New Opportunity in Ghana: Be part of our pilot team in Kumasi!

The YCI-YMCA Mentorship Program is expanding and we need a team of great volunteers to help pilot the program in KUMASI! This 4 week project will hit the ground running on July 30th with the mandate of starting the Mentorship Program in this new location.

Kumasi is the capital of the Ashanti Region in Ghana. Home to one of the largest markets in West Africa, it is also where YCI’s next pilot program will be!

The YCI-YMCA Mentorship Program started in 2009 as a joint venture between YCI and the YMCA- Ghana to provide Ghanaian youth with mentorship, training and support. The goal of the YCI-YMCA Mentorship Program has been to build the capacity of young people in Ghana to improve their livelihoods and become ambassadors of change in their community.

It  has grown in the past two years and during 2011, YCI volunteers worked with YMCA peer mentors to conduct 28 trainings and outreach events engaging almost 3,000 community members. The program went through a redesign in 2012 to become a formal 2- year program. Due to the success of the Mentorship Program and its impact on mentors, YCI and the YMCA -Ghana would like to replicate the Mentorship Program in Kumasi. To find out more about the project , click HERE!

The ancient capital of the Ashanti kingdom, Kumasi is still the heart of Ashanti country and the site of West Africa’s largest cultural center, the palace of the Ashanti king. To add to the appeal, it’s surrounded by rolling green hills and has a vast central market as vibrant as any in Africa. You could spend days wandering through the market stalls and still not see it all. As a hub for travel throughout the country it is the perfect place to experience all Ghana has to offer.

The deadline to apply to be part of this team is June 15th, but we will be doing interviews on a rolling basis. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting pilot project, visit our website to complete an online application.

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