Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA) is a youth led, volunteer-driven NGO based in Ghana. It aims to improve 

VPWA in Ghana

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. 

VPWA projects aim to lift people out of poverty by;

  • 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
You can support the VPWA's valuable projects in West Africa in three different ways. You can become a volunteer on a VPWA project, you can partner VPWA through sponsorship, or you can make a donation towards one of VPWA's projects.



  • VPWA wins European Union grant award Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa in partnership with Fraunhofer Portugal and Microsoft are implementing an initiative to bring increased access to cultural resources while creating business opportunities for entrepreneurs. The ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2015, 4:48 PM by VPWA Ghana
  • Respecting Ghanaian Roots: The Role of the Cultural Sector in Development When selecting a stage name for his live performances, Ghanaian poet Philip Boakye Dua Oykina took inspiration from his past. Drawing on family traditions and his cultural roots, he chose ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 9:20 AM by VPWA Ghana
  • Our Executive Director at the United Nations On 1st and 2nd of July 2014, Our Executive Director was in Geneva, Switzerland under the invitation of the United Nations office at Geneva (UNOG) to moderate the IV International ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2014, 11:36 AM by VPWA Ghana
  • “At the beginning I did not know if the children would open up to me''... .. VPWA Volunteer share story Each week, VPWA volunteer Marianna, ventures to the Children Centre in Darmang to gather research from the children living at its centre and how it has an impact on their ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2014, 7:07 AM by VPWA Ghana
  • Internet hunt- the story of two VPWA Volunteers Wednesday 5th MarchAlex and I returned to Darmang with the intention of locating an internet signal - which the orphanage does not currently have - and taking accurate measurements of the ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2014, 4:21 PM by Hayford Siaw
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Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa(VPWA) is implementing the ACP Street Libraries -Culture for All Project 

with funding from the African, Carribean and Pacific States(ACP) and the European Union (EU)