Entries by jordan palmer

Changing Lives Through Sport

“Akwaaba Volunteers & Kicking Off Labadi Tournament”    On Saturday we hosted the third edition of our Kicking Off Labadi Tournament. It was an amazing day celebrating sport with 500 children from across Accra. 8 U12 Football Teams and 8 Primary School Girls Netball Teams were invited to enjoy a day of sports, a goody […]

Travelling Sustainably to Ghana

Plastic, recycling and sustainability are all huge topics so what can you do to help when you are travelling to Ghana? Did you know that over 3000 tonnes of waste plastics are generated in Ghana every day and only 2% is recycled? More than 250,000 tonnes or 23% of all plastic waste generated in a […]

Top Tips for your First Visit to Ghana

I had the pleasure of visiting Ghana twice last year, both in the Summer for volunteering and with family at Christmas. When the plane the heat and humidity hit me instantly. I was home. After being welcomed with countless Akwaabas at the shiny new terminal that opened last year, I was out of Kotoka airport […]

Eva’s Ghana Experience

In August this year I got the opportunity to spend three weeks in Ghana with Akwaaba volunteers, volunteering on the Veterinary project. Stepping off the plane into the new, humid climate I had no idea what the next 3 weeks were going to hold. I knew very little about Ghana, except that I had two […]

Chale Wote Street Art Festival

For the past week the annual Chale Wote Festival has taken over the streets of Jamestown, Accra. People have flocked from around the world to join the festivities and showcase their talents. The festival is the biggest Street art festival in West Africa, artists, film makers, performers, singers, vendors and photographers gathered in Accra’s oldest […]

Life in Accra

“Bibia be ye ye”   By 6AM in Accra the sun is shining. You can already feel yourself  sweating and the hustle of the city has begun. Some mornings you will be woken by the tinkling tunes of the garbage trucks that could easily be mistaken for an ice cream van. (Don’t jump out of bed […]

Why do Akwaaba Volunteers love helping our community?

Why do Akwaaba Volunteers love helping our community ? Before you choose to volunteer abroad it is important to know that you’ll be part of a programme that is going to make positive social changes and a sustainable positive impact through the projects that the organisation can offer you. Akwaaba Volunteers has 14 different projects […]

Girl Power

We have joined the worldwide movement to empower girls and women. We believe that an empowered girl means an empowered nation which means an empowered generation. “When you educate a boy, you educate one individual, when you educate a girl you educate a nation” – Larry Summers Why is it important to Empower girls? Women […]

Why should you Volunteer Abroad?

So you have thought about volunteering abroad and want to help make a difference. People all over the world from gap year students to retired personnel are travelling around the world volunteering their time to help others in need. But why are so many people choosing to volunteer with Akwaaba Volunteers? Here are just a […]

Akwaaba Volunteers Ghana

Volunteering abroad with Akwaaba Volunteers is an amazing way of broadening your horizons, experiencing a new culture, meeting new people and make a real difference in the world. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Akwaaba Volunteers Ghana We are a registered NGO based in Accra, Ghana. Our aim is to […]