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Our Story

VOICES Canada seed is planted

On March 8 2006, Voices of the Voiceless International Health Organization, the precursor to the VOICES Global Collective was registered as a Not Profit in Ontario, Canada. Conceived as an international development organization, its main goal was to develop and promote public health in the global south. With the support of Ms. Eileen Quarshie, and Ms. Charmaine Pattinson, on the founding board, the organization's first project was to support the public health research project on the Childhood Abuse as a Public Health issue in Accra, Ghana.

Work in Ghana begins..

In May 2006, Ahmeda Mansaray-Richardson, the founder and current Global Executive Director was inspired by the research supported by the organization, to incorporate a stand-alone organization in Ghana that would work with VOICES Canada to recognize, encourage and enhance the capacity of young people.

The founding team Ms. Owusu-Achaw, a young Ghanaian, Ms. Kelly, a Canadian International Development Agency intern, as well as a dedicated Board of Directors, Mr. Nylander, Ms. Akuffo-Amoabeng, Ms. Nuno-Mansaray, and Mr. Rich, successfully incorporated the NGO and began the work it was conceived to do.


VOICES Sierra Leone

An April 2017 visit by VOICES Founder Ahmeda Mansaray-Richardson, was the first step towards the VOICES Sierra Leone dream coming to reality. After many conversations with young adult survivors of the civil war, it became abundantly clear that there was a major gap in services and program that specifically targeted young people who had not successfully graduated from High School. In partnership with the Rasoul Foundation, VOICES Global is in plans to begin a project with the Easton street community to bring the Entrepreneurship institute and Community Action Teams programs to Freetown.


Current Strategic Plan

Over the next 6 years (2017-2022), The VOICES Global Collective is strategically aiming to achieve the following targets:

  • Aggressively promote and expand our flagship program, the Community Action Teams into 3 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Mali and Nigeria.
  • Develop and nurture flexible and productive partnerships with like-minded organizations, businesses and social innovative projects in order to position ourselves to engage and help transform the lives of young people in post-conflict communities
  • Develop our VOICES Training institute into a social entrepreneurship business in order to teaches our model to our peers who work with young people in global south communities that are challenged by poverty, marginalization, and violence.