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Monday, 16 September 2013

Sept 21 is National Volunteer Day

The GhanaThink Foundation is instituting 21st September as National Volunteer Day. For those who do not know, 21st September is Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's birthday and was instituted as a holiday a few years ago known as ''Founder's Day'' in Ghana. Is there a better way to celebrate the birthday of such a great African statesman than giving back to our communities?

Ato Ulzen-Appiah, chair of GhanaThink writes;
"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 are greening a school in Madina while others paint schools in East Legon, also in Accra. Some friends are gathering other friends to donate blood on NVDay while others gather to clean up a taxi rank in Ashaiman. Young people are coming together to mentor SHS students in Kumasi while others organize a reading clinic for orphanage kids in Kasoa.''

For more information on how to get involved with any activity, contact GhanaThink via email

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