Connecting Ghanaians in the UK and the Motherland with kindness and purpose.
Miss Ghana UK Foundation was Launched back in 2001 as the Corporate Social Responsibility and charitable arm of the Miss Ghana UK brand.
Our main objectives as a foundation are to:
- Improve the lives of Ghanaian youth through appropriate and sustainable social interventions.
- Have community impact and support national and international development of Ghanaians.
- Actively promote tourism by highlighting Ghanaian culture within the UK.
Mental Health and Well-being amongst young people in the UK and Ghana.
We launched the ‘DearMum&Dad’ campaign on World Mental Health Day 2018 to encourage young people to share their experiences of growing up in an African and Caribbean home in the UK with their parents, and how that impacts their emotional and mental well-being.
Youth Violence epidemic in the UK
We started the ‘Star Project’ in partnership with Ghana Union in 2016, as a way to combat the rise of violent crimes and killings of West African youth, Ghanaian males in particular. Through this initiative, we have several programs that seek to promote youth engagement and unity in our community including Star Project Debates which enables youth in the Ghanaian community to identify and find solutions to issues it’s facing.
Development and Awareness in Ghana
‘MyFutureGH’, is a competition we started in 2017 to give financial assistance to young women in Ghana to help them pursue their dream of a better future. We partner with corporate sponsors to provide financial reward for the winner’s education, career in sports, the Arts or entrepreneurial venture.
Annual charitable donations
Every Easter, a team from our organisation travels to Ghana to undertake charity work with the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and make a donation of supplies including incontinent pads, sanitary towels, food and cleaning products. Similar donations are made at the Royal Seed Orphanage and Street Kids Academy. During our 2018 trip, we met the President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo Addo Dankwa to discuss issues affecting Ghanaian youth in the UK and how his government can support our initiatives.
Through our ‘Big Sister Big Brother’ programme, we’ve mentored over 600 young ladies in the past 19 years providing life skills, cultural awareness and personal grooming skills. We provide young men and women with role models and mentors to assist them in the making of academic decisions, career choices as well as help in making essential life decision.
Charities we work with…
- BrightStars Autistic Club
- Brixton Soup Kitchen
- Sickle Cell Society
- Capital City Academy
- Chelsea Academy
- Hare Krishna Food for All
- Royal Seed Orphanage
- Accra Psychiatric Hospital (Children’s Ward))
- Street Academy
- Pen 2 Paper (2019)
- East Airport International School
- Ghana High Commission
- Ghana Union
- Ghana Youth Day
- Ghana Tourism Authority
- Ghana Tourism Development Company
- Diaspora Affairs Office – Office of the President