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Volunteer in Kumasi, Ghana

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Deadline
August 30, 2013

Availability
(National) Canada

Contact Name
Jane Baldwin

Contact email
jane.baldwin@yci.org

Contact URL
http://www.yci.org/html/who...

Categories
Education
Environment

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Youth Challenge International (YCI) is recruiting a team of three volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 with diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds for a four-week focused youth development project from October 28 to November 25, 2013.

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

Key Project Activities Include:
• In conjunction with partners, design and deliver an environmental workshop for Senior High School students focusing on plastic waste and forming environmental clubs
• Work together with selected youth organizations to implement best practices on how to mainstream environmental activities into the their programs and conduct outreaches in their community
• In conjunction with partners and other stakeholders, create and facilitate entrepreneurship workshops for young business-minded male and female youth to enhance their knowledge in entrepreneurship for the purposes of business start-ups or expansion

Recommended Skills and Experience:
• Background in development, environmental studies, business or the humanities
• Knowledge of leadership issues as they relate to youth, especially female youth
• 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 working with at-risk or marginalized populations
• Prior overseas experience an asset

Please apply online using YCI's online application form available at http://www.yci.org/html/volunteer/globally/applynow.asp

ABOUT YCI
Youth Challenge International is a leading global non-profit youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. We are a registered charity and provide tax receipts to all donations over $25. 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. We engage youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face. YCI incorporates youth development, volunteerism, partnership, equity and advocacy into all that we do.

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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.