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19-Apr-2018  
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Volunteerism and patriotism are two attributes required for any nation to achieve accelerated national development.

Ghana has seen great volunteers and patriotic individuals like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, J. B. Danquah, 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 is now in need of altruistic individuals who will give themselves off for the good Ghana’s development again.

This conference has been put together by the Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF) and its partners 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. The theme for this year’s conference is “Accelerating Development Through Volunteerism” and will feature participants from the United Kingdom, Australia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, The Netherlands, and Ghana.

As part of the conference, three (3) student teams from three tertiary institutions will pitch their volunteering projects to address a need they have identified within their communities.  The winning team will be presented with a grant of GH¢10,000 from the Osei-Kusi Foundation to implement their project.

The event will host a number of international speakers, including Mr Billy Williams (Former Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Australia), Ms Linda Boakye (Career & Mindset Coach, UK), Mr Juergen Pallien (Self-Made Millionaire & Philanthropist, Germany), Ms. Kim Green (Organizational Development Consultant, UK), Ms Ivana de Haan (International Fashion Designer & Philanthropist, Netherlands), Mr Wilson Agyeman (President of DIF Africa), and Dr. Joyce R. Aryee (Chairperson of the National Youth Volunteerism & Patriotism Award).

In Attendance

H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Minister of Education, Hon. Minister of Tourism, Heads of MMDAs, Vice-Chancellors of Tertiary Institutions, Heads of Civil Society Organizations, Diplomatic Corps, the media, students and the youth of Ghana.

Awards To Be Presented

1. Community Service Award 2018 (to a tertiary institution)

2. National Youth Award for Volunteerism

3. National Award for Patriotism Towards Youth Development

4. National Award for Patriotism in Healthcare Delivery

5. National Award for Volunteerism in Rural Outreaches

6. Corporate Award for Patriotism

7. International Award for Youth Volunteerism – West Africa

8. International Award for Youth Volunteerism – East Africa

9. International Award for Volunteerism & Patriotism

10. Special Recognition Award for Patriotism

About The Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF)

The Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF) is an award-winning foundation that is helping to transform the lives of millions of young people in Africa by providing them with tools, resources and training they need to make a global impact. OKF was the winner of the Philanthropic Foundation of the Year 2017 Award at the National Philanthropy Forum Awards, and winner of the SME Ghana (SMEGA) High Impact Award in 2016. Over two million lives have been touched so far through various interventions including coaching and mentoring, scholarship scheme for blind and deaf students, leadership and wealth creation seminars, prison support services and rural outreaches.

Venue & Time

Venue: Accra International Conference Centre

Date: Friday, 27 April, 2018


Time: 9:30am – 12:00noon (Volunteerism & Patriotism Conference)

12:00noon – 12:30pm (Snack Break)

12:30pm – 3:00pm (Awards Ceremony)

Registration For Conference/Awards Ceremony

Admission to the event is free but online registration is required. Please visit www.oseikusifoundation.org to register for the National Youth Volunteerism & Patriotism Conference & Awards.

Enquires/Correspondence

Mr. Wilson Agyeman on 0205799032 / 0544008876 or [email protected]
 
 
 
 

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