Can Help Save the World in Ghana
Earth Network is a Ghana-based NGO dedicated to promoting sustainable
development, agro-forestry, environmental conservation, international
solidarity and cultural immersion through voluntary work, eco-tourism
and cultural tourism in Ghana.
The organization was formed in 1998. Meaningful programs has been the hallmark of our organization since its inception,offering travelers from abroad the most socially responsible, exciting and affordable alternative to mass tourism.
"Save the Earth Network" work in parnership with groups, individuals, institutions,churches and other organizations in Ghana that are into developmental activities.
We assist organize weekly three-day General Tourism for our interested volunteers. We assist organize eco-tourism and Adventure travel programs and welcome people to join them.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON GHANA
Ghana is a country on Africa's west coast. Ghana's area is 92,099 square miles. Along much of the coast streches a sandy, grass-and-shrub-covered plain. Behind it rises a moderately high plateau broken by forested hills and steep ridges. Ghana has a tropical climate.
Temperatures generally ranges
from 70 to 90. Except for a small European and Asian minorities Ghanaians
are Negroes of many tribes. In 1995 the population was 18 million. Most
Ghanaians are christians but there are many moslems and others who hold
animist beliefs. English is a principal language
VOLUNTARY WORK PROGRAM
volunteer placements in in Ghana in areas that includes renovation and
construction of school buildings and libraries for poor rural communities,
teaching children enlish language and caring for them in foster homes
and orphanages and also in schools, HIV/AIDS prevention education, re-aforestation
(environmental conservation) and agroforestry through tree planting; organic
farming, women's vocational training and primary health care work and
other community development programs; and christian evangelism. Volunteers
could participate in most of
can participate in most of the programs from a period of 4 weeks to 52
weeks or more. The cost of participating in the voluntary work program
is US$250 for 4 weeks. Payment is made a day after their participation
starting time and when they are in Ghana.
Volunteers working days a week is four (Mondays to Thursdays) and their working hours a day is two or more depending on them. Volunteers stays with host families. Piped water and electricity are mostly available. A private room and bed is provided to each volunteer.
for people to stay with host families for a holiday, cultural exchange,friendship,
relaxation and recreation or to learn the local language,learning traditional
drumming and dances and cooking the local food. The cost including board
and lodging is US$250 for three or four weeks. There is a special discount
costs for longer stays. participants can also join the
GENERAL TOUR PROGRAM
group tour is organized weekly (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)for volunteers
who are or will be interested in touring some of the tourist attractions
in Ghana. However, it is not compulsary for all volunteers to join the
tour group. We usually designate a well experienced professional Tour
Guide for each trip. The personal charge of the tour guide for the group
is US$100 for three days and should be payed by the group. The group is
also responsibled for
unique eco-tourism programs in Ghana for our volunteers and visitors.
Our eco-tourism focuses on local cultures, wilderness adventures, personal
growth and learning new ways to live in our vulnerable planet. We focus
on travelling to destinations where the floral, fauna, and cultural heritage
are the primary attractions. Our responsible eco-tourism include programs
that minimize the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural
experiences rich cultural immersion and unique hospitality. It is fun,
would like to participate in any of our programs should please complete
the registration form and they will hear from us again concerning their
participation. They should contact: Edgar Asare or Eben Mensah at Save
the Earth Network,P.O. Box CT 3635, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana. West Africa.
Volunteering Opportunities in Ghana
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