The GhanaThink Foundation is a youth-led NGO based in Ghana & the US. Its primary goal is to harness the diverse talents of Ghanaians in Ghana and the diaspora for the benefit of Ghana, and by extension Africa and the world. In effect, it seeks to mobilize and organize talent and resources for the service of Ghana. With the idea generations and discussions that come out of this, it seeks to support these ideas into projects, programs and ventures.

GhanaThink's landmark initiative now is Barcamp Ghana. These Barcamps provide a platform for youth to network, discuss important issues, and develop new partnerships. With 31 events and counting since December 2008, Barcamp Ghana has been the launchpad for business start-ups (such as Afrochic), Google Developer Groups, Junior Camp Ghana, and new career opportunities. The events have reached over 3300 young leaders. Activities such as speed mentoring, panel discussions, and user-generated breakout sessions all harness the energy, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit of participants to bring about positive action.

Junior Camp Ghana was started due to the impact Barcamp Ho and Barcamp Tema 2012 made in the lives of a couple of Keta SHS students. It is now a career mentoring & guidance event series for senior high school students. It has started in earnest with 4 events in 2013 across the country and 6 so far in 2014. The program has expanded to cover junior high schools.

Another GhanaThink program is the Ghana Volunteer Program, this was created out of the success of the first National Volunteer Day (NVDay) which falls on Founder's Day. On September 21, 2013, over 40 volunteer activities with over 300 people involved happened around Ghana as part of the NVDay initiative.

GhanaThink supports many Ghanaian initiatives through promotion, online engagement and resourcing. In 2013, it has engaged people on sexual health issues through the #FiestaDebate which is sponsored by its partner, Fiesta Condoms GH. GhanaThink also partners and supports many forward-thinking initiatives and events in Ghana, including the launch of UNESCO EFA-GMR report, Springboard's Speed Mentoring Program, TEDxCapeCoastED, TechNeedsGirls GH, Vim Series, etc.
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