In the last 5 years, Ahaspora Young Professionals has achieved a lot, but the group has particularly developed a family of amazing, dedicated Ghanaians who have returned home after living abroad and are contributing greatly to the progress and development of our motherland.
On Saturday, April 16th, Ahaspora celebrated its 5th year anniversary with a family style potluck BBQ at Miniversity in Accra. Many young professionals and members of the group attended and showed love and appreciation for the platform. It was a sunny and chill afternoon filled with yummy food and drinks, traditional games, networking, and laughter. Click HERE for more photos.
The event was the first of a series of events to bring together the community of young professionals and celebrate the achievements of Ahaspora, which includes three years of mentoring high school students, and regular implementation of various activities to give back to our community. One of the groups most valuable and impactful platforms is their online listserv, a repository of information that has contributed to making the transition from abroad to home easier.
In the coming years, Ahaspora will celebrate the contributions of returnees and collaborate with like-minded groups to build a larger mentoring community.
Click HERE to join the Ahaspora Young Professionals group.
We are young Ghanaian professionals who have lived or been educated outside Ghana and have returned home. We want to use our knowledge, skills, and resources to make Ghana a better place to live.
We recognize the immense potential, talent, and opportunity that exist in Ghana, and this inspires us to use our knowledge, skills, and resources to help make Ghana a better place to live. “Aha” is an Akan word for “Here” and “Spora” is a stem of Diaspora. This name befits our new status of being home as global citizens. The group aims to bridge the gap between those who are “Ahas”, Ahasporans, and Diasporans, by sharing ideas and experiences to build a true “Gateway to Africa”.
To provide a support system for young Ghanaian professionals and like-minded individuals who are thinking about or have returned home, and to provide a forum for this group to positively impact our country individually and as a collective group.
What We Do
Since its inception in April 2011, the group has grown rapidly, increasing from 12 members to over 1000. Ahaspora provides a listserv for its members where questions range between job openings and upcoming conferences, to questions about transitioning home or finding storage boxes in Accra! The listserv has proven useful to many members and has gained traction, particularly among Ghanaians in the diaspora who are thinking about moving home. Members have also shared that they have found jobs as a result of their participation.
Other activities include a monthly social networking session; speaker series; participating in various community activities such as marathons and fundraising for orphans; as well as our flagship mentoring program for senior high school students.