Blog posts about Ghana
Youth volunteers help provide desks and chairs for Ghanaian school without furniture
Children at Mwofo Primary School in northern Ghana struggled to learn without chairs or desks. Now, thanks to the work of VSO ICS volunteers, they are able to start studying.
New online platform aims to boost learning for Ghanaian children
Over 160 teachers from 20 schools have been given the chance to use a new online platform that is helping improve their teaching skills.
Turning policy into practice for children with disabilities in Ghana
Gilbert Niwagaba is a VSO volunteer from Uganda, who has been working in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana to help mainstream schools better meet the needs of children in their classes.
Youth volunteers restore access to clean water for community in rural Ghana
In rural Ghana, three cycles of VSO ICS volunteers have been working together to restore access to clean water for 500 local residents.
“If you have education, you can escape poverty”
Ghana’s inclusive education policy, launched last year, is helping to ensure the schooling of disabled children and vulnerable girls remains at the top of the agenda. VSO ICS volunteers Raluca Moraru and Gifty Arthur talk about their time in Talensi district in northern Ghana working on projects making education accessible to all.
Saying ‘no’ to forced marriage in Ghana
Imagine being locked up against your will unless you agreed to marry a man you had never met. This is exactly what happened to Jenny, a 17 year old girl living in northern Ghana.
Simple ideas make a big difference for Ghanaian farmers
Volunteer Peter Okoth is working with farmers, introducing new techniques to increase yields and incomes whilst conserving water.
We will not succeed until every child with disabilities is in school
Joachim Faara, the Director of Ghana Education Services in Talensi District explains how children with disabilities are being brought to the classroom with the support of VSO