Pre-Trip & Whiles in Ghana
Before our registered volunteers travel to Ghana, WPDG team will help prepare our volunteers for their trip via Skype, on-going email, telephone correspondence and volunteers manuals to get more insight on how to obtain Ghana visa and necessary travelling documentations, how to get more insight about our organization, Ghana, project communities, safety, and community projects.
Awareness Training on Ghana
The health and safety is a big focus for WPDG and we want to do everything we can to keep our volunteers out of any harmful effect. We provide steps to volunteers on how to keep themselves safe in the areas of enjoying local food, using local transport, knowledge about local cultures and traditions, enjoying local food, how to alert during emergencies or when incidents occur, and how to be safety-conscious during free time activities or local travels.
Being Effective Global Citizen in Local Communities
We give guidance to our volunteers on how to make a positive impact on their serving communities, in both ethical and responsible way. Volunteers are greatly advice on developing the right positive expectations, effective understanding and giving respect to different cultures and traditions, gaining the trust and confidence of local people, and protecting the rights and needs of children.
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km², Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke.
Independence from the British: March 06, 1957
Population: 28.21 (2016)
Volunteers First Week in Ghana
Volunteers activities during their first week in Ghana will include but not limited to; Orientation, basic local language leaning, familiarization visits in local communities, visit to volunteer’s project site, visit to the capital city of Ghana, Accra.
A Typical Day of a Volunteer
Being a WPDG volunteer, you’ll see yourself having a new global citizen adventure every day! You’ll start your day at your host family’s home with your breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll take off with your fellow volunteers or one of our in country staff to your project site. You will enjoy snacks for lunch and get home for dinner in the evening. Volunteers may attend local cultural activities whenever available.
Working Hours and Dress Code
Working days will be Mondays to Friday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Volunteers can take some days off for their personal activities upon permission from their in country Program Director. Ghana is a tropical country and volunteers can dress to suite them as they dress for summer in the USA or Europe.
Post Project Support
Volunteers may always request for an evaluation report, a reference letter or Certificate of Completion after their successful completion of volunteer work with WPDG for either their school Academic credit, resume or personal use.
In Country Support Team - Ghana
World Partners for Development-Ghana team provides support to our volunteers to feel safe and comfortable throughout their stay in Ghana.
Cynthia is the Program Director and the mother of the Home Base in Ghana. She graduated from the Winneba University College in Education and Social Science.
Phil is the Director for International Programs. He lives in USA & Ghana. Phil is a Civil Engineer and a Business Technologist by profession. Phil graduated from the George Washington University in D.C. , USA.
Edem is the Program Coordinator of WPD-Ghana. He is also a student at the University of Ghana, Legon.