Nestled on West Africa’s gently bending coast, Ghana offers visitors a warm welcome and an array of cultural experiences. Once a British colony, Ghana is now known for its thriving tribal culture replete with kings and queens, rich exports of gold and cocoa, and breezy, grassy terrain. Ghana is also a long-forgotten homeland for many members of the African Diaspora, whose families were uprooted from the shores of West Africa and forced into slavery. As Africa’s first democracy, Ghana offers a stable political climate and makes a wonderful destination for the first-time visitor to Africa.
Ghana offers a unique combination of attributes that make it a great destination for first-time travelers to Africa. Its stable political situation and growing economy make it safe and accessible for visitors, and the fact that English is widely spoken makes traveling through the country easier than in many neighboring countries. Ghana offers more than just stability and a common language, however. The country is home to a thriving tribal culture, several renowned national parks, and fascinating historical sites. World Endeavors participants become immersed in Ghanaian food, language, traditions and lifestyle while making a difference in their local community through a variety of projects.
World Endeavors offers volunteer programs in Ghana that connect participants with service opportunities at education, social welfare, human rights and healthcare organizations.
Programs are located in and around the city of Kumasi, located in the heart of the culturally rich Ashanti region.
Through my homestay, I learned a great deal about the Ghanaian culture. The family made me feel very welcome and I spent time talking with them and playing with the kids each evening.
-Danya, Teaching Volunteer in Ghana