International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
Our ISEP Students Give Back To Our Global Society
Appomense Hope For Africa (AHFA) ISEP volunteers engage in student and community interaction to promote academic/social excellence and empowerment that contributes to positive character development and individual wellness to AHFA beneficiaries. ISEP volunteers serve as mentors, teachers, leaders and friends to advocate critical-thinking and encouragement to foster individual and community cohesiveness.
Exchange students develop and implement innovative strategies to share and learn international culture, music, arts, sports, games and recreation with youth as a mutual benefit to be shared locally and internationally. The work of GCP Ghana volunteers doesn’t end in Ghana…our volunteers are extended the opportunity to continue their efforts in various capacities from their native countries.
40% of volunteer time – AHFA Ghana volunteers will assist with teaching and sharing culture with students, youth and the community
40% of volunteer time – Program planning and fundraising activities
Building partnerships between GCP and Ghana corporations, ministries, community leaders, business owners and individuals for program sponsorship and events and to promote individual wellness for AHFA beneficiaries and strengthen communities for a more promising future. GCP volunteers will also work in the capacity of seeking grants, proposal writing and sponsorship on a corporate and government level. Some of this work involves interacting with the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO), USAid and pursuing funding that will assist GCP in sustaining and expanding its current programs and services as well as developing new projects. All AHFA Ghana programs and services assist in the Africa initiatives driven by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) established by the United Nations.
Recognizing and Appreciating our International Students Exchange
International Students Exchange Participants
20% of volunteer time fulfills administration and training duties. Our volunteers work with our Ghanaian staff to insure that all program activities are planned, documented and recorded properly to demonstrate accountability, transparency and effectiveness of programs and events. Our volunteers assist in training the local staff personnel on proper office etiquette (documenting, filing, reporting, computer use, Microsoft Office, database information etc.) Volunteers check and verify the administration of the Ghana staff and will assist in establishing, improving and documenting processes and procedures that will assist in the effectiveness of the program operations. Volunteers will also contribute to the research and development and analyzing processes for existing programs and future programs for urban and rural areas of Ghana.
All of our volunteer staff and ISEP students are evaluated on performance, efficiency and effectiveness based on the assignments, tasks and responsibilities to fulfill. AHFA is pleased to write letters of recommendation for volunteers / ISEP students that have diligently worked and assisted us in fulfilling our mission and objectives. We encourage and appreciate our tenacious volunteers / ISEP students and understand that a positive letter of recommendation is often instrumental in obtaining future volunteer, education and career opportunities for the student volunteer.
As an ISEP Ghana volunteer students work with native Ghanaian communities and community leaders to assist in community development initiatives. These initiatives often include extensive research, child development, education, skill training, women / girl empowerment, safe drinking water, health awareness and STD prevention, culture and arts, technology and more. Appomense Hope For Africa (AHFA) constantly need for volunteers in the following areas in Ghana:
- Public and Private School Relations Liaison
- Research & Development Documentors
- Field Coordinators
- Youth Mentors
- Sports Enthusiasts
- Grant Seekers / Grant Writers
- Event Planners
- Program Directors & Coordinators
- Creative Arts
- Photographer and Videographer
- Health Professionals
- Information Technology Specialists
- Office Administration
- Finance & Accounting
- Social Workers