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Ghana - Meet the family you never knew you had

Gap Year Programs in Volta Region, Ghana

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You'll find a unique richness everywhere you look on your Gap Year Ghana volunteer program, 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. On your Gap Year Ghana volunteer program, experience firsthand the culture and tradition of a place that you've only ever dreamed of.


Population Below Poverty Line
Human Development Index Ranking
140 / 188 countries
Average Schooling for Girls
2 years less than boys
Under-5 Mortality Rate
78/1,000 live births


Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Child Development
Women, mostly single mothers, need to work to support their family and rely on community support to help with childcare. Community groups and childcare centers are present to provide these essential services, but they are grossly under resourced and understaffed even in formal school settings. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct early education programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with one-on-one attention. CCS volunteers in Ghana greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves.

Global Health
In a place where modern medical facilities meet traditional healing rituals, Ghana’s healthcare system is both diverse and complex. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to an underfunded and overcrowded public health system. In addition CCS will be spearheading multiple public health projects in Ghana including malaria prevention campaigns, vision screening for children, oral health campaigns and the promotion of hygiene in schools.

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