Yvonne is a secular humanist from the Volta Region of Ghana. From an early age, she was driven to expand her knowledge of the world through music, books, and movies. She is still very passionate about music and credits that love for her humanistic perception of the world. Read No cherries, no worries, Yvonne's post on the expectations which Ghana culture has of women.
After graduating from high school, Yvonne studied graphic design for a year and worked as a secretary for a small company in Accra before taking a short course in child care and working as a nanny. She spent a year in South Africa working again as a nanny and touring the country. During that time, she joined the Durban Freethinkers of SA, which led naturally to her joining the Humanist Association of Ghana when she moved to Accra four years ago. She started volunteering with HSC in July 2015 and became the Ghana Administrator in 2017.
Conor Robinson graduated from Yale University, where he founded the Yale Humanist Society (now Yale AHA), majored in English, and minored in intramural sports (seriously, he won an award for it).
After serving as the founding Resource Specialist at a bilingual elementary school in Los Angeles, Conor organized Pathfinders Project, a yearlong global humanist service trip. Conor received Foundation Beyond Belief’s 2014 Humanist Visionary award in recognition of this work, and he joined the Foundation in August 2014 to launch the Humanist Service Corps.
"... making the world better for just one person can make the world a better place."
"My HSC experience was wonderful. Living in Yendi was an amazing experience. The best part is the friends I made."
"I gained a lot of valuable experience in research, fundraising, field work, social media campaigns and lots more. I also learnt to appreciate and respect other cultures and beliefs from being part of a diverse team."
"I got to work in meaningful service in a wonderfully unique country with a vibrant and beautiful culture. It was a great privilege to have been chosen to be a part of the team."
"My experience with HSC has given me a better appreciation of my role in bringing about the change that would move world in a better direction.
"I was encouraged to see what people from around the globe working together from a Humanist framework can accomplish. I appreciate my time with HSC and highly recommend it to anyone interested in cross-cultural exchange."