Care & Community in Ghana
High School Specials for 15-18 Year Olds
- Project Overview
- Itinerary (2 weeks)
- Itinerary (3 weeks)
- Itinerary (4 weeks)
- What are High School Specials?
- Placement locations: Akuapem Hills
- Types of placements: Care centre or School
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
Our two and four week Care & Community Projects in Ghana are based in the Akuapem Hills. Although these projects are relatively short, they give you the opportunity to make a significant difference in other people's lives as well as your own. You will learn about another culture as you explore and get to know different areas of Ghana. In both locations, you will be hosted by a local family, which allows you to become fully immersed in the Ghanaian way of life.
Volunteers will spend their time working in a care centre or a local school, renovating and decorating the building for half the day and playing with and caring for the children for the other half of the day. By putting in a new floor or painting a mural on a neglected wall, you will be making a valuable and lasting contribution to the placement.
Volunteers will become part of a small friendly community, and will leave a lasting impression on the children by giving them the extra attention, love, and care that is lacking in their daily lives.
At the weekend, the two week volunteers will take a trip to Cape Coast, with a visit to the old slave fort and the canopy walkway at Kakum National Park. Those joining us on the four week programme will visit local sights in the Eastern Region during the first weekend, and then visit the sights of Cape Coast during the final two weeks, with a trip to a local beach resort for the final weekend.
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.