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Youth Ambassador in Ghana

October 5, 2012


Contact Name
Jane Baldwin

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Youth Challenge International (YCI) is recruiting a team of five volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 with diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds for a twelve-week focused youth development project in Ghana from January 7, 2013 to April 1, 2013.

This exciting opportunity will include a pre-project distance-learning program, followed by an intensive twelve-week placement in Ghana. While in Ghana, you will work with YCI’s partners to further the reach and relevance of their youth development program.

Key Project Activities Include:

• In conjunction with partners, design and deliver environmental awareness, including recycling and waste management, and deliver a small scale environmental campaign (i.e. tree planting)
• In coordination with partners, design and implement workshops integrating life skills, information technology skills and youth employment skills development including a Job Networking Fair focusing on providing employment opportunities and information for young women
• In coordination with key partner staff design and implement workshops on entrepreneurial skills for peer educators
• Work with key partner staff and peer educators to design and deliver substance abuse workshops in selected Senior High Schools
• Develop and deliver a leadership training workshop for young girls on International Women’s Day (March 8)

Recommended Skills and Experience:
• Background in development, business or the humanities
• Knowledge of leadership issues as they relate to youth, especially female youth
• Knowledge of environmental issues on a global level
• Experience in designing, developing and implementing awareness and/or educational campaigns
• Experience in facilitation and/or community mobilization
• Training in gender issues; proven effectiveness in cross-cultural settings
• Experience teaching life skills, and computers
• Experience working with at-risk or marginalized populations
• Prior overseas experience an asset

Please click here to apply online using YCI’s volunteer application: http://www.yci.org/html/volunteer/globally/applynow.asp


This opportunity was posted by:

Youth Challenge International

Building on over 20 years of experience, YCI’s programs are designed to meet the needs of youth affected by poverty through four integrated sectors: livelihoods, health, leadership and the environment.