All posts by Jens Johansen

Changes on the website

AfriCAN’s website is currently undergoing some changes. After a breakdown in the autumn, the website is now up and running in a new design, but various adjustments still have to be made. You may therefore encounter blank pages or links that do not work – please bear with us, we are working on it. Also, remember that you can always visit our Facebook page.

New partner for EduAfrica

African has partnered with the Ghanaian organization Civil Society and Institutional Foundation (CSIF) on the local managing of the project EduAfrica in the time to come. CSIF is an umbrella organization for small and medium-sized NGOs which AfriCAN has already worked closely with during the preparation of the project Student Union Empowerment.

Until recently, the organization YOPP was the partner organization of AfriCAN in Ghana, but YOPP’s small size unfortunately made it too hard for them to handle the task effectively.

It is planned that the first team of EduAfrica-sponsored students from the partnership with CSIF will start up after the summer holidays.

Read more about CSIF here.

Volunteer Portrait – Meet Malia

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Meet Malia – she is a volunteer in AfriCAN’s Communication Committee. Malia has a background as a Multi Media Designer from Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt. She is currently studying International Business Communication at SDU in Slagelse. As a multi media designer she was an intern at the Danish NGO, Børneulykkesfonden, and here the feeling of making a difference for other people caught her. After her internship she continued volunteering the same place. When Malia started at SDU in the summer of 2015, she saw the opportunity of using her previous experiences and competencies in AfriCAN. Education for everybody, help to self-help, cooperation – that was what lit a fire in Malia and made her become a volunteer in AfriCAN. Malia hopes to contribute in making a difference and give a hand to those who need it the most. Currently Malia is working on optimizing AfriCAN’s website by user tests, and she is also a part of developing AfriCAN’s social media strategy.

AfriCAN are being funded by the Civil Society Fund

AfriCAN has by CISU (Civil Society in Development) been granted economical support to improvement of education and sustainability in Northern Ghana.

It is the project: ”Student Union Empowerment: A Stronger Voice for Students in Northern Ghana” that CISU has approved economical support for. Therefore the Executive Board are going to Ghana in January, where they are going to complete the joint partnership agreement on the project with our new partner CSIF (Civil Society and Institutional Foundation).

In supporting tertiary education i Northern Ghana AfriCAN aim to strengthen local student unions. Vi believe that education is a prerequisite in creating economical growth and social change i Ghana, but the educational system is in lack of involvement of and influence from the students together with a lack of clutch between education and occupation.

Therefore the Executive Board are going to Ghana in January 2016 with the purpose to clarify the final details around the project, to strengthen the communication and the expectations with our partner CSIF along with achieving a deeper understanding of the students’ opinions and views. The leave for Ghana is about securing that the project will be having the students in focus thus the foundation of the project are being build from their needs and wishes.

The support of this project is to help create the prerequisites of further partnership and the realization of more projects which therefore in the end is a very good thing for the students in Ghana.