Hi, my name is Chloe Wakeman. I am a second year student nurse and on 6th March 2016 i will be travelling to Ghana to spend 4 weeks volunteering. My time will be be mainly spent volunteering in a hospital but i am also going to visit an orphanage while i am there.
Ghana is a developing country and many of the patients arrive at the hospitals with illnesses due to the poor sanitation and living conditions. The hospitals are extremely busy and suffer from a serious lack of resources. Many deaths in Ghana could be prevented if they had the same resources as we have here in the UK. HIV and AIDS still continues to be a major issue in Ghana and affects the lives of many Ghanaian people.
Some of the people which HIV/AIDS affects are the children. The orphanages care for many children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS amongst other diseases. Some of the children being cared for have also been abused an neglected.
I have chosen to volunteer in Ghana to gain an insight of healthcare in the developing world and as i now have some good experience in nursing, i would like to apply my skills in Ghana to help a country in need. This will be an amazing opportunity for me as a student nurse and this will benefit my education whilst i am helping those in need.
This opportunity is self funded which is why i am trying to raise £1,300 to cover flights, basic accommodation, the project, visa, vaccinations and also to enable me to take equipment to the hospital and orphanage which constantly battle with shortages of equipment.
Thankyou for taking time to read, any donations will be greatly appreciated!