The Head of State Award Scheme – Ghana

The Award was introduced in Ghana in 1967. Since its introduction, successive Heads of State have acted as Chief Patrons and more than 180,000 young Ghanaians have participated in the Award. It has challenged and equipped many more with the skills and experiences they need as individuals to succeed in life, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life. The ambition of the Award in Ghana is to grow its participation rate from 0.1% to 2% of Ghana’s youth population by 2020.

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The Head of State Award Scheme – Ghana The Award Secretariat
GNAT Hall Complex P. O. Box GP 13539
Accra - Ghana

Phone: +233 302 967 406/+233 242 862 719

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The Award was introduced in Ghana by Peter Hookray, a British VSO who visited Ghana as a volunteer. H.E. Edward Akuffo Addo presented the first Gold Awards to 4 Gold Awardees in 1971. Over 500 adult volunteers and leaders deliver the Award to young people. In 2016, 35,202 young people started the programme and 23,589 awards were gained that year.

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