Building and Community for Groups in Ghana
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
Our building and Community groups project is located in the Akuapem Hills which is around 30 miles away from Ghana’s industrialised capital Accra. The Akuapem Hills Boast stunning scenery, with much of the land untouched. During the project your group will be surrounded by the vibrant and loving culture of the Ghanaian people, making your time away from home that little easier.
Due to lack of financial and building resources many families live in inadequate accommodation which poses a genuine risk to their safety. With your groups help Projects Abroad want to promote sustainable development through building better quality homes, making Akuapem a safer and more comfortable place to live.
Volunteering as a group on a Building and Community Project in Ghana with Projects Abroad
Your group will be helping locals to build new homes and school buildings. You will be taught a traditional construction technique involving pressing and drying mud-bricks for construction. Once built there will be opportunities for landscaping and painting.
Community outreach work
As well as the building aspect of this project your group will have the opportunity to work in a local day care centre, take part in some aspect of informal teaching and help out with the day to day running of the centre. You will also be able to have a lasting impact on the school itself, by helping with painting and renovation work. Other activities might include helping out a local community with rubbish clean-ups, teaching or hosting cultural events.
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:
- Going to the local shops and bars
- Play board games
- Quiz nights
- Local language lessons
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.