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Copa90’s Global Talent Search

Copa 90

Are you passionate about football? Think you have what it takes to represent Africa in telling football stories to the world? Then this competition is for you.

Copa90 are looking for six football fanatics, one from each continent, to tell football stories from around the globe. At the moment they have loads of entries but they are missing ones from the most passionate football country on the planet, Ghana!

At KickStart Ghana we know how important football is to Ghanaians. It doesn’t matter if you were born in Accra, Ho or Tamale, whether you are male or female or if you are young or old. Everything stops when when the Black Stars step on to the pitch.

We would love to see a Ghanaian represent Africa as part of Copa90’s work. To enter you need to make a short video detailing why you think you would be the best person for the job and upload it to YouTube. Entries close on 9th August 2015.

The full details and how to enter can be found on the Copa90 website.

Summer school, football coaching and a haircut

Apologies for the delay in the latest blog post, but since I last wrote seven new volunteers have arrived and five of those have left. They’ve been completing a large variety of work. Chris Minch has settled in well to the role of Assistant Volunteer Coordinator. His time has been taken up by airport pickups, inducting volunteers, helping at the summer school and football training and also researching other NGOs in Ho. He is also blogging for KickStart Ghana this summer. Anna Gilthorpe and Rianna Kelly were working at two local Kindergartens assisting the teachers with their work there. Rianna has now taken the lead at the summer school and reading club; planning and executing the lessons with the assistance of Chris Coco and myself. Chris and George Wadsworth coached Dynamo FC and you can read about what they thought of their time in Ho in their blog post. Last, but not least, we had Jeffrey Smith and Adenike Oke from JointSight productions who are working with KickStart Ghana to create a series of videos that showcase our work. I can’t wait to see the finished films!
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Volunteering photography competition

We invite all KickStart Ghana supporters and former volunteers to enter our photography competition. Win a delicious Ghanaian meal and KickStart Ghana t-shirts!

What are the criteria?

The photos must fall into either of the following categories:

  1. KickStart Ghana volunteers volunteering. Enter your best examples of volunteer work taking place in Ghana.
  2. Ghana. We want your shots of beautiful Ghana. This could be the beaches, village life or the wildlife. Use your imagination.
The winner of each category will win a KickStart Ghana t-shirt and the overall winner will win two tickets to the fantastic Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen.

How will the competition be judged?

The judges will be making their decision based on two factors:

  • The quality of the photo (the composition, lighting etc)
  • The spirit of the photo. We are not just looking for entries taken with expensive cameras but ones that showcase the spirit of KickStart Ghana.

How can I enter?

Please complete this entry form to submit your photo(s). The closing date for entries will be 31st March.

Terms and conditions

  1. Photos must be submitted by the copyright owner.
  2. Competitors may enter a maximum of three photos in each category. This will need to be done through separate entry forms.
  3. By contributing an image you agree to grant KickStart Ghana a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive licence to use the image.