Volta Aid Foundation (VAF) is a non-governmental organization that seeks to help people realize the right to social advancement through education, knowledge, and empowerment. It was established in February, 2010 and is based in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa.
As part of its mission to help people achieve outcomes that change their lives, the Volta Aid Foundation organization is working to impact the lives of people by helping people to learn interchangeable skills which will help them leave examples for others to follow.
The organization has implemented several projects that bear positive impacts on people and the country at large. It offers educational sponsorships for needy students. This educational support cuts across all levels of education and is often combined with family support. The aim is to strengthen the families’ ability to support their ongoing needs into the future. Many beneficiaries of the Volta Aid Foundation have accessed higher education and eventually, employment.
Volta Aid Foundation also equips women with income-generating skills which are important for developing healthy families, especially given the high rate of single-parent families. It provides an option for many young women who cannot pursue or do not want to pursue, senior secondary school or formal tertiary studies, to acquire sewing skills. Dressmaking is considered a great opportunity as it gives them a tangible skill they can turn into a career.
The NGO also sensitizes communities on some deadly diseases and further implements preventative-based education strategies targeting general first aid and a plethora of other health issues. This helps to increase awareness of diseases such as diabetes and encourages regular screening, a healthy lifestyle, and the adoption of a balanced diet. Since 2011, the Foundation has screened over 10,000 people through this program.
Volta Aid Foundation works by collaborating with local authorities and building strategic partnerships with other organizations to achieve its objectives for the benefit of humanity.
Information from https://voltaaidfoundation.org/about-us/ and https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit/ was used in this story