Ghana - The Greenlife Foundation, Wenchi
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The Greenlife Foundation in Wenchi, central Ghana, needs volunteer help with health and medical care, education, Christian ministry and community care with orphans and disadvantaged adults. One month would cost approximately £1750, three months £2000. This includes the return international and local airfares, insurance, visa, and a donation to Christians Abroad towards administrative costs.There is no fixed charge for food and accommodation, but a donation would be gratefully received.
This newly established project is situated in the pleasant town of Wenchi, mid-Ghana, near the regional Methodist Hospital. Founded by Victoria Yeboah, this is a properly organised and state recognised Christian N.G.O.
She writes:“We aim to give helpful assistance to orphans, widows, vulnerable and needy children; medical outreach to communities, junior and senior high schools and Gospel crusades to the interior and various communities. Volunteers should have concern for the wellbeing of others. They should have training in areas such as health, education, Christian ministry and also be ready to work for the disadvantaged or vulnerable people. There is a board and management committee made up of a doctor, Reverend Ministers, a school head teacher and a lawyer.”
Accommodation is provided in a rented apartment with separate rooms for three people. Volunteers will receive appropriate training and introduced to local places of interest for weekend visits.
Normal vaccinations for sub-tropical Africa are needed, including Yellow Fever and also malarial medication. DBS checks will be needed, arranged by consultants at Christians Abroad, who take care of all arrangements including an online preparation course.
Whilst there have not been any UK volunteers yet, the project is known to and recommended by an Irish medical student who worked at the hospital recently. We have also received a good reference from a recent German volunteer. She writes: “I took care of the orphans, visited with Mrs. Yeboah the villages and the mothers and babies there and spoke to the locals about HIV, giving birth in hospital and how to prevent diseases. Victoria Yeboah is a really nice, friendly person who behaves with integrity and discretion.”