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Newsletters from Ghana

Our staff in Ghana regularly put together a newsletter which is sent to volunteers working in Ghana at the time, those signed up to join a project in Ghana and to previous volunteers. The newsletters contain information about the country and our projects, stories written by volunteers, advice on what to expect when volunteering abroad in Ghana and much more. If you're considering overseas voluntary work the newsletters are a great way to gain a better idea of what to expect.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Joseph Quaye Amoo
    Ghana Newsletter - December 2014

    Many thanks to all our volunteers who worked in Ghana in 2014. Through your hard work and selfless dedication, schools were built, wounds were healed, lives were empowered, skills were developed, love was received, and lives were improved. We wish you well in 2015.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Ebola is in West Africa
    Ghana Newsletter - November 2014

    Ebola is in West Africa. Fact, not exactly, so far only three West African countries have had disturbing figures of Ebola disease - Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Nigeria has had no new infections; Senegal succeeded in capping the disease while Mali had two confirmed cases as of end of November.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Bianca Pais
    Ghana Newsletter - October 2014

    Bianca Pais, from Mumbai, India, spent five weeks in Ghana on our HIV and AIDS project . Most days of the week, she spent her working hours at the Fevers Unit of Ghana's biggest hospital: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Alana Brennan
    Ghana Newsletter - September 2014

    Every summer, many young Westerners have a break from school and set out to explore life outside og their countries. Their projects may be planned but their future encounters are left up to their imagination.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Highlights of the month
    Ghana Newsletter - August 2014

    The Chale Wote street art festival in historic James Town showcases the best in art, film, culture and music. Ghanaian artists delighted enthusiasts with their revolutionary approaches while others travelled back to yesteryear to relive the times with vintage precision.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Mark Leroux
    Ghana Newsletter - July 2014

    Growing up demands a lot of responsibilities but no matter what your age, it is always important to offer a helping hand to those in need. This is how 16 year old Marc Leroux from France felt before making the decision to travel from his home in France to the historic Cape Coast in Ghana. As a teenager, he had always wanted to volunteer, meet new people and experience a new culture.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Julien Mattys
    Ghana Newsletter - June 2014

    Nineteen year old Belgian, Julien Mattys, travelled to Ghana to volunteer at our farming project in the east of the country. Normally referred to as The Hills, this area is renowned for its lush scenery and a spectacular undulating landscape that offers rich farming opportunities.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Jamie Benson
    Ghana Newsletter - May 2014

    Since Jamie joined the radio station, he has been involved with news writing and the preparation of news summaries. He also worked on the main news bulletins in the evenings. “I made sure the news story is ready for the news readers to read. I also produced and edited an interview with a local business man.”

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Frederick Opoku
    Ghana Newsletter - February 2014

    Volunteers at the Human Rights project working in Ghana’s biggest slum, gathered useful data from residents of the slum. The volunteers collected information from mothers living in the Old Fadama slum community.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Frederick Opoku
    Ghana Newsletter - January 2014

    Frederick Opoku, Executive Director of a women’s empowerment local NGO based in the slum, took the volunteers around. They walked through narrow unplanned maze pathways in-between the shacks to experience first-hand how the people live their lives.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Several volunteers donated
    Ghana Newsletter - December 2013

    Several volunteers went out of their own will to donate generously to different projects and placements. Charly Ainsworth and Erin Curtis donated to the Underprivileged Children’s Center; Justine de Noirmont and Andréanne Béguin donated to New Life Care centre;

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Justina Karikari
    Ghana Newsletter - November 2013

    For volunteers who have worked with the teachers and the children at Adom Day Care Center in The Hills, you may never forget Aunty Tina (Justina Karikari), the proprietress of Day Care Center. The Center takes care of children from the ages of 6 months to 5 years while their parents are at work. The teachers take care of the children as if they were their mothers. They clean them, feed them and change their napkins.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - William Jenner
    Ghana Newsletter - September 2013

    Akwaaba! (welcome!) Whether you are a PRO volunteer or a volunteer on a gap year, or about to start university, as we say in Ghana, ‘You are welcome!’ This article is based on the experiences of myself, a Register ed Nurse from the United Kingdom. I hope my experiences will empower you on your own very unique and special adventure here in Ghana.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Festival
    Ghana Newsletter - August 2013

    The native people of the Greater Accra Region are the Gas. They form the Ga State which is led by chiefs. The month of August is the month that the entire Ga State celebrates the Homowo festival.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Planting a tree
    Ghana Newsletter - July 2013

    Planting trees: Saving the planet. The volunteers, with the help of Projects Abroad regional coordinator and the students, cleared the grass, dug holes and planted fifty trees on the school compound to increase the tree population in the school.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Human Rights
    Ghana Newsletter - June 2013

    The Projects Abroad Human Rights Office (PAHO) partners with Amnesty International to consult local communities on the inclusion of capital punishment in the laws of Ghana.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Projects Abroad founder visits Ghana
    Ghana Newsletter - May 2013

    The founder and director of Projects Abroad Peter Slowe visited Ghana to meet the entire staff working to make volunteers have the best experiences possible in the country.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Vicky May
    Ghana Newsletter - April 2013

    Several families in the village have had a significant relief after Projects Abroad volunteer Vicky May signed their children on the National Health Insurance Scheme.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Ghana Turns 56
    Ghana Newsletter - March 2013

    Fifty six years ago, a country in the West of Africa was born. A fine intellectual and a freedom fighter will be named the African of the Century after five decades. He was at the frontiers of a fight for independence – a fight that had a vision of a united Africa. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah left his name in the sands of time and up until today, he remains famous and Africa’s history has been enriched by his efforts, intellect and vision.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - PAHO Tours a Slum
    Ghana Newsletter - February 2013

    Projects Abroad Human Rights Office (PAHO) toured the slums of Old Fadama in Accra to ascertain the extreme living conditions of the people. The tour revealed poor sanitary conditions, unplanned wooden settlements and the poor food hygiene.

  • Newsletter from Ghana - Leah Hamborg
    Ghana Newsletter - January 2013

    Before coming to Ghana to volunteer, 20-year-old Leah Hamborg from Denmark had always had plans of travelling after high school but insisted that her travels be meaningful. “I wanted to have something to do every day and I’ve always wanted to work with kids. I wanted to get up early in the morning and do something,” she maintains.