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Another Ghana Moment for Volunteer Match Ghana

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Volunteer Match Ghana is a professional non-governmental organization committed to the development of rural areas in its operational areas, as well as working towards the betterment of the communities with no political or religious affiliations.

Volunteer Match Ghana is a professional non-governmental organization committed to the development of rural areas in its operational areas, as well as working towards the betterment of the communities with no political or religious affiliations.

 

The young Ghanaian Ec-lumor Prince, who has a passion for deprived communities, founded the group in 2005, and it has now grown massively, offering a wide range of programs.

In the last 8 years, VMG has specialized in volunteer community development and internship abroad programs.

They accomplished this through an equal commitment to recruiting and retaining the best human resources by ensuring their welfare and motivation, and by offering exciting and fulfilling experiences. This has resulted in efficient and effective volunteer work that benefits both the community and the volunteers.

VMG is able to operate due to kind contributions from volunteers, concerned philanthropists and private individuals. They regularly travel to their project sites, meet volunteers, discuss with local people, revise and set up meaningful volunteer programs that benefit the community at the rural level.

Currently the group is expanding its wings towards Jamestown community in the Greater Accra region, to offer support to brilliant young children in need of food, clothing, shelter and education.

The local school Christ the King of Kings is located near the fishing village by the Jamestown harbour, and is one of the institutions VMG wishes to collaborate with.

Late principal Emmanuel Ashie NiiQuaye founded the school in 1995, as a result of his passion of helping the community and fight illiteracy. At the time of funding, the school hosted only three students, but during the last 20 years, this number has grown to 150 kids with an age ranging from three to twelve with eight teachers working  there.

Humphrey Aryee, the present principal, admitted that the school is currently facing many challenges.

“We are not funded by the government, and we are therefore dependent on the help from independent sponsors from across the world. We are in need of many things. Uniforms, books, desks, chairs, pens and pencils, sandals, and money for food are some of the supplies and equipment the school is deprived of,” he stated.

However, Aryee thinks the school has achieved more: “We now have more children in school, learning and getting educated, something which largely helps the disadvantaged area in terms of future prospects. Many of the children attending the classes at Christ the King of Kings are orphans who would not receive education had it not been for this school.”

A partnership with Volunteer Match Ghana will ensure that the school receives more help with domestic tasks, which will make the educational experience better for the children and the teachers. , Volunteers will also assist in events such as fundraising and teaching, and will be connecting with the kids as they grow.

Even so, Aryee points out that the institution is still in dire need of funds, saying that philanthropists and volunteers from America, the UK, Spain, Norway, South Africa and Australia have made donations that make it possible for the school to survive.

 

“For the school to keep running efficiently, VMG urges good Samaritans and benefactors to donate small amounts to ease the difficulties of the educational establishment,” he concluded.