Thursday, September 19, 2013

Promoting National Volunteer Day (September 21st) #NVDay

Earlier this year, we at the GhanaThink Foundation had an idea. What if we could get many people in Ghana to volunteer on the same day with a unity of purpose to make Ghana better? We've gone many iterations of how to get it done and we are almost there. The date we chose was September 21. It's interesting to note what % of people in Ghana actually know it's Founder's Day.

On September 21, different people in Ghana would be organizing or participating in volunteer activities. You can find out more info about these here. Stay tuned to #NVDay on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Watch the video promoting it and see our press release below.

Many thanks to +Estelle Akofio-Sowah +Antoinette Benneh +Nana Amoah and Nana Aba Anamoah for participating in the video. I was surrounded by some awesome Ghanaian women :-)



National Volunteer Day is being instituted by the +GhanaThink Foundation to come off every September 21st in Ghana. The initiative is to get as many people as possible in Ghana to volunteer their time or do community service on the Founder’s Day Holiday. While volunteerism is not very popular and part of our society’s fabric, many individuals and organizations volunteer occasionally. National Volunteer Day is to increase these numbers and unify efforts in volunteerism in Ghana.

Different individuals and organizations have planned volunteer activities for September 21st. Utopia Wishlist is organizing a
kids career fair in Omanjor near Accra. Some others with +Kuukuwa Manful are greening a school in Madina while others with +Ela Asare paint schools in East Legon, also in Accra. Some friends including +Ali Bukari Maiga are gathering other friends to donate blood on NVDay in Accra and Tamale while others including +nathaniel ALPHA gather to clean up a taxi rank in Ashaiman. Young people including +Prince Boadu are coming together to mentor SHS students in Kumasi while others including +krystabel vorsah organize a reading clinic for orphanage kids in Kasoa.

We expect at least 233 different activities on the day. You can find info about these activities and more on
nvday13.eventbrite.com. If you need more info on what to do or how to contribute to National Volunteer Day, visit the same link. Interested groups,organizations and individuals should register/RSVP at the National volunteer Day eventbrite website (nvday13.eventbrite.com). National Volunteer Day 2013 has the following media partners - The Diva Show on TV3, Focus 94.3 FM, Sunsum 98.7 FM, Anidado 97.9 FM and MPWR Show on Y 107.9 FM. Join us to move Ghana forward.

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