The Western Region of Ghana is the gateway into some of the most unspoiled lands of West Africa. This region offers a striking contrast between colonial times and the present. This region is dominated by rural villages, lush green hills and includes some of the most fertile land in Ghana. The inland economy of the region is largely linked to agricultural production and it is common to see roads lined with rubber and cocoa plantations farms. Along the coastal towns there are a large number of castles and forts built in the 1500’s by the early European traders. These forts overlook what is considered by some to be the best beaches in Ghana, including Busea and Dixcove.
Life in the rural communities can be quite difficult with limited access to health, paved roads, education and other everyday facilities like clean water, electricity and sanitation. There is a great need for health care professionals, teachers andchild care assistance throughout the rural communities in Western Ghana. Our volunteer projects are located in Agona Nkwanta, the capital of the Ahanta District, near the famed Cape Three Points. The busy market town of Agona Nkwanta is about 4-5 hours from Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
Our programs provide you the chance to discover the wonders of rural Ghana, while doing meaningful and rewarding community service work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Africa, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
We offer the following programs in Western Region:
Program Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Home stay or onsite lodging in orphanage.
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.
Note: You must bring your own mosquito net or buy it at the local store.