YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.
Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU ... AND GHANAIAN TIME!
Like all our destination countries, the culture in Ghana is different to what you're
used to. For example, the people are exceptionally friendly and helpful, with big
smiles and a relaxed attitude. On the other hand, the living standard falls short
of UK or Western standards. And Ghanaian time is when someone says, "See you at
10.a.m.," - what he really means is, "I'll see you sometime tomorrow" ... And then
he may not turn up at all.
The pace of life is slower and more relaxed, but you'll quickly get involved in
the daily life of the local people and pretty soon you'll feel completely at home
Ghana has that effect on you!
Self-reliance, independence and initiative are highly appreciated and a sense of
humour when the electricity fails, or buses don't turn up, will help you to make
the most of this wonderful opportunity!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome
Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet
where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator
for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well
as while you're on your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide
and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching
Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all
we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome,
elegant and beautiful country.