IYF Ghana to dispatch 1,000 Ghanaian youth as volunteers across the world
The International Youth Fellowship (IYF) Ghana, a non-profit Christian organization plans to dispatch one thousand Ghanaian youth across different parts of the world as volunteers for humanitarian work. The plan is to ensure that these youth, through these exposures would learn how to overcome challenges and develop strong hearts and renewed mindsets to develop their future.
Speaking in an interview at a 2-day IYF Membership Training Workshop for tertiary Students in Tema, Public Relations Manager for IYF Ghana; Frederick Tetteh said the key to resolving many social vices is through developing especially the youth to obtain strong hearts and renewed mindsets through overcoming challenges and burdens, self-discipline, and many Biblical based interventions.
Fredrick Tetteh explained that IYF seeks to achieve this over 10 years by sending one thousand students each year, to Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and the rest of the world, to spend a maximum of one year overseas, through the Good News Corps (GNCorps)
A total of 200 students from the University of Ghana (UG), the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) and the University of Health and Allied Sciences – Ho (UHAS) converged at the IYF Retreat Centre, in the just-ended 3-day IYF Membership Training (MT) workshop.
The participants were taken through lectures on Mindset Education (a concept aimed at developing strong hearts and minds amongst the youth). They also had various activities such as; language academies (French, Chinese and Korean), beads making, floral decorations, recreation, and other fun-filled games including scavenger hunt – a game aimed at building teamwork. As has been the practice, each institution was allowed to do a presentation of a special performance which they did with much energies and happy hearts.
The Good News Corps (GNCorps) is an overseas volunteering initiative of the IYF that develops a truly global mindset in the leaders of the next generations. It is a unique opportunity for tertiary students (youth) to travel abroad and directly engage in all aspects of foreign cultures: language, cuisine, music, architecture, education, sports, and traditional performance.
By offering the opportunity to deeply engage in native life and acquire international skill, GNCorps seeks to train and cultivate global persons of talent who have acquired international knowledge by sharing, volunteering and experiencing cultures overseas.
The first GNCorps volunteers were dispatched in 2002 and returned a year later with amazing testimonials from living among natives, connecting with them heart-to-heart, and seeing parts of the world they never knew existed.
Students will undertake a series of training ahead of dispatching them in the coming months.
Attached Photo: Founder of IYF; Rev Ock Soo Park (second from right) in the midst of some youth.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Frederick Tetteh Communications Manager; IYF Ghana – Mobile: 0546603154