The YHFG is a youth focused Non-Governmental Organization which is also non-partisan and with no religious affiliation. The Foundation was founded in 2002 with head office based in Bolgatanga in the Upper East region of Ghana. The guiding believe is that helping the deprived youth of the north of Ghana to conserve and develop their physical and mental strength through education, entrepreneurial training and improved living conditions is the right way to ensure their viability to society and fight poverty.
The YHFG is governed by a 7-member Board of Trustees (BOT) who oversees to the policy direction of the organisation and takes oversight responsibilities for managerial decisions. The secretariat that implements the programs of the foundation is headed by an Executive Director who is the eighth non-voting member of the BOT.
YHFG exists to enable self-reliant and self-sufficient youth, living in a more equal, healthy and prosperous society.
Support and empower young people to achieve their full potential:
• in their personal life,
• professional development,
• as active advocates of the rights of young people,
• and contribute to a sustainable environment.