|By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 6:32 pm: Edit Post
Official Peace Corps Information on Ghana Programs
Official Peace Corps Information on Ghana Programs
Ghana is recognized for its stable political environment. Recent Presidential elections have proven peaceful and directed Ghana on a new path. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently commended the people and leaders of Ghana for the "transparent and peaceful manner" in which their elections were held and is quoted as saying, "with these elections, Ghana has demonstrated that democracy and its institutions continue to take root in Africa."
Peace Corps Volunteers are working in business development, health, education, and the environment to help support Ghana's development efforts.
Volunteers teach secondary school level science, mathematics, and visual arts to more than 7,600 students, and work closely with Ghanaian counterparts in the development of subject resource manuals. Volunteers are also involved in secondary projects that include rehabilitating school libraries, establishing science and computer classes, and conducting HIV/AIDS awareness activities.
In 2000, Volunteers, in collaboration with the National Museum of Ghana, organized annual art exhibitions to showcase the artwork of their students. The exhibitions recognized the work of students, highlighted innovative teaching methodologies, and promoted the importance of teaching visual arts in Ghanaian schools.
Volunteers also organized a forty-member Regional Association of the Deaf to promote programs for literacy and vocational improvement. A team of deaf artisans are helping unemployed deaf individuals to gain new skills to improve their prospects for employment and self sufficiency.
Ghana continues to promote private sector growth. Volunteers are working with counterparts to assist local artisans, farmers, and micro-entrepreneurs to establish cooperatives and market their products locally. Other small enterprise development Volunteers are working to promote community-based eco-tourism projects.
In 2000, the Peace Corps received an award from the Ghana Tourist Board in recognition of Volunteers' efforts in sustainable business development. The award read, "In the past few years, Peace Corps Ghana, in partnership with other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and communities has emerged as a leader in sustainable nature-based tourism projects around the country which are run by the communities themselves. In recognition of Peace Corps' untiring efforts and remarkable ability to win the confidence of communities which have resulted in enhanced eco-tourism and other tourist attractions, even in remote areas of Ghana and are attracting all categories of tourists from around the world."
Volunteers continue to work with five governmental and non-governmental agencies as part of the Collaborative Community Forestry Initiative (CCFI), which was formed to establish Volunteer-managed tree nurseries. Volunteers train nursery workers in business skills to achieve a smooth transition to an unsubsidized community-managed project.
In 2000, Volunteers worked on developing organizational structure and income generation activities in 21 CCFI community nurseries. Their work included the improvement of record keeping, customer relations, crop cultivation, and the identification of new market opportunities.
Volunteers collaborate with community water and sanitation committees to promote control over water supply and hygiene. Working closely with these largely rural-based committees, Volunteers implement a comprehensive program of hygiene education, including participatory community assessment, delivery of health talks, and training of other community groups.
In collaboration with their local counterparts, Volunteers initiated house-to-house education campaigns to promote personal and environmental sanitation in 83 communities. Volunteers have also created school-based health clubs involving seventh, eighth, and ninth graders to promote healthy and hygienic behavior.
|By Eric MacDawutey on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 11:49 am: Edit Post
P.O. Box CO1141.
15th August 2003.
The Country Director
APPLICATION FOR SPONSORSHIP.
I have since my admission, contacted several local scholarship Agencies to secure a firm sponsorship for my educational programme at Gallaudet University. I also wrote many other International Organisations for funding. My search so far has drawn blanks.
Most of the Organisations rather directed me to the Scholarship Secretariat, a Government of Ghana Agency that is responsible for issuance of scholarship for needy and capable students including the physically challenged. Unfortunately, such scholarships for the physically challenged rather go to the perfectly hearing candidates due to discrimination, leaving the physically challenged feeling extremely dejected. My search again revealed in the past about 4 perfectly hearing students from Ghana benefited under such scheme to Gallaudet University.
I have attached a letter from the scholarship secretariat to show the uneven field I am up against, in my search for scholarship to Gallaudet University. I believe strongly, that the response was full of prejudice, since the Secretariat could have forwarded my request with a recommendation to the United Nations or other useful Agencies to support my effort.
This treatment of my application only confirms the marginalisation deaf people are subjected by perfectly hearing citizens in Ghana. I feel very dejected because a request to meet Government officials to discuss my plight is even more frustrating. Being in perfectly hearing University in Ghana has its own problems, because I continually face it each day at lectures. Useful suggestions and my contributions are ignored, fellow classmates laugh because of my situations, but I believe my Gallaudet admission is a positive achievement.
Recently, I solicited the assistance of United States International Educational Advisor to Africa, Mrs. Nancy W. Keteku. She in turn petitioned the Registrar of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi for a better and humane treatment but to no avail.
My self-confidence is haemorrahaged and gradually, I am losing my desire to fight in life. I have gained admission to Gallaudet University twice and am expecting my next admission by December this year. I will therefore be very grateful if your Government can help me with a sponsorship.
Eric Akuffo MacDawutey.
Encl; Summary of Audiometric Assessment Report.
SAT Result from Gallaudet University.
|By gilbert zisseh (ighcache-x1.internetghana.com - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 11:02 am: Edit Post
GREETINGS MR ADMINISTRATOR
My name is GILBERT ZISSEH. I'm a product of Lycee de Complex , a
french and english senior secondary school in ghana .But after complishing
of school life has been come very difficult for me .I have nobody to
help me further my education.
I'm please making a passionate appeal to you so that you can help me
further my education , whether to get a job to do and raise my fees or
any form of sponsorship to help reach university level ,I will appreciate
it.I need your help .I hope my appeal will meet your kind
gesture and approval.
|By PRINCE OWUSU-PEPRAH (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:32 am: Edit Post
APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
I am a student who just got admission into the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology to pursue a four year degree programme in sociology and social work.
As a matter of fact i come from a remote village in the twifu hemang lower denkyira district assembly by name Nyinasi and my daddy happens to be a cocoa farmer with six children and my going to the university has brought an untold hardship on the family as my daddy has to go arround borrowing to sponsor my education and i don't think he can do this throughout my four year stay in the university.i would like to take this opportunity to appeal for your financial support in order to avoid dropping out of school.
I hope my application will receive the needed attention.
|By Anonymous (adsl19120.4u.com.gh - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:22 am: Edit Post
I am a young African woman of age 26 living in Ghana,West Africa.I am a holder of a Bachelors' degree in Arts;Economics and French.I am a computer literate,firm,a fast learner,hardworking and a good team player.I have had the opportunity to work with the West Afican Monetary Institute and The Ghana Commercial Bank,both in Ghana.I share in the objectives and visions of your organization and would be grateful given the opportuinty to work with you.
|By philip (civ-cache1-1.cache.telstra.net - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 3:09 am: Edit Post
i am a west african male of 22 living in Ghana.i could not further my education after secondary school due to paucity of funds.but i will like to further my education with interest in jounalism.i would be very grateful for your help.God will bless you abundantly.thanks for your anticipated good gesture.
|By CHARLES ASEMANI (18.104.22.168) on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 10:59 am: Edit Post
I AM A BOY OF 22 YEARS.A SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATE SINCE 2005 AT OPASS IN THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANA.EVER SINCE I GRADUATED FROM THE SECONDARY SCHOOL I HAVE HAD ADMISSION INTO TERTIARY INSTITUTION FOR CONSECUTIVE TIMES BUT COULDN'T LEAVE FOR SCHOOL DUE TO FINANCIAL PROBLEM.I HAVE BEEN MOVING UP AND DOWN TO CHECK WHETHER I CAN OBTAIN SPONSORSHIP BUT TO NO AVAIL.I ONLY PRAY A HAND WILL BE STRETCHED TOWARDS ME TO STOP MY DREAMS FROM BEEN JEOPARDIZED.I REALLY WONDER WHEN I WILL MOVE FORWARD IN EDUCATION.