Light for Children has ongoing partnerships with a number of orphanages in the Ashanti region. We place volunteers only in accredited orphanages.
Light for Children has ongoing partnerships with a number of orphanages in the Ashanti region. We place volunteers only in accredited orphanages that treat the children well and place a high priority on re-integrating them with family and the community wherever possible. Mampong Babies Home specializes in taking in infants whose mothers have died in childbirth or shortly after. They are able to provide good care for such babies who otherwise would often not survive. They maintain communication with the families of origin and try to reunite the babies with relatives as soon as it is practical and safe. Typical work: · Feeding the children · Bathing and changing diapers of infants · Cleaning and tidying the living and sleeping area · Playing and spending time with the children
Volunteers can go on tours over the weekends to various tourist attractions in Ghana like the Lake Bosomtwi,Castles at Cape Coast,Kakum National Park,Mole National Park,etc
A representative of Light for Children will be at the Kotoka International Airport to pick up volunteers on arrival.
Accommodations in host families are located in serene,peaceful areas.The volunteers will have their own rooms but bathrooms are shared with the host families.Living conditions vary considerably, depending on whether you will be staying in the city or in a village. Most host families in the city have running water.
Food: Host families will provide breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is usually bread and eggs, or porridge. Dinners are local food, often consisting of rice, yam or plantain with a variety of stews. Fish is often eaten, with chicken, beef and goat being served less often. Ghanaian food can be very spicy but most host families have experience cooking for foreign volunteers, and can modify the food to your tastes and specific needs.