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Nurturing Ambitious Children in Africa
Just north of the Ghanaian capital of Accra, lies the town of Koforidua. The opportunities for many teens to stay in school are limited as the cost is prohibitive for most families. Once they pass the primary level, if they pass it, they are destined to working with their families or selling on the streets. In Koforidua, adult life begins at 12.
Now imagine selecting a small group of children each year from this same village that are given the funding, support, and resources necessary to attend a top-notch secondary school in Koforidua. That’s exactly what Young Dreamer Network is doing. Not only are these children provided financial support to further their education, but they are given the mentorship and encouragement necessary for success. These children are becoming leaders in their community, and a source of inspiration for their family and peers.
The scholarship program funds their tuition, uniforms, shoes, supplies, materials, class trips, transportation to and from school, and any other educational needs that arise. Young Dreamer Network is in close partnership with a local organization called EEFSA, which serves as a type of "case worker" for these children, keeping up with their progress and providing extra attention around exams.
Not only has the Young Dreamer Network adopted these students, but also their families, by donating clothes and other basic necessities.
The Young Dreamer Network now supports many teens in Koforidua through EEFSA, and we are constantly searching for ways to support them in the pursuit of their dreams. Consider sponsoring a child in Ghana.
Hopeful for a Scholarship
Students like these are studying hard and hopeful that we will support them after they graduate from elementary school. You can make that possible. Sponsor a child in Ghana
The Youngest Dreamers
We take several trips a year to Ghana to serve the community. Our work typically focuses on these elementary students. Join Us - Volunteer in Ghana
Your Trip to Ghana
Breaking ground on a new school site is just one of the many projects we support in Kofordua. See what our trip to Ghana looks like. Play Video
These teens are active in their community. They’re eager to succeed academically and carve out a path toward a brighter future. Sponsor a child in Ghana
Dream Volunteers is made up of people who love to travel, strive to make a difference in the lives of others and have a thirst for experiencing new cultures. Dream Volunteers has been running volunteer trips to Africa, Latin America and India since 2007. The mission is to provide volunteers with a unique cultural experience, exposure to a new part of the globe and the opportunity to open their hearts and minds to the realities of the developing world. We have set up a long-term presence in the communities we serve, focusing our efforts on education and youth development. Our trips entail a combination of volunteer work, cultural activities and site-seeing.