What you'll do
Choices of project are fairly flexible, although we do advise that two are chosen specifically. After getting up at around 8am and having breakfast you will usually be at your morning placement by 9am. You will then return to the house at a pre-arranged time for lunch before attending your second placement in the afternoon. Normally returning to the house between 5-6pm for dinner, the evening is then yours to spend in Ho as you wish, either sampling local beer or relaxing at the house.
Where you'll stay
Accommodation in Ho is provided for you and is close to all the projects. Living in a shared house with other volunteers, 3 meals a day will be provided during the week with volunteers needing to provide their own food at the weekend. The meals provided consist of local foods, such as red-red (bean stew) or jollof rice (chicken and rice), for example. Both water and electricity are provided and bunk beds supply the sleeping facilities.
Your placement will only run from Mondays to Fridays, so the weekends are yours to use as you wish. This is a great time to explore the Volta Region or see what the rest of Ghana has to offer. If you require longer then just the two days to do a particular trip then just speak to Daniel and this can be arranged for you. If you prefer you may want to spend your free time relaxing and watching how life in Ghana works from the comfort of one of the many “spot bars” around Ho.
There are many great places to explore in Ghana including a canopy walk tour at Kakum National Park, the castles at Elmina and Cape Coast and Mole National Park, where you can go on safari. Closer to Ho, the market is always a great experience with plenty on colours and smells and the monkey sanctuary in Tafi Atome is a great example of community led tourism.
Daniel will always be happy to offer advice on where to start if you’re not sure and both Dave and Dave have travelled extensively throughout the country and will always be able to help you in any way they can.