Avatime Youth Development Organization
AYDO was built on the notion that every young person has skills and talents that can make a difference and was heavily based on the notion of providing young people with the responsibility and opportunities to add value to their own life, to AYDO as an organization and to society. As a consequence, AYDO is not only focusing on young people as part of their development programmes but also give them key roles and responsibilities within the organization. What is Youth Development? Youth development is the process of growing up and developing one\\\'s capacities in positive ways.
This typically takes place in the context of the family, the peer group, the school, and the neighborhood or community. Development means empowering the people socially, politically, economically and culturally; development does not mean only growth.
Though in the sixties of the last century growth (economic growth) became the driving factor and growth and development became rhetoric. Economic development schemes in the newly independent and developing countries did not get expected results; rather those development initiatives created lots of hazards for the people including environmental pollution, health hazards and often violation of human rights e.g. eviction, unnecessary land acquisition etc. In the late seventies and eighties of the last century different views started to intrude in the discourse of development.
These criticisms, discussions, reviews and assessments created new discourse, which is often termed as community based development approach. This approach advocates for development with people’s participation in all levels of programs/projects. AYDO will be one of the most active NGO in Ghana.
The Organization will strictly follows its bye-laws and tries it’s best to implement the Aims and Objectives as per its Constitution. Contact Person: Mr.
Prince Banitsi (Executive Director / Founder) Area of Operation: AYDO is not limiting its activities to Avatime or Volta region. We aim at widening the scope of AYDO to other regions of Ghana.
Presently AYDO will be operating actively in the Avatime – Amedzofe in Volta Region and other towns yet to confirm. Mission Statement The Avatime Youth Development Organization seeks to grow a community of engaged, capable learners increasingly aware of their capacity for excellence. Through long-term relationships with caring adults, we help our students discover who they are and who they can become.
By focusing on their talents, abilities, and interests, we encourage our students to take charge of their futures and work to achieve positive outcomes that will benefit themselves and their families. AYDO has a long-term plan for executing different projects through promoting tourism, active community participation towards addressing and solving problems and issues, felt by the beneficiaries and the community involved. The projects and program interventions will lead to gain experience in each of the working fields, which, in turn, will widen the horizon of AYDO with respect to undertaking more pragmatic and goal oriented programs for sustainable Development. Vision Statement Building a community where Youths will be trained in vocational skills, and helping them gain employable skills. MOTTO: Helping the Youth to gain employable skills and Promoting Tourism THE PRIMARY AIMS OF THE ORGANIZATION ARE 1. Globally Promote Tourism, 2. To empower women and reduce poverty 3. To expand educational opportunities 4. Vocational Training 5. Creating jobs for the youth ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES The Avatime Youth Development Organization (AYDO) mission is to improve the quality of life of rural communities through financial and social empowerment.
Its goals are to: • To help reduce poverty in rural areas • To maintain unity, understanding, cooperation, tolerance, peace and harmony among the youth Communities in particular and public in general. • To solve the problem of Unemployment through Self Employment Units like Vocational Training Centre, Small scale Industries, Factories, and Tourism Activities etc. • To fight against social evils & anti-social elements such as Drugs, Alcohol, Poverty, Illiteracy etc. • To keep the Environment Safe and Clean. • To promote and develop the standard of education. • To preserve and promote Cultural activities such as Traditional Music, Dance, Dress, Art & Crafts work & Tourism. • To promote child development like setting up of Crèche, Rehabilitation Centre for the Disables. • To set up Health Centre, Mobile Dispensary, Residential and Non Residential School. • To help and develop the standard of using Modern Technology for the farmers/ Cultivators in rural areas and to market the products. • To conduct research for identification of problems and determine appropriate actions • To impart life skill development training • To interact with Companies, Financial Institution / Agency, Organization, State and Central Govt. and even funding agencies from outside the country for the benefit of rural tribal people. FUTURE PROJECTS • Rehabilitation of Health Centre. • Creation of new trades in Vocational Training Centre. • Building of Vocational Training Centers. • Setting up of Small Scale Industries. • Setting up of a residential/ Non-residential school for the poor children. • Construction of Old Age Home and Hostel. • Setting up of school for the Disability & Condense Course. • Setting up of Vocational Training Centre and Counseling for child labour. • Building of Libraries. • Creating of Small financial Companies to help small scale business women. .