1st day: (All volunteers must arrive on 5th & 6th of July)
AKWAABA – WELCOME
Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Transfer from airport to Deworm Ghana Program office and then to your residence. Welcome drink and orientation. Dinner provided.
Orientation on Ghana
and Accra City tour
Morning: Undergo an orientation of Ghanaian social structure , lectures on political and
economic history, survival language lessons, cultural do’s and don’ts, health
matters, socially accepted behaviors, work ethics in Ghana, expected outputs of the medical outreach and expectation of the schools and children. The language lessons will be to learn some
basics of Twi language and be able to respond to greetings and simple
questions which Ghanaians will be asking you as you go about your duties.
Ghanaians are generally friendly people and greeting one another is part of the
Afternoon: Accra City tour. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Accra, Capital of Ghana. This 128-year-old city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture. You will visit the, Independence Square and James Town where you will see James Fort and Usher fort. A possible climb on ‘light house’ to see Accra from above.
Morning: Orientation on health care in Ghana. Orientation will be offered to volunteers on health care
in Ghana and detailed presentation on health situation in the communities for
which volunteers will be volunteering. It will be followed with training on deworming.
Mid day: A visit to the first community for which the medical outreach team will be expected to start work. This is familiarisation tour to know the community and meet the Chief of the village.
Work starts! Each morning, a bus will bring volunteers and medical supplies, equipments to the community for the outreach to commence. You will be expected to start your work from Monday to Friday (9:00am-2pm) except on public holidays and weekends.
Weekend is for group tour included in your cost of
Tours package for Deworm 2012 volunteers:
- Accra City tour(James Fort, Usher Fort, Independence Square, Makola Market & Osu (Greater Accra Region)
- Visit to Cape Coast Castle (Central Region
- Visit to VPWA Green Ghana Project Site(Eastern Region
- Visit to Kakum National Park (Central Region
- Visit to Hans Crocodile (Central Region)