Who We Are: The VOICES (Voices Of Inspired Children Engaging Society) Global Collective, is a bold planet-wide urban youth empowerment-facilitation movement that seeks to provide tools, skills, training and resources to guide young people in active personal, and social change.
This strategy is realized at the country and community-level through civil society groups, Non-governmental orgainzations, and or informal groups of young people. Common to all members of the Collective, is their use of the VOICES Empowerment model to design locally relevant, owned and sustainable projects or programs. To date the VOICES Global Collective comprises of VOICES Ghana located in Accra, VOICES Canada in Toront and VOICES Paris in La Courneuve.
At our core, we believe in the Bold idea that young people are capable of making a positive impact on their world TODAY. This belief is integral to all we do. It is a starting point for all our partnerships and projects. It is the sum total of all we have and seek to achieve.
Our Mission: We facilitate the empowerment of young people to enable their active participation in solving the personal challenges and contributing to sustainable development in their communities. We exist as a vehicle of empowerment, working with a model that encourages and nurtures voice, enables capacity, promotes empowered participation, ultimately resulting in young people positively transforming their communities.
Our Vision: Ultimately, we envision a world of inspired, empowered and engaged children and youth, working side-by-side with adults to create inclusive, healthy, and prosperous communities.