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Our Ghana Team
Our Ten-strong staff team will be available 24/7 to help you throughout your placement.
- To help organisations in Ghana through the provision of quality, dedicated and hard-working volunteers.
To give volunteers and interns a positive perspective of Africa. In many ways Ghanaians are much richer than people in the West and we hope that our volunteers come to appreciate this.
I'm traveling on my own
Not to worry! 99% of our volunteers are solo travelers. Ikando is also a great way to meet friends and meet people that could become travel buddies for weekend excursions.
The Republic of Ghana lies on the Gulf of Guinea, on the western coast of tropical Africa, bisected by the Greenwich Meridian. The country lies within GMT zone.It is bordered to the West by Cote d'Ivoire, to the North by Burkina Faso, to the East by Togo and to the South by the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana is equivalent in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon in the USA. The population of Ghana is approximately 22 million.
The capital of Ghana is Accra, situated on the Atlantic coast about 25km West of the Greenwich meridian. The current population of Accra is just under 2 million people.
History of Ghana
Ghana is a fascinating culture at a cross roads between the past and the present. It is historically rich and amazingly diverse. It boasts the legacy of the great Ashanti Empire of the 11th century along with the dubious distinction of being the most traveled route for the transport of Africans to the new world.
Ikando volunteer blogs
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detailing their volunteer experience.
Fundraising is a great way to raise substantial funds to support your journey. In the past, Ikando volunteers have contacted their local community by writing letters to ask for support, or even organized community events - like concerts, art shows, game programmes such as bingo, and bake sales.
How safe is Ghana?
Ghana is generally a very peaceful and stable country. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the US. It is the perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa.
Ghana boasts beautiful white sandy beaches, dense tropical rainforests and wild savannahs. Volunteers usually spend their weekends together exploring the country
Do I need a visa?
You must obtain a volunteer visa for travel to Ghana. Once you have secured your placement we will send you a letter confirming your placement for your visa application.
Your visa must be obtained at least ten days prior to traveling. For more information on how to apply for your visa please click here.
To download the Visa form please click here.