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As a volunteer in Ghana, you'll find a unique richness everywhere you look, from the country's cultural history to its varied expanses of wilderness and coastline. Known for its exceptionally warm national character, Ghana, meaning "Warrior King," is a place where visitors are welcomed as friends. In the Volta Region, home to the Ewe people, you will become family. Become a CCS Ghana volunteer and experience firsthand the culture and tradition of a place that you've only ever dreamed of.
The ever-growing population of the Volta Region has resulted in a notable strain on vital social resources. In recent years, many advances have been made to improve healthcare, hygiene, and education. However, malnutrition, disease, and the large economic divide between well-paid workers and low-paid workers have all posed significant obstacles to Ghana's progress. As a volunteer in Ghana, you'll have an opportunity to effect real social change in a community dealing with all of the growing pains experienced by a region in flux. You'll become an instant part of a warm and welcoming community as you work alongside local people to address some of their most pressing social issues.
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When you improve education for children in Ghana, you'll provide much-needed support in under-resourced and often under-staffed classrooms. By introducing new teaching techniques to an educational system typically defined by rote memorization, you'll inspire teachers and students alike in creating a fun and effective learning environment.
When you assist with the care of infants and children in Ghana, you’ll provide care to infants and children without families, many of whom may have been neglected or abused. Your individual support and attention to each child makes the difference in bolstering a child's self-esteem and in providing important educational building blocks.
When you improve the quality of care for people with disabilities in the Volta Region in Ghana, you will have a chance to volunteer in a local primary school or a school for deaf children. The local school for deaf children is the only one of its kind in the region and currently works with approximately 250 students who travel for the opportunity to receive an education.
When you enhance the quality of healthcare in Ghana’s Volta Region, your volunteer work will support one of a variety of medical institutions and healthcare initiatives. You may focus on providing support in local hospitals or clinics, or perhaps you’ll have a chance to engage in local public health outreach, educating the community on topics including malaria, HIV/AIDS, and food security.
When you support those affected by HIV/AIDS in Ghana, you'll provide care, support, and information to break down barriers and harmful stigmas across the community. Work to inform and educate about HIV/AIDS across the community, or work directly with patients and their families to provide care, and show your love and support for the entire community.
"The CCS volunteers have a very positive impact on my organization because they give pupils a reason to always be present in school and ready to learn."
"The love and empathy exhibited towards the students causes our school and the community to show more love and care for these children, too. The volunteers bring the school and the community together."
"Volunteers help to teach English and they promote cultural exchange and self-expression among the students."
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