Yale alumni return to Yamoransa, Ghana, to celebrate completed community center and continuing partnership

Eighty members of the Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) will join together with hundreds of community leaders and residents in Yamoransa, Ghana on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the formal dedication of a new information communication technology (ICT) center and library, the result of an ongoing partnership led by the local community with YASC, the University of Cape Coast (UCC), AFS Ghana, GhanaThink, and other stakeholders.

The alumni service corps first went to Ghana for a 12-day program in the summer of 2012, with alumni, family, and friends engaged in sustainable development efforts and cultural exchange with the community of Yamoransa in conjunction with colleagues from the UCC and AFS Ghana. In 2012, more than 150 YASC participants worked with the people of Yamoransa, teaching over 800 children in the mornings, conducting sports and arts camp in the afternoon, running a medical clinic that treated almost 1000 people, providing college mentoring, offering micro-business consulting, and filming TV news segments with the teenagers.