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Global Builders - Ghana: Build Alongside Locals

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

One Home At A Time

Ghana was another great and rewarding experience. Allen organized and lead another awesome build. I always get much more out of the build than I give. Step out and help improve the world, "one home at a time".

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Great Program that provides meaningful work

I really enjoyed being able to work with so many locals. Everyone worked really hard and was very patient in teaching us. This most definitely made the experience better. Working with a lot of locals gave us the opportunity to become part of the community. There was also a great closing ceremony that made the work feel appreciated.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    7

Ghana Build

I have been to Ghana twice for build trips. Both times were very enjoyable. The hotel we stayed in was clean and within walking distance to the main road. We could easily walk to the main road and wander through the commerce area. Not much to buy in that area in the form of souvenirs, but it was nice to get out. Across from the hotel was a dirt field and it was easy to engage the local kids into a soccer game, especially if you had a new ball. the build site was off the main road, The local people and home owners were very nice to work with and they did their fair share. They were very eager to teach us how they did things and then let us help and do what we could. They only caution is the same with all travel abroad, don't give out email or phone number and don't let strangers handle your luggage.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Social Life

    9

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Volunteer Experience

    5

Just beginning...

This was a new mission housing point for the Fuller Center. Many things were getting worked out, so it felt, at times, things were disorganized. Since then, we have heard a number of great experiences from other groups. Their passion serving others through building houses is strong and their humility is authentic. The best part of the trip is hanging with the 100 local kids after work and playing soccer, truly a blessing.