Partner West Africa
Partner West Africa Programs
Aiming to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number 2: ‘zero hunger’ and number 3: ‘good health and wellbeing’ this broad programme covers a multitude...
Partner West Africa (PWA) is a 100-percent not-for-profit, community-based, grassroots NGO which, working under the guidance of the United Nations Sustainable Development...
Partner West Africa (PWA) can build a placement customized to each volunteer as long as it supports the delivery of its core aims and objectives. PWA has designed bespoke...
Partner West Africa is seeking volunteer engineers, designers, project planners and managers, and any volunteers with skills or expertise in helping us identify, research,...
This programme from Partner West Africa will enable volunteers to gain a comprehensive understanding and experience of ethical development work while honing various communication...
Partner West Africa’s Daycare and Nursery Centre is an established project which offers free preschool education to some of the most underprivileged children in Ghana,
Partner West Africa’s International Schools Partnership Programme works with schools in Ghana, West Africa and the international community to offer cultural and academic...
The Partner West Africa (PWA) Daycare and Nursery Centre is an ongoing project providing free preschool education and other benefits to some of the most vulnerable, under...
Partner West Africa Reviews
Nutrition placement in the heart of the community
Submitted by Sophie - Blackburn England | November 23, 2016
I chose VWA because of its commitment to ethical, grass-roots, development work and its close links with the community. The volunteer programmes on offer are designed according to the communities needs rather than what we assume they need and are frequently monitored and evaluated to ensure they continue to reflect the priorities of the community.
My background in the UK is in nutrition so I chose Volunteer West Africa because they have a good history of providing this type of work in the local communities they work in and also in the Nursery and Daycare Centre they run for local vulnerable children. Training the nursery staff in basic nutrition was a really rewarding challenge for me, as they care for and feed the children every day and so are ideally placed to deal with nutritional issues as they arise. The staff responded well and I am proud that I played a part in improving their capacity to care for the children in future. I was able to be involved in many other aspects of the NGO including other healthcare projects and was treated like a full member of staff: participating in team meetings and helping review and shape the volunteer programmes which gave me the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of the NGO and international development work.
All the volunteers stay at the lovely guesthouse which is just minutes from the beach and is a safe, comfortable place to live and work in. The staff are brilliant, and there’s always someone on hand to help you out with things.
I really enjoyed my placement and would definitely recommend VWA to anyone.