Our Generation Voluntary Organisation
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation Programs
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation offers volunteering opportunities for individuals who are under 18. The organization receives hundreds of teenagers in Ghana from around...
Volunteer abroad in Ghana with Our Generation Voluntary Organisation. This non-profit and non-governmental African Organization offers meaningful, exciting, and affordable...
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation offers Microfinance internships and volunteering opportunities in Ghana. Volunteers or interns will be placed in a unique position to...
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation Reviews
Submitted by Helene - Rungsted skole | April 14, 2017
I did enjoy the program very much. I really like the personal development and the safety and care that people showed me. Regarding the accommodation, the family was very friendly and open, but the house itself was a bit dirty. The project I was volunteering at was the school. The kids was very engaging and the teachers was very helpful. I would have wished I was told that they had exams and where vacating the two weeks i was there, so I could have prepared myself for the activities instead of education. The different sightseeing i did during my stay was very interesting and educational, which I am very happy about. I also like the fact that I could decide for myself what I wanted to see or not. You should be prepared to pay for attractions and some food plus water yourself. My total experience has been very great! I think for me, it was very important for me to have some other volunteers around me. In my case there were no one other than me to attend the high school special but one girl, who attended the healthcare project.
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) - Liberty home
Submitted by Jeremy - Portland, Oregon United States | April 04, 2017
I came to Ghana for two weeks with my wife to volunteer in a orphanage and learn about the local culture. We had an amazing experience with our placement at Liberty Family Home and school. It was located in a small town where everybody knows you. OGVO was a great program, they helped us all along the way with any questions we had both before and during the program. We appreciated all the hospitality of OGVO and Liberty Home.
OGVO liberty home experience
Submitted by Jackie Fisher - Portland, Oregon United States | April 04, 2017
OGVO was very attentive throughout the volunteer process. I volunteered with my husband, and we had many questions before the program started and they always responded very quickly and attentively. We were well taken care of with travelling to and from our volunteer location and our weekend to Mole National Park, and it was reassuring to have the support from OGVO throughout the process. We worked at a rural orphanage, and had wonderful opportunities to interact with the orphans and other people in the community. We felt very well taken care of and this let us have a really positive experience in our time in Ghana.
Microfinance volunteer placement
Submitted by Julia Burlas - San Francisco United States | February 03, 2017
Overall this was an amazing experience. My program placement organization completed different work than I was expecting initially coming over, but exposed me to the true microfinance industry within Ghana. The individuals that I worked with daily welcomed me with open arms and were there to teach me all they could every day. Definitely have learned a lot throughout my 3 weeks in Ghana. Frank was also a huge part in why I had such a good experience. He was consistently there to ensure I was adjusting well and was comfortable in all situations. He went above and beyond and I am thankful for him during my time here. The only slight drawback during my time here was my living situation. I was often asked for things and did not feel completely comfortable here at all times which made the adjustment initially difficult. Other than that amazing experience!
Good times in Ghana
Submitted by Ame Phitwong - Seattle Pacific University | September 24, 2016
I chose this program because I was immediately taken by the personalized responses I received from the program director. I had contacted multiple organizations and felt like a little fish in a big pond. Also, most of the larger organizations I contacted were outside of Ghana and I really wanted a local program.
For 3 or 4 months before, I exchanged emails with the director. I had many many questions and Frank always responded within 48 hours and never made me feel like I was a hassle. He also developed the program to meet my very specific needs.
I did this program on my own accord, so I was not part of a school or work program. I wanted to challenge myself in a new country and help as well. I was concerned about traveling alone, since this was my first solo trip abroad. But I can honestly say, I never once felt unsafe the entire time I was in Ghana. Although, I was rarely alone.
I decided to volunteer in a rural area of Ghana, about 30 minutes outside of Kumasi. I'm glad I did, because Kumasi was a little bit more polluted so I had to have my inhaler handy a few times as I passed through. Onwe was a terrific little town and very friendly. I was placed at the Onwe Government Hospital. I arrived at a challenging time, the pharmacies were on strike, so there were less patients than usual. I rotated around the different wards and helped when I could. I specialize in dermatology, so I got to help with a lot of the dermatology cases. Overall, I didn't get to do as much as I wanted, but like I mentioned I came at a trying time.
I highly recommend doing the cultural immersion portion that is offered. Those were some of my favorite moments of my time here. I learned lots of Twi (local language spoken) and cultural traditions. It's definitely worth the extra money. I also signed up for the weekend tour to Cape Coast which was amazing.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time in Ghana. I'm glad I did the cultural immersion and weekend tour, I learned a lot about the country through those activities. I would've liked to have gotten more from my time at the hospital, but that wasn't really anyone's fault. The selling point of this program though is director Frank's individualized attention and sincere care to make a program that meets your needs as well as the local coordinators and Twi tutor that are part of the organization. The people really made this whole experience memorable. I definitely will return to Ghana and I highly recommend this program.