We are youth-led NGO incorporated in 2006. It works at securing a future of hope for the youth and poor rural people, ensuring the full utilization of their right to participate in development policy planning, implementation and accrued benefits. The thematic areas of HAYTAFORD are quality education and responsive environmental sustainability, with cross-cutting issues such as child and women’s rights, young women in Technical vocational education training (TVET), new trends in gender, disability, youth sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDs.   

A self-sustaining society that recognizes its youth as central to the acquisition of its development needs. 

  • To harmonize the talents and expertise of youth in addressing basic development needs of rural people.
  • To enhance the understanding and involvement of young men and women and the rural poor and underprivileged in education and environmental development decision-making
  •  To cultivate habits of early planning and secure a future of hope for young people  
  • Awareness creation and demystification of current educational and environmental development policies to rural people.
  • Analysis of community resources and participatory action planning
  • Advocacy and networking on cross-cutting issues of rights of children, women and girls to basic services, voice and participation.
  • Organization of Annual Homecoming of cadre of human resource from Upper West but resident outside of the region

HAYTAFORD has direct community presence in five districts in Upper West Region of Ghana, currently monitoring school budgets, promoting quality access to improved reproductive health services and rights and young women participation in non-traditional trades. Our sub district and regional advocacy efforts however cover entire Northern Ghana with a gradual influence at the national and subcontinent levels.