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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Eva's Ghana Volunteer Experience

In August this year I got the opportunity to volunteer in Ghana with Akwaaba volunteers. I spent three weeks volunteering on the Veterinary project. Stepping off the plane into the new, humid climate I had no idea what the next 3 weeks were…