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WE-AFRICA Ghana

All our programs in Ghana include free weekend sightseeing. 

you can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days

sight seeing which include the safari and the estuaries.

The magical meeting of the river and the ocean.  

As the saying goes “TEACH ME HOW TO FISH AND DONT GIVE ME FISH EVERY TIME”

In all STAESA  young ladies/mothers' projects in Africa, we  have over the years support both the unemployed young ladies/mothers to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the young ladies/mothers physically, spiritually and economically to break the cycle of poverty now and for the generations to come. Life is really hard in these communities and young ladies/mothers are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the communities’ members to afford three good meals a day. The training is well designed to equip the trainees become trainers in their various villages after the program.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS THIS YEAR IN GHANA

women in dressmaking and already graduated in making dress

Local drinks makers

Detergent and medicated soap using natural heaps

Batik Tye and die

women in designed building blocks

Tree planting/ women in poultry/crops farming (Agriculture)

Wavers

Computer/IT

Students  or professionals in the following areas: Social Marketing, photography/web management, marketing, business administration, non-profit management or other related subjects this is the right program for you.  WE-Africa is the perfect opportunity to enable you make a valuable contribution to sustainable development in Africa.

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Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. WE-Africa project is run in both rural and urban areas in Ghana.  Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing.  There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us.  Contact us for these benefits.

Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program  for a day or two before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educative and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. You are never alone on the program. From start to finish we are 24/7 with you.

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You will be introduced to existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you alongside with our skilled trainer to create a new poverty alleviation project. The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing training including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, net working program,  HIV/AIDS public educational program.

Volunteers will be the international standing directors for all the projects – overseeing the day to day operations of the projects -  grant writing, young ladies/women development, outreach initiatives and provide on-going counselling

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Other Information and locations!

As a volunteer, get ready to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of Ghana. This is an amazing busy program. You will be  working full time along aside with well experienced program/project manager. You will be placed with are community based organization. This organization is poor in terms of resources. There is a great need here.

The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with local folks under the supervision of well experienced manager in charge of the programs/projects.  

You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm,  Helping in painting works in the hospital,  Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football, basketball, volley ball or long tennis. This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.

The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of Ghana 

LOCATIONS:

Aflao -  Near Togo ( The French speaking country) and the ocean

Hohoe - Near the tallest amazing waterfalls and tallest mountain

Kpando - Near the Monkeys Sanctuary, The Volta lake and the famous Island. The past volunteers cant stop talking about the Island.

Working hours and reponsibilities!

Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m.  However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country. 

Responsibilities:

Your schedules on the program include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.

ECONOMIC PROGRAM - Volunteers will work to develop programs targeting queer young ladies/mothers in the communities, grant writing,  fund raising activities to support the capital base of the project, managing the funds, conduct regular marketing initiatives throughout your stay to expose and attract the products from the  projects to both local and international market, lead  workshops on issues related to health, relationships, art and business. Volunteers will also help in teaching how to manage the accounting, booking practice and basic booking.

SOCIAL PROGRAM  - social development programs for the young ladies/ mothers in the areas of career development, family planning and health familiar relations. Introducing program that fight against physical and sexual abuse, harassment, suicide preventing, alcohol and drug abuse.

SCHOOL PROGRAM - The program also include teaching  program – provide extra support and guidance in a self contained special needs classrooms kindergarten, primary one to six, support the head teacher in daily class lessons as well as curriculum development, provide special one on one support and guidance to an autistic students with extra special needs.  You could combine working at the youth center with sports. Assist in the center in the morning and run a sport course in the afternoon.

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Other Information and locations!

PROJECT

When does the project run?        All year round

How long are the placements?   2wks minimum and 1y maximum     Any requirements?                      No previous experience

Working hours?                           Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm

AIRPORT

Name of the airport?                   Kotoka International Airport

ACCOMMODATION

Types of accommodations?        Host family, Independent, on site

Accommodation Location?         Very close to the projects

Accommodation facilities?          water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,  

How to get to Work                      By public transport

Cost of transportation(return)      Less than one dollar

Laundry?                                     Self laundry by hands

FOOD

Is Food provided?                       Yes! food is provided

How many meals per day?         Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)

VISA

Visa required?                             Yes! Visa is required

Cost of visa?                                Volunteers can call the embassy

Types of visa?                              Tourist visa (Multiple visa)

COMMUNICATION

Local sim card?                           Local sim card is provided

Internet:                                       Internet modem provided and return after the program. 

VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations or medications?     Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.

Safety in Ghana

No worries!! Ghana is the most safest and peaceful country in Africa! You are perfectly safe in Ghana traveling alone or in a group. As in anyplace, petty crime such as pick pockets could be a problem for you if you do not remain aware of your surroundings.

But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.

Working hours and reponsibilities!

PLEASE NOTE

In general people are extremely friendly in Ghana and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Ghana and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.

Weather in Ghana

The climate of Ghana is tropical  and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons.  North of Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to November while South Ghana experiences its rainy season from April to mid-November.  The tropical climate of Ghana is relatively mild for its latitude.  The harmattan, a dry desert wind, blows in north-east Ghana from December to March, lowering the humidity and causing hot days and cool nights in northern part of Ghana

When to go 

You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week

Kind of clothes you should  pack for your trip to Ghana

Jeans and Trousers:  blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses:  T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and  long sleeved shirts  to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days.  Socks and underwear:  Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes:  Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.

Kind of luggage you should take

It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase.  It also depends where you coming from.  If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that.  It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.

Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage.  Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost.   Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.

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