LOCATION: KASOA • COST: $3595 • AGE: 16-19 • AIRPORT: IAD

Video Creator: Casey Dorrough


OVERVIEW

Ghana is a land of breathtaking rainforests, coastal savannas, and magnificent beaches. Ghana sits on the Atlantic Ocean and borders Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. It has a population of about 29.6 million (2018). Once a British colony rich in gold exports, Ghana is now a multicultural nation. 

You will cherish the time you spend serving and exploring with us here in Ghana! You will be working in the Ghanaian Cape Coast village, Assin Foso.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


COUNTRY CHALLENGES

 In Ghana, 76.6% of the overall population is literate with approximately 75% enrolling in primary school and 40% enrolling in lower secondary education.

One of its biggest hurdles for educational equality is a lack of qualified teachers. 70% of sub-Saharan Africa has teacher shortages and by 2030, there are an estimated 5 million vacant teaching spots. Much of rural Ghana live off-grid without access to healthy lighting, common goods, sanitary facilities, and adequate healthcare. The average Ghanaian family lives off of roughly $1,000 USD a year – well below the poverty line.  HEFY strives to help facilitate sustainable projects that serve the Ghanaian people. 

 


SIGHTSEEING

You will start off your trip on an African safari where you will have the chance to see elephants, baboons, warthogs, and other rare animals. You will canoe, hike, and jeep through the national park in your quest to spot this wildlife. Visit a local village as they teach you their cultures and customs including their shea butter making process and their extensive knowledge about local herbs used for medicine.

During your 2nd weekend, you will visit historic ancient slave castles, go on a canopy walk through the tropical rainforest and explore Ghana’s “Gold Coast.”



 


 TEMPLE

Before returning home, you and your fellow builders will visit the Accra temple to cap off your journey. This was the first temple built in western Africa, dedicated in 2004. You will likely see members of the restored Church of Jesus Christ here from Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, and the Ivory Coast as it serves as their temple district.

  

 


GHANA FACTS

Ghana is known for being the most peaceful African country. 

Nearly half of the Ghanian population is in poverty, and education is generally not free.

25% of the children between ages 5 and 14  in Ghana work.

Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonial rule.

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana.


                                

 

*Note: All info subject to final adjustment. 

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