Why You Should Donate
8th December 2018 marked the eightieth (80) birthday of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor. To celebrate this grand occasion, the JAK Foundation launched a campaign dubbed “80 for 80” signifying raising a million Ghana Cedis for each year of the President’s life (approximately $15 million USD in total) This campaign will run for five (5) years with the only goal of establishing an endowment fund to support the John A. Kufuor Foundation and its flagship leadership programs over infinite years. Please donate to make this campaign a success.
The former president envisions an establishment of a peaceful, well governed and economically sustainable society in Ghana and Africa on the pillars of the foundation -leadership, governance and economic development. H.E the Chairman of the foundation believes that “Good leadership results in good governance which leads to good socio economic development” thus the foundations focus to develop good leadership characteristics among the youth of this country through it’s programs. In raising 80 million Ghana Cedi’s, the foundation plans to allocate amounts for its projects as follows; 5 million dollars will be used to construct an ultra-modern center for leadership and governance, while the remaining 10 million dollars will be invested into an Endowment fund. The returns on the investment in this fund will be used in the running of various projects of the foundation. These projects include:
- The Kufuor Scholars Program (KSP),
- The Kufuor Young Entrepreneurs Network,
- Annual lecture Series on Governance and Development,
- The Kufuor Election Observers Groups, and
- The Kufuor Prize for Best Community Leadership.
The ultra- modern Kufuor center for Leadership and Governance, a facility under construction on the campus of University of Ghana Legon when completed would seat 500 people in its state-of-the-arts auditorium and other facilities such as conference halls, library, 15 offices plus a presidential suit, 5 seminars and mentoring halls, and recreational and restaurant facilities. This would be the center for all activities of the foundation. From the Kufuor scholars program to the annual lectures among others.