At the age of twenty, I took a gap-year before attending university to pursue my dream of creating a non-profit organization to inform, educate and empower young people to change the world. With little or no funding, many said it would be impossible, but the achievements of YPWC, through the efforts of the volunteer staff of YPWC and the team of volunteers, prove otherwise. Today, we even have offices in the UK, Canada and the USA.
Young People We Care (YPWC) is a registered youth-led, non-profit organization that is headquartered in Ghana and has satellite offices in the UK, Canada and USA. The organization is operated by young people (ages 15–30) and adult allies working on youth and development related issues worldwide. At YPWC, we are passionate about sustainable development, the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and the promotion of a culture of peace and universal human rights for all.
Our vision is to provide a 'youthful voice' that seeks to address the numerous challenges facing leaders of tomorrow by effectively using young resourceful minds to influence the course of global policy formulation and development in a consistent and harmonized manner.
Our mission is to:
Educate and inform the youth on global issues;
Inspire youth to take action;
Encourage youth participation in global issues;
Identify and build sustainable partnerships aimed at youth development;
Provide young people with tools and resources for effective action.