Volunteer Ghana

Volunteer Ghana

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Fr. €869
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Duration: Fr 2 weeks

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Volunteer Ghana

As you can see, we have programs across the country in 6 primary communities. We hope to give our volunteers a broad choice of where they would like to place themselves with programs taking culture and geography into consideration in their decision making process along with the programs.

The communities in the South are very different from the communities in the North, and will suit different volunteers and interns respectively.

Ghana map

Saltpond

Saltpond is a coastal township in the south-western area of Ghana, with an estimated population of 20,000 about six thousand (6,000) of them are women, about five thousand (5,000) are men and the rest are the Youth and children. Saltpond is located about a 2 hour drive to the West of Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

Things to do in the area:

The beaches in and around Salt Pond are beautiful all along the Central Region coast as well. On your time off we are sure you will enjoy taking in the rays and the warm water of the Gulf of Guinea.

Our Programs in Salt Pond:
  • Children Development Centre and Home
  • Teaching Program
  • Healthcare Program
  • Community Development

Swedru

Swedru is the capital of the Agona west District with an overall population of close to 160,000 with 85,000 females and 75,000 males. The main industry in the area is Cocoa growing and due the aging cocoa crops many people are finding it harder to maintain this as a livelihood and are moving into urban communities like Swedru This also means that poverty is considered high in the area.

Things to do in the area:

Akim Manso – largest tree in West Africa. Akim Oda – The diamond city and Cape Coast is the tourist centre with beaches, castles and Kakum National Park.

Our Programs in Swedru:
  • Children Development Centre and Home
  • Teaching Program
  • Healthcare Program

Kumasi

The Ashanti capital and the second largest city in Ghana with a population of about 2.1 million, Kumasi is often also dubbed the Garden City for its numerous trees and green areas. Kumasi radiates culture and attractions associated with the Ashanti Empire and the Ashanti culture and an abundance of activities. It is also home to the largest open air market in West Africa.

Things to do in the area:

There is plenty to see and do such as Ashanti Hene Palace, Cultural centre, Kejetia Market as well as Kumasi Zoo and butterfly and bird sanctuaries.

Our Programs in Kumasi:
  • Children Development Centre and Home
  • Teaching Program
  • Healthcare Program

Mampong

Mampong is the Mampong district capital and is located about 40km North East of Kumasi. The population of the municipality is currently 88,625 (2008 projection), as against 78,056 as at (Ghana Population and Housing Census 2000). According to the 2000 Population and Housing Census, females out-numbered the males in the Municipality.

Being so close to Kumasi it shares a number of the same activities in the area: As well as Lake Bosumtwi and the Adanwomase and Bonwire Kente Villages

Our Programs in Mampong:
  • Children Development Centre and Home
  • Teaching Program
  • Healthcare Program

Tamale

Tamale is the largest city in the North of Ghana and is the capital of the Northern Region. In 2010 the population was estimated to be at 538,000. Tamale is located 600km north of Accra and is one of the fastest growing urban areas in West Africa.

Things to do in the area:

Tamale is best known for its markets and football stadium.

Our Programs in Tamale:
  • Children Development Centre and Home
  • Teaching Program
  • Healthcare Program

Walewale

Walewale is the district capital of West Mamprusi which is located in the Northern Region of Ghana and harbors 12% of the District’s population between 5000 and 10,000 people. Walewale lies on the main road from Bolgatanga to Tamale, at the junction of the dirt road to the village Nakpanduri.

Activities in the area:
  • Siguru Painted Village
  • Bolgatonga- Market with bolga baskets, and great textiles
  • Wale-Wale Mosque
  • Tongo Rock Formations
  • Bongo Escarpment
  • Navrongo Cathedral
Our Projects in the area:
  • Teaching Project
  • Child Development centres and homes
  • Health Program
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