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YAF Ghana was founded in 2017 by Ferdinand Quayyson, who was then a freshman at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, United States, with the sole purpose of educating low-income students about scholarship opportunities available in Ghana and abroad to help them pursue higher education. The program also aimed to bridge the gap in access to scholarship information by focusing on the Northern part of Ghana where students often lack access to crucial information on scholarship programs in Ghana and beyond.

In its first year alone, YAF Ghana was able to reach over 5,000 students through its scholarship workshops and mentorship programs. In the same year, YAF Ghana also launched its scholars’ program and admitted three students.

Since 2017, YAF Ghana has reached over 10,000 students through its scholarship workshops and mentorship programs. It has also enrolled and matriculated 32 scholars, some of whom are currently pursuing their undergraduate education in top universities including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Duke, Amherst, Tufts, Pomona, NYU, UNC-Chapel Hill, just to name a few.

YAF Ghana is continuing to work with local high schools to boost college awareness among students, teachers, and parents. Through our scholars’ program, we are also working to groom and support students who pledge to use their education for the benefit of Ghana, Africa, and the world as a whole.

Our Three Signature Programs Programs

These are the three (3) Pillar programs that YAFGhana offers among other programs we do

Scholars Program
Scholars navigate the college application process, learn about the American college system, and begin building leadership skills.
Scholarship Workshops
Participants learn about government and corporate scholarships in Ghana, U.S. college application process, and other local and international scholarships
Mentorship Program
Students receive one-on-one mentorship from a team of YAF Ghana mentors. They are taught the nitty-gritty of scholarship application.

Support Our Work

At YAF Ghana, we believe that educational access is just one component of success. Our various programs combine education access, leadership training, community engagement, and strong mentorship programs to ensure that our scholars reach their highest potential as students and leaders. By giving to YAF Ghana, you are helping us to groom the future change-makers of Ghana.

YAF Ghana is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with EIN 82-5119458.