WELCOME TO MY BLOG!
I will be traveling to Accra, Ghana with Youth Challenge International (YCI) to work with the YMCA Ghana for 6 weeks from February 11th to March 25th 2013. The YMCA Ghana is focused on grass-roots youth development and my mandate is to create and implement a marketing and communications strategy to engage local youth and increase membership. Check out the information below to learn more about the organization and the program I will be working with!
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to my fundraising efforts. Your donation is truly appreciated and is supporting an amazing cause and organization.
I will be updating this blog throughout my journey – posting thoughts, progress and pictures. Stay tuned and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you!
About Youth Challenge International
Youth Challenge International (http://www.yci.org/) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Building on over 20 years of experience, our community development programs are designed to meet the needs of youth affected by poverty through four integrated sectors: livelihoods, health, leadership and the environment. YCI engages youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face, incorporating youth development, volunteerism, partnership, and equity into all that we do. YCI’s projects are currently located in Africa, Central and South America.
About YMCA Ghana
The YMCA of Ghana was founded in 1890 and it’s mission is to bring positive change to the lives of young people and to make them useful and productive citizens. The YMCA of Ghana is headquartered in Accra and operates in 77 communities in 8 of the 10 Administrative Regions in Ghana. YCI has partnered with the YMCA of Ghana since 2006, training 50 Ghanaian youth as HIV/AIDS peer educators and reaching over 4,000 local youth through HIV/AIDS and employability training activities.