Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG)  envisages a Society where children and young people live a fulfilled life, and walk in the fullness of their potential.


Policy,Research and Advocacy

We conduct youth driven evidence based research, inform policy through public advocacy and engagement. We strive to keep youth engaged socially and politically to ensure that their concerns are highlight and their voices heard in the overall policy making process.

Agenda 2030 and Youth

We work to activate the power of young people in the SDGs accountability process through Annual African Youth SDGs Summit and ensure the voice of young in the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process.

Scholarships and Library

Scholarships and Children Reading Program are the heart of YAG`s programs. In line with Agenda 2030`s principle of “leave no one behind” we reach marginalized groups such as Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) with scholarships and lifelong learning program. We do child sponsorships, counseling and after school reading clubs.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

We reach in and out of school young people with education and interventions to combat child marriage, teenage pregnancy/AIDS and unsafe abortion through youth empowerment and life skills activities.


We are comprised of young leaders in  Africa, and we want to continue to bring forth better talents and resources to nourish the younger generation.

Emmanuel Ametepey

Emmanuel Ametepey

Executive Director

Emmanuel Ametepey has over seven (7) years of experience working directly with youth focusing on leadership and social change.

Khadija Ibrahim

Khadija Ibrahim

Gender Development Director

Khadija Ibrahim came to Ghana in January 2015 as a youth educator with a Canadian NGO in partnership with YMCA and YAG to empower young women.

James A. Darko

James A. Darko

Communication Officer

James is a versatile young man who is passionate about the total liberation of youth in particular and humanity in general. He aims at contributing his all to

Caro Jang

Caro Jang

International Prog. Director

Caro has extensive experience in leadership development through her work as an Adventure Leadership Trainer with the YMCA of Toronto.

Latest news:

Tina Charisma Joins YAG as Goodwill Ambassador

It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of Miss Tina Charisma as Goodwill Ambassador for Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG). Former Miss Universe Great Britain Grand Finalist 2017 and...
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400 Gather in Accra for African Youth SDGs Summit

The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms Christine Evans-Klock, has told the youth in Africa to see the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a promise to them, a reason they must...
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Robben Island – A Journey of Leadership Discovery

By Esther Hadassah Amankwah. Robben Island is known as a South African National Heritage  and UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of it historical significance in the lives of the people...
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Call for YAG Board and Committee Members

Overview Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) is a youth-led Non Governmental Organization (NGO) located at Nsawam, Eastern Region, Ghana. We are currently seeking candidates for positions on our Board of Directors,...
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Netherlands ambassador engages the youth Nsawam

The Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Ambassador Ron Strikker, and a high powered delegation from the Netherlands Embassy, Accra paid a working visit the team at Youth Advocates Ghana,Nsawam....
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YAG Children Reading Program

In July 2015, YAG started a reading program in our office for 2 scholarship beneficiaries of our organization to improve their reading skills. Just within few weeks into this initiative...
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YAG becomes official member of IFM-SEI

The President and Vice President of YAG Emmanuel Ametepey and Sarah Anderson participated in the IFM Camp 2016 in Germany and subsequently took part in the IFM-SEI Congress which is...
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SRH Storytelling through short films

Topics as sex,abortion and sexual abuse are complex issues that are deeply rooted in Ghanaian culture which have not been adequately addressed. With initial funding from the Dutch Embassy in Accra,Afra...
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Adolescent Health Corner Project

In 2016,Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) is implementing a new project called Adolescent Health Corner in partnership with Web Foundation,Netherlands with financial support from the Dutch Embassy in Accra.The Project will...
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