A Danish NGO
People from the Danish towns and villages Silkeborg, Glamsbjerg, Ølgod, and Maribo
decided in 1979 to start a different developmental activity in Ghana, based on
friendship contacts and the local wishes and needs. They were inspired by Dr. Johannes
Holm, who had made contact with Dr.Abubakr Al-Hassan, who had been studying architecture
Later Århus and Farsø have been added and the overall organisation is now Ghana
Venskabsgrupperne i Danmark (The Ghana Friendship Groups in Denmark)consisting of the
four groups: Silkeborg, Glamsbjerg, Farsø, and Århus, and a few individual members
all over the country.
The office is in Århus and is manned with a
co-ordinator and an assistant. All other work in connection with the programmes is made by
The General Assembly and the four annual Common meetings are the suppreme decision makers.
The day to day business is administered by an Executive Committee FU and subcommittees for
the different programmes, who have the direct contact with the Ghanaian partners and are
responsible to DANIDA, who sponsors most of the activities.
The annual General Assembly elects the Chairman, the vice-chairman and the treasurer
who make up the FU together with representatives from the subcommittees and are
responsible to the common meetings and negotiate with DANIDA.
Ghana Venskabsgrupperne i Danmark
Sekretariatet, Klosterport 4E, 4.,
DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark
tel. (0045) 86 19 15 22,
fax (0045) 86 19 15 99
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Read more about the permanent Committees::
FU The Executive Committee