DocumentsRegistered in Ghana as Non-Profit Under section 27 and 28 of 1963 Companies Code                                 ...
Documents                                              TABLE OF CONTENTSProgrammes                                        ...
Documents                 PROFILE OF HOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATIONINTRODUCTIONHOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDAT...
DocumentsTo provide housing and accommodation, healthcare and medical support, Basic Education, to trainand equip academic...
DocumentsSECTORAL FOCUSSince our evolution in 2006, Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation has proved to beeffective and e...
Documents   03    Building Libraries (Books, Volta,    November 2009 till date          200,000/-         Computers and Fu...
Documents            agriculture inputs       (17 Communities) Months)     06     *School Health Education All   the    10...
DocumentsTITLE OF SURVEY  “ASSESSMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGES”        Objectives of Survey;        1. Assessment of Educ...
Documents2.4. PROJECTS IN COMPLETED IN 2009     S/N Name of Project                      Location          Project        ...
DocumentsPROJECTS COMPLETED IN 2007In the Year 2007, a youth organisation named ―Chemu‖ was established by the support of ...
Documents      8.     Establishment of Batik tie and dye Schools for people with Disabilities (PWDs),             Orphans ...
Documents           o Counselor.           o Social Workers (male and female).           o Community leadersOFFICE STAFFS ...
Documents                                       THE CONSTITUTIONPREAMBLEHOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATION (Hope For R...
DocumentsEFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CONSTITUTION AS APPROVED BY MEMBERS: 22ND APRIL, 2006.ARTICLE 1- NAMEThe name of the organi...
Documents3.7 - To support and help the destitute, the poor, the needy, and orphans withoutfamily support. To be involved i...
Documents 4.6 - Educating communities and individuals about disaster management, by providing adequateinformation to membe...
Documentsidentification card and a copy of the constitution of the Organisation and shall abide by theconstitution of the ...
Documents9.4 - Audit(a) The Executive committee shall cause proper books of accounts to be kept and an income andexpenditu...
DocumentsShe shall in consultation with other Executive members call regular and special meetings of theExecutive committe...
Documents10/9.-TreasurerShe or He shall keep proper books of all-financial transactions made by the Organisation and shall...
DocumentsARTICLE 12 - GENERAL MEETINGS AND RESOLUTIONS12.1 - An ordinary general meeting shall be held at the convenience ...
DocumentsARTICLE 16 - Committee of the Executive Meeting16.1 - The Executives may appoint committees as the need arises fr...
Documents19.7 - If in the opinion of the Board the continued membership of such person would be detrimentalto the interest...
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DocumentsFinally, she called on funding agencies, corporate entities and individuals to partner Hope andService to Mankind...
Documentsthem alone, or if she leaves them alone before and after school while she works, if her home is toomess or if she...
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Documents       age or ability. It is also to build awareness about the plight of Childhood Obesity and cultural       fai...
DocumentsBesides the above, we want to encourage the youth who hitherto were not actively involved in theactivities of the...
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Profile 2011 of  hope and service to mankind foundation, Hope for Rural Dwellers Ghana, Frank-Mills Akuffu
Profile 2011 of  hope and service to mankind foundation, Hope for Rural Dwellers Ghana, Frank-Mills Akuffu
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  1. 1. DocumentsRegistered in Ghana as Non-Profit Under section 27 and 28 of 1963 Companies Code (Act 179). Reg. No. G-35, 853. PLOT No. 28, NEAR AUTO CRYSTAL, (INDUSTRIAL PLOTS), COMMUNITY – 18, 20, LASHIBI - KLAGON. P. O. BOX 291, ABBOSEY - OKAI. ACCRA - GHANA. +233 20 730 8573 / +233 24 425 1009 / +233 24 447 6072 info@servicetomankindfoundation.org www.servicetomankindfoundation.orgHope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 1
  2. 2. Documents TABLE OF CONTENTSProgrammes PagesProfile of Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation…………………………………….2 - 12The Constitution-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13 - 24Report of Annual General Meeting-2010----------------------------------------------------------25 - 43Programmes 2011/2016--------------------------------------------------------------------------------44 - 67Cultural Exchange Project Proposal--------------------------------------------------------------68 - 71 „IF OUR HOPES OF BUILDING A BETTER AND SAFER WORLD FOR ALL ARE TO BECOME MORE THAN WISHFUL THINKING, WE WILL NEED THE ENGAGEMENT OF VOLUNTEERS MORE THAN EVER‟ KOFI ANNAN, (FORMER UN SECRETARY GENERAL) Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 2
  3. 3. Documents PROFILE OF HOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATIONINTRODUCTIONHOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATION (Hope For Rural Dwellers) is a Voluntary,Non-profit, Charitable, Social, Non-political, Non-governmental, Inter-faith and WelfareOrganization Registered in Ghana Under section 27 and 28 of 1963 Companies Code (Act179) with registration number G-35, 853.Reasoning and feeling responsible of being carers and sharers of divine love and being of service tomankind, we decided assisting in our own small way, towards achieving happiness for mankind. Ouraim is to complement Governments, Non-government organizations, Cooperate bodies, Donors, andother agencies effort in combating Poverty, Disaster, Disability, Diabetes, Homelessness, HIV/AIDS,Community Development and others.Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation was formed by individual volunteers from various culturalbackgrounds coming together as equal to build one big family to help reduce the high rate ofilliteracy in our societies. To provide medical information and resources and to improve livingconditions of some of the most vulnerable and deprived people in our society, for exampleHomeless, Women and children , the Girl Child, the Youth, People with Disabilities (PWD), peoplewith chronic diseases, poor rural communities and Individuals.VISIONA healthy and prosperous society based on gender equality and equity in every walk of life byimproving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social development programs.We share the vision of a world where all forms of disability can be avoided, healed or integrated andin which the rights of people with disabilities are respected and applied.MISSIONWe are committed to serving MANKIND by providing the basic amenities of life to the helpless andneedy people of Ghana and also by encouraging Girl child, People with Disabilities and Youtheducation.AIMS & OBJECTIVESTo bring together literate and non-literate, towns, villages, people in common respect for each otherand for manual work to promote and encourage the development of the spirit of voluntarism amongthe youth and people of all communitiesTo provide a framework wherein people of all social and economic background, race, colour,ethnicity, religion, may come together to use their leisure time to provide voluntary service to poorcommunities to do work which they would otherwise be unable to do for themselves.To support and help the destitute, the poor, the needy, and orphans withoutfamily support. To be involved in activities leading to the alleviation of poverty of identifiedcommunities. To train and give skills to equip the youth for a sustainable future where they will havejobs to become potential leaders to meet the need of their local communities.To provide a machinery for bringing Hungarians and Ghanaians into contact with volunteers in otherparts of the world into a coherent body for workcamps and International Cultural Exchange towardsthe achievement of national and international peace and understanding.To provide hope for the hopeless and empower persons (WOMEN & CHILDREN) to stand for theirrights. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 3
  4. 4. DocumentsTo provide housing and accommodation, healthcare and medical support, Basic Education, to trainand equip academically. Skill development programs for youths and people with Disabilities.To help Educate Children and young people who never go to school, women, people with disabilitiesand a far larger number of illiterate adults (knowledge, skills, and wider competency). Provide freeeducation for the deprived.To REDRESS THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY, support and educate, sensitize and equipthe disadvantage individuals and communities with marketable skills for sustainable life andalternative income generating activities for the unemployed and also give assistance to deprivecommunities, individuals and institutions, through effective provision of counseling and information.Treatment, care, support and provision of psychosocial counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS.promote psychosocial counseling for all people living with HIV/AIDS.To help with the care, support and treatment of people living with diabetes including diagnosing thesymptoms. We also aim to provide the most useful accurate information with as much help aspossible in lifestyle, eating habits by connecting them to specialists and diabetes centers. Providefree medical facilities for the sick and diseased families who have none to care for them.Ensuring environmental sustainability, education and information on disaster management andprevention, research, surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and response.Provide basic humanitarian aid: food, clothes and shelter.To be of and provide service to MANKIND.ORGANOGRAMHope and Service to Mankind Foundation is a membership based organization consisting of 789permanent members, an executive Body that consist of (7) Members and a Board of Directors. Allthe members are volunteers and donators for sustainability.STRENGTH OF HOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATION 1. Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation is a membership based functional organization in Ghana with affiliates in Hungary. 2. With sound working profile and professional back ground. 3. The skillful human resource of both staffs and membership is a qualitative assurance of quality task performance. 4. Perfect understanding of key stakeholders and their continuous engagement in events and project activities is much facilitating. 5. We have good understanding of cultural, traditional norms and values as well as understanding the different modes of behavior of the Communities we work with; therefore social friction during the execution of different activities is always less. 6. Community Youth clubs and International volunteers are major sources of our manpower and labour. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 4
  5. 5. DocumentsSECTORAL FOCUSSince our evolution in 2006, Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation has proved to beeffective and efficient service provider in relieving pains of the poor and marginalized people in theGhanaian communities and in some Hungarian communities as well. Through our multi-sectorexperience and professional human resources, we have been involved in the following sectors: 1. Primary Education 2. Women and Children empowerment 3. Disabilities 4. ICT, Vocational Education and Training (VET) 5. Small Business Start-up Training 6. Human Resource Development 7. Health Education, Hygiene Promotion and Nutrition.(DIABETES & HIV/AIDS) 8. Community Participation & Development 9. Non formal Education/Adult Literacy 10. Environmental Protection (Tree planting and campaigns) 11. Water Supply and Water Quality Management 12. Construction and Rehabilitation Works 13. Emergency and Relief Services.PARTNERS/NETWORKINGWe strongly believe in partnership with Governments & Non Governmental sectors. We thereforewelcome every institution and individuals who has the success of humanity at heart to join us inserving MANKIND.  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  United Nations Volunteers (UNV)  Social Welfare Departments  European Volunteer Service  Coalition of NGOs in Ghana  International institutions  Charitable organizations  Churches  Financial institutions  Philanthropic individuals  VolunteersMeanwhile we are in partnership with Mind the Gap Year since May, 2011, IFC, and a member ofthe Coalition of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ghana.2.1. PROJECTS IN PROGRESS IN 2011 S/N Name of Project Location Project Implementation Cost Period (Euro) st 01 Building Community Model Old- 1 September 2007 till date 20,000/- Schools Ayoma, Buem (Volta- Ghana) 02 English Language Learning Budapest, 2nd August 2011 till date 37.000/- Centre- Hungary Godollo, (Computers, Furniture and Keszthely, others) Balaton Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 5
  6. 6. Documents 03 Building Libraries (Books, Volta, November 2009 till date 200,000/- Computers and Furniture) Eastern, in 22 Districts of 5 Regions Northern, in Ghana. Central and GT- Accra Regions 04 Working on a Learning Santrokofi 1st March 2010 till date. 50,000/- Centre for Physically -Bume. Disabled people (Volta- Ghana) 05 Rehabilitation of Vocational Koforidua, 10,000 and Technical Schools Takoradi, 2011/2016 Logba, Techiman, 06 Building of primary School, Edumafa, 2011/2016 150,000 Senior Secondary and Assafa, in technical School in remote the areas mfanstima n East district, Jukwa, 07 Continuation of the Junior Edwafo,Ta 2011/2016 70,000 Secondary School and kyiman, K.V.I.P project, Akyem, 08 Clinics, K.V.I.P and 22 2011/2016 200,000 community center, Districts in Ghana 09 Helping the Ghanaian Piloting 2011/2016 15,000 women to use computer to project in develop and improve their GT-Accra business. (Skill Base) Region- Ghana2.2 AN OVERWIEW OF COMPLETED PROJECTS S/N Name of Project Location Project Cost Implementation (Euro) Period 01 Distributed educational Hohoe, Accra, 24th July ,2010 to 26th 5,000/- material like pens, pencils, Klagon,Old- March,2011 books etc among the Ayoma students 02 Organized awareness Zingu, Wa and 24th July ,2010 to 31st 12,000/- seminar on enrollment and Tamale(Northern- December,2010(6 prevention drop out of girl Ghana) months) child/women education 03 Administered Polio Vaccine to Old-Ayoma, Participated in 10 15,000/- Children Santrokofi, vaccine campaigns in Klagon and Ada 2010 (10 Months) Foe 05 Data Collection of Eligible Volta and 1st August to 25th 25,000/- farmers and distribution of Eastern Region November ,2009(4 Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 6
  7. 7. Documents agriculture inputs (17 Communities) Months) 06 *School Health Education All the 10 8th November 2010 12,000/- and Hygiene Promotion Regions of to 6th April, 2011(6 Project Ghana Months)PROJECT DESCRIPTIONInfectious diseases are still the number one threat to public health in poor and neglected parts ofthe country. Diarrheal and malaria diseases alone are responsible for the deaths of hundreds ofchildren yearly in Ghana.Environmental factors also play an important role in death and disease among young children. Muchof the high incidences of water-related diseases are due to the consumption of unsafe drinkingwater, lack of sanitation facilities, and poor hygiene practices in the community level in general andin schools in particular.Diarrhea caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene accounts for 15 to 18percent of child deaths annually. Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation Completed a 14 monthsProject, named as ―School Health Education and Hygiene Promotions‖ with the technical andfinancial facilitation by membership donations.OBJECTIVES  To create awareness among students of primary schools for improved health.  To increase teachers‘ knowledge about major infectious diseases.  To promote positive change behavior both in students and teachers for health problems.  Inculcate hygiene habits in the targeted schools.  To promote hygienic environment in schools through recreational activities.  To encourage girl child, youth and adult education.TARGET BENIFICTIONARIES  25 Primary Schools (22 District of 5 Regions in Ghana}  Women, farmers and the communities as a wholeSTRATEGY USED  Extensive sessions with school teachers  Classroom discussions  Distribution of educational materials in schools  Training of school teachers  Music, drumming, dancing and drama fairOUTCOME INDICATORS  Students should know about infectious diseases.  Students adopt practices of hand washing with soap  At least teacher/school should get training in health education  Students wash their hands after they attend latrine  Students demonstrate correct hand washing and participated with our organization in the campaigns and other events aim at promoting hygiene in the communities. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 7
  8. 8. DocumentsTITLE OF SURVEY “ASSESSMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGES” Objectives of Survey; 1. Assessment of Education Institutions 2. Assessment of Health Facilities 3. Assessment of Damages of Water Facilities 4. Assessment of Sanitation facilities 5. Assessment of Damages of Livelihood FacilitiesThe above survey was conducted in 22 districts of 5 regions in Ghana with the financial andtechnical support of the Local Government Authorities.Enumerators from all the 22 Districts were selected by HSTM volunteers in order to carry out andcollect a reliable data of the damages of community infrastructures (health, education and others) asa matter of concerns reported to our outfit by the various communities due to lack of renovationshabit by the authorities concerned.2.3 Key Finding of the Survey S/ Name of Facilities Fully Damaged Partially Additional Information N (in figures) Damaged 1 Education Facilities 75 152 It includes both public and 2 Health Facilities 27 41 private facilities 3 Classrooms 77 201 4 Sanitation Facilities 69 228 5 Livelihood Facilities 90 % of the livelihood facilities including agriculture, forestry, small businesses, etc. have been destroyed due to the flooding and also lack of renovation activities.The above figures were collected in 5 out of 11 regions of Ghana which shows the worseningsituation and the destruction made to physical infrastructure during flooding over the years and alsodue to lack of rehabilitations activities.The human and financial losses are beyond repair. It is therefore concluded that an emergencyplan, addressing all these key developments should be chalked on priority basis as withoutavailability of these key facilities, life in the area would be intolerable and beyond apprehension.Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation is committed to causes of this similar and welcome allsuch efforts of the Donor Organizations, aimed to address all or any of the above issues whichwould help in rehabilitating and also giving the communities a new life and a new look.HYGIENE PROMOTION WEEK IN THE VOLTA REGION-GHANAThe 2nd week of November 2010 was a celebrated ―Hygiene Promotion Week‖ by Hope and Serviceto Mankind Foundation and was extended till April, 2011, in conjunction with a network of five youthlocal based organizations.Different debates on health issues were organized. Speeches were delivered on importance ofWater quality and Hygiene Promotion by speakers for the occasion. 17 schools and five collegesparticipated in the debate sessions and together with members of HSTM took part in walking eventsto mark the period and also distribute flyers about environmental cleanliness which was promoted byHSTM. The primary objective of this activity was to create sense of awareness and consciousnesstowards using safe drinking water and Hygiene promotion. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 8
  9. 9. Documents2.4. PROJECTS IN COMPLETED IN 2009 S/N Name of Project Location Project Cost Implementation Euro Period 01 Data collection of People with 22 Districts of 12th September to 15th 5,000/- Disabilities PWD in the 22 5 Regions. December 2009(03 districts Ghana Months} 02 Health & hygiene promotion 22 Districts of 20th April 30th July 12,000/- Campaign by SMF throughout 5 Regions. 2009(03 Months and our 22 adopted districts Ghana 10 days} 03 Provided free Uniforms, Books to Santrokofi 14th February to 18th 24,000/- 500 children, the poor, orphans and Logba March,2009(1 Month} and needy students of Volta Communities RegionGLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY WAS CELEBERATED IN THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANAOn October 5, 2009, Global Hand washing day was celebrated in the Koforidua the capital district ofthe Eastern Region of Ghana. The day was celebrated through different activities. Using differentmaterials of information education and communication, the community and the school studentsparticipated in different activities to emphasize on hand-washing with soap including walks, role plays & tableau, hand-washing demonstration, hygiene sessions, speeches & messages from religious leaders and school teachers, drawing competition, quiz competitions etc . The Global Hand-washing Day remained focus of hygiene week from 8 – 22 October 2009. In the event large number of community members showed enthusiastic participation (including men, women and children).TRAINING ON HYGIENE PROMOTIONTraining Sessions on Water quality Improvement and House hold level Water treatment wereimparted to the Community Volunteers .The activity was carried out at Kibi in the Eastern region ofGhana. The participants were up dated on house hold level water treatment options and village levelhygiene improvement.2.5. PROJECTS COMPLETED IN 2008 S/N Name of Project Location Project Cost Euro Implementation Period 01 10 Free Medical camps 22 Districts of January to 100,000/- (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Ghana December 2008 Malaria, Diabetes, etc.) Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 9
  10. 10. DocumentsPROJECTS COMPLETED IN 2007In the Year 2007, a youth organisation named ―Chemu‖ was established by the support of HSTMmembers for the welfare of the youth and people of Old-Ayoma in the Volta Region of Ghana. Lateron in 2010 it was formally registered with Social Welfare Directorate of the Volta Region of Ghana. S/N Name of Project Location Project Cost Implementation Period 01 10 Free Medical camps Volta, 90,000/- st th Central, 1 April to 30 Northern November 2007(08 Regions Months} 02 02 Adult literacy centers Wa, Zingu, 15th September to 25,000/- (Computers and Furniture) Akpafu 15th November 2007(02 Months} 03 Organized awareness campaign Accra District 15th October 3,000/- on hepetitus,HIV Aids etc 2007(One Day} 04 Conducted Income generation Old-Ayoma 2-3rd July 2007(02 2,000/- and Enterprise development Days} Training 05 Identification of Community 22 Districts of 15th December 2006 75,000/- Model Schools 5 Regions- to 20th February Ghana 2008PROJECTS IN PIPELINE 1. Proposal submitted to the Director, National Youth Council for Self-Scheme Women Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) 2. Proposal submitted to the Director, Social Welfare Department for Grant-in-Aid to Build an Art Centre for people with disabilities (PWD) 3. Working on Establishment of Community Women Economic Development Network (CWEDN) by linking local NGOs with the mainstream of development and women empowerment. 4. Planning to arrange an orientation Training programmes on ―Democracy, Peace and Human Rights‖ in Volta and Eastern Regions of Ghana. 5. Expression of Interest submitted to Benazir Income Support Programme for Poverty Score Card Survey in our 22 adopted districts. 6. Proposal submitted to Ambassador Fund Programme, USAID on ―Hygiene Promotion Campaign in Government Schools of the Volta and Eastern Regions of Ghana‖. 7. Empowering people with disabilities (Women) to establish enterprises to help themselves. 8. ICT training for people with disabilitiesFUTURE PLANS 1. Establishment of well equipped hospitals in rural and far-flung areas. 2. Establishment of Model Schools . 3. Free tuition programme for poor, orphans and needy students. 4. Establishment of Skill Training Centers for women, the youth and for people with disabilities. 5. Orphan support programme. 6. Micro financing facilities. 7. Free HBP treatment and TB Control programmes. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 10
  11. 11. Documents 8. Establishment of Batik tie and dye Schools for people with Disabilities (PWDs), Orphans and needy children. 9. Opening of female adult literacy (English Language) centers in Hungary and in Ghana. 10. Safe family planning programme. 11. Diseases prevention programme. 12. Seminars and Training Workshops on community mobilization, Health Hygiene and epidemic diseases. 13. Establishment of Rehabilitation Centre, Enterprises for Disable women. 14. Establishment of Hostels for the Homeless and street children. 15. Organization of youth clubs, social and volunteer Groups at local level, which could forward the idea of ―Democracy, peace and Human Rights‖. 16. Relief activities, Sports for change festival, Health camps 17. Promoting health education and hygiene 18. Reconstruction, re-habilitations and improvement of neglected schools and classrooms, libraries and clinics in our 22 adopted districts of 5 regions in Ghana.OPERATION AREABudapest, Keszthely, Balaton, Godollo and Eger (Hungary)Northern, Volta, Eastern, Central, Greater-Accra Regions (Ghana).VALUESHope and Service to Mankind Foundation core concept & values stand very high in services,delivery quality work, innovations & mutual understanding.Following are the basic values:  Respect for human dignity  Transparency  Accountability  Efficiency & Effectiveness  Creativity  Commitment  Participation  Honesty and Integrity  Mutual Respect & TrustSOURCES OF INCOME  Donations  Subscriptions  Members Contributions  Philanthropic Individual  Volunteer placement fees,  Exhibitions and Fairs (drumming, dancing, music, art crafts, etc.)COMMUNITY MOBLIZATION THROUGH  Orientation meetings.  Youth Clubs.  Involvement of community. o Teachers. o Students. o Church groups o Influential individuals. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 11
  12. 12. Documents o Counselor. o Social Workers (male and female). o Community leadersOFFICE STAFFS 1. Project Coordinator 2. General Secretary/PRO 3. Financial Secretary 4. Organising Secretary 5. Volunteer Manager 6. Computer Operator cum Office AssistantFIELD VOLUNTEER STAFF 1. 2 Doctors 2. 1 Lawyer 3. 5 Male Nurse and 3 Female Nurse 4. 35 Teachers 5. 22 Male Social Mobilizes 6. 28 Female Social Mobilizes 7. 388 General VolunteersADMINISTRATIVE ASSETS S/N Item Current Value in Euro: 01 5 Computer/Laptop 4,500/- 02 Office Furniture 2,800/- 03 Office Equipments 4,500/- 04 3 Digital Cameras 500/- 05 1 Vehicle (Toyota Pickup 4x4) 9,000/-BOARD OF DIRECTORS Name Position Professional Affiliation/Qualification 1 Mr. Hope-Smith Lomotey Chair Environmental protection Agency (MBA) 2 Dr. Zoltan Bartos Vice Chair Medical Doctor (Human studies) 3 Mr. Alexander Kojo Member Physically Disabled Association / Tetteh (CEPD) 4 Mrs. Emma Viniczai Member Medical Professional (NSR) 5 Miss. Bernadine Afua Executive Teacher (Psychologist) Quarcoo secretary 6 Mr. Frank-Mills Akuffu Member Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation (Bsc. Business Adm. HR.) Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 12
  13. 13. Documents THE CONSTITUTIONPREAMBLEHOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATION (Hope For Rural Dwellers) is a Voluntary,Non-profit, Charitable, Social, Non-political, Non-governmental, Inter-faith and WelfareOrganisation Registered in Ghana Under section 27 and 28 of 1963 Companies Code (Act179) with registration number G-35, 853.Reasoning and feeling responsible of being carers and sharers of divine love and being of service tomankind, we decided assisting in our own small way, towards achieving happiness for mankind. Ouraim is to complement Governments, Non-government organizations, Cooperate bodies, Donors, andother agencies effort in combating Poverty, Disaster, Disability, Diabetes, Homelessness, HIV/AIDS,Community Development and others.Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation was formed by individual volunteers from various culturalbackgrounds coming together as equal to build one big family to help reduce the high rate ofilliteracy in our societies. To provide medical information and resources and to improve livingconditions of some of the most vulnerable and deprived people in our society, for examplehomeless, women and children , the girl child, the youth, people with disabilities (PWD), people withchronic diseases, poor rural communities and Individuals. And to be the Hope of Rural Dwellers.But, believing that a set of objective can best be achieved through the mechanism of an organizedbody of DESIROUS PEOPLE who are willing and ready to serve,HEREBY give unto ourselves this CONSTITUTION, which defines the framework within whichthe Foundation shall operate. INTERVENTION AREAS* POVERTY * ENVIRONMENT* DISASTER * WOMEN AND CHILDREN* DISABILITY(PWDs) * HIV/AIDS (Health)* HOMELESSNESS * EDUCATION (Basic, Informal, Vocational and ICT; Women, Youth, Adult, PWDs and the Girl Child)VISIONA healthy and prosperous society based on gender equality and equity in every walk of life byimproving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social development programs.We share the vision of a world where all forms of disability can be avoided, healed or integrated andin which the rights of people with disabilities are respected and applied.MISSIONWe are committed to serving MANKIND by providing the basic amenities of life to the helpless andneedy people of all communities and also by encouraging Girl child, People with Disabilities andYouth education. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 13
  14. 14. DocumentsEFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CONSTITUTION AS APPROVED BY MEMBERS: 22ND APRIL, 2006.ARTICLE 1- NAMEThe name of the organization shall be called HOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATIONhereinafter referred to as the ORGANISATION or (HOPE FOR RURAL DWELLERS).ARTICLE 2-CHARACTER2.1 - The Organisation shall be a charitable, social, voluntary, non-profit making, non-political, non-governmental, inter-faith and welfare organisation of individuals from varying background comingtogether as equal to build one big family.2.2 - The Organisation may, subject to approval of the members, affiliate to or cooperate with anynational or international body having similar aims and objectives.2.3 - The Organisation shall be a charitable organization and shall operate in any community, bothNational and International to REDRESS THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN SOCIATY, Support andEducate, sensitize and equip the disadvantage individuals and communities with marketable skillsfor sustainable life and alternative income generating activities for the unemployed and also giveassistance to deprive communities, individuals and institutions, through effective provision ofcounseling and information.2.4 - The Organisation shall operate as a facilitating agency, working in partnership with grass rootorganizations consisting of individuals and groups, literate and illiterate, young and old, able anddisable, poor and the rich by developing initiatives to reduce poverty, disaster, chronic diseases andHIV/AIDS among people living in Ghana and elsewhere.2.5 – The Organisation shall help educate children and young people who never go to school, and afar larger number of illiterate adults and shall empower the poor, women and the disadvantageIndividuals particularly those living in remote, rural and marginalized urban areas, to accessinformation and to use ICTs as a tool to support their efforts to lift themselves out of poverty.(knowledge, skill and wider competency).ARTICLE 3-AIMS & OBJECTIVES3.1 - To contribute to the development process of Hungary and Ghana towards the achievement ofthe MGD‘S and the GPRS.3.2 - To complement governments, non-government organizations, NGO‘s, Donors and otheragencies efforts in combating POVERTY, DISASTER, CHRONIC DISEASES and HIV/AIDS and thePROVISION OF EDUCATION (BASIC,INFORMAL,ICT AND COMMUNITY ADULT EDUCATION).3.3 - To provide a machinery for bringing Hungarians and Ghanaians into contact with volunteers inother parts of the world into a coherent body for workcamps and International Cultural Exchangetowards the achievement of national and international peace and understanding.3.4 - To provide a framework wherein people of all social and economic background, race, colour,ethnicity, religion, may come together to use their leisure time to provide voluntary service to poorcommunities to do work which they would otherwise be unable to do for themselves.3.5 - To be committed to serving MANKIND by providing the basic amenities of life to the helplessand needy people of Ghana and Hungary, and also by encouraging girl child and youth education.3.6 - To bring together literate and non-literate, towns, villages, people in common respect for eachother and for manual work to promote and encourage the development of the spirit of voluntarismamong the youth and people of all communities Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 14
  15. 15. Documents3.7 - To support and help the destitute, the poor, the needy, and orphans withoutfamily support. To be involved in activities leading to the alleviation of poverty of identifiedcommunities.To train and give skills to equip the youth for a sustainable future where they will have jobs tobecome potential leaders from among this group to meet the need of their local communities. .3.8 - To provide hope for the hopeless and empower persons (women & children) to stand theirrights.To provide a housing and accommodation, Health care and medical support, and basic education.To train and equip academically and spiritually.3.9 – To help educate children, people with disabilities (PWDs) and young people who never go toschool, and a far larger number of illiterate adults (knowledge, skills, and wider competency).Provide free education for the deprived.3.10 – To REDRESS THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN SOCIATY, support and educate, sensitizeand equip the disadvantage individuals and communities with marketable skills for sustainable lifeand alternative income generating activities for the unemployed and also give assistance to deprivecommunities, individuals and institutions, through effective provision of counseling and information.3.11 - Treatment, care, support and provision of psychosocial counseling for people living withHIV/AIDS. Promote psychosocial counseling for all people living with HIV/AIDS.3.12 – To help with the care, support and treatment of people living with diabetes includingdiagnosing the symptoms. We also aim to provide the most useful accurate information with asmuch help as possible in lifestyle, eating habits by connecting them to specialists and diabetescentre‘s. Provide free medical facilities for the sick and deceased families that have none to care.3.13 - To provide ICT training, skills development and job placement for people with disabilities(PWDs).3.14 – Ensuring environmental sustainability, education and information on disaster managementand prevention, research, surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and response.3.15 - Provide basic humanitarian aid: food, clothes and shelter.3.16 - To be of and provide service to MANKIND.ARTICLE 4 - METHOD OF OPERATION4.1 - The Organisation may do ALL or ANY of the following activities as may from time to time bedecided at a General Meeting or determined by the Executive committee or the standing committee.4.2 - Assisting disadvantaged individuals and communities to undertake similar activities in line withthe aims and objectives of the Organisation.4.3 - Organizing workcamps towards physical projects, literacy work, and establishingdemonstrational camps and farms, leadership training, camping activities and international culturalexchange programmes.4.4 - Support and help the destitute, the poor, the needy, and orphans without family support bytraining and giving skills to equip the youth to be involved in activities leading to the alleviation ofpoverty in their communities e.g. tie and dye batik, bee keeping, snail rearing, general farming,vocational skills and ICT training.4.5 - Provision of information on marketable skill for sustainable life development (Microfinance). Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 15
  16. 16. Documents 4.6 - Educating communities and individuals about disaster management, by providing adequateinformation to members and the general public. 4.7 - Promoting psychosocial counseling for all people living with HIV/AIDS, empower the individualphysically, mentally, spiritually, and financially by providing adequate support and above all to givethem hope, that all is not lost. 4.8 – Organising camps for people living with chronic diseases to meet medical professionals forfree care, support, advice, checkups and treatment, and also to meet other people living with thesame chronic disease.4.9 – To help people living in poverty, transition and homelessness rebuild their lives by connectingthem to jobs, housing, information and hope.4.10 - Organizing fund raising functions:Manufacture of art crafts, culture troupe etc. And any other event or function which accords with theaim and objectives of the Foundation.ARTICLE 5- TARGET POPULATION  The poor and the unemployed in society  Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC)  Commercial sex workers  People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIVA)  People living with other chronic diseases  Youth in and out of school  Migrant workers  Disaster victims  People with Disabilities(PWDs)The Executive Committee shall periodically include Community Priorities. .ARTICLE 6-AFFILIATIONS The Organisation may subject to approval of the members, affiliate to or cooperate with anynational or international body having similar aims and objectives.ARTCLE 7-DECENTRALISATION7.1 - To make more effective organization and to promote decentralization;The Foundation shall have branches organized in every school, college, any educational institution,private and public organization or group of persons or workers in communities and, in any country. ARTICLE 8-MEMBERSHIP8.1 - Every person of good conduct who is twelve years and above and professes a faith/belief inOrganisation and agrees to abide by the constitution shall be entitled to apply to become a memberof the Organisation. In consonance with the current trend of international practice of catering for thevery young in their programmes, children between the ages of five (5) and eleven (11) shall beconsidered for minor membership.8.2 - Membership is opened to all Ghanaians and other nationals especially those affected byPoverty, Disaster, HIV/AIDS and Chronic diseases. Upon registration, all members shall pay in fulla membership registration fee and administrative fee in force at the time of joining the Organisation.8.3 - Subject to the requirements of the Organisation, any person above wishing to become amember shall complete and sign a membership registration form and be issued with a membership Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 16
  17. 17. Documentsidentification card and a copy of the constitution of the Organisation and shall abide by theconstitution of the Organisation.8.4 - Any member who fails to pay in full his membership dues or any other levied approved by thegeneral meeting for a period of six consecutive months shall have his or her membershipsuspended until all arrears are fully settled.8.5 - Membership shall be voluntary. A new member shall be introduced to the membership of theOrganisation at its general meeting and there will be given orientations periodically.8.6 - Procedures for approval, review, and termination of membership, responsibilities, rights andprivileges shall be as contained in the Rules and bye-Laws.ARTICLE 9-SOURCES OF FUNDING9.1 - Funds of the foundation shall be derived from(a) Membership registration fees.(b) Funds shall also be derived from appeals, voluntary contributions, special levies, donations,bazaars, event promotion and any legal sources of raising money. This shall be duly arranged bythe Executive committee and approved by the General Assembly.(c) Philanthropic activities of the Organisation shall be funded by contributions and donations fromthe: International institutions Charitable organizations Churches Financial institutions Philanthropic individuals Volunteers(d) Sale of our practical skill works; beads, necklaces, carvings and art, and other activities likedrumming, music and dancing and also drama for fundraising.(e) The income and property of the Organisation shall be applied solely towards the promotion,development and objectives of the Organisation.(f) The Organisation shall also contribute to the upkeep of its members who are hospitalized.9.2 – Accounts(a) The Organisation shall open and maintain account with an establishment Bank to be determinedby Executives.(b) Cheques can be signed by any two of the following three Signatures; The President The Treasurer The secretary(c) Any two of the above Executives shall have authority to transact business with the bank onbehalf of members of the Organisation.9.3-Books of the OrganisationThe Organisation shall keep the following books; Registration Book/File, Minutes Books/File,Attendance Book/File, Ledger, Receipt Book, Imp rest Form and Petty Cash Book. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 17
  18. 18. Documents9.4 - Audit(a) The Executive committee shall cause proper books of accounts to be kept and an income andexpenditure account and balance sheet to be prepared, audited, and circulated in accordance withestablished procedures and practices.(b) The Organisation shall appoint two (2) of its members to audit the Books of the Organisationevery year.9.5-Financial YearMembers at a General meeting shall determine the Organisation financial year.ARTICLE 10-ORGANS OF THE ORGANISATIONThe Organisation shall establish the following organs to help achieve structure for achieving its aimsand objectives.ARTICLE 10/1-INTERPRETATIONIn the interpretation of this constitution and in the determination of the programmes and policies ofthe Organisation, the supreme authority shall be the General Assembly of Members and except asotherwise provided in the Constitution, its decision shall be by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.ARTICLE 10/2-EXECUTIVE MEMBERSThe Executive MembersThe Executive members shall comprise of the following elected members. These shall be; ThePresident, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Organizing Secretary, Treasurer, PublicRelations Officer.10/3.-Responsibility of the Executive Board(a) Will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Organisation and report to members of theOrganisation.(b) Draw up programmes and projects of the Organisation for the approval of members.(c ) Decision making and reviewing the work of all committees to ensure conformity with generalpolicies of the Organisation.(d) Survey and proposals writing to Donors and funding agencies and ensuring implementation of allpolicy decisions of the General Assembly.(e) Making policy recommendations including budget proposals for the consideration of the generalmeeting. Presenting a report of activities and the audited accounts and the work programme andbudget for ensuring transparency to the General Assembly(f) Conducting the affairs of the Organisation in-between meetings of the General Assembly andalso to execute any other duties to be prescribed by members.10/4.-Duties of Executive MembersThe President She or He shall be the Chief Executive Officer or Leader of the Organisation and shall have fullauthority to execute the policies of the Organisation.She shall preside over all meetings, and any other activities of the Organisation. He or She shalldevise strategies for whipping up interest and membership drive, effective planning and execution ofworkcamps at all levels; leadership training and such other activities as may from time to time. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 18
  19. 19. DocumentsShe shall in consultation with other Executive members call regular and special meetings of theExecutive committee as required by the Constitution.The President shall hold no other position in the Organisation.She or He shall be one of the signatories of the bank account of the Organisation and, or any otherFinancial/Legal documents of the Organisation.She shall present a report of the activities of the Organisation at the end of the financial year.10/5. -Vice PresidentShe shall in the absence of the President perform the duties of the presiding member as stated inthe duties of the president.She shall carry out other duties as may be assigned to him by the presiding member of theFoundation. The Vice President shall hold no other office in the Organisation.10/6. - SecretaryShe shall conduct the business of the Foundation in accordance with the Constitution of theOrganisation and carry out instructions of the General Assembly and those of the Executivecommittee and other committees of the Organisation.The secretary shall in consultation with the president or the Vice President summon a meeting.She shall be present at all meetings and shall keep or cause to be kept all proceedings of allmeetings.She shall communicate decisions of the Organisation‘s meetings, the Executive committee, andother assignments to members.She shall act as the registrar of the Organisation and keep up to date Register of members of theOrganisation and all other important documents of the Organisation.She shall liaise closely with the Chief Executive to achieve maximum efficiency and coordination inthe aim and objectives of the Organisation.10/7. - Assistant SecretaryShe shall assist in all his duties and shall act fully to discharge the duties of the Secretary in hisabsence.10/8. - Organizing SecretaryShe shall be responsible for the general organization of projects, recruitment of new members andCreation of activities to sustain interest of the members of the Organisation.She shall therefore, liaise with the secretary and other executive members at all times and satisfythat the admission of any new member could be in the interest of the Organisation.The organizing secretary shall submit progress report on all such activities to the ExecutiveCommittee through the secretary.She shall present a true accurate report on the state of the entire Organisation‘s property and shallbe personally liable for all acts of commission and omission.She shall be the Deputy to the Secretary. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 19
  20. 20. Documents10/9.-TreasurerShe or He shall keep proper books of all-financial transactions made by the Organisation and shallprepare statement of accounts and annual budget.She shall collect membership registration fees and other contributions, record all transactions, keepproper accounts of all receipts, payments of all monies of the Organisation, have in custody of allthe Organisation‘s books of accounts and must be submitted upon request by the chief executive orthe General Assembly.She shall deposit all monies of the Organisation into the organisation‘s bank accounts and shallkeep an amount not exceeding 200.000 GHc. only at all times.She or He shall read the financial report of the Organisation to members at a General Meeting. Allfinancial record keeping must comply with the accountants and auditor‘s requirements. Shallperform other duties as directed by the chairperson (President).10/10.-The Public Relations OfficerHe or She shall be responsible for publicity and marketing of the Organisation and its activities andshall notify the Executives Committee for approval before making any such publications or releasesor statements about the Organisation.Ensuring that activities of the Organisation gain adequate publicity and good report at all times.She shall also bring to the notice of the Executive Committee of all publications about theOrganisation and those that will be of interest to the Organisation as well.Publication of organisation‘s bulletin every quarter.10/11 - Legal AdviserShe or He shall be responsible for or represent the Organisation in all legal matters.10/12. - Health Consultant.She or He shall advice the Organisation on all health and sanitation matters.ARTICLE 11 – Elections and Tenure of office.11.1 - All members in good standing shall be eligible for election to the Executive committee.11.2 - No person shall be elected a member of the Executive Board unless He or She shall prior tosuch appointment have consented in writing to be appointed.11.3 - Any member of the Organisation wishing to nominate another member for election to theExecutive Committee shall notify the Secretary in writing accompanied by the nominee‘s consent inwriting. This should be done at least thirty (30) clear days before the date of the Bi-annual GeneralMeeting or the date fixed for the election as the case may be.11.4 - The notice shall clearly specify the position for which the nomination is made. Election shallbe held thirty days after notice of election has been sent to all members.11.5 - Elections to the membership of the Executive shall be by a simple majority of the memberspresent at the meeting.11.6 - No member of the Executive Committee shall serve on the committee for more than four (4)consecutive terms of 2 years each. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 20
  21. 21. DocumentsARTICLE 12 - GENERAL MEETINGS AND RESOLUTIONS12.1 - An ordinary general meeting shall be held at the convenience of members by consensus at atime to be decided by members.12.2 - Quarterly General meeting and Extraordinary General Meetings other than adjournedmeetings shall be convened by notice in writing to all members as well as anyone else entitled tonotice.12.3 - Emergency General Meetings shall be convened by the Executive Committee whenever itdeems fit or shall be convened at the instance of one fifth of the ordinary membership of theOrganisation.12.4 - Elect officers, appoint Patrons, ratify the appointment of Patrons as proposed by the GeneralAssembly and also appoint any other committee for specific responsibility as may be deemednecessary.ARTICLE 13 - Annual General Meetings shall be organized to13.1 - Consider the audited account and the reports of the Executive Committee and the AuditorsReport.13.2 - Election of officers of the Executive Committee in place of those retiring or haveresigned/died.1.3 - Determination of new member fees and benefits for membership.13.4 - Consider proposals for the review of or amendment to the constitution.Article 14 - Quorum at General Meetings14.1 - The quorum at all meetings shall be one-third (1/3) of all members.14.2 - If a quorum is not present at any general meeting thirty (30) minutes of the appointed time,members present may resolve to;Either wait for another thirty (30) minutes for a quorum to be present or thereafter Constitutethemselves into a special committee for deliberation for the agenda and the results for thedeliberation shall be ratified by the next meeting one week later whether a quorum is present or not.14.3 - The meeting shall stand adjourned for one week to the same place and time appointed for themeeting and shall then be held whether or not a quorum is present.14.4 - Where the meeting is adjourned to the same day, place and time in the following month nonotice need be given provided however that the Executive Committee might in its discretion cause anotice of the adjourned meeting to be published in any form for the attention of all members.ARTICLE 15 - Meeting of the Executive Committee15.1 - The Executive Committee shall meet once every month at least two weeks before thequarterly general meeting.15.2 - A meeting of the Executive Committee shall be properly constituted when at least five (5) ofthe members are present.15.3 - A written resolution of the Executive Committee shall if signed by all members of theExecutive Committee be as effective as if passed at a duly convened meeting of the ExecutiveCommittee.15.4 - The Executive Committee shall regulate its own procedure at its meetings. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 21
  22. 22. DocumentsARTICLE 16 - Committee of the Executive Meeting16.1 - The Executives may appoint committees as the need arises from among its own members ofthe Organisation or from a combination of both.16.2 - The terms of reference and duration of office of all committees shall be prescribed by theExecutive Committee and all such committees of the Executive.16.3 - The President, or if He or She is unable or unwilling to act, the vice president shall be madeas an ex-officio member of every committee of the Executive Committee.ARTICLE 17 - OFFICIALS AND OFFICERS OF THE ORGANISATION17.1 - The officials of the Organisation shall be the Life Patron, Founder and Patrons comprising athree-member committee.17.2 – The three-member committee of patrons shall be appointed on the recommendation of theExecutive Committee. The appointment shall be subject to the confirmation of the GeneralAssembly.17.3 – The three-member committee of Patrons, the Life Patron and the Founder shall be non-voting members of all meetings of the Organisation and its committees which they must attend.(Secretary to inform patrons of every meeting).ARTICLE 18 - ROLE OF THE PATRONS18.1 - The patrons shall act as an advisory body of the Organisation and shall meet with thePresident as may deem necessary.18.2 - They may be invited from time to time to resolve problems in the Organisation or to serve onthe Organisation‘s delegations to external meetings.18.3 - Patrons may meet as they deem desirable and shall submit their decisions for considerationto the Executive/General Assembly.ARTICLE 19 - VACATION AND REMOVAL OF OFFICERS19.1 - The office of member of the Executive Committee shall be vacated if the member becomesincompetent to act as an Executive Committee member or, on the expiration of the period specifiedin Article 16/11 of this Constitution or if the member dies, or resigns from the office by notice inwriting to the organisation or cease to hold office pursuant to Article 19.2 of these Constitution.19.2 - A person shall be removed from office as a member of the Executive Committee if He or Sheis found in accordance with the provision of this constitution to have conducted himself/herself in amanner prejudicial or the best interests of the Organisation or to be incapable of performing thefunctions of his office by reason of ill health or intentionally spreading the disease or illegal drugs.19.3 – A member of the Executive Committee may, remain in office by simple majority vote of theGeneral Assemble if he is found to be a good asset to the development of the organisation.19.4 - Any member of the Executive Committee, Patrons or Honorary members may resign hismembership by notifying the relevant board in writing within 30 days.19.5 - The members of the Executive Committee/General Assembly may, at its discretion excludefrom membership any members for the following reason:19.6 - If subscription payments are not paid for over six months unless waived by the Board. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 22
  23. 23. Documents19.7 - If in the opinion of the Board the continued membership of such person would be detrimentalto the interests of the Organisation or to the furtherance of its aims and objectives.ARTICLE 20 - EXPULSION OF MEMBERS20.1 - The following shall constitute grounds for the expulsion of any member of the Organisation.20.2 - Absent from six meetings in a year without permission.20.3 - Bind or obligate the Organisation to any extent whatsoever with regard to any matter outsidethe scope of the Organisation business.20.4 - Refusal to pay up contributions, fees, or levies when they become due after six months.20.5 - Make any official pronouncements or undertake an act that is detrimental to the interest of theOrganisation without prior notice to the Organisation.20.6 - The Promotion of ethnicity and racial discrimination among members. Involvement in anycriminal activities.20.7 - The method of expulsion shall be by agreement of the majority of the members. Written noticeof a meeting for where removal of a matter is to be considered shall include a specific reference tothe matter.20.8 - There shall be a right of appeal for all affected persons. Such an appeal shall be lodged withthe Executive Committee in writing not more than 31 days after the confirmed/verbal decision of theDisciplinary committee has been communicated to the offender.20.9 - All decisions and actions taken on disciplinary matters shall be reported to the GeneralAssembly.ARTICLE 21 - RESPONSIBILTIES, RIGHTS AND PRIVILAGESEvery member shall be entitled to:21.1 - Participate in all activities organized by the Organisation.21.2 - Attend all meetings and be selected to represent the Organisation atConferences/Workshops/Seminars/symposia/international workcamps organized within Hungaryand outside Hungary subject to the Constitution and laid down rules.ARTICLE 22 - CO-OP MEMBERS22.1 - The chairperson (president) in consultation with the Executive Committee may appoint co-opmembers.22.2 - These may be relevant professionals who will perform duties as deemed fit to enhance theaims and objectives of the Organisation.ARTICLE 23 - HONORARY MEMBERSHIP23.1 - The Executive Committee shall admit to honorary membership of the Organisation any personor institution who in their opinion has distinguished themselves in promoting and contributing to theaims and objectives of the Organisation.23.2 - An honorary member shall not be obligated to pay any subscription fee to the Organisation.23.3 - An honorary member however can make voluntary contributions to the Organisation. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 23
  24. 24. DocumentsARTICLE 24 - THE SEAL24.1 - The Executive shall adopt a Common seal for use by the Organisation.24.2 - The authority of the Executives in accordance with legal and accounting requirements shallonly use the seal.24.3 - The President shall sign every document to which the seal is affixed.ARTICLE 25 - OFFICE AND ADDRESSThe address of the Organisation shall be: HOPE AND SERVICE TO MANKIND FOUNDATION® (HOPE FOR RURAL DWELLERS). PLOT. No. 28, NEAR AUTO CRYSTAL, (INDUSTRIAL PLOTS), COMMUNITY – 18, 20, LASHIBI-KLAGON. P .O. BOX 291, ABBOSEY OKAI-ACCRA (+233) 020 7308573/ 0244 25 1009 / 024 447 6072 E-mail: info@servicetomankindfoundation.org Website: www.servicetomankindfoundation.org -------------------------------------------------------------NO PART OF THIS CONSTITUTION/BYE-LAWS MAY BE MODIFIED,ALTERED, REPEALED NOR ANY ADDITIONS MADE THERETOUNLESS AND UTILL DUE NOTICE OF THE PROPOSEDALTERATIONS OR REPEAL SHALL HAVE BEEN SENT TO THEGENERAL ASSEMBLY NINETY (90) DAYS BEFORE THE GENERALASSEMBLY.SUCH PROPOSALS MUST RECEIVE THE ACCENT OF AT LEASTTWO-THIRD (2/3) OF THE ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVESPRESENT AND VOTING AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 24
  25. 25. Documents REPORT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 2010The 4th general Annual meeting of Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation was held on the 5 th ofFebruary, 2011. The meeting started exactly at (10:00 am) with opening prayers said by a memberand Evangelist (Mr. Francis Akoto), followed by exchange of handshakes and greetings(introductions). A minute of silence was observed in respect of deceased members.Venue for the meeting was the premises of the Administrative office (common hall) of theorganisation. (Plot No. 28, Near Auto Crystal, Industrial Plots Community 18, 20, Lashibi-Klagon).Introduction of Chairman for the occasion was by Mr. Innocent Attuasa.Chairperson‟s Response:Prof. Dr. (MED) K. Frimpong-Boateng, (Director of the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-BuTeaching Hospital-Ghana)In his response, the Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Dr. (MED) K. Frimpong-Boateng, said he wasnot happy about the absence of key dignitaries who were supposed to attend the function.A Welcome address, introduction of the purpose, objectives and aims of the organisation wasdone by the Volunteer Manager and Public Relations Officer (Miss. Szilvia Bartos). She alsopresented reports of 2009 general meeting.In her welcome address, Miss Szilvia Bartos, thank all members for their presence to grace theoccasion of our 4th Annual general meeting. She went on to said Hope and Service to MankindFoundation (Hope For Rural Dwellers) is a Voluntary, Non-profit, Charitable, Social, Non-political,Non-governmental, Inter-faith and Welfare Organization Registered in Ghana Under section 27 and28 of 1963 Companies Code (Act 179) with registration number G-35, 853. Despite founded in theyear 2006.Our vision is to build a healthy and prosperous society based on gender equality and equity in everywalk of life by improving the lives of the poor through education, economic and social developmentprograms, and economic development programs.Our mission is still committed to serving MANKIND by providing the basic amenities of life to thehelpless and needy people of Ghana and also by encouraging Girl child, People with Disabilities andYouth education.She mentioned the fact that our outfit has undertaken a number of interventions with respect to thevision and mission of the organization which include training workshop, vocational skill development,ICT training for women and girls, youth and communities in general.In addition, she outlined a few aims and objectives of the organisation as:To bring together literate and non-literate, towns, villages, people in common respect for each otherand for manual work to promote and encourage the development of the spirit of voluntarism amongthe youth and people of all communitiesTo provide a framework wherein people of all social and economic background, race, colour,ethnicity, religion, may come together to use their leisure time to provide voluntary service to poorcommunities to do work which they would otherwise be unable to do for themselves.To support and help the destitute, the poor, the needy and orphans withoutfamily support.To be involved in activities leading to the alleviation of poverty of identified communities. To trainand give skills to equip the youth for a sustainable future where they will have jobs to becomepotential leaders to meet the need of their local communities.To provide housing and accommodation, health care and medical support, Basic Education, to trainand equip academically and spiritually and Skill development programs for youths.To help educate children and young people who never go to school, women, people with disabilitiesand a far larger number of illiterate adults (knowledge, skills, and wider competency). Provide freeeducation for the deprived.Provide basic humanitarian aid: food, clothes and shelter. And to be of and provide service toMANKIND. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 25
  26. 26. DocumentsFinally, she called on funding agencies, corporate entities and individuals to partner Hope andService to Mankind Foundation to achieve effectively its aim.Matters arising out of 2009 report.A member who was absent asked for explanation of the elections held at the last general meetingand it was well explained by the PRO.Members were of the view that summer workcamps should be improved and also ask for the needto increase International volunteer collaboration and culture exchange programmes in our campsand activities in fulfilling our aims.Miss. Mabel Ansah, mention the need for funding avenues and international partnerships as amatter of urgency and should be a priority of the executives since the membership dues, individualdonations as well as the volunteer placement fees are not enough in funding our commendableprogrammes.She went on to say that, the annual monthly orientation for members should be introduced againwith more subjects including ICT, Micro-Enterprise, Agri-Business as well as others and also, shesuggested that this topics should be part of our projects since that will go a long way supportingWomen and the communities in general. This was very much welcome by the members present witha long applause. Finally, acceptance for the report was moved by Mr. Albert Nukpor and was accepted by the house.Solidarity Messages:A former Director of the Ghana Association of the Blind, Mr. E.T. Plahar, stressed that what personswith disabilities wanted was not sympathy but an equal platform where they would be treatedequally.In Ghana, the disability population is estimated at 10% of the total population which equatesapproximately 2.2 million people. Disabilities are often considered as curses or punishments for sinscommitted by the PWD or his or her relatives or as a result of witchcraft or juju. This religious-cultural perception about disability results in many barriers for PWDs and forms of exclusion anddiscrimination which has in turn influenced the self-confidence of many PWDs and their interactionwith society. He was of the view that Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation has showedcommendable examples in working with the disability community in Ghana and wish that acollaboration agreement will be achieve as soon as possible with the Centre for Employment ofPersons With Disability (CEPD) in supporting PWDs for a better future.Representatives of Women and Girl groupsDistinguished friends, please allow us the women of Womens Network of Klagon to express ourgratitude on the occasion of your annual general meeting.The Welfare Warriors, a group of mothers in poverty fighting for the lives of mothers and children inthe Volta Region of Ghana sends you their greetings and support especially for your concern aboutwomen, girls and children.We would like to remind you all that our communities will not be at peace until all women are free ofoppressions.Your initiatives for women, girls and our children‘s in Klagon and around Ghana has given us lots ofhope for the future and we are glad to be working with Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation.Women around the world are overworked and underpaid. Our unwaged labour causes great povertyamong women, violence against women, and exhaustion. And of course our poverty makes ustargets for attack by our governments, by the wealthy corporations running our governments, and bythe men in our lives.We hear news everyday of children killed, brutalities and denying poor women the freedom to raiseour own children. Many women and children with disabilities are slowly dying as a result of no jobs,not enough cash, medical care and food to survive.Poor, single mothers are being forced to work for off their rent and food--no pay check-for anygovernment. Able-bodied women are forced to leave children 11-15 hours a day to work for sub-poverty wages for any corporation who wants us. Thousands of children are being taken from lovingmothers-each month- and placed in institutions or with strangers when their mom cannot support Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 26
  27. 27. Documentsthem alone, or if she leaves them alone before and after school while she works, if her home is toomess or if she stays with a man who beats her.At this juncture, we would appreciate your efforts more should you continue with the microfinanceprogramme you introduce recently since it has help some of our women to start business, we wantto be completely part of your ICT programmes and also we ask that you establish more vocationaltraining centres to help both our women and children who are not back to school for so manyreasons. As we say here, you may be out moneyed but we ask you to look everywhere for funding to keepsupporting our women in all communities.We salute the great spirit and believe you have in the Ghanaian women (mothers, sisters, wives,teachers, daughters, doctors, lawyers, nurses) whose very existence is in question each day.We will never give up our hope, our optimism for the future for that is what drives us to changethings for the better for future generations. We will continue to raise our voices to draw attention tothose working for peace and development in our communities.Our belief in Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation is about prosperity for ALL women!We thank you for allowing us this opportunity to show our support and admiration for yourendurance as an example of concern for womens development in the face of adversity.Representatives of the Youth ClubOn behalf of our entire youth group, we would like to sincerely thank you for your donation and yourcontribution, support and concern for the youth in general over the years.It is because of people like you that we are successful today and our belief is that we will achieveour goals for a better future.We want this wonderful relationship to last for a life time so that we would be leaving behindmemories to thousands of people and for the next generation to come.Despite all the efforts you have put into empowering we the youth, we believe that you can do evenmore therefore we request your outfit to establish,  Networking and mentoring opportunities with corporate leaders and peers  Diversity First community outreach for local high school teens  Scholarship program for deserving high school and college students  Awards and recognition program to promote diversity initiatives  Youth exchange programmes between other CountriesRepresentatives of communitiesOn behalf of the chiefs and people of our communities, we convey our deepest sense of gratitudefor the time, energy, resources and the unflinching support provided toward our community projects. The presence of your hard working teams in our midst was not only overwhelming but has alsoignited the communal spirit of our communities especially the youth.We want you to always come back to our communities with new and more programmes and also tosee the germinated seed you planted in our development efforts.Thank you all. Long live Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 27
  28. 28. DocumentsA presentation by Mr. Ato Wilson on current status of the organisationI am happy to see the number of us here today. It is a sign of renewal of our commitment in theservice to humankind. Thank you all for coming.The current membership of Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation stands at 798 and thisrepresents about 70% of identifiable youth of the communities we work in. Out of the 789, anaverage of 281 is regular attendees.Membership and Meeting Attendance has dropped drastically but the national executives continueto assess avenues for improving membership and participation at Interim and Annual Meetings.Membership and attendance are driven to some degree by the items on the agendas and by theeconomy. We actively reach out to potential stakeholders notifying them of agenda items that maybe of interest and warrant their attention.This effort is believed to have had a positive effect on both membership and meeting attendance inthe past two years. The attendance for Interim and Annual Meetings in 2010 is exceptional (508),exceeding 2009 attendance (345). The addition of technical sessions for task groups and sub-committees on Sunday afternoons not only improves the standards development process, but alsoadds value for stakeholders who attend. Membership levels track closely just as membership wasrebounding from the previous recession, the next one hit even harder in 2008 resulting in declines in2008 and 2009, especially. It appears that membership has leveled out this year and is in goodposition to begin building again.ACHIEVEMENTSThe following can be stated emphatically as some of the achievements and activities that we haveembarked on; all gearing towards the development of the communities we work in:  The attendance of the youth has been very tremendous lately and this can be attributed to members‘ commitment and active participation of attractive and educative programs.  National, regional and district programmes such as empowerment summit, all youth programmes and games among others have been well attended by our membership and international volunteers. In fact, recognition at national, regional and district levels have been felt greatly.  We distributed educational material like pens, pencils, books and erasers etc among 55 schools after hosting them to a lunch party making their coming back to school from holidays.  Organized awareness seminar on enrolment and prevention drop out of girl child/women education. This was in fulfilment of our aim to encourage girl child, youth and adult education.  We recently introduce school health education and hygiene promotion project. This project was to create awareness among students of primary schools for improved health, increase teachers‘ knowledge about major infectious diseases, promote positive change behaviour both in students and teachers for health problems, Inculcate hygiene habits in the targeted schools, promote hygienic environment in schools through recreational activities.  Data Collection of Eligible farmers and distribution of agriculture inputs to encourage farming among the youth and communities.  2010 Camp Incredible (health camp) which took place in Old-Ayoma brought together 96 families. The aim was to provide a safe, fun and positive environment for families to reconnect and strengthen their family bond by spending time together, participating in activities, relaxing, and having fun. The entire families benefited from variety of medical support and counseling from professionals. At the end of the four week health camp, participants (the families) went home with ART drugs, Nutritional tonic drinks, Condoms, mosquito nets, seedlings to help start farming, food stuffs and a cash amount of (100GHc) and other gifts.  Our 2010 Youth Sports festival brought together over 900 athletes (girls and boys) from 50 youth clubs across the nation competing in various disciplines to make our 2nd Annual sports festival. The sports festival aim to build a brighter future for young people through a sport system that reaches, inspires and engages all young people especially girls – whatever their Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 28
  29. 29. Documents age or ability. It is also to build awareness about the plight of Childhood Obesity and cultural fair. Activities included ultimate frisbee, street cheer, dodge ball, wheelchair games, swimming, athletics, skipping/jump rope, touch-ball, orienteering, softball and indoor rowing, volleyball, netball, basketball, soccer, table tennis, bowling, badminton, swimming, reading and spelling, water and spoon games, sack running and tango.  We are proud to announce that at the recent Youth sports festival held at Elwak, hope for rural dwellers children and the youth club produced the greatest number of footballers (girls) as well as the other events into the national youth council call up. Kudos to the coordinator of projects at the national office, the organiser and their colleagues for that remarkable show put up.  I also want to contend that the coordination and unity between the communities, churches and its allies that we have been praying for has begun to materialise. I take this opportunity to salute the executives of YS and Faithful Kings.  Apart from our usual activities, we have been able to hold other educative discussions that were led by both internal and external men of hope and motivation who are well versed in the various topics under discussion.  Women group in the Akim District harvested their farm products and made more than 2000.00 GHc as profit from the sale of their farm product by our able support of providing the nursery seed and bringing them together. They have plans to put up a soap processing factory (small scale).  Discipline among members has also increased drastically. More effort is however needed to attain the highest level.CHALLENGES/PROBLEMSThe major longstanding challenge of our beloved organisation is finance. This stems from the factthat majority of the members are student, apprentice or unemployed youth, women and girls,individuals and communities. Consequently the dues and other contributions are not forthcoming. It also serves as a barrier for activities that are self finance even though very necessary for ourdevelopment. Our projects (ITC training centres, classrooms, libraries, vocational training centres aswell as learning centres) are all at a standstill position after the initial foundational level in all ouradopted 22 districts on the country.Our youth sports equipment and community learning projects seek financial and equipmentdonations to fund community sports for youth development. We lack sports facilities including sportshall, dance studio, fitness suite, outdoor playing fields, and gymnasium.We therefore plead with organisations and corporate bodies to take up some of our responsibilitiesas well and they will never regret. This appeal also goes for individual sponsors and philanthropies.ASPIRATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS  We want to encourage as many people to be part of this year‘s youth camp meeting which comes off from 22nd and 26th August. We appeal for sponsors in this regard.  We encourage parents to join our sports festival and keep fit programmes so to play the sports with their children and enjoy the latest in health, nutrition and physical fitness.  As part of the aims of the organisation we want to expose and train all youths to be the future leaders of their communities. We therefore encourage all youth to be part of our activities. We also entreat our parents and various leaders to help the executives in this direction.  We also want to start taking care of our own by embarking on a welfare scheme in our own small way for the youth. We will seek the assistance of the donors, organisations and all members occasionally to support this noble project. With this, we will be able to foster that unity and development in our communities. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 29
  30. 30. DocumentsBesides the above, we want to encourage the youth who hitherto were not actively involved in theactivities of the organisation to do so. Thus bringing all the youth on board for effective commitmentin the service to humanity.We have benefited a lot particularly from the marked commitment of our Hungarian friends. Theyorganized raffles, Christmas stands and information booths in their country in support of our projectsover the years, they ask for donations as birthday gifts and organized golf tournaments benefitingthe association. Again, they have been active in numerous ways and with high levels of personalcommitment. We would like to express our special thanks to them as well as to numerous sponsorsfrom other ranks. Without their high-quality donations for numerous projects it would not have beenpossible to achieve the result of 2010. Thank you all.Becoming More EffectiveA Message from the Head of ExecutivesThe Chair, and the board, the District Chief executives or their representatives here, fellow executivemembers, community leaders, youth executives, honourable members and fellow volunteers, ladiesand gentlemen, I feel greatly honoured to present to you this year‘s report. But first something thathas brought our attention to the problems of persons with disabilities.Stephen is a boy of eight (8) years old who was knocked down by a car in June 2009 as a result ofnegligence on the part of a private car owner called Mr. Nathaniel Sagoe which has resulted in himto be a disabled, his right leg has been operated and the bone is supported with a metal, he nowuses two elbow crutches.The car owner, Mr. Sagoe, whose negligence has caused Stephen to be a physically disabled, onthe initial state agreed with Stephens‘s mother not to report the case to the police and that he isready to pay all the hospital bills and any other responsibilities attached to it. Based upon hisstatement, Stephens‘s mother understood him and decided not to report the case to the police, Mr.Sagoe, in the beginning did well by paying the hospital cost of Stephen‘s operation but later refusesto take up his other responsibilities as he promised.After the operation, the Doctor advised Stephen‘s mother not to allow Stephen to go to school untilafter the metal in his leg would be taken out at the due time, and also the mother must always bewith the child and not to leave him alone to work or any other place that is far from the child, sinceStephen is naïve and might go to school or outside to play with friends which might disturb hisoperation or cause further problem to his leg.Stephens‘s mother is a single parent and a petty trader, she has three children including Stephenand the other two are schooling. The main source of income of Stephen‘s mother is the trading, sonow that she has stopped the trading you can imagine how things would be tough for her and herfamily.Mr. Nathaniel Sagoe has actually not mind Stephen and his mother after he paid for the operationcost, he has been refusing their calls and been hiding from them even though he uses the same rootbut try to ignore them. Meanwhile, it was time to send Stephen to the hospital for the metal to beremoved which is also another cost, but this man still playing wicked towards them.I met Stephen crying and walking with crutches one day in my community, I went closer to him andasked him some questions and through that, I got to know from his mother who was escorting him toschool about the whole issue. Stephen does not want to go to his school anymore because hisfriends will laugh at him. I was touched and today we are in talks with Centre of Employment forPersons with Disabilities (CEPD), an organisation that is into disability rights and other issuesconcerning persons with disabilities for a possible collaboration. By no faults of Stephen, today he isdisabled.The aim of our noble organisation as you all know is to mobilise the exuberant youth of Ghana andHungary to be responsible for planning and promoting volunteerism and educational programmesto train and use the youths of Ghana for effective community development and to be of service tomankind.Mr. Chair, we salute the past executives for the assiduous manner they worked in order to sustainthe organisation until now. We want to assure them that we will do our best to continue from wherethey left off. Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 30
  31. 31. DocumentsLike any successful organization, a foundation must evolve: experimenting, learning, growing tobecome more effective within a changing context.Our mission, of course, remains closely aligned with Hope and Service to Mankind mandate. We arecommitted to supporting ―children, women and Girls, youth, and people with disabilities, families andcommunities as we strengthen and create conditions that will propel vulnerable children to achievesuccess as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.‖In last year‘s annual report, I wrote of the progress we had made to that end in a number of areas.That work continues and is particularly timely and relevant, given conclusions drawn by theRoundtable on Community Change and noted in the People‘s Daily Graphic (31st December, 2010)publication.But results since then have shown that, in fact, ―community building‖ does not necessarily emergedirectly from a one-time community planning process or even a multi-year initiative.Our own experience bears this out. It suggests that enduring change on behalf of vulnerablechildren can only come if people in contiguous geographies—neighborhoods, communities, cities,states—recognize that their fates are connected, articulate their shared values, and identify theaspirations and goals that they are prepared to work collaboratively to achieve.Put differently, we believe that ―helping communities help themselves‖ must be central to ourchange-making strategies on behalf of vulnerable children.Much of the Foundation‘s evolution over the past year speaks directly to such conclusions and theirimplications for our work.At the heart of this evolution is recognition that the families of vulnerable children live in a complexecosystem in which the conditions creating their vulnerability frequently become self-reinforcing andperpetuating, constituting a kind of ―deflationary spiral‖ from which it becomes nearly impossible forthe families to extricate themselves.We also recognize that there is no single programmatic ―fix‖ that will provide sustainable conditionsof success for these children, women and girls as well as the youth in general.Our refined strategic framework addresses this ecology directly, converting our previous fields ofinterest into a new integrated approach that seeks to build the conditions for what we might call―success by half-time‖: continua and pathways to success, especially across the first nine years oflife—or halfway to high school graduation.As you read our profiles and dispatches, you‘ll see strategies applied in Lashibi-Klagon Voices forChildren, in the Old-Ayoma Learning Center in Volta Region, and in the Early LearningNeighborhood Collaborative and Santrokofi Communities.To facilitate our planning, we‘ve implemented a more unified process in our place-based work.Based on our experience, we are providing guidelines for translating the broad, integrated strategiesof the framework into the tactical, on-the-ground considerations that guide execution andsequencing of projects in specific areas.2010 also saw us digging more deeply into community engagement, both as a discipline in its ownright and as a core approach to working with communities to create the conditions under whichvulnerable children can succeed.The practical value and application of community engagement was clearly visible in a number offoundation-funded initiatives in 2010, including the first independent evaluation of its scale to assesscare provided by our volunteer medical team who serve in remote Akpafu villages, and in food andnutrition, fitness collaborative in Wa; Zingu; Zabzungu Tatale, Hohoe; Wowora; Atongo; AgonaNyakrom and its surrounding villages in the Central Region of Ghana.Internally, our 2010 retreat focused closely on community engagement, conveying a clear picture ofthe various types of community engagement the foundation will be exploring and supporting. Webelieve that doing so will help volunteers and staff tracks the impact of community engagementstrategies in order to learn which tools and approaches, in which circumstances, and in whatsequence, yield the best results for positive social change.Volunteers play a major role in our efforts to achieving our aims and objective therefore we aremaking every effort towards collaborations with some International institutions and organisations toencourage culture exchange programmes between us for youth and community development in thename of peace and unity.Beyond these specifics, the Foundation continued to evolve in other ways as well. From our historic,five-year, $1,000 initiative to confront the challenge of education, and to bring more happiness to Hope And Service To Mankind Foundation-2011 31

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