Amizade: Ghana

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  • Location(s): Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, High School

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Amizade volunteers live in the overgrown village of Jukwa, about 20 miles north of Cape Coast. A little over a decade ago, Jukwa had no electricity, it had no public water, and cell phones were nowhere to be found. Change has been fast for the tow... read more

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OVERALL RATING 5.0
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I gained more confidence in myself to know that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I made many lasting relationships with fellow students as well as with people in our host community. I don't take things for granted anymore and want to see and help more places throughout the world now. - West Virginia University View Entire Review
For the future, I gained a whole new international understanding on racial perspectives. Ghana doesn't view race like America does, and it was interesting to take that perspective home with me. - Clark University View Entire Review

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Amizade volunteers live in the overgrown village of Jukwa, about 20 miles north of Cape Coast. A little over a decade ago, Jukwa had no electricity, it had no public water, and cell phones were nowhere to be found. Change has been fast for the town, which now boasts all of the aforementioned amenities, as well as a series of paved roads, a nice guest house, and a growing small business base.

Amizade volunteers are nearing the completion of an 8-room, massive, public library (including internet cafe) next to the secondary school. This library, when fully opened will stock 20,000 books, and be open to the entire community. Beyond meaningful service work, while staying in Jukwa, volunteers also get the opportunity to visit with local leaders, a local rain forest canopy walk, Cape Coast Castle, local cultural and religious events, and much, much more.

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Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
High School
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  • January Term
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