Human Rights for Groups in Ghana
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where? Accra, Ghana
Ghana is arguably one of the most stable and well-governed nations in Africa. However it still faces many issues that groups on our Human Rights Project will explore. Our Human rights project is based in Accra, a city full of culture down to its core.
The mission of our Human Rights project is to give a voice to the Ghanaians on the fringes of society, to stand up for their rights and most importantly educate them so that in time they can stand alone. We are actively working on three different types of work; raising awareness on human rights, monitoring vulnerable areas and resolving human rights abuses.
Volunteering as a group on a Human Rights Project in Ghana with Projects Abroad
Groups can expect to travel to rural, communities, schools and other local institutions to make presentations and provide much needed training. Your group will be involved in topic areas such as domestic violence, interstate succession, offender's rights, child labour and the right to education.
In order to identify the rural communities in need of assistance we perform Human Rights monitoring. Alongside Projects Abroad staff your group will enter different areas to identify abuses such as rural farming areas, fishing and mining communities, communities of foreign nationals or seasonal migrants, city slums, courts and areas of landfill. Your group will be responsible for providing assistance to those in need through personnel secondment, sourcing funding for financial assistance, offering direct financial assistance or simply making recommendations. Operating in a range of diverse environments will give your group an in-depth understanding of the threats posed to a Ghanaians Human Rights.
Community outreach work
There is also an option for your group to take part in community based work in addition to your Human Rights project. Community work usually involves painting and renovating schools or local beach and general rubbish clean ups.
There are two main weekend trips available to groups in Ghana, the first being the Kakum National Park which is an area of rainforest, home to many endangered mammals including the forest elephant. Your group will be guided around the forest and be given access to treetop views along its suspended canopy walkway.
The second trip is to Cape Coast Castle which is a former “slave castle” used by the British in the trans-Atlantic slave trade throughout the 18th and 19th century. Your group will be shown around by a knowledgeable tour guide who will provide in-depth information and will also be able to answer any questions about the castle.
When there is free time in the schedule you can do other activities, such as:
- Play board games
- Local language lessons
- Go to the local shops
If your group has any specific requests for any other activities please do let us know when your group applies.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.