As a participant on this program, you’ll work directly with women and girls from communities along the Gulf of Guinea coastline. GVI’s projects in Ghana focus on combining practical vocational skills, such as IT literacy, English language, or commercial catering, with more specialised support in healthcare, confidence-building and gender equality theory.
You’ll assist in delivering practical workshops, talks and events on topics such as menstrual health, mental health and fitness, as well as discussing women’s rights, teaching English and basic computing. This will empower them to make self-determined choices, improve the quality of life of their family and community, and increase their contribution to the economic and social development of Ghana. All of these activities will help GVI to deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) including Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 5: Gender Equality and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
In your free time, why not visit Kokrobite beach which is considered to be one of the best beaches near the city. Many find the pace of life here relaxingly slow, and the shady palm trees along the shoreline mean it’s a calm beach to visit at any time of the day.
When you’re ready to do your souvenir shopping, visit the local markets where you’ll find all forms of Ghanaian handicrafts from woven baskets to clay pots and handmade jewellery. This is also the best place to shop for locally dyed and woven textiles. Local tailors can transform boldly-coloured fabrics into custom made clothing for you, so you can take a little piece of Ghanaian colour home with you.