Ghana Care and Community Building

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Akuapem Hills, Ghana.
Volunteers Painting in Ghana
Volunteers Painting in Ghana

Groups will involve themselves in all aspects of village life; from living with locals, organising sports and activities for school children, and constructing homes and school buildings for local communities. Volunteers will see the building process through from start to finish – from making simple mud bricks to constructing and painting the buildings, and you will also get involved in the community garden which aims to make the community more self-sufficient.

Projects Abroad Care volunteers do activities with children at a local school in Ghana
Projects Abroad Care volunteers do activities with children at a local school in Ghana

Our Community Building project is located in the Akuapem Hills of Ghana where volunteers help locals build new homes and school buildings using a simple technique involving pressing and drying mud-bricks then building with mud cement. There are opportunities for landscaping and painting once built. Alongside the building aspect of this project, volunteers will work in a local day care centre and will take part in some informal teaching, activity planning and get involved in the day-to-day running of the centre.

Ghana is a colourful, exciting and popular place to spend some time on a volunteer project. Once the British colony known as the 'Gold Coast', it is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people. Ghana has great beaches, wild savannah and dense rainforests. This English-speaking country provides volunteers with a wonderful introduction to Africa; it is politically-stable, safe, affordable and rewarding to visit.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: Covenant Day Care Centre
Project: Care and Painting project
Region: Cape Coast
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Saturday Depending on Time of Arrival Arrival to Cape Coast and introduction to Host Families
    2 Sunday Depending on Time of Arrival Arrival to Cape Coast and introduction to Host Families
    3 Monday 11:00 – 11:30 Arrival in Cape Coast and introduction to Host Families
    11:30 – 13:00 Cape Coast orientation
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Castle Restaurant
    14:30 – 17:00 Introduction to Covenant Day Care Centre / Workshop (office)
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    4 Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 17:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 19:30 Rest and Relax
    19:30 – 21:30 Quiz Night at office
    5 Wednesday 8:30 – 13:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Host Family
    14:00 - 16:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest and Relax
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at the Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    6 Thursday 8:30 – 13:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 16:00 Environmental clean up at AMESIP
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest and Relax
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    7 Friday 8:30 - 13:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 16:00 Assist with Sports Program/ Take children to sports field
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    8 Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at Molly’s place
    10:00 – 12:30 Visit Cape Coast Castle
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Molly’s place
    14:00 – 16:00 Visit Coconut Grove Beach
    16:00 – 18:00 Rest and Relax
    18:00 - 21:00 Dinner/socialization at molly’s place
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    9 Sunday 5:00 Visit to Kakum National Park
    09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at Hans Cottage
    10:00 – 12:30 Lunch at host family
    12:30 - 17:00 Trip to the beach
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    10 Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 15:00 Meals and socialization day at local school
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    11 Tuesday 8:30 - 13:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 16:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest and Relax
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 19.30 Rest and Relax
    19:30 - 21:30 Quiz Night at office
    12 Wednesday 8:30 - 12:30 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 17:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    13 Thursday 8:30-12:30 Painting /Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    09:00 – 12:00 Shopping at market
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Painting/Care at Covenant Day Care Centre
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    14 Friday 8:30 - 12:30 Game Day with kids from Covenant Day Care Centre
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Dedication of Painting at Covenant Day Care Centre
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Packing for Departure
    15 Saturday   Departure to Accra
    16 Sunday   Departure to Accra

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