Fifty years ago, UNESCO declared 8th September International Literacy Day. The goal was, in their words, “To actively mobilize the international...
Why Choose VPWA?
VPWA offers genuine experiences that positively affect local people. VPWA promotes sustainable and responsible volunteering through all our projects.
Sustainable Volunteer Projects
When choosing a VPWA project, you are choosing to support responsible development for a range of causes. Find out more about all of our projects.
Living and Volunteering in Ghana
Read our guide to living and volunteering in Ghana to understand the culture, people and expectations before you arrive.
Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA) is a youth-led, volunteer-driven NGO based in Ghana. It aims to improve opportunities for people in underprivileged communities through better education, health, sanitation and sustainable development.
VPWA runs a range of projects which rely on the support of volunteers from around the world. Its varied work supports the principles of the UN Global Compact and aims to fulfil the Millennium Development Goals. Our work has been twice recognised by the United Nations Volunteers Award in 2010 and 2011.
VPWA projects aim to lift people out of poverty
Promoting education and reducing illiteracy
Promoting good governance, human rights, energy and environmental policies
Building skills to help individuals and communities fight the threat of poverty, for example, through the provision of micro-finance and business training
Fighting the spread of diseases, such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis through educating both communities and policy makers
United Nations Volunteers Award Winner – 2010, 2011
Coalition for the International Criminal Court
United Nations Volunteers
United Nations Global Compact