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AIDS Project in Ghana
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AIDS Project in Ghana

Locations

Ghana: Accra, Ho, Hohoe and 4 other cities

Fields

  • Biomedical Science
  • Communications
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Women's Studies

Causes

  • Aids
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Microfinance
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Program Duration

3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

* Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help participants prepare for their travels.

* Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Accra and provided with transportation to the hostel they stay at during the orientation.

* In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a four day orientation in Accra which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Ghana; a historical overview and introduction to Ghanaian culture; cultural classes including dancing, drumming and cooking; and visits to landmarks such as Nkrumah Masoleum, the National Cultural Center, and the beach.

* In-country Staff Support: ELI's partner organization in Ghana has years of experience working with visitors to Ghana. The coordinators are very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Volunteers will also meet a network of English speaking Ghanaians throught their host families and placements.

* Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Ghanaian life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants. Placements are throughout Ghana, often in places well off the beaten track.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required

No.

Minimum Education

High School

Application Procedures

  • Resume
  • Written Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application