Description: BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION: The Ghana Association of NSW had its humble beginnings in the late 1970s when a group of Ghanaian students formed the Union of Ghanaian Students. During the mid-80s when the number of Ghanaians started to increase, the idea of an association to bring all Ghanaians together was muted. The founding members included Dr. Vincent Attuquayefio, Mr Kwasi Owusu-Akyeampong and Mr Solomon Armah. In 1988, the association became incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1984, governed by a constitution. The main object at the time was to help new Ghanaian arrivals to settle in New South Wales. MISSION: To make the Ghanaian community a model African Community in Australia. This entails raising the profile of the Ghanaian community through Ghanaian cultural promotion and pursuing excellence in technology, performing arts, business and academia. This requires a united community support. To create a balance between the Ghanaian culture and the influence of other cultures on the youth. This balance could be achieved through diplomatic efforts by both adults and the youth. To work with other sister African organizations towards a united African community in Australia.
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Ghana Association of New South Wales
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