All our projects would not be possible without the cooperation of other key supportive partners in development practice. They actually make it happen! Following are the partners we work with in the different projects.
– Support Group of the Swiss Tropical Institute (Basel, Switzerland) http://www.swisstph.ch/about-us/support-group.html
The aim of this organisation is to offer assistance to people in poor countries – in particular in the sense of helping people to help themselves and preferably in places where the Institute is active and a local supervision possible. The support group supported the very first project of the YHFG in 2003 and made the formation of the Harvest Clubs in high schools possible. It has remained the YHFG’s partner in the sexual and reproductive health classes in high schools.
– JugendPartnerschaft Ghana (Freiburg, Germany) http://www.jugendghana.de
JPG is the European partner organisation of the YHFG. It was founded in 2005 by friends of the foundation to allow for continuous support of the activities and a platform for collaboration between people in Europe and Ghana. JugendPartnerschaft supports among others the Youth Centre, SPEEK project, the sexual and reproductive health classes and the Youth Harvest football club. In addition, it supports the computer center and the STEP-UP project. As a key partner, JugendPartnerschaft also support core funding to the YHFG management and provide technical assistance to the management of project activities.
– Ghana Education Services (GES) http://www.ges.gov.gh/
The mandate of the Ghana Education Service is to co-ordinate national education policy on pre-tertiary education. This makes it responsible for Basic and Second-cycle education, a critical stage of education for young learners. The GES is YHFG’s partner in the SPEEK project, the sexual and reproductive health classes, Youth for Body Rights project and the No-Yawa project.
– Ghana Health Services (GHS) http://www.ghanahealthservice.org/
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is a Public Service body that is responsible for implementation of national health policies under the control of the Minister for Health through its governing Council – the Ghana Health Service Council. GHS is YHFG’s partner in the SPEEK project, the sexual and reproductive health classes, Youth for Body Rights project and the No-Yawa project.
– RFSU (Kista, Sweden) http://www.rfsu.se/en/Engelska/
RFSU is a Swedish non-profit organisation independent of party politics, the unions and religion that works for an open, positive view of sex and relationship issues. RFSU promotes condoms and other products, sexual information, advocacy, sexual policies, clinics, information provision in schools and much more. They believe that everyone is entitled to be what they want to be, to choose to live as they want and enjoy what they want. RFSU works locally (e.g. with information provision in schools), nationally (e.g. by influencing policies) and internationally (e.g. in the form of development projects in Africa). RFSU is YHFG key partner in the Youth Body Rights Advocacy Project (YBRAP).
– Christian Aid Ghana; http://www.christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo/africa/ghana.aspx
The vision of Christian Aid Ghana is for an open, transparent and peaceful Ghana that responds to people’s needs and rights, cares for the environment and allows women and men to achieve their full potential. Under their Market Access programme, they have a high interest in helping poor farmers to better access markets so that they can receive the best price for their crops and develop sustainable livelihoods. CA Ghana is the key partner to the YHFG in the Mypharm project
– Ontmoet Afrika (Alkmaar, The Netherlands) http://www.ontmoetafrika.nl
Ontmoet Afrika (Meet Africa) is a volunteer service organisation with the aim to stimulate and facilitate contact, knowledge, understanding, and friendship between people of different cultural backgrounds so that mutual misunderstanding, prejudice and discrimination can be cut across. Since October 2007, Ontmoet Africa volunteers helped to establish regular health education seminars for Harvest Clubs. In addition, Ontmoet Afrika is YHFG’s partner in the Zaare Smoothiebar.
– Marie Stopes International (London, UK) http://www.mariestopes.org/where-in-the-world#ghana
Marie Stopes International exists to bring quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. It has been delivering family planning, safe abortion, and maternal health services for over 35 years. The organization is YHFG’s partner in the No-Yawa project.
– Sir Halley Stewart Trust (UK) http://www.sirhalleystewart.org.uk/
The goal of the organization is to promote a just environment and international good will by supporting innovative medical, social, educational and religious projects. The organization supported the SPEEK project.
– UN-Habitat Youth Fund, http://www.unhabitat.org
UN-Habitat Youth Fund aims to promote sustainable urban development and adequate shelter for all. The organization supports the STEP-UP project of the YHFG.
– Junior Achievement (Colorado springs, US) http://www.ja.org
JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and learn the value of contributing to their communities. YHFG and JA have started collaboration in March 2009, focussing on the entrepreneurial skill development.
– Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart, Germany) http://www.bwstiftung.de/en
– Brave Aurora (Linz, Austria) http://www.braveaurora.com/
– The Bolgatanga, Talensi Nabdam and Bawku West District Assemblies, http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/about-ghana/regions/upper-east
– The participating schools in and around Bolgatanga. Those schools see the need for their students to develop skills obtain knowledge that will make them self-sufficient.