Every year from 20-22 April, children and youth around the world dedicate their time, effort and heart to serving their communities and changing lives.
Every one of them is a hero.
Every one of them deserves to be appreciated, supported and respected.
The Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is a time when all these young people with big hearts and even bigger dreams come together to celebrate their efforts and the power of youth to effect change in our world. In the past, youth have undertaken projects ranging from clean-up activities to tree planting activities. Please click here to view the GYSD promotional video.
But more than just celebrating, GYSD also provides a platform to bring these youth together, to link projects and build partnerships across the globe.
It is said that the strength of a chain is in the strength of its weakest link. GYSD aims to strengthen these links. After all, in the realm of advocacy and social change, the smallest community action project is as important as bigger projects.
Young People We Care (YPWC) is proud to be a GYSD regional partner of Youth Service America (YSA). In 2012, we will expand our efforts to promoting and encouraging youth participation and initiatives in serving their communities through our network in Ghana and worldwide. We are a firm partner and supporter of GYSD.
Do you have a burning desire to do something to make the world a more sustainable one? Or do you prefer taking matters into your own hands, becoming a leader and putting ideas into action? Do you want to learn more about what others are doing around the world?
Itching to do something?
Well, here is something prepared by GYSD to help you get started!
GYSD Project Planning Resource includes:
- Information about GYSD
- Steps to project planning
- Prepare and Plan
- Demonstrate and Celebrate
If you are reading this email and you feel inspired as West Africa based organization to organize GYSD, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you the needed basic resources to help you plan and implement a GYSD in your local community or country. The experience of organizing a GYSD can be rewarding. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you shortly.
Francis Koomson and the YPWC Team.