GHANA: Improving West African Communities

Head into the heart of Ghana, to the village of Jasikan, and its surrounding communities, to lend a hand to a town still heavily dependent on international aid.  Volunteers will spend a week getting to know the local people and working in one of two major areas of focus: Community Support and Education.  Community Support projects can range from building wells or water systems to help ease the severity of the dry seasons; Education projects include building schools and improving facilities, spreading awareness of health education, or teaching English to students.  When not at work, volunteers will have the chance to become a part of the village life. Experience African dancing and drumming lessons, visit the local market places and learn about Kente weaving, and play futbol with community members and other volunteers.  There is also a planned excursion to the largest waterfall in West Africa, as well as the monkey sanctuaries located nearby.