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Thinking of volunteering? Here is why you should book today!
So you have thought about travelling abroad and have the intention of doing something good to contribute to the worldwide effort aiming to make the world a better place. People all over the world from gap year students to retired personnel are embarking on adventures around the world volunteering on various projects to help others in need. But why are so many people choosing to volunteer?
First and foremost it feels great to give back, experience a new culture and build your CV whilst doing so. Your confidence will grow, as will your social network and you may even get the opportunity to learn a new language. You will become independent, become a responsible and conscious traveller, you'll become great at budgeting, try new food, become more grateful and share your knowledge and skills to those less fortunate than yourself and you'll make friends for life!
Sound good? Send us an email to start your volunteering journey! Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
The 2017 World Malaria Report shows that there has been a plateau in the impact of malaria treatment in Ghana and across Africa. With only 54% of people using bednets - this means almost half of people who should be sleeping under the nets are not doing so!
With Christmas fast approaching you can get in the spirit of giving.
When you buy a beautiful handcrafted (in Ghana) bracelet from www.no2malaria.com we will give a treated mosquito net to a family in need in our community.
Akwaaba Volunteers have collaborated with Volta Sports to bring our "Street to School Soccer Project" to help the children in Labadi have a formal football pathway to keep them off the streets and create better opportunities for young people.
Halcyon Media We worked together with @akwaabavolunteers and @voltasports on their Street to School Project. Awesome working with you guys💪🏾 . . . #love#donate#nonprofit#fundraising#help#giveback#fundraiser#repost#event#hope#fitness#volunteer#children#run#fun#support#instagood#philanthropy#charityevent#dogood#kids#goodcause#faith#community#life ... See MoreSee Less
From all the Akwaaba Team we want to say a huge Thankyou to Volunteer Justin. Take a look at the video below to see his awesome fundraising efforts to buy school supplies and restart the building of the new school for underprivileged children.
A great afternoon at the Hockey stadium donating kits from Leeds Beckett University girls Lacrosse Team to our lovely girls team! Thankyou from Akwaaba Volunteers and the whole team - we cant wait to start kickstart the season in January and show it off! ... See MoreSee Less
Last week we had the pleasure of working with Kwabena Awuku Photography at our Street To School Soccer Project in Labadi. The project aims to use the power of sport to keep kids off the street and create better opportunities through football and education.
Check out a few of the awesome pictures he captured below.
Want to get involved in our project? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Eddy has been working with Akwaaba Volunteers since he was just 14 helping to get the boys and girls in the community to come to our projects and looking out for the volunteers. Now he has completed school and is working hard to give all our the best experience possible everyday from meeting you at the airport to taking you to your projects or teaching you to dance he is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! ... See MoreSee Less
No2Malaria make beautiful hand crafted bracelets that help fight malaria by donateing long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets to mothers and families in need in the poorest areas of Ghana. The bracelets are hand made from recycled glass, therefore also providing employment to the local artisans.
Purchase a bracelet today to donate to the underprivileged children in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Akwaaba Volunteers have partnered with the One World Play Project and together we are using the power of sport to prevent poverty.
If you have a dog, children, brothers or sisters you can purchase one of the worlds most durable balls and donate one to Ghana for our "Street To School Soccer Project" and give more children from the streets access to sports. The perfect Christmas gift!
Akwaaba Volunteers are delighted to be the newest partner of Shoprite Ghana.
Today we took a team of management staff from Shoprite to our Underprivileged Children's Centre to make a donation of material for school uniforms, a freshly prepared lunch of Jollof and Chicken for all the children and staff as well as food and drinks to support the schools feeding programme.
A huge thankyou to Shoprite from the Akwaaba team and UCC staff! We look forward to the future. ... See MoreSee Less
Akwaaba Volunteers have had a busy week finding new feet for the amazing shoes we received from Sal's Shoes. So far we have found new feet for more than 200 pairs of shoes at schools, underprivileged children's centres, after school clubs, hockey and our street to school soccer project.
For anyone with old shoes please continue supporting the amazing work Sals shoes are doing across the world! ... See MoreSee Less
The Akwaaba Team will be putting their fitness to the test over the next 4 weeks. We will be running two races in October, the first a 5k military obstacle run followed by the Accra Marathon just one week later!
Please help us reach our fundraising target and help more kids get off the streets and into education through our Street to School football project. Every little helps!
The Akwaaba Volunteers Team will be racing against poverty for our "Street To School Soccer Project". We will be tackling Ghana's most challenging (and sweaty as we will be running in +30degrees) 5k military obstacle race on October 21st followed by taking part in Accra's international marathon j...
Akwaaba Volunteers were able to put a smile on the faces of underprivileged women and children living on the streets of Ghana's capital, Accra. It is great to see how our donations can make such a big impact to people's lives. Thankyou to the Maria Kale Avenue for helping us reach out to those in need. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Volta Sports for another great coaching session followed by Volunteers vs Academy boys football match. Volunteers made a glorious come back to win 7-6 in the last third. A great show of talent and sportsmanship from both teams. ... See MoreSee Less
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Akwaaba Volunteers Looking to travel or for a new adventure? On a gap year or a career break? Watch this video to see how you can get involved with volunteering in Ghana and have the experience of a lifetime!
A week ago we were devestated by the loss of a friend, a brother, a mentor, a role model and one of Ghana's greatest, Robert Kofi Mintah. We wear this shirt with pride, to remember your smile, your kindness, your dancing, your football skills and everything that you taught us. We will endeavour to make you proud every day, shine bright up there. Rest in peace Striker, you will always be in our hearts.
Congratulations to the Rising Stars of Africa Captain James Kumah and team for winning your tournament in Benin, Striker would be proud of you all and a huge Thank you to Josh Woodcock and Beth Woodcock for your thoughtful donation for the boys. ... See MoreSee Less
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”
In Ghana where poverty is prevalent sport brings people, communities and nations together in peace. At Akwaaba Volunteers we are utilising this tool to offer further skills and education to those who need it most and to develop social change in our communities.
A huge thank you to MK Diamonds Softball team for donating some softball gloves. They have found a new home with St Pauls Anglican senior high school in Labadi, Accra. The kids had a lot of fun learning to throw and catch with our wonderful volunteer Felicity. ... See MoreSee Less
Ghana - commonly known as the friendliest Country in Africa, and one of the friendliest countries in the World as well as the most peaceful country in Africa. #volunteerabroad #akwaabavolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
#throwbackthursday to the time our music volunteer got the chance to perform 3 times in 3 weeks! If you have a talent you want to share get in touch and start your adventure today! #akwaabavolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know more than 40% of Ghana's 25 million people lack access to safe water? The lack of clean drinking water and sanitation systems is a severe public health concern in Ghana, contributing to 70% of diseases in the country. Due to unclean water and improper sanitation, Ghana has 1,000 kids under five years old dying everyday from diarrhoea, caused by this polluted water.
The world is almost 70% water but only 2.5% is fresh water. Lets work together to conserve water. Don't forget to turn off the tap when you are brushing your teeth/ washing the dishes etc. Save water, save the world. ... See MoreSee Less
Every child deserves happiness and it doesn't cost a thing to be kind. On #internationalhappinessday we are sharing some of our favourite smiles from across our projects! #volunteerabroad #smilemore #behappy ... See MoreSee Less
Visiting students from St Pauls Anglican School where our volunteers have been assisting during English lessons in preparation for exams. An example of some poetry and pronunciation work. #english #teaching #volunteerabroad ... See MoreSee Less
On a rainy sunday in Accra, volunteers visit the arts market. Check out our favourite t-shirts, each one is hand made and it takes 2 days to complete just 1 top! Amazing designs and art work! ... See MoreSee Less
If you are looking for something different to do this easter we still have sports coaching spaces available - £60 off if you book before the end of the month to celebrate 60 years of independence! ... See MoreSee Less
Gender equality "levelling the playing field for girls and bus by ensuring that all children have equal opportunities to develop their talents"
This is one of the most pressing issues in Ghana along with poverty, hunger and inadequate education and whilst great strides are being made to address the issue more could be done.
Most women contribute to poverty alleviation and food security through their small scale enterprises, there has been an increase in women's participation in parliament but school remains an issue. Whilst over 47% of girls are in primary education only 27% off university students are female. This is due to lack of parental support and other socio-economic factors such as early marriage, teenage pregnancies and attitude of teachers.
Akwaaba Volunteers is addressing this issue by empowering girls to stay in school and to realise their potential through the power of education!