(Edited page: this account is still live from my volenteering fundraising. )
My special little girl, Ernestina, has had an accident. The family are trying to raise funds to pay the medical bill. Until then, this beautiful girl is suffering in pain untill the bill is paid, and she has an operation. Please help me raise what we can so this family don't have to go without food etc. Cost is 1500 cedes (just under £300) by just donating £1 each we can do this together . It takes just a couple of minutes of your time. Click on the link, and make your donation today. Would hopefully like to send the money in next 2 days so they get the operation that is needed. Anything , no matter how small is appreciated so much.
GHANA MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHOLOGY
Last year, I was lucky to enough to be offered a placement to do 2 weeks voluntary work in Ghana (Africa) after a concidered application. I can not begin to tell you all how much this means to me. To do voluntary work of ANY kind is such a rewarding experience, but to able to volunteer in a completely different culture will expose me to an unforgettable opportunity.
During my 2 week stay I will be living with a host family within a volunteer house. I have been informed that power cuts are very common, and so are water shortages. Each day, I will be making my own travel arrangements to travel to my project using their public transport.
As most of you are aware, I am studying a Psychology degree at Glyndwr University, and I have high hopes of a career in the Mental Health sector. (in the future). The mental health and psychology placement in Ghana, which I have been accepted on, is designed to give me insight into how psychiatric services operate in Ghana today , and to gain a deeper understanding to the history and developments of Ghana mental healthcare. The hospital I have placement at has 2 clinical psychiatric unit departments, an experienced psychiatric doctor and community psychiatric nurses.
Throughout my stay in Ghana, I will be visiting the children's orphanage. Many of the children arrive at a very young age, as their mothers die in childbirth and have no one to look after them. However, I am informed that the home also accepts abandoned children, street children and children of unstable parents. Volunteering in a developing country is a wonderfully rewarding opportunity, however it will have its downsides. By no means will I be living in standards that we're used to back here in the UK. But, I am fully prepared for it and so excited to embark on this journey.
I am now kindly asking you all for your help in sponsoring me. Anything you can donate in sponsorship goes towards my placement in Ghana itself. The organisation is an independent social venture that doesn’t receive ANY funding from governments, religious bodies, development organisations or other external sources The money supporting the volunteers (like myself) goes towards paying for Food, Hostel Accommodation, Visas, Vaccinations, Airport pickups, Around the clock support from the UK and pre-departure training . I will be fully responsible for paying for my transport everyday (from the family volunteer house to my placement), which will be around 45 mins daily, and will be providing my own return flights to Africa.
Therefore, I am kindly asking for all the help I can get.
I would like to thank you in advance, for any support you provide; even the smallest donation will make a difference. Anything you can spare!! Even £1.00 will be most appreciated. I have 4 months in which to raise as near as possible to my target. If any more is raised then this will go directly to the project.