At VID GHANA, we believe that teens and young adults who discover and exercise their agency are problem solvers, not problems to be solved. An investment in a youth is an investment in economic growth and social change.
VID GHANA has the desire and ability of to train young people to make decisions and drive change—in their own lives, in their communities, and in their larger spheres of influence. VID GHANA allows young people to become the architects of their own future.Across all socio-economic backgrounds, young people who become civically engaged experience boosts in both their educational attainment and the income levels they achieve in adulthood. Activities such as volunteering, voting, and community engagement can be both formative experiences and pathways to future opportunities. Equipping young people to act on their values has a ripple effect across families and communities:
When young people possess life skills, they learn how to navigate our rapidly changing world, at home, school, and work.When they learn how to express themselves clearly, they can more easily resolve conflicts with coworkers, friends, and family.When they volunteer in their neighborhoods and engage with adults, they become role models for siblings and friends.When provided with opportunities to lead, they come up with innovative approaches to addressing community issues and can drive change and create jobs.