Founded in 2002, Village Exchange Ghana (VEG) is the local implementing partner of the VE Group operating in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region in Ghana. In recent years many of VEG’s activities have been concentrated on the Lady Volta Green Tech Academy (LVGTA), a vocational training centre for electricity and renewable energies, which is run in cooperation with the partner NGO Social Venture Africa (SVAfrica). SVAfrica is a non-profit organization funded in 2012 which operates mostly in Ghana. SVAfrica’s mission is to promote women empowerment, renewable energy, and entrepreneurship with a vision to enable women and disadvantaged youth to take their destiny in their own hands and to make affordable green energy available to everyone.

Our common vision

Empower the youth, girls and boys, in the Volta Region of Ghana to have equal access to opportunities, services, and rights.

Our mission

VEG and its partner SVAfrica strive to promote the economic empowerment of vulnerable rural youth, mainly women, in the Volta Region of Ghana through a holistic approach of evidence-based programs in Education, Reproductive, Sexual and Maternal Health, and Social Entrepreneurship.

Since its inception in 2002, VEG has leveraged the experience of local and international experts and volunteers to provide professional, research-based programs. VEG’s efforts have flourished though the establishment of strategic partnerships with local organizations, traditional leaders, and other NGOs or multinational companies.