KickStart Ghana was formed in 2008 by two Brits, Dave Coles and Dave Thorp, and a Ghanaian, Daniel Agbogah. When the two Daves first volunteered in Ghana, in 2006, they saw that a lot of positive work could be done in the community with some effort and relatively small amounts of money. The three of them took it upon themselves to raise money and to recruit volunteers, both in the UK and Ghana, to work on various projects. Daniel is a long standing supporter of community causes and is a strong believer in the power of volunteerism.
The first volunteers arrived in Ghana in October 2008. Since then, KickStart Ghana has rapidly expanded. It has become a UK registered charity and a Ghanian NGO, appointed further trustees and directors, worked with 200 volunteers, in Ghana and internationally, and raised over £100,000 to support the work that is being undertaken in Ghana.
We continue to work hard to ensure that costs are kept down to a minimum and that the money our supporters raise is spent wisely. The Ghanaian board leads on projects to ensure that the work our volunteers do and that the money raised is directed to the most worthwhile and beneficial projects.
We have ambitious targets and want to work with as many young people in Ghana as possible. We also want to make sure that our work is sustainable and the effects are felt well in to the future.