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SEDARVP GHANA, New York,

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Address: LORI AMBO , 23153, GREEN CREEK ROAD, ELMIRA, OREGON, 07437
New York, 00233  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 30
Number of People Being Served: 15

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Mission Statement


Among the inhabitants of northern Ghana 85 out of 100 people are considered poor. The majority of them live in the rural areas without basic infrastructure facilities providing clean drinking water, electricity and good shelter. Most of these people engage themselves in farming which is not a secure income source because of changes in weather, etc. Many parents do not have the possibility of putting their children in school. This can be due to financial problems, other cultural practices and also because there are few schools in the area. In some areas there are no schools at all. These people and their entire communities are in need of help in all aspects of life, but most especially with quality education. In Ghana, as a developing country, many people live and work without being able to affect their own situation. Even people who have had the possibility of gaining an education or who have a lot of working experience still cannot be sure to get employment in their field or even in other fields. People with ideas and dreams have no possibility to make them come true despite their hard work. Our Vision is to help develop Ghana through education and by supporting the locals to reach their goals in developing themselves and their communities. Our Goals are: * To assist in the education of underprivileged children in the northern region with the assistance of both local and international volunteers. * To assist in the education of adults, so they can support their youth in creating a better living situation for their family and country. * To train the unemployed and underprivileged to be able to attain financial independence in their own town thanks to micro businesses. * To assist deprived communities through capacity building training. * To listen to and meet the needs of people in northern Ghana. * To create awareness and sharing of experience between Ghanaians and people from abroad. Also to instill in Ghanaians the act of volunteerism. * To develop strategies to initiate and support different development projects based on the requests and needs of locals and with involvement by them. The projects supported are inline with the goals of SEDARVP Ghana. * To enable an exchange between different countries in the west and Ghana. * To evaluate our activities and act on local requests of the organization. * To recruit, prepare and send volunteers to support the projects of SEDARVP Ghana. * To raise funds through donors and subsidiaries in order to build up a network of persons and organizations who can contribute to the realization of the goals. * To create partnerships between SEDARVP-Ghana and other local NGO's.

Description


SEDARVP-Ghana is a local N.G.O (Non-Government Organization) known as Social Education Development and Rural Volunteer Program with its headquarters located in the northern part of Ghana. SEDARVP-Ghana was formed in the year 2006 and formally registered in the year 2008 under the Ghana Registrar General?s Department as a charity organization. It is a non-profit making, non-partisan, non-religious and non-racial (or non-ethnic) organization which aims to assist the orphans, street children and poor families in rural and remote areas of Ghana to have a better future. As a non-profit organization, SEDARVP-Ghana depends upon volunteer efforts to make our programs a success and to allow us to direct more money directly to the children in need. Our aim is to help the thousands of abandoned children now living and sleeping on the streets and to promote better quality education, health awareness and social development in all the very poor rural and remote areas of Ghana. As a result of numerous trips to the rural and remote communities in northern Ghana, staying and interacting with the people, we found out about their constraints and potentials. We realized that the poor quality of their education and their lack of social living was partly due to the lack of experienced teachers and the minimal opportunity for social interaction. By promoting social development and dialogue among the people we also aimed to enhance good governance in these areas. Furthermore we became aware that child labor was increasing at an alarming rate in all the 10 regions of Ghana and we needed help to assist these poor children. We hoped to do this by organizing volunteers from all over the world, who would share their spirit of giving their best to these poor and homeless children and communities, not only in the educational sector, but to other areas of volunteer interest and specialization. With the assistance of our wonderful volunteers we aim to promote good health, education, good drinking water, the formation of youth clubs and the entire development of rural communities. It was our coming together as concerned citizens that gave birth to the organization known today as SEDARVP Ghana.

SEDARVP-Ghana is a local N.G.O (Non-Government Organization) known as Social Education Development and Rural Volunteer Program with its headquarters located in the northern part of Ghana. SEDARVP-Ghana was formed in the year 2006 and formally registered in the year 2008 under the Ghana Registrar General?s Department as a charity organization. It is a non-profit making, non-partisan, non-religious and non-racial (or non-ethnic) organization which aims to assist the orphans, street children and poor families in rural and remote areas of Ghana to have a better future. As a non-profit organization, SEDARVP-Ghana depends upon volunteer efforts to make our programs a success and to allow us to direct more money directly to the children in need. Our aim is to help the thousands of abandoned children now living and sleeping on the streets and to promote better quality education, health awareness and social development in all the very poor rural and remote areas of Ghana. As a result of numerous trips to the rural and remote communities in northern Ghana, staying and interacting with the people, we found out about their constraints and potentials. We realized that the poor quality of their education and their lack of social living was partly due to the lack of experienced teachers and the minimal opportunity for social interaction. By promoting social development and dialogue among the people we also aimed to enhance good governance in these areas. Furthermore we became aware that child labor was increasing at an alarming rate in all the 10 regions of Ghana and we needed help to assist these poor children. We hoped to do this by organizing volunteers from all over the world, who would share their spirit of giving their best to these poor and homeless children and communities, not only in the educational sector, but to other areas of volunteer interest and specialization. With the assistance of our wonderful volunteers we aim to promote good health, education, good drinking water, the formation of youth clubs and the entire development of rural communities. It was our coming together as concerned citizens that gave birth to the organization known today as SEDARVP Ghana.

Mission Statement: Among the inhabitants of northern Ghana 85 out of 100 people are considered poor. The majority of them live in the rural areas without basic infrastructure facilities providing clean drinking water, electricity and good shelter. Most of these people engage themselves in farming which is not a secure income source because of changes in weather, etc. Many parents do not have the possibility of putting their children in school. This can be due to financial problems, other cultural practices and also because there are few schools in the area. In some areas there are no schools at all. These people and their entire communities are in need of help in all aspects of life, but most especially with quality education. In Ghana, as a developing country, many people live and work without being able to affect their own situation. Even people who have had the possibility of gaining an education or who have a lot of working experience still cannot be sure to get employment in their field or even in other fields. People with ideas and dreams have no possibility to make them come true despite their hard work. Our Vision is to help develop Ghana through education and by supporting the locals to reach their goals in developing themselves and their communities. Our Goals are: * To assist in the education of underprivileged children in the northern region with the assistance of both local and international volunteers. * To assist in the education of adults, so they can support their youth in creating a better living situation for their family and country. * To train the unemployed and underprivileged to be able to attain financial independence in their own town thanks to micro businesses. * To assist deprived communities through capacity building training. * To listen to and meet the needs of people in northern Ghana. * To create awareness and sharing of experience between Ghanaians and people from abroad. Also to instill in Ghanaians the act of volunteerism. * To develop strategies to initiate and support different development projects based on the requests and needs of locals and with involvement by them. The projects supported are inline with the goals of SEDARVP Ghana. * To enable an exchange between different countries in the west and Ghana. * To evaluate our activities and act on local requests of the organization. * To recruit, prepare and send volunteers to support the projects of SEDARVP Ghana. * To raise funds through donors and subsidiaries in order to build up a network of persons and organizations who can contribute to the realization of the goals. * To create partnerships between SEDARVP-Ghana and other local NGO's.

Organizational Statement of Faith


BE THE CHANGE U WISH TO SEE, AND HELP THOSE IN NEED


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Homeless Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No