UPF Works for Reconciliation in Northern Ghana

October 27, 2010

Accra, Ghana - One Sunday morning, I received a call from an organization bringing together students to dialogue and bring reconciliation especially within the Northern Sector of Ghana (a conflict-prone zone). This led to an invitation to participate in the Peace and Reconciliation Process in the Northern Sector and establish UPF in the private universities in Ghana. 

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Day of Peace in Accra, Ghana

September 21, 2010

Accra, Ghana - Letters were sent to Ambassadors for Peace from various religions and religious bodies inviting them to participate in an interreligious forum on the UN International Day of Peace, September 21 focusing on the proposal to establish an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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Africa Day in Amsterdam Builds Bonds with Ghana

May 28, 2010

Amsterdam, Netherlands - An Africa Day evening on May 28 featured African cuisine and stories about building relationships among European and African youth through Partnership Ghana and Youth Service Initiative.

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Africa Day Commemorated in Nakomkope, Ghana

May 25, 2010

Nakomkope, Ghana - Eighteen youth in a training program cleaned up some historic places in the community and took part in a community rally in honor of Africa Day.

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Ghanaian Performers at Africa Day Event in New York

May 25, 2010

New York, United States - In a speech delivered at the New York City celebration of Africa Day, May 25, hosted by the African Union in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body’s top priorities. See the Africa Day website.

For videos of the gala multi-national entertainment at the Manhattan Center, click on the name of the country: Algeria, Angola, Chad, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal.

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Religious Youth Service Promotes Peace Education in Northern Ghana

May 18, 2010

Tamale, Ghana - In the conflict zone of northern Ghana, UPF and Religious Youth Service organized a youth seminar on July 6 and peace rally on July 8, 2010, in coordination with the Community Partnership for Youth and Women Development.

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Youth Service Initiative Project in Ghana

April 12, 2010

Tamale, Ghana - Europeans participating in the Youth Service Initiative raised funds and went to Ghana to help build a resource center to give children and youth opportunities for recreation, personal development, and access to books and other educational materials.  In addition, we held forums in various locations on religion, discovering one's talents, life planning, and cultural differences between our countries.

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Ashanti King Honored as Ambassador for Peace

December 9, 2009

Kumasi, Ghana - On the annual day of celebration, many people gathered to pay homage to Ashanti King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. The President of the Council of Chiefs described the peacebuilding work of UPF, and an Ambassador for Peace certificate was presented to the king.

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A Peace Rally Launches UPF in Kumasi

November 22, 2009

Kumasi, Ghana - The headmaster of a senior high school in Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti region in central Ghana, read the UPF quarterly journals for three years and contacted headquarters expressing interest in starting a chapter of the Universal Peace Federation in his region. In consultation with the new national Secretary General, he organized a peace rally chaired by the president of the Ashanti Council of Chiefs.

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Backgrounder: Ghana and the Ashanti People

November 1, 2009

Background information about Ghana and the Ashanti people.

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Kerim Tseney Speaks for Ghanan Environmental Initiative

July 27, 2008

Asofa, Ghana – Kerim Tseney was honored by the management and directorate of a Ghanaian NGO - Peoples Environment Culture and Tourism (PECAT) to give a talk titled "The Role of RYS in Community Development" during the launching of the "Green and Clean Initiative," at Harlem International School Complex, in Asofa, a suburb of Accra.

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Religious Youth Service Promotes Harmony in Elubo, Ghana

April 3, 2008

Elubo, Ghana - By the conclusion of a Religious Youth Service project March 21-April 3, 2008, that included building a canteen for students at a school in Elubo, American and European volunteers had learned to sing local songs including the traditional national anthem in the vernacular - "Yen Ara Ya Asase Ni."

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Lasting Impact of Religious Youth Service Reported in Ghana

January 15, 2008

Ghana – Four years after a Religious Youth Service project at the Wieja Leprosarium and Pantang psychiatric hospital in Ghana, RYS received reports that other religious bodies and NGOs are continuing the tradition of service by visiting and interacting with the patients there.

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Peace Rallies Held in Ghana

October 11, 2006

To communicate the peace message, UPF-Ghana organized rallies in four key cities: Ho, Koforidua, Kumasi, and Takoradi.

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Africa Rising Service Project in Accra, Ghana

January 26, 2004

The Religious Youth Service has been active in Ghana since 1992, so during the January 13 –25, 2004 project the focus was on participants from Accra, the capital. Thirty-five participants from four nations id cleaning and offered personal care to hospital patients.

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RYS Hosts 11th Africa Rising Project in Ghana

January 19, 2004

Accra, GhanaThis interreligious youth community bonded during their daily experiences of eating together, serving the needs of patients at the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital Adecta, cleaning the environment and meeting with patients. 

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RYS Participants Construct Rooms at the IRFF Agriculture Institute in Ghana

August 26, 1996

Kasoa, Ghana— At the IRFF Agriculture Institute six rooms were constructed by the RYS participants.

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Communities Serving Communities in Ghana

May 4, 1992

Kodzi, Ghana—RYS participants worked on the renovation of a local school with ten classrooms. Much of the work consisted of moving earth and bricks, laying bricks, clearing grounds, landscaping and other light construction work.

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