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