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Team Talks with YSYF:
Interview with James Asumah

“Crossing the border in search of a better life, be that a job, escaping conflict, or for any other number of reasons is a common tale told in the West African country of Ghana. Educating local youth on the (albeit few) resources available to them, not to mention the dangers of illegal crossings, was James Asumah’s previous means of youth empowerment. 

Asumah’s immediate success in leading the YSYF team is no accident. And the work doesn’t stop here. He has big ideas for YSYF. “In three years, all women in Doryumu [will be] participating in vocational training.” YSYF’s main focus is on women and girls. Asumah is concerned for “…young women who are forced into marriage because of financial trouble,” and wishes “for ladies to become their own selves, to become good parents”, and “not to rely on men.”

Click here to read the full write-up about our very own James Asumah

That's a Wrap: Recap of Fall
Charity Livestream

Last weekend, YSYF hosted our first-ever charity live stream on Youtube! Thank you to everyone that attended the event and donated. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated!

We have currently raised $685 to date of our $2,500 goal. The donations collected will go towards developing a vocational training centre in Doryumu, Ghana. Donations are still being collected for this fundraiser. If you would like to donate, please click here

Women's History Month

Throughout the month of October, YSYF hosted a Women's History Month campaign showcasing multiple influential Ghanaian women. We commemorated their accomplishments to help advance Ghanaian nationalism and challenge the stereotypes females face within fields of STEM, entrepreneurship, and leadership/political roles. It's an honour to recognize women's achievements, especially women of colour who tend to be underrepresented in such areas of study. In addition to educating people on the accomplishments of Ghanaian women, we hope that this campaign inspires women of colour to pursue their passions and contribute to the advancement of female leadership in our society. 
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