Trip Details

By joining a building project, you will bring the (wo)manpower that is needed to fuel the construction. Projects are selected by community need. This therefore creates a variety of different projects. Education and sanitation are usually at the top of the list, but we are also very keen for participants to work on recreational projects, such as pitch flattening and community centres. These often provide a great focal point for the community.

Aims & Objectives

  • Assist the locals with construction and renovation efforts on an organized team
  • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
  • Give you some practical experience in light renovation work
  • Develop your teamwork and skills through hands on activity

 

Trip Itinerary

You will join a team of other participants and locals, all of whom will work closely together for the common goal. The Ghanaian workers are skilled and know how to use the local materials, so they will act as your guide and no doubt, teach you many ‘tricks of the trade’, ensuring the construction can be done quickly and efficiently. Since the projects vary, so do the tasks, but keep in mind this is physical work. There will be days that challenge you because they are strenuous, but don’t be put off. All of the projects accommodate participants of reasonable physical fitness and you will never be asked to do anything that you do not want to do. Chances are, you will find that being outdoors and working as a team is a fun and truly rewarding experience!

Monday
Breakfast
Introduction
Lunch
Introduction
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Working at one of the building projects
Lunch
Working at one of the building projects
Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our centre here in Accra. The accommodation has a pool (donations for maintenance are requested) and is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 – 40 minutes away from the house. Limited WIFI is available in the common area. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist volunteers.

  • Standard Room
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages (Water,Tea,Coffee)
  • Persons per room 2 -14
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Safety box
  • Bed linen

WIFI is available, but in very limited supply. Personal SIM card is recommended.

Food Arrangements
Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

Trip Country Info

Ghana

Population: 27 million
Capital: Accra
Language: English
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH?)
Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)

This multicultural nation is in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara. Bordered by the Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north, Ivory Coast in the west and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana’s President is both head of state and head of the government. They now have one of Africa’s strongest economies, which together with their democratic political system have made them to a regional power in West Africa.

This country has succeeded in keeping its culture alive for centuries making it an amazing place to visit. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and today Ghana is also the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof
Open minded
Team Player

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa