We are young Ghanaian professionals who have lived or been educated outside Ghana and have returned home. We want to use our knowledge, skills, and resources to make Ghana a better place to live.
We recognize the immense potential, talent and opportunity that exist in Ghana, and this inspires us to use our knowledge, skills, and resources to help make Ghana a better place to live. “Aha” is an Akan word for “Here” and “Spora” is a stem of Diaspora. This name befits our new status of being home as global citizens. The group aims to bridge the gap between those who are “Ahas”, Ahasporans, and Diasporans, by sharing ideas and experiences to build a true “Gateway to Africa”.
To provide a support system for young Ghanaian professionals and like-minded individuals who are thinking about or have returned home, and to provide a forum for this group to positively impact our country individually and as a collective group.
What We Do
Since its inception in April 2011, the group has grown rapidly, increasing from 12 members to over 1000. Ahaspora provides a listserv for its members where questions range between job openings and upcoming conferences, to questions about transitioning home or finding storage boxes in Accra! The listserv has proven useful to many members, and has gained traction, particularly among Ghanaians in the diaspora who are thinking about moving home. Members have also shared that they have found jobs as a result of their participation.
Other activities include a monthly social networking session; speaker series; participating in various community activities such as marathons and fundraising for orphans; as well as our flagship mentoring program for senior high school students.