Spring-UP Global Network nominated as Best Volunteer Group of the Year
Spring-UP Global Network (SUGN) has been nominated as the Best Volunteer Group of the Year in the 2022 edition of the Humanitarian Awards Global. This is SUGN’s second nomination since the inception of the awards. The organizers of the Awards made this announcement to the public in a publication on 2nd May, 2022.
SUGN is a network of youth mentors advancing basic quality education in orphanages and hard-to-reach schools in rural communities in Ghana. With current membership of 17 Youth Mentors and Educators, SUGN is a not-for-profit on a mission to connect Tertiary students and Business professionals to provide mentorship and career guidance to basic school and secondary school students living in deprived communities in Ghana. In addition, SUGN is nurturing the reading and writing skills of children, by providing school libraries in deprived schools.
Since 2019, SUGN has provided teaching and learning materials to seven (7) schools and orphanages in Central, Ashanti, Volta and the Greater Accra Regions of Ghana and has impacted a total of 2425 beneficiaries through 13 projects.
SUGN embarks on projects namely:
1. iRead iLead Campaign
2. Mentor Me
3. Back to School Drive
4. Jaa Ojoormo (Christmas party with children)
The first library under the NGO's iRead iLead Campaign was refurbished at Yevi D/A Basic School in the Volta Region. Stocked with over 400 books, the library is serving the 300 primary and Junior High School students in the school. Work on the refurbished library started in January 2020 and was commissioned on Friday, 5 February 2021. SUGN also donated exercise books and facemasks to help promote safe learning in the school.
Agbekotsekpo D/A Basic School located in the Shai-OsudokuDistrict of the Greater Accra Region is the second school to benefit from SUGN’s iRead iLead Campaign with the renovated modern school library serving the 328 children in the school. A Reading and Writing Club was also launched when the library was inaugurated on 31st March, 2022.
Dubbed ‘Celebrating Change Makers’, the organizers of the award said “the annual awards ceremony aims to recognize change makers, NGOs, SDG advocates, volunteer leaders, donors, organizations, philanthropists, corporations, and professionals who drive the important work of the charity forward every day.”
The awards ceremony will be held on 27th August, 2022, at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
To vote for Spring-UP Global Network, dial *800*1111# and choose the nominee code 3581 or visit