literacy, access to knowledge and living standards and
has serious issues in education, with, in some areas, as
few as 1% of children attending school. It also has a serious malaria and preventable disease problem with 20,000 children a year dying from malaria and 160,000 children orphaned through HIV/AIDS (with 17,000 children under the age of 15yrs being
To compound matters, Ghana suffers from a relatively short rainy season affecting subsistence farming creating food shortages that result in malnutrition. The fragile water supply also leads to outbreaks of waterborne diseases ranging from bacterial and protozoal diarrhoea, to hepatitis A and typhoid fever. Although Ghana is developing a
buoyant oil industry to add to its already thriving gold and cocoa export
industries, poverty is rife mainly in the north of the country where monies generated don't seem to penetrate.
Volunteer work placements in Ghana focus where they are needed most. In
education, fighting malaria, caring for orphans and supporting women and families affected by trafficking which is rife in West Africa.. If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Ghana let us know by
contacting here. We look forward
to hearing from you!