3-days of training and debriefing as soon as you arrive to Ghana.
On arrival to Bortianor, we will show you everything you need to know about the dorms, where you’ll call home for your entire volunteer placement. We’ll also take a short walk around the dorms community shopping areas.
The next day, we’ll provide an overview of Ghana’s culture and customs, discuss program safety rules, communications and money and our code of conduct and review details about your volunteer project.
Accra City Tour
After the debriefing session, we will start the city tour. Will show you how to get around, bus stations, landmarks, post office, banks and you will also have the opportunity to visit the local market.
Sample Local Cuisine
After we completed the city tour we will walk back to the volunteer house and start to Fufu and chicken soup. This is a Traditional Ghanaian dish usually eaten on weekends. Volunteer get involved in cooking this meal. This is time to relax and also get help with the set up of your phone or purchase any tidbits you need.
Friends of Ghana-volunteer
That evening, we’ll host a social event where you’ll get to meet some “Friends of Ghana-volunteers” — local friends and family of our staff who help out and often spend time at the dorms. By the end of your trip, they’ll start to feel like your extended family!
2nd Day of Orientation
We’ll visit a few local attractions. We’ll stop for lunch and return to the dorms to start your local language lessons. After that, you’ll have the evening to yourself so you can relax a bit before your project begins the next day!
1st day of your placement
On the first day of your volunteer project, your local coordinator will accompany you to your placement and introduce you to the project staff. You’ll receive an orientation and be assigned a working schedule.
Your volunteer coordinator will also volunteer with you on your first day to help you settle into the project. They’ll show you how to travel to work and back using public transportation so you can feel comfortable doing it alone the next day.