Bridging the developmental gap... Making a great difference.

About Us

Our Story

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.


Goal

To ameliorate rural areas through the provision of quality, sustainable local and international  programmes and projects.


Vision 

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. 

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Team

Sylvester Atitsogbe

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 Co Founder / Executive Director 

Yehadji Adignon Kokou

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 Co. Founder / Marketing, Branding 

Desmond Quarshie

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Projects Director

Tornu. A Emmanuel

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Field Officer / Building and Kente Coordinator

Helen Dzoagbe

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Field Officer / Soap and Bleach Making 

 Coordinator 

Katharina Alvermann

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  Representative in Charge of Volunteer Recruit and Fundraiser in Germany 

Chris Biggs

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 Technical Admin and Business Coach / Consultant in Canada.  

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One on one with the Executive Director