Posts Tagged "Ghana"


Updated on: 05/22/18Voluntourism. It’s a word I hadn't encountered until I was already signed up for a voluntourism project in Accra, Ghana. Of the mind to do something good, I was now being bombarded with articles denouncing the practice of Westerners running off to shantytowns to “save” the locals. What was meant to be a meaningful experience was now overshadowed with the idea that I was doing something so intrinsically wrong, so...

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My Volunteer Experience in Africa

My Volunteer Experience in Africa


Posted By Rylei on Apr 5, 2017

Updated on: 05/22/18I’m not sure what I had in mind when I signed up to volunteer in Ghana. Okay, that’s a bit of a lie. Somewhere during the process, the image of me cuddling snuggly, serenely cherubic infants may have floated past in a daydream. The reality quickly quashed that fantasy. Volunteering in Ghana It is not quite six in the morning, and I am squashed half asleep into a cube van that in the US would seat maybe six people....

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