My name is Dragos Ionita and I'm from Romania. I'm studying Engineering of Installations in the 3rd year. I was lucky to be part of SEDARVP GHANA Erasmus project. I never thought it will be such an amazing experience. I met a lot of people from Ghana, Togo and also Denmark. I have only beautiful words about everyone I've met: friendly, generous, respectfully and intelligent are just a few qualities they have. In Ghana, Tamale ,I had the most beautiful time. We have made a lot of interaction games to know each other better and in that way we became best friends. I'm still in good relations with a lot of people i met there and I really hope I'll have the opportunity to meet them again. By those words I want to say thank you from all my heart to the entire team for all the effort! Respect!
My name is Alice Boyer, I'm a 25 years old French woman. I would like to share with you my experience with SEDARVP GHANA. In November 2015, I participated to an international project in Ghana. 4 countries were involved: Ghana, Togo, Denmark and Romania. I was part of the Romanian team because I'm living in Romania now. This project was for me the opportunity to go for the rst time on the African continent and to discover a new culture, new traditions and to meet some very great people with whom I'm still in touch with. I would like to thanks the members of SEDARVP GHANA association for their heartwarming welcome and for their hospitality. If the experience was amazing it is because SEDARVP GHANA made us feel like home, they were very attentive of our needs and well-being. If you want to volunteer and have a great experience in Ghana, I recommend with all my heart SEDARVP GHANA association. I met incredible people that I miss a lot and that I hope to see again soon.
My name is Luna Wenning, and I'm 18 years old. I'm living in Denmark. I would like to share with you my experience with SEDARVP GHANA. In November 2015, I participated to an international project in Ghana. 4 countries were involved: Ghana, Togo, Denmark and Romania. I was part of the Danish team. This project was big for me because i had never been to Africa, but always wanted to go. Also the project was very exciting, meeting so many different people from different places in the world. Abukari Shaibu Niendow was amazing, always there to help with any kind of trouble and just a very nice person. SEDARVP really made me feel at home in Ghana. I really want, someday, to go back and be a volunteer for SEDARVP GHANA association. I can only recommend everyone to go, get an experience for a life time with SEDARVP.
"I have personally known Mr Shaibu Niendow Abukari and the SEDARVP Ghana Organization for almost 3 years. Shaibu is a very honourable and compassionate person who works hard every day to relieve the suffering and inequality he sees around him. I know that it affects him deeply. The whole Team at SEDARVP are truly dedicated to nding solutions for some of the poorest rural families in Ghana and for helping the little children living in the streets or in the orphanages there. They are also working hard helping the local women to develop small businesses and to uplift the quality of both education and health care in the region. I urge people to support their wonderful initiatives through personal volunteering, nancial donations or spreading the word internationally. If you visit them in person you will be warmly welcomed and I cannot think of a better or more worthwhile contribution towards ending extreme poverty and uplifting the lives of those who so desperately need a helping hand."
This incredible project was created and is being sustained all along by the inspiring vision and hard work of its founder and President, Mr. Shaibu Abukari Niendow. I do hope and believe that everyone who will be involved in this venture will become aware that the importance of these projects go well beyond the benets to local communities but will have a remarkable and positive impact on the very future of our planet at large and much greater so in the end, than any high-prole, endless talks in the palaces of power…
I had heard so much good about Sedarvp Ghana that I start as soon as possible my journey to Ghana. First, I met Mr. Shaibu Niendow the founder and president of Sedarvp Ghana. He is a very friendly and open-minded man. He has such a big heart and he wants to help everywhere in Ghana where he can. Shaibu showed me his projects there in the Northern Region. In a small town with the typical round-houses I met the female members of his Women Empowerment project. They showed me how they are making from shea-nuts the best shea-butter and also how they made their typical handmade ceramic pots for saving water and foods inside. With Shaibu I also visited the school with a lot of young girls and boys. In a simple house they have two classrooms there and the children were laughing and having a good time to meet me. Football/Soccer – most Ghanaian boys and men play it full with passion. Sedarvp Ghana project also gives a chance to young boys for playing football in club there. We visited them and it was a pleasure for me to see that every young player on the eld is full with biggest enthusiasm. Some of the boys have soccer-shoes, but the most of them played without shoes because they have no money to buy. But all are playing respectful together.
In 2015 I was part of running a big EU exchange project involving 4 countries – Ghana, Togo, Romania and Denmark. The project was taking place in Tamale Ghana and Sedarvp Ghana was our partner and the host, whilst we were there. It was an absolutely amazing experience and beautiful to meet so many dedicated people, who work hard everyday to make the world a better place. Sedarvp Ghana is an organization that passionately and determined are changing the life of people there are in need. I have seen how they with very few resources are helping children, women and marginalized people and are giving them hopes for the future. I have deep respect for their hard work and hope that Sedarvp Ghana will grow even bigger, so they can reach even more people in future! Gladly we are still working together and through our collaboration we have fundraised money in Denmark to create ‘Mobile Street Libraries’ - these will be established this spring 2017 in Tamale. Sedarvp will develop and run the libraries to help young people with their school work and to pass their exams, which is hard for a lot of youth in Tamale due to lack of money and school materials. I’m so happy for getting to know Sedarvp Ghana – they are all very inspiring people and I look forward to continue our collaboration. So thank you Sedarvp Ghana and not least Mr. Shaibu Niendow Abukari, the founder and director of Sedarvp Ghana, for such a warm welcome, for a fantastic exchange project, for introducing us to your work, and for making the world a better place!
I was lucky enough to meet some of the members of Sedarvp Ghana, some time ago in Spain, during a Erasmus project called “STEP Forward”. During that week all participants shared their vision about sustainability and what they were doing back home in their organizations in order to contribute to social change and education. It was impressive to me to see how much dedication they were putting in their projects, and you could tell they were proud of their work. That´s why when I got invited to visit them in Tamale, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Time flew by so fast while being there, but that was a sign of how much we were enjoying while being there. I had the opportunity to have a closer look on so many project they are involved with and even though they work with many targets and people with different needs, what I found in common is that they focus in using education as a tool to encourage people to cultivate their own talents and empower or help to find their abilities. Tamale is a beautiful place, full of colors, with so many stories to tell, great people, amazing culture, delicious food and vibrant music. All this together, combined with the amazing job Sedarvp Ghana is doing, makes it the perfect opportunity to volunteer in such and inspiring place.
I am Vy the Project Coordinator from Solidarites Jeunesses Vietnam. I was a participant of a project called STEP (Sustainable and Transformative Education for Participation in democratic life - STEP Forward) which is involved 6 countries in 4 continents: Greece, Spain, Peru, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya since 2018. Thanks to this project I had opportunity to visit Ghana for a job shadowing with SEDARVP Ghana as the host organization. For me, Ghana is an interesting and mystery country with it's hospitality of people from city to countryside, the country that you should visit once in your life time. I spend most of the time in Tamale City which is 600 kms away from Acra Capital. Tamale is different from the Accra where is the busiest city of the country, where you will get lost for sure if there is no guide from the local people (but do not worry because the staff from SEDARVP Ghana will be always there to help you). I was amazed by the landscape of Tamale which is wilder and greener. Here it is easy to find a lot of tribe villages with the traditional houses look like mushroom which I found it very beautiful and unique. You will be in love for these villages for sure. Working with SEDARVRP Ghana has made me learn a lot from them. They have had plenty of initiatives to help children, youngsters and women who are underprivileged in the society. They always put their best effort to carry out the better life for the community. It was honor for me to work with staff of SEDARVP Ghana, who are always full of passion and enthusiastic. You will receive support from them at any time when you are in need; this point makes me trust them the most. If there is a chance to choose I will definitely comeback this country again. I would like to send my gratefulness to Shaibu, the Humble Lion (President of SEDARVP Ghana) for all of his effort to help me when I was in the most difficult case that I have ever faced in my life