NGO work in Ghana - Building

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NGO work in Ghana - Building

from £795
Duration: from 1 week to 12 weeks
Countries: Ghana
Work alongside the local team of builders and carpenters to build schools, health clinics, community buildings and vital hand washing facilities to help improve the health of the community

NGO work in Ghana - Building

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Volunteers live in the heart of an African village and play a vital role in the charity's life changing development work. The Building project has so far built new schools, clinics and wells as well as health centres, rain water harvesting taps and toilet blocks to improve sanitation, all of which give far reaching benefits to the local community. Depending on what stage the building work is when you join your volunteer role may involve:

  • Digging foundations
  • Laying cement
  • Building walls
  • Plastering
  • Painting

Experienced local masons, carpenters and builders will teach you the required skills and will supervise your work so no previous building experience is required, however volunteers with building experience are greatly appreciated since they can share their skills with the local team.

This is the only African project which is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) which fulfils both the Residential and Volunteering requirements that counts towards to the achievement of a Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award.

How will I make a difference?

Local buildings in Ghana are traditionally made from a mud and stick structure, when there is wet weather the school buildings often become unstable meaning that during the rainy season it is often unsafe to go to school. The new school buildings and resources has led to the children having an increased pride and enthusiasm to attend and learn throughout the year which has resulted in to better results and futures for the children.

The new water harvesting hand washing facilities and health education projects are aiming to reduce preventable diseases to improve the health of the community. Increasing health education and the understanding of hygiene means that less children fall ill from preventable diseases and thus less time is taken off school unwell.

This is a fantastic opportunity to live in the heart of an African village and be part of the charity's life changing development work which aims to provide safe drinking water, improved education and increased sanitation to local communities.


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This placement would suit:

Anyone who wants to become part of the community and help the charity

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“The first day we arrived at the village was an amazing experience seeing the gratitude, happiness and enthusiasm of all the village really helped me confirm that what I was undertaking was going to be an amazing experience and would change me, my views on the world and my general outlook on life. The trip helped me become a lot more worldly, gave me confidence to deal with various situations and is literally the best thing I’ve ever done! You won’t get this kind of experience with any other trip! It was to feel at home, due to the villages’ acceptance of us and our ways and their constant kindness to us. I didn’t miss any creature comforts at all. Also I was amazed at how they had so much less than anyone I knew, yet they were so much happier than the majority of people I know! Eye opening, horizon expanding, emotional, character building, life changing and FUN!!!”

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