Why is the AFS Declaration of Accra important?
The AFS Declaration of Accra was presented to the delegates of the October 2017 AFS Network Meeting in Ghana—and signed by more than 120 AFS leaders attending this historic event.
The AFS Declaration of Accra is AFS’s public commitment to our mission and our firm belief that a just and peaceful world is diverse and inclusive. All AFS volunteers, board members, staff, and alumni are invited to sign the Declaration to show our commitment to achieve three impact goals that will make a real difference in our local communities and around the world:
- Develop active global citizens
- Globalize schools and institutions
- Expand access to intercultural education.
AFS will make a greater impact on the world by activating the AFS community of global citizens. AFSers in more than 100 countries already help drive our mission to advance intercultural understanding at work, at school and in their daily lives. Now the new Network Strategy offers more concrete ways that AFS Network Organizations, AFS volunteers, alumni, host families, and participants can contribute to these efforts through our programs, schools activities, public forums and community outreach.