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NATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERISM & PATRIOTISM AWARDS

About the National Youth Volunteerism & Patriotism Awards

Volunteerism and patriotism are two attributes prerequisite for any nation to achieve accelerated national development. Ghana has seen great volunteers and patriotic individuals like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Yaa Asantewaa and many others who went through many obstacles to make our nation great and strong. However, there is every indication that the country currently is in dire need of nothing but altruistic individuals who will make it work again.

The event, therefore, has been put together by the Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF), Salt & Light Ministries (SALM) and Selfless4Africa (S4A) to rekindle the spirit of volunteerism and patriotism and raise a new breed of Ghanaians who love their country and are willing to sacrifice for future generations.

It would feature the grand final of the 2017 edition of the Community Service Award (CSA) which is the biggest platform in Ghana for tertiary students to exhibit volunteerism and patriotism as their contribution towards national development.

Over the past three years, OKF and S4A through the award scheme have raised leaders to make positive contributions towards national development, one community at a time.

Year Winner Grant Project
2014 Catholic University College Team ¢9,000 Setting up bakery for unemployed young women at Nanketewa, a village near Sunyani. The project was completed and commissioned in January 2015.
2015 University of Ghana Team ¢ 10,000 Renovating part of the Occupational Therapy Unit of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and training of cured mental patients in beads making.
2016 University of Health & Allied Sciences ¢ 10,000 Construction of a borehole for Duta, a community in the Volta Region in order for community members to have access to clean and healthy water to carry out their day-to-day activities.

This year, seven (7) pre-selected student teams from various tertiary institutions will make a face-to-face presentation and one team will be selected by a panel of judges to receive the award money of GH¢ 10,000 (GH¢ 7,000 to implement the community project and GH¢ 3,000 for participants of the winning team).

TEAM NAME SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL
Ace

(University of Health & Allied Sciences)

To embark on health education and also install a gari processing machine at Garitsofe.
Innovators

( Bolgatanga Polytechnic)

Construction of a rabbitory to train inmates of Navrongo Central Prisons on rabbit keeping.
Solutionist

(University of Cape Coast)

To Construct of a modern fish smoking device to help fishmongers at Duakor, Central Region.
Flourishing

(University of Ghana)

Renovation of Lanteyman Primary School at Chorkor and providing school supplies to twenty children.
Change Agents

(Regent University)

Provision of educational materials for orphans at The Potters Place Orphanage as well as train them in soap making.
Coded

( Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology)

Install an advanced technology (Drone) to aid agriculture data gathering and also train farmers in the use of the technology at  KNUST.
A Need for Education

( University of Energy & Natural Resources)

To equip the vocational center of Nyamaa Special School.

 

The awards event will see some outstanding young individuals who have demonstrated strong acts of volunteerism and patriotism honoured. There will also be the out-dooring of a book titled “Beauty in Volunteerism & Patriotism” co-authored by Dr Joyce R. Aryee and Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi.

ABOUT OKF

The Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF) is an award-winning foundation that is helping to transform the lives of young people by providing them with tools, resources and training they need to make a global impact. OKF was the winner of the philanthropic foundation for the year 2017 award at the Ghana Philanthropic Forum Awards. Over two million lives have been touched so far through various interventions including coaching and mentoring, scholarship scheme, leadership and wealth creation seminars, prison support and rural outreaches.

ABOUT SALT & LIGHT MINISTRIES (SALM)

The SALM led by Dr Joyce R. Aryee is a ministry of Motivation and Encouragement to the Body of Christ. The Vision of SALM is to raise disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to be effective, fruitful and practical Christians.

 ABOUT S4A

Selfless4Africa (S4A) is a non-profit youth organisation made up mostly of African youth based in the US. It was formed with the goal of challenging people in Africa and elsewhere to perform acts of selflessness in their communities, which builds up a domino effect of selflessness that changes the status quo of poverty, ignorance and corruption in the continent.

 IN ATTENDANCE

H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Minister of Education, Hon Minister of Tourism, Hon Minister of Women, Gender, Children & Social Protection, Hon Minister of  Trade & Industry,  Hon Minister of Business Development, Hon. Minister of Inner city and Zongo Development, Hon. Minister of Food & Agric, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,  Director of the Ghana Education Service, the Association of Ghana Industries, CEO of National Youth Authority, Executive Director of Head of State Award Scheme, Vice-Chancellors and staff of tertiary institutions, civil society organizations, local and international development organizations, the media, students and youth organisations.

 

Venue: Accra International Conference Center

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm prompt

ENQUIRES/CORRESPONDENCE

Mr Prince Dwomoh on 0249 250 670 / 0544 008 876 or oseikusifoundation@gmail.com

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