The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra on 26th November, 2011, duly launched a Five Year Development Plan for the youth of the Archdiocese. The plan is focused on the development of the youth in the areas of succession and youth development using the NICYFOP approach. This Development Plan provides the base framework to enable a more detailed design for effective implementation. This is the first of its kind in the Archdiocese of Accra. The Youth Council in collaboration with the Stakeholders including the Development Office of the Archdiocesan Secretariat used 2012 and 2013 to pilot the activities and programmes that were suggested in the framework developed early 2012.
Member bodies developed their five years development plans with the vision of the Direction of Youth and Vocations Director and the Archbishop.
The Youth Development Plan ensures the coordination and integration of holistic development of the youth in the areas of Growth and Maturation, Faith Formation and Skills Development. The plan will provide Critical Intervention Areas, Guidelines and Mechanisms for the achievement of the activities identified in an acceptable manner. This is particularly relevant due to the holistic nature of the programme. Succession planning will be the driving word since the youth are the future of the church