Visiting Ghana will provide you with limitless opportunities to observe beauty in numerous forms: in the landscapes, in the art scene, and especially in the people. Our placements will bring you to new places along the coast of Africa and into the capital cities, each giving you a different perspective of the country.
Ghana’s capital, Accra is known for its historical architecture, lively markets, art galleries, and museums. The sandy beaches of Kokrobite are a nice escape for locals and visitors to relax or fish in the Atlantic Ocean. Most of your time will be spent in rural Ghana, such as the villages of Senya Beraku. As you interact with the community through medical clinics, churches, art, or sports, you will realise they have an overwhelming amount of joy and love to give.
Vocational Impact have had links with Senya Beraku for many years, and have been a crucial investor in the local area and people. Part of a wider international development project, you will meet with the local villagers and immerse yourself in their life.
Expect friendly faces welcoming you to village life, and a learn about life in rural Africa. You will be working on your placement full-time, but with plenty of time to explore and discover this beautiful country.
The longer you go for, the more you can explore.
International volunteers are housed together in one fit for purpose house in the centre of the village. You will have live-in staff that will cook and clean for you, and there are basic amenities for you to use.
There are four bedrooms, with two showers and you will have a shared living room/kitchen area.
The bedrooms can be either mixed or single sex and have a fan, mosquito netted windows and plugs.
Most household items such as cleaning materials, toiletries and the like are provided by the project. Any further supplies may be purchased at your own discretion at a nearby shopping centre.
There is no running water in the village, and water will be provided for you to drink and wash with.
I wanted to find out more about the world and about people; the different ways that people live, choose to live their lives, the way that they react to their environment is really interesting. And I realised I didn’t have any first-hand experience. You learn about these things in theory, but it’s priceless to go somewhere and talk to people about what they do day to day and to be there and let it sink in.
Management team – Based in the heart of the village, you will be welcomed and introduced to the project and staff through your on the ground volunteer manager. They will be an active member of the project team, and will help you settle in and get you started. You can rely on your in-country manager to help you with trips and any problems you may have 24/7.
Catering – There will be a live-in cook provided who will prepare local Ghanian cuisine three times a day. This will be basic Ghanian cuisine. Please inform us of any dietary requirements before your departure.
Housekeeper – A live-in housekeeper will be provided to keep your accommodation clean and tidy.
Security- Monitoring of the house 24/7 for your peace of mind with live-in staff.
We loved every second of our medical elective in Ghana. We split our placement between a large hospital in Accra and a rural health clinic, which gave us a great understanding of healthcare in Ghana. We came away with new skills and experiences that will stay with us for life.