|from $2,595* per person||14 Days||December-October
Exertion level: 5
|Operator: Global Volunteers
20 people max
Scenic valleys and coastal communities await your helping hands. Work alongside children, adults and elders on basic, but critically important service projects. Our host partners seek help with broad-based economic and educational development to significantly improve local residents' quality of life.
Long-term community plans call for an expanded market, improved health care facilities, and increased school resources. Here's a place where individuals, groups and families can make a significant difference -- help children who struggle with much that we take for granted. Finish work on a health clinic, teach school subjects, or assist local leaders with handwashing and hygiene campaigns.
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Prampram Traditional Council
, Methodist School
, the Anglican School
, Women's Training Institute of Ghana
, Volunteer in Ghana
, Dawhenya Stool Council, Ghana, Africa
1 testimonial about this trip
Reviewer: Dori DuMont
"These people profoundly have an understanding of life that we seem to have lost in our daily fast-paced lives. Yes, the poverty, hunger, and cries are there, and help is truly needed and deserved. The powerful experience of it all is that we truly can help each other."
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- May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
- Family oriented trip.
Ghana Work Projects
Global Volunteers' unique philosophy of service ensures your work projects help advance the host community's current development vision and goals. Always serving at the invitation and under the direction of host community partners, each Global Volunteers team member works alongside local people, and personally contributes to needed project financing through their service program fee. Our long-term commitment to work in partnership on sustained community development projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of lasting community enhancements. Our Ghanaian hosts have asked us for help in several areas:
A volunteer project in GhanaEducation - teaching at elementary, secondary and vocational schools. Volunteers are needed to teach subjects including English, basic sciences and math and to assist at a community vocational school where women ages 18 to 25 learn catering, nutrition and home management. Education is considered to be the most effective strategy to combat poverty - long and short term. Your assistance has a tremendous impact on the individual kids, as well as their community and country.
" Teaching is my passion, and the students and teacher took to my style with gusto. I came prepared with the needed supplies to teach effectively and all goes very well for me, and my students. It is a real joy to see their eagerness to improve their language skills, and combining it with reading and writing makes a major impact." ~ Liz Clark, Ghana volunteer
Construction - building, renovating or painting community buildings. Volunteers who can do physical labor - carpentry, landscaping, painting and masonry can be a very useful resource. If you can wield a hammer, swab a paintbrush, mix cement or lay blocks, you will be of tremendous help.
Health, Nutrition, and Hygiene Education: - The United Nations, through the World Health Organization, advises that public health education is one of the most important prerequisites to good health. The small rural clinics and local schools are centers for this information, so healthcare professionals can teach health, nutrition, hygiene, HIV AIDS prevention and malaria prevention at elementary and middle schools. Healthcare students can assist with some educational programs in addition to helping maintain clinic medical records and accompany clinic staff on some homecare and outreach.
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