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This program include following;*teaching English,providing education & support for PLWHA's*support for the local community in areas such as construction of school blocks,hospitals etc,*care for orphans and babysitting.The volunteer will have the opportunity to experience the true Ghanaian hospitality which embedded in our culture rather than acquired though training and formal education.Cultural immersion and language training are also available.This is experienced through the way of Ghanaian dressing to funerals,weddings,child naming ceremonies,and festivals. Highlights: Ghana in the Greenwich Meridian and thus shares the same time zone with London.The rich Ghanaian culture is evident in the peace and harmony in the diverse ethnic group live together and the free inter-marriage among these tribes.The splendor and effective of the Ghanaian chieftain institutions has always been an attraction for the foreign visitors to witness how our local or traditional institution govern their areas of jurisdiction.Much can be seen during festivals of the role of traditional religion and its effect on farming,fishing and development in the respective areas. After two weeks of volunteer service the volunteer can visit any of the exciting the Ashanti region of Ghana,the volunteer will have the opportunity to visit the Manhyia Palace Museum where he will see the sculptres representing the entire dynasty of the Ashanti Kingdom from the days of Great Kings like Osei Kwadwo, Opoku Ware, Osei Tutu to the present Asantehene (Ashanti King) an interesting story of the great Ashanti kingdom will be told by the guide. The historic city of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom remains a very important city to this day. Much will be said about Okomfo Anokye, the spiritual leader of the Ashanti kingdom in the days of King Osei Tutu I. Recent scientific research concludes that Lake Bosumtwi the only natural lake was formed by a meteorite that hit the earth. In the Central region,the peak of the adventure happens at the Kukum National Park where the excitement of the Canopy Walkway present a greater adventure than expected. Stretching over a hanging distance of 400 meters and lifted to an altitude of over 40 meters you can't wait for your turn of this experience as the walkway dangles in mid-air. Yet a more educative adventure awaits the visitors at the Cape Coast Castle. The evidence of the slavetrade ever taken place on the soils of Africa-the dungeons,"The Door Of no Return". Over 100 million Africans were sent through that door to the Americas.The evidence are there for you to see and more exciting history as told by the Castle guide. The Volta region offers you the most beautiful scenery of flora and fauna in the form of waterfalls, rivers, equatorial forest and outstanding geomorphological features. The visitor can see features like the Wli waterfall, which is the highest in West Africa and a perenial one. Mountain Afadjato,the highest in Ghana can be seen in the Volta region. River Volta,the largest man made lake in the world and the source of 60% of Ghana's energy needs. After touring nationwide, most volunteers say Volta is the most beautiful region in Ghana. The adventure continues in the Eastern Region of Ghana.Ghana was once a world leading exporter of cocoa and still ranks second in the world today. It is a mouth watering experiencee to see the cocoa tree and how it has developed over the years in an effort to improve the flavour, quality and usages. All this can be learnt at the Cocoa Research Institute at Akropong. A continuation of the learning process extents into herbal development and treatments of diseases at the Mampong Center for Scientific Research into plant Medicine. The volunteer's exploration ventures him into some of the remarkable waterfalls in Ghana. This is the Akaa falls where the river disappears into the rocks and emerges out with a splendid split of three falls from above the rocks. It is a beautiful sight to watch. Now we go up north to the Northern region of Ghana where the visitor visits the Paga crocodile pond. This is a legend foretold of the inhabitants of Paga. These crocodiles are harmless, a live chicken for a meal and the a crocodile will be happy to offer the visitor a ride across the pond. The visitor gets to hear the full story as told by the guide when he gets there. Much more of Ghanaian toterms can be seen in the harmony that exist between inhabitant of the Tafi Atome and Tafi Abuife Monkey Sanctuaries in the Volta region and also Buaben Fiema Monkey Sanctuary also in the Brong-Ahafo region. The adventure goes on and on. tourist sites. He may visit the SECURITY-Ghana is generally a safer place to live.However,the following security tips will be of an invaluable help to the volunteer.*Volunteers are advised to always keep their wallets tight and close to themselves.*should avoid walking alone in dark corners of the street especially in late hours.*crime rates are usually high in the city centers and far lower in rural Ghana.Generally, Ghanaians are friendly and enthusiastic about helping foreign visitors and the volunteer should feel free to ask any decent looking Ghanaian for any information he needs. Qualifications: Youth Travel & Development Exchanges programs only requires the volunteer to speak English and be open minded.The volunteer has to be adaptive to the local condition. Languages : English Cost in US$: $650 Cost Includes : Language instruction Pre-departure orientation/Training Cost Include Description: The basic cost of the program for to weeks is $650 ($250 any additional week) and include airport pick up,transportation to host family,transportation to work station and administration fees.However,the volunteer will be required to make a weekly payment of $150 to host family for meals. Experience Required: no

Adventure Travel in Ghana

Ghana--what any traveler should
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Adventure in Ghana

Ghana Accra, Ghana  |  Jun 12, 2007
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Volunteers that opt for the adventure travel have a lot to experience to enjoy. After a week of volunteering a volunteer embarks on the week tour country wide. Thus a volunteer spending two weeks will work for a week and tour for the remaining one week.

The adventure travel has a maximum duration of one week. Regions to be visited are Ashanti, Central, Volta, Easter regions and could be extended up north into the Northern region.

In the Ashanti region of Ghana,the volunteer will have the opportunity to visit the Manhyia Palace Museum where he will see the sculptures representing the entire dynasty of the Ashanti Kingdom from the days of Great Kings like Osei Kwadwo, Opoku Ware, Osei Tutu to the present Asantehene (Ashanti King) an interesting story of the great Ashanti kingdom will be told by the guide. The historic city of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom remains a very important city to this day. Much will be said about Okomfo Anokye, the spiritual leader of the Ashanti kingdom in the days of King Osei Tutu I. Recent scientific research concludes that Lake Bosumtwi the only natural lake was formed by a meteorite that hit the earth.

In the Central region,the peak of the adventure happens at the Kukum National Park where the excitement of the Canopy Walkway present a greater adventure than expected. Stretching over a hanging distance of 400 meters and lifted to an altitude of over 40 meters you can't wait for your turn of this experience as the walkway dangles in mid-air. Yet a more educative adventure awaits the visitors at the Cape Coast Castle. The evidence of the slave trade ever taken place on the soils of Africa-the dungeons,"The Door Of no Return". Over 100 million Africans were sent through that door to the Americas.The evidence are there for you to see and more exciting history as told by the Castle guide.

The Volta region offers you the most beautiful scenery of flora and fauna in the form of waterfalls, rivers, equatorial forest and outstanding geomorphological features. The visitor can see features like the Wli waterfall, which is the highest in West Africa and a perennial one. Mountain Afadjato,the highest in Ghana can be seen in the Volta region. River Volta,the largest man made lake in the world and the source of 60% of Ghana's energy needs. After touring nationwide, most volunteers say Volta is the most beautiful region in Ghana.

The adventure continues in the Eastern Region of Ghana.Ghana was once a world leading exporter of cocoa and still ranks second in the world today. It is a mouth watering experience to see the cocoa tree and how it has developed over the years in an effort to improve the flavour, quality and usages. All this can be learnt at the Cocoa Research Institute at Akropong. A continuation of the learning process extents into herbal development and treatments of diseases at the Mampong Center for Scientific Research into plant Medicine. The volunteer's exploration ventures him into some of the remarkable waterfalls in Ghana. This is the Akaa falls where the river disappears into the rocks and emerges out with a splendid split of three falls from above the rocks. It is a beautiful sight to watch.

Now we go up north to the Northern region of Ghana where the visitor visits the Paga crocodile pond. This is a legend foretold of the inhabitants of Paga. These crocodiles are harmless, a live chicken for a meal and the a crocodile will be happy to offer the visitor a ride across the pond. The visitor gets to hear the full story as told by the guide when he gets there. Much more of Ghanaian toterms can be seen in the harmony that exist between inhabitant of the Tafi Atome and Tafi Abuife Monkey Sanctuaries in the Volta region and also Buaben Fiema Monkey Sanctuary also in the Brong-Ahafo region. The adventure goes on and on.
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