Written by Ben Hayford
Move the World as a non-profit making organisation has thrived on the hinges of collaboration and partnership within the Sub Saharan region of Africa, to be precise – Ghana. Since MTW began its operation in Ghana in 2015, it has jointly embarked on several successful projects and training with several other local organisations in Ghana.
One popular Akan proverb stipulates that ‘a three cord string cannot be easily broken.’ Michael Jordan, a popular American basketball player also said and I quote “talent win games, but team work [partnership] and intelligence win championships.”
MTW’s partnership with 1Billion Africa has been one of the successful partnership I have witnessed. Programs like Community Day 2015 and Medie Young Leaders Retreat saw a combination great minds, culture and ideas. The merger saw a great success at the end of the project. A lot of lives were impacted. Stereotypes and prejudices we have about certain cultures changed for the better. Prince Adu-Appiah, the CEO of 1Billion Africa upon a discussion I had with him mentioned that it was a great opportunity getting to work and learn from their perspective.
MTW has also partnered with Dagara Music Centre (DMC) since its inception in Ghana. In fact, the partnership between these two institutions is what I will describe as a very beautiful love relationship. The collaboration between these two great institutions has brought about several developmental projects within the Medie community. MTW together Dagara Music Centre has empowered a lot of people within the Medie community especially the youth and children. Together, they have promoted cultural exchange and tourism. They have created jobs and improved livelihoods in Ghana. I believe both would not have reached this far had it not being their collaboration.
Move the World has also partnered with several schools in Ghana in its GetGlobal Programme. Currently, MTW has engaged about 7 schools in Accra, Ghana to help role out the GetGlobal Programme. A total of about 160 students are being impacted with first six sustainable development goals and still counting. A good number of MTW facilitators has also benefited of which I am a proud member.
Together, we achieve a lot, together we grow bigger.
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