VOLUNTEER IN GHANA
BRAND NEW DESTINATION
Journey to equatorial Ghana, known for its coastal landscape of unspoiled, palm-lined beaches, magnificent rivers surrounded by fecund tropical forests teeming with butterfly life, and a rich cultural heritage stretching far into the early medieval ages, to support communities in their efforts to improve the quality of basic education offered at schools and provide women with the support they need to become more financially independent and socially empowered.
In your free time, take a walk around a nearby market to try on kente garments, known by the people of Ghana as ‘the cloth of kings’ and sample Ghanaian delicacies like freshly roasted plantains and cocoyam chips at food stalls frequented by locals.
GVI VOLUNTEER WORK IN GHANA
Ever since Ghana gained independence in 1957, the government has been investing heavily in sustainable development. While the country have become more prosperous, access to education has improved, and women have gained more independence, inequality is still prevalent.
In 2017, we were invited to set up education, gender equality, and community development volunteer programs in Ghana. Since then we have been in discussion with various stakeholders including governmental organisations, local NGOs, schools, and women’s rights groups to find out our expertise in creating a platform for international volunteers to contribute to local sustainable development projects could help them achieve their goals.
The first group of GVI volunteers will be starting work in Accra, Ghana’s coastal capital on the 9th of June 2018. They’ll have the option of either teaching English, mathematics and ICT skills to primary school children or working with gender equality organisations that promote women’s rights as well as their social and economic advancement through educational workshops. Students looking for an international development internship can also complete a Short Term Community Development Internship with us over the period of three months.
OUR VIDEOS & TESTIMONIALS
We are launching our Ghana programs in 2018. In the meantime, take a look at some inspiring videos from our other volunteer projects in Africa!
1) Where Is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on
There has recently been a surge in conversations regarding domestic abuse and the collective need in society to discuss women's rights. As more women begin to tell their stories, as more women feel emboldened instead of silenced surrounding experiences with violence and abuse, it is time to use this momentum