Hi everyone! My name is Lana and this September I will be taking a trip to Ghana to volunteer in a children's orphanage with the organisation Plan My Gap Year.
Like many developing nations, Ghana has a large number of children who find themselves in government care. 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 children’s accommodation is basic, under resourced and in need of volunteer’s assistance.
The organisation supports two orphanages based in Kumasi and I will be placed in either one of them. The first is a government run organisation, currently home to around 100 children and the second is a children's centre that was started by Late Mother Theresa.
I've been working throughout the summer to cover all the expenses including the volunteering fee, flights, visa costs, vaccinations costs etc. However as I'm only 19 and a student, a little help would be greatly appreciated. Plan My Gap Year is an independent organisation, not funded by the government, so all the funds raised will go towards my trip. I will be extremely grateful for any donation you can spare!
Thank you x