GHANA

Volunteer in the West African country of Ghana, one of Africa‘s most stable nations. Known for Lake Volta, its colonial history and its picturesque coastline, Ghana is an inspiring destination to visit and a rewarding place to volunteer. So take part in one of our projects and discover more about this strikingly scenic country and its friendly people.

    Volunteering in Ghana

    Our projects focus on community development and healthcare, and volunteers with or without specific skills will be welcomed and have the chance to make a positive impact. Volunteers on the Mobile Literacy project, for example, will be instrumental in improving the literacy levels of people from disadvantaged communities in and around the city of Accra, where all our projects are based.

    There’s plenty of fun and interesting ways for volunteers to spend their free time on a project in Ghana. In Accra, Ghana’s capital, you should visit Makola market, the city’s most popular, with its bustling and packed stalls, as the market is a great place for volunteers to gain an insight into everyday life in Ghana. History lovers should make time to visit the National Museum of Ghana to explore a range of archeological and ethnographic artifacts, a fantastic way to learn more about Ghanaian culture and its origins.  And while you are exploring don’t forget to try the local food – fried plantain and redred (beans) are delicious!

    Ghana is a beautiful and diverse country, its varied landscape is made up of wetland lagoons, expansive plains and tropical guinea rainforest. Spend some time away from the busy streets of Accra and discover Ghana’s wealth of natural beauty. Travel to Busua Beach for a weekend break, a charming and increasingly popular surf destination that you won’t forget in a hurry. If you’re planning on staying in Ghana for a little while longer after your project finishes then make the journey to Wli Waterfalls, the highest waterfall in in Ghana and West Africa. Or perhaps consider experiencing Ghana’s diverse wildlife on a safari, or hopping over the border to Togo.

    Volunteer with Kaya in Ghana and make a helpful and sustainable impact on a disadvantaged community, and enjoy the vitality of its cities and the variety of its landscapes.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about Ghana:

    • Population 26,327,649 July 2015 estimate
    • Language – Asante 16%, Ewe 14%, Fante 11.6%, Boron 4.69%, Dagomba 4.4%, Dagarte 3.9%, Kokomba 3.5%, Akyem 3.2%, Ga 3.1%, other 31.2%.  English is the official language.
    • Religion – Christian 71.2%, Muslim 17.6%, traditional   5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2%
    • Currency – Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
    • Climate – tropical  warm and dry along  southeast coastline, hot and humid in southwest, hot and dry in the north

    Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

    Microfinance for Economic Empowerment in Ghana
    Bring your accounting or economics skills to Ghana to assist the local team with their micro-finance project which has already helped 120 Ghanaian women.
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    Volunteer in a Laboratory in Ghana
    Come to Accra and work in a laboratory in a local hospital supporting a local Ghanaian community.
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    Non-profit Development Internship in Ghana
    Learn about non-profit management, community development, social media in promotion, event management and donor funding while experiencing local culture.
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    Mobile Literacy Development in Ghana
    Come and volunteer in Ghana to work with project whose mission is to provide access to books and to increase the reading skills of children and adults through the provision of a mobile literacy unit.
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    Volunteering in Hospitals in Ghana
    Our clinical medical placements in Ghana is based in a hospital in northern Accra, supporting doctors and nurses as a volunteer as they care for low-income patients.
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    Agriculture Volunteering for Education in Ghana
    Come and volunteer in the bustling city of Accra and work alongside local staff and beneficiaries on this hands-on Agriculture for Education project.
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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINEClick here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
    TELEPHONE INTERVIEWOnce we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

    HAVE A QUESTION?

    We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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