Our Vision and Our Mission

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

Our Vision

Hugs for Ghana is an entirely student-led 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging children in Ghana, West Africa through creative grassroots projects and collected gift item donations. The organization specifically targets children in villages, hospitals, schools, orphanages, children homes, and other child-related areas in Ghana. Hugs for Ghana believes in the power of students and youth to effect positive change in their communities and in the world. Hugs for Ghana develops and implements programs that benefit Ghanaian communities so that both children and volunteers may be empowered to reach their full potential.

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Our Mission

The mission of Hugs for Ghana is to share love, hope, and confidence with Ghana’s youngest citizens so that they can have the ability to make positive contributions in their own communities. Led by a committed group of students, the organization strives to impact communities in Ghana by using and reaching youth, as young people are catalysts of social change. By empowering both volunteers and Ghanaian youth, positive contributions can be made to communities. By receiving a donation or benefiting from an original Hugs for Ghana project, children will be positively impacted and encouraged.
The incredible thing about Hugs for Ghana is that we are not only impacting the lives of children in Ghana, but also empowering students in the United States to look beyond themselves to a world that is in dire need...
Joel Bervell, Chief Operating Officer of Hugs for Ghana