Entries by jordan palmer

Sophie’s Vet Experience

In Ghana, ‘Akwaaba’ means welcome, and from the moment I arrived it was clear to see why Jordan and King chose the name ‘Akwaaba Volunteers’. Five of us volunteers arrived on the same flight and were greeted at the airport before travelling the short journey to the house. A house which had dogs, cats, other […]

Leo’s Life-Changing Experience in Ghana

Wow! What an experience!! It is safe to say once I graduated university, I was unsure on what I wanted to do next. But I have always wanted to go travelling and exploring however it had not worked out before. But when I saw the Future Stars charity (https://www.futurestarscharity.org.uk/) it seemed the perfect opportunity and […]

Dan’s Primate Experience

If you had told me when I started my 30 hour Journey from Wales to Ghana (yay cheap flights), that within 2 weeks I would have a baby monkey named Yellow hugging my legs and climbing around my neck, I’d have told you you were dreaming. When I first decided to travel to Ghana it […]

Hayleigh’s Blog

I’ve always wanted to help others, and I have loved horses since before I can remember so when I found out about Akwaaba Volunteers horse riding volunteering placement I knew I had to go for it. The booking process was easy, and from the get go Jordan was so helpful in choosing the right dates […]

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 […]