Service, Development, and New Year’s Eve in Rural Ghana

Service, Development, & New Year's Eve in Rural GhanaLocation: Jukwa, Ghana

Housing: Hotels and guestgouses

Travel Highlights: Program includes travel to Accra, Ghanaian Beaches, Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, and walking on rope bridges through a Rainforest Canopy

Program Description: Ghana’s Cape Coast region is bursting with opportunities to learn, to make a difference, and to experience an entirely unique part of the world. You’ll visit the first European Castle in The Tropics, Elmina Castle, as well as other disturbing historic sites essential to the Transatlantic Slave trade. You’ll learn from the museum and park honoring Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president and an influential leader in Pan-Africanism. You’ll visit beaches and rainforest. Throughout your experience in Ghana, you’ll have opportunities to listen to and learn from local people as well as community-based development organizations. Most importantly, you’ll make a difference in cooperation with the rural community of Jukwa.

Amizade volunteers in Ghana

Program Dates & Fees: December 27th, 2014 – January 6th, 2015: $1,450

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Program Fee Includes:
Contribution to local service effort
Three meals per day
Local Transportation during program
Multiple educational, cultural and service activities
Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Continuous support from local site director

Additional Program Related Expenses:
Airfare to Accra, Ghana and other travel related expenses
Applicable passport or visa fees
Supplemental meals or snacks
Personal spending money