Vital International Foundation (VIF) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1996 in Ghana as a private sector response to the rapidly growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Besides the HIV/AIDS programs, VIF has multiple educational programs to help improve the standard of education. These educational programs include test preparation for CGFNS/NCLEX for nurses, USMLE for doctors; and TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, and SAT test preparation for hopeful students wanting to study in the United States.

Many Africans go without proper health treatment and most certainly don't have medical insurance to pay for the services that are available. This program seeks to improve the medical situation so that more people can live a healthier and longer life.




Please click here for Vital's Mission Statement Vital International Foundation Mission Statement


VITAL INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION'S TEST PREPARATORY PROGRAMS

Vital International Foundation's test preparatory courses are taught by highly educated and experienced American and Ghanaian professionals to the rigorous standards required on the United States examinations. VIF also provides all of its students with access to its modern onsite computer laboratories with high speed internet access. Vital's extensive computer library consists of hundreds of volumes of computer aided learning programs in the health sciences, english, literature, history, mathematics and science. Additionally, Vital students have access to a 4,500 book onsite library. Click on the following link to view the Vital International Foundation campus in Accra, Ghana Vital International Foundation Accra, Ghana campus.

The examination results for Vital's students has been impressive: Passing SAT marks with high scores in SAT writing and math, a top score in the SAT Essay; CGFNS passing scores, nine nurses with job offers in the United States. One Vital International Student was offered a four-year scholarship valued at $21,000 USD a year at a USA college. Of course, these results represent the students' willingness to learn, work, and study, as well as the quality of Vital International's exam preparation. Click for Enrollment Procedures.

Vital also has courses available online for students, nurses, and doctors unable to attend classes in Ghana. Please click on the following link for information: Click for VIF Online Courses Available.


VITAL INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION'S TEST PREPARATORY COURSES:
  1. Prepare West African Senior Secondary School graduates to pass the United States Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and secure scholarships to US and Canadian universities.
  2. Prepare West African University graduates to pass the United States Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and secure entrance and scholarships to US and Canadian graduate schools.
  3. Prepare West African University business school graduates to pass the United States Graduate Management Apptitude Test (GMAT) and secure entrance and scholarships to US and Canadian graduate business schools.
  4. Prepare West African registered nurses to pass the United States CGFNS and NCLEX exams and start processing visas to work in US hospitals immediately after passing.
  5. Prepare West African medical doctors and medical students to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE) and teach them how to obtain residencies (housejobs) in US hospitals.
  6. Prepare people of all interests and motivations to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL, which is required for entrance for most United States colleges and universities. It is also required for the licensing of foreign trained doctors and nurses in the United States.


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TEST PREPARATORY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Detailed descriptions of Vital International Foundation's test preparatory courses are included on the following links. Please click for information:

(1) Senior Secondary School graduates for the SAT exam.
Vital International Foundation SAT Exam Preparation

(2) Registered nurses, RN or equivalent, to pass the United States CGFNS/NCLEX exams
Vital International Foundation CGFNS/NCLEX Exam Preparation.

(3) Medical doctors and medical students to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examinations, Part 1, Part 2 including CSA
Vital International Foundation USMLE Exam Preparation

(4) Prepare students to pass the TOEFL, an exam of American-styled English
Vital International Foundation TOEFL Exam Preparation.

(5) Prepare students to pass the GRE, an exam which qualifies students for admission to graduate school in the United States, or advance studies.
Vital International Foundation GRE Exam Preparation.

(6) Prepare students to pass the GMAT,an exam which qualifies students for admission to graduate business school in the United States.
Vital International Foundation GMAT Exam Preparation.

It is Vitals belief that African students, nurses and doctors studying and working in the United States will return with knowledge, training, experience, as well as equipment, to improve educational and health care services in Africa.

The nurse training program is a intense on-site program requiring eight weeks of concentrated study and preparation. The medical doctor training program requires a minimum of eight weeks of study for each USMLE Step. Computer aided learning is included in the courses as well as basic computer literacy instruction. Online internet training is also available for those who can not attend classes in Ghana.

VIF's SAT preparatory course for West African SSS graduates is a eight week (8) series of concentrated preparatory instruction which emphasizes english and mathematics similar to that which will be experienced on the SAT. Computer aided learning is included in the course as well as computer literacy instruction. Vital also has an online preparatory course available.

VIF's GRE and GMAT preparatory course, for West African university graduates, are also eight week (8) series of concentrated preparatory instruction which emphasizes reading, writing, reasoning, English and mathematics similar to that which will be experienced on the GRE and GMAT. Computer aided learning is included in the course as well as computer literacy instruction. Vital also has an online preparatory course available. GRE and GMAT candidates qualify for specialized and individual instruction.

VIF's TOEFL preparatory course is a one month concentrated residential preparatory program which concentrates on written and spoken American English similar to that which will be experienced on the TOEFL. Computer aided learning is included in the course as well as computer literacy instruction. Online internet training is also available for those who can not attend classes in Ghana.

Vital International Foundation continues its long standing programs for HIV-AIDS and STI counseling testing, as well as its volunteer services:

  • HIV-AIDS and STI counseling and testing in cooperation with the Ghana AIDS Commission and National AIDS Control Program. Vital International Foundation HIV-AIDS VCT Program.
  • Volunteer and Touring services, Vital International Foundation Volunteer and Tour Services.



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