Entries by jordan palmer

Stella’s Ghana Experience

I spent so many rainy Sunday afternoons researching a million different volunteering organisations looking for a sustainable, ethical, transparent organisation that actually makes a lasting impact. With Akwaaba volunteers I found exactly that. They work mainly with one community and approach their work from multiple angles like sports, education and health. This ensures that they […]

Akwaaba Volunteers join the Futurestars Charity

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER Akwaaba Volunteers has been working with Futurestars Charity informally for the last three years. During this time, it became clear that we share values and goals and we have been impressed with the wonderful work Akwaaba do. When the pandemic hit, Akwaaba’s entire income source (volunteers) was shut down, we put […]

Evy’s Teaching Experience

The volunteer work I did in Ghana was one of the most incredible things I ever did. I went to  volunteer in Accra for two weeks and did the education and teaching project in the Future Leaders School for underprivileged children. When I was packing my stuff the night before my flight I was very, […]

Futurestars Charity to Support Akwaaba Volunteers

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic across the world Akwaaba Volunteers have sadly been left with no funding due to no volunteers being able to join our projects for the foreseeable future. This means over the coming months we would no longer be able to support ourselves or the projects that we work with. Our […]

Issi’s First Week in Accra

Hello from Ghana! Hello All, I have been staying with Akwaaba Volunteers for four days now. Here’s a little update on what I’ve been up to in Accra, Ghana. Akwaaba Volunteers is a not-for-profit volunteering scheme run by Jordan Palmer and King Boateng. Volunteers like me from overseas come and stay in the volunteer house […]

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 Ghana Experience

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. After […]

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 […]