Director - Projects & Placements
Born and educated in Ghana, Hayford is a wonderful person with an incredible worth of experience in non-profit management, social innovation, social business and entrepreneurship. A serial entrepreneur, he brings a unique, visionary approach to development issues.
Hayford founded VPWA in 2007. It's aim is to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the mobilisation of volunteers from around the world, whilst at the same time promoting valuable international and cultural exchange. As Director of VPWA, Hayford has implemented numerous innovative VPWA projects across a range of sectors.
Hayford is also the Editor-in-Chief of NGO News Africa and has written several thought-provoking articles, in particular with regards to the health issues facing developing countries. His writing is regularly featured in publications such as the Ghanaweb, Modernghana, Myjoyonline, ledna, and he has been cited on Huffington Post & Kaiser Health News, as well as several other international publications. His opinions on development issues are also sought in interviews for local and international media networks.
Hayford is married and has a son.Connect with Hayford here.
Director - Administration & Finance
Enterprising and driven, Portia is passionate about improving welfare and opportunities for young women in Africa.
Portia is responsible for finance and administration at VPWA.
Coordinator - United Kingdom
Fred Boateng is passionate believer in advancing women's rights in all spheres of society. A philanthropist and entrepreneur, his desire to help love those in need began when he lived in Ghana during his early years.
Isaac Kwadwo Tuffuoh Mensah
In-Country Coordinator - Ghana Northern zone
Isaac is the country Executive Director of AGE OF VISION AFRICA, a non governmental organisation. Before joining Age of Vision Africa, Isaac had served as General Secretary for International Gospel Missionaries.
With a passion for social services, he was also appointed the Field Director of BEWARE of AIDS, another NGO which seeks to raise awareness and understanding of HIV and AIDS. Isaac held this post from 1999 until 2001.
Throughout these roles, Isaac has worked closely with volunteers from around the globe and developed an in-depth understanding of the challenges of traveling and voluntary work. He uses this valuable experience to oversee the strategic coordination and service delivered to VPWA volunteers who work in Ghana's Northern Zone, where we have a program based in Kumasi. Isaac also has a BSC in Theology and a Diploma in Missions and BS.
Name: Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa
Location: Pokuase- Accra
Address: P. O. Box OF 75, Ofankor-Accra
Tel : 233 24 3340112 / 233 20 8272943(Ghana),
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Incorporated under the companies code, 1963(Act 179) Limited by guarantee .
Social Welfare Department
Internal Revenue Service as Tax Exempt Organisation.