Youth Development and Voice Initiative (YOVI)

  • Northern Region

About Us


YOVI seeks to work together with Stakeholders, development partners, and poor communities to advocate for the respect of the rights of Children, Youth and Women to derive change on their own terms whilst contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of young people through SRHR education and services. We aimed at improving the quality of life and advancing the rights of youth, women and children in Northern Ghana. We raise awareness on the rights of the child, building capacity of families and communities to protect children from all forms of abuses in line with the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Children's Act 560 of 1998, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). Our programmes are implemented in line with policies and strategic plans of the government of Ghana as far as SDGs are concern.

YOVI was founded in 2006 and registered under the Companies Code of 1963, Act 179 in April, 2009 by a group of young people who showed concern about the deplorable plight of the rural population in the Northern Region of Ghana; especially the conditions of many youth, women and children. They pledged their commitment to work together to improve the prospects and opportunities of these vulnerable groups. YOVI programmes are pursued through integrated community development initiatives to alleviate the needs of the vulnerable on sustainable basis. As a youth-led Non-partisan, Non-religious and Non-governmental organisation, we work directly with communities to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice to enable families reach their full potentials. Due to the geographical location, our programmes are designed to be culturally and religiously sensitive and further supported by dedicated volunteers across the globe.

Out of the 23 Districts in Northern Ghana, YOVI works in 3 Districts where development programmes are currently being implemented to address the needs of the poor through community development programmes to improve sexual and reproductive health rights of young people, child rights issues including child trafficking and labour, poverty alleviation; among others. To achieve our mission, we work in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana Education Service (GES), Metropolitan, Municipal and Dictrict Assemblies (MMDAs)to foster partnership towards the improvement in the quality of life of the youth, women and children; including people with disability. The YOVI is gender sensitive which currently employs six staff (3 males and 3 females) who ensure the day-to-day administration of the organisation and governed by five (5) member Board of Trustees with diverse professional backgrounds.

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2019 Volunteer Opportunities in Norther Region, Tamale-Ghana. (Volunteer Opportunity)

2019 Volunteer Opportunities in Norther Region, Tamale-Ghana. (Volunteer Opportunity)

2019 Volunteer Opportunities in Norther Region, Tamale-Ghana. (Volunteer Opportunity)


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