We provide a platform for volunteers to be involved in group educational activities that focus on issues related to intercultural communication, development issues in the host communities and larger issues related to international development while learning our culture and way of lifestyle.
- Teaching and coaching ( physical education, girls empowerment and sports development, youth sport).
- Molding bricks, digging soil, brick laying, supporting the experts and transporting of building materials (construction of classrooms, libraries, clinics and community centres).
- Re-launch the use of condoms and to create a more positive image of condom use in preventing HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections and in birth control.
- Creating awareness and increasing teachers, students and the general public knowledge about major infectious diseases by promoting positive change behaviour both in students and teachers and also at homes.
- Encouraging and building a more positive future for street and working children, young people and especially girls participation in lifelong physical activities by developing different ways of getting them interested and involved to bring about sustainability and change in their life.
- Expanding support to schools to use sport to raise standards, achievement and attainment across all subject areas because we believe PE and sport can make a major contribution to many agendas – educational achievement, public health, community cohesion and, of course, sporting performance at the highest level.
- Helping young people to live healthy and active lives and to be the best they can be. Sport can be used as a great way to help them achieve this.
- Promoting and marketing of charity activities.
- Computer education will help build children confidence and self-esteem to aspire for decent livelihoods, for honest and dignified positions in society through the right use of the information age based on right skills acquired by them in school at the right time. Teach them all about computers and its use.
- During schooling, programme should be able to increase student involvement in academic learning, moving the focus from the teacher directed approach to a more student-centred process.
- Provide ample opportunities for co-operative learning, peer learning.
- Regular exposure to the computer facility should help our students.
- Develop enough skill to use the tool outside even at work places.
- Develop the students’ confidence that they are well equipped to find employment after school.
- Open up newer possibilities for the students academically.
- Prepare them to face challenges thrown up by frequent changes/obsolescence that are part of this technology, with confidence born out of adequate knowledge and practice.
- Vocational training programmes that are geared towards skills development in vocational and enterprise development as alternative avenues for income generation and employment. This builds on community initiatives and where there is potential for growth.
- Recognizing the risk factors that contribute to girls and women being enticed into sex work.
- Workshops designed to provide life and job skills training to vulnerable young girls and sex workers in order to help them find better opportunities.
- Broad-ranging, allowing the young girls who participate in the training program to acquire a wide breadth of knowledge and skills and explore various fields of interest.
- Training program covers a variety of topics including basic literacy and mathematics, husbandry, handicrafts, teamwork and conflict resolution and even starting a small business.
- Beyond career changes, the participants acquired knowledge and awareness that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
We provide free accommodation, drumming and dancing lessons, cultural immersion, souvenirs, certificate of participation, a drum, smiles, and new friends.
As a give back, our participants are introduced to the different drums all made locally, learning the Africa way of lifestyle (family, cooking and dressing), joining our skilled drummers who will teach them many of the African drumming beats, such as Kpacha, Gahu, Bamaya, Kete and Fume beats and learning to move to the beat with traditional dancers, etc.
Traditional cooking, Language immersion, Local drumming lessons, etc.
Donations and/or materials (new or old) urgently needed:
- Donate IT equipment/accessories: computers, CPUs, monitors, printers, towers, PCs, laptops.
- Donate large furniture: couches, sectionals, dining room tables, classroom desks, shelfs, etc.
- Donate stuffed animals and toys.
- Donate building materials: cement, wood, nails, roofing sheets, water pump, safety jackets, gloves, etc.
- Donate baby items: laundry bags, blankets, sleeping bags.
- Donate medical equipment and supplies.
- Donate exercise equipment: stationary bikes, treadmills, universal sets, weights.
- Donate large appliances: washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, etc.
- Donate TVs, including big screen or console type.
- Donate sporting equipments: jerseys, football shoes, bicycles, etc.
- Donate a bouncy castle, legos, games, electronic toys, etc.
- Donate gaming devices and video games.
- Donate clothing, shoes, etc.
- Donate a school bus.
- Donate household items.
- Donate food/drinks/water for volunteers.
- Donate educational materials and stationary: exercise books, story books, Bibles, computers, pencils, pen, erasers, record books/files, etc.
Due to the luggage weight limit we will suggest purchasing the above items here in Ghana once the funds are provided.
Note that, in the event where cash is given without any specific instructions, we reserve the right to use our own discretion since we have more aims to achieve.
We aim to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young people and to involve them in shaping their future and that of their communities at large. We believe volunteers help address many of the most important challenges facing global communities and we intend to involve international volunteers through a youth/sports/cultural exchange programs for positive change in our communities.
There is always something to do for change
HOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATION (Hope For Rural Dwellers) is a voluntary, non-profit, charitable, social, non-political, non-governmental, inter-faith and welfare organisation registered in Ghana under section 27 and 28 of 1963 Companies Code (Act 179) with registration number G-35, 853.
A healthy and prosperous society based on gender equality and equity in every walk of life by improving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social development programs.
We share the vision of a world where all forms of disability can be avoided, healed or integrated and in which the rights of people with disabilities are respected and applied.
We are committed to serving mankind by providing the basic amenities of life to the helpless and needy people of all communities and also by encouraging girls, people with disabilities and youth education.
We believe in gender equality and equity in every walk of life regardless of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant condition.
We bring together literate and non-literate towns, villages, and people, who share a common respect for each other and for manual work to promote and encourage the development of the spirit of voluntarism among the youth and people of all communities. We do this by organising workcamps towards physical projects, literacy work, and establishing demonstrational camps and farms, leadership training, camping activities and international cultural exchange programmes.
We support and help the destitute, the poor, the needy, and vulnerable children without family support by training and giving skills to equip the youth to be involved in activities leading to the alleviation of poverty in their communities e.g. tie dye batik, bee keeping, snail rearing, establishment of small businesses, general farming, ICT, and provision of information on marketable skill for sustainable life development.
We educate communities and individuals about disaster management, by providing adequate information to members and the general public.
We promote psychosocial counseling for all people living with HIV/AIDS, empower the individual physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially by providing adequate support and above all to give them hope, that all is not lost.
We organise camps for people living with chronic diseases to meet medical professionals for free care, support, advice, checkups and treatment, and also to meet other people living with the same chronic disease.
We help people living in poverty, transition and homelessness rebuild their lives by connecting them to jobs, housing, information and hope.