Like so many developing nations, Ghana has a large number of children who find themselves in the care of an orphanage. Not all children at the orphanages have lost their parents, some arrive from abusive homes and others are taken into care as their parents cannot afford to look after them. The orphanage is basic, under resourced and in need of volunteers assistance.
This is why I am delighted to say as a 17 year old girl I have been given the opportunity to volunteer in Ghana starting in January 2017 and ending 3 months later. I shall be volunteering with Plan my Gap Year to assist within schools and orphanages to help support all and provide the children with the essential skills in life which will help them on their way to successful futures free from poverty and filled with the same opportunities as others. I will work alongside local staff to assist with teaching the children, general childcare and the daily operational running of the orphanage.
This is a great self-funding, volunteer programme; and I need to fundraise in order for me to go. My flights, the placement - accommodation, air-port pickup and food included - registration fees, transport, visas, insurance, travel to and from the project and so forth will cost around £2000.
Any donations - no matter how small - will be greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference to those less fortunate in Ghana. Thank you to everyone for supporting me.