Accra is a Volunteer Trips location and all students and leaders will participate in meaningful service activities in this location.
Home to four million people, Accra is many different cities in one. The office buildings in the business district reflect the growth of one of the most important economies in Africa, rich in cocoa, gold and oil. The lively neighborhoods in the city center host a mix of cultures, languages and religions. But beyond the heart of the capital, Accra has significant poverty.
The volunteer projects are based in one of these neighborhoods outside Accra, about 45 minutes from the center of the city. The community faces many challenges, including poor infrastructure and sanitation, high unemployment and limited access to health services. In Accra you have many volunteer opportunities, including teaching in local schools, assisting in campaigns to fight malaria and other preventable diseases and participating in an initiative to stop child labor.