Why You Should Donate
The 8th of December 2018, marks the birthday of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor. To celebrate this grand occasion, the JAK Foundation earlier this year launched a campaign dubbed Eighty for Eighty (80 for 80) to raise 80 million Ghana Cedi’s (approx. USD15 Million) for an endowment fund aimed at sustaining the vision of H.E the Chairman of the foundation. 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.