Young people cannot be left in this match to sustainable development. They own the future and are therefore enthusiastic about contributing to a better future for all. AAE’s approach to UN SDG Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) is to train young entrepreneurs on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation. When young people learn entrepreneurship skills at an early stage, they develop the essential skills and knowledge to become conscientious producers and master critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, innovation, communication, and teamwork. Moreover, they experiment with sustainability designs to build stronger empathy and connection through nature and help transform what the world does today.
Volunteer in Abume, Ghana
Abume is a small fishing community in the sub-region of Akosombo in the Asuogyaman constituency of Ghana. It is situated in a valley enclosed by two hills and bordered to the east by the volta river. The primary occupations is fishing farming,
Youth unemployment is high and there is an overreliance on seasonal agriculture. Young people have limited educational opportunities until recently when a dilapidated school building was renovated in 2023 through a project of the Ghana National Youth Authority. However, there are no currently learning facilitators to help with it’s new Information and Communication Technology Center and the entrepreneurship skills.
International or local Volunteers can help in building the entrepreneurial capacity of young people undertaking activities in the technological space at the Abume School. AAE would acknowledge your contribution to this project in our publications.
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Lodging and Accomodation
The AAE local team arranges accomodation facilities based on the volunteer prefences. This may include home-stays, hostels, apartment or hotel accomodation.
Abume is located within the Akosombo township, which is the site of the Akosombo Dam. Atimpoku is the distric capital and is in located within situated 6 kims southeast of Akosombo and a is location for the Adomi Bridge.