Volunteer Ghana

If you can stand the thought of spending hours when not acting as a volunteer on the golden beaches of Ghana, then give some thought to volunteering in the former "gold coast" country with its population of some 24 million. Seriously though, its a great place to volunteer not least because its a relatively stable democracy and there is always a warm welcome for those prepared to stay there, share its culture and contribute to its development. Ghana does have problems though. It ranks in 135th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and living standards and has serious issues in education, with, in some areas, as few as 1% of children attending school.

It also has a serious malaria and preventable disease problem with 20,000 children a year dying from malaria and 160,000 children orphaned through HIV/AIDS (with 17,000 children under the age of 15yrs being infected themselves.) To compound matters, Ghana suffers from a relatively short rainy season affecting subsistence farming creating food shortages that result in malnutrition. The fragile water supply also leads to outbreaks of waterborne diseases ranging from bacterial and protozoal diarrhoea, to hepatitis A and typhoid fever. Although Ghana is developing a buoyant oil industry to add to its already thriving gold and cocoa export industries, poverty is rife mainly in the north of the country where monies generated don't seem to penetrate. Volunteer work placements in Ghana focus where they are needed most. In education, fighting malaria, caring for orphans and supporting women and families affected by trafficking which is rife in West Africa. If undertaking volunteer work in Ghana leave time to explore this West African country with its secluded beaches, old colonial forts that remind visitors of the old slave trade and of course the Kakum National Park with its renowned treetop walkway deep into the rainforest. A visit to the Volta Region, which is dominated by Lake Volta, is also highly recommended. Volunteers will be glad to hear that accommodation when touring in Ghana is relatively cheap with single hotel rooms being available for as little as £3.00 a night!If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Ghana let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!



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Volunteer Ghana

Volunteer Ghana

Volunteer Ghana

Volunteer Ghana

 


Westminster School

Volunteer Work Ghana: Westminster School

Seeking volunteers to teach English at Westminster Comprehensive School, a private school in Ghana.
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RVIO Ghana

Volunteer Work Ghana: RVIO Ghana

RVIO Ghana run volunteer projects including an orphanage, teaching, HIV and community work.
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Unite for Sight

Volunteer Work Ghana: Unite for Sight

Volunteers work with the local eye clinics to provide eye care to villagers located across Ghana.
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CCUSA

Volunteer Work Ghana: CCUSA

Volunteer work in Ghana with orphans or teaching in primary, secondary or technical schools.
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STAESA

Volunteer Ghana: STAESA

Volunteer work in Ghana with orphans living in Kpando, Aflao, Denu, Agbozume And Hohoe.
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YOVI Ghana

Volunteer Ghana: Youth Development and Voice Initative Ghana

Volunteer work with women and school children to provide a sustained development agenda.
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Dream Seed

Volunteer Ghana: Dream Seed Academy

Volunteer opportunities in homework assistance, creating a library and reducing poverty.
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Bamboo

Volunteer Work Ghana: Bamboo

A volunteer program working alongside local staff at an orphanage in Ghana or teaching.
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Arise

Volunteer Work Ghana: Arise

Volunteer work caring for orphans and children in need or empowering women and health campaigns.
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Volunteer Ghana

Volunteer Ghana

If you are considering undertaking a period of volunteer work in Ghana check out our Ghana profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Ghana.

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