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!
Letter from Samuel Kenney-Hastens, Managing Proprietor,
Sambel Academy, one of the institutions that Travellers Volunteers assist in Ghana.
Sambel Academy is an educational
institution situated in Accra. Our school is privileged to be part of Travellers
Worldwide programme. We have had the opportunity of receiving volunteers of different
backgrounds. The activities of the persons sent to us fell within various sports
disciplines and of course academic activities. In fact our young but very dynamic
institution has gained immensely from the activities of the various persons sent
to us since our relationship with your esteem organization began in 2003.
In fact, for the first time, we were introduced to the game of cricket. A newly developing
sport in our part of the country. I would like to outline the immense contribution
gained from the volunteers who came to teach and handle activities such as English
language, music and dance, French, story telling etc. Some of our students had learning
difficulties but the volunteers isolated them and gave them tutorials. One volunteer
also donated about eight hundred dollars towards our development when he came to
our school. In fact his contribution has been very helpful to us.
With the remarks given, I want to emphasize our preparedness in receiving volunteers
any time they are available in the country. I further wish this commendation could
be published on your website. Thanks so much.
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.
VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all
our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults
from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.