Volunteers for Amelioration of Rural Areas (VARAS) is born out of our quest to find sustainable solutions to perennial economic and social challenges. Our belief is that, when rural folks work alongside international volunteers on opportunities, a sustainable solution can be found.
Volunteers for Amelioration of Rural Areas (VARAS) is registered with the Registrar General Department in the Republic of Ghana under the companies’ code 1963 with registration number G-21, 982.
To ameliorate rural areas through the provision of quality, sustainable local and international programmes and projects.
To ameliorate rural communities by bridging the developmental gap between rural and urban areas through sustainable rural community projects and programmes in education, health women empowerment and rural enterprise.
"In the beginning we had nothing more than our shorts and our hearts!" Picture was taken on January 16, 2005 when Sylvester Atitsogbe on the left and Kokou Yehadji on the right were 17 and 18 years old respectively.
Co Founder / Executive Director
Co Founder / Marketing, Branding
Field Officer / Building and Kente Coordinator
Field Officer / Soap and Bleach Making
Germany Liaison and Supporter of our Women Empowerment Programme
USA Liaison and Supporter of our Women Empowerment Programme
Technical Admin and Business Coach / Consultant in Canada
USA Liaison and Fundraising Project Manager
Intern, Lynn University
One on one with the Executive Director