With the Volta Revival Foundation
I will never have words to thank Mershack and Volta Revival Foundation for the possibility they have given me to help in Ghana. I've been able to play with Ada Foah's boys and girls, and train them in basketball, what's amazing is to see happiness in their eyes, and realize they're actually making you happier. I was also able to create a project fromg the ground up to bring water to Kewunor school and buy a 3500 litre water tank they need that will facilitate their day by day water needs. Volunteering with the Volta Revival Found has been one of the best things I've ever done in my life . Nothing would have been possible without volta revival foundation and without the tireless work of mershack kabu aklie, thank you very much for making so many people happy, for connecting me with so many wonderful people, for making me fall in love with Ghana and for making dreams possible Of many people.
Nunca tendré palabras para agradecer a Pappy y a Volta Revival Foundation la posibilidad que me han dado de ayudar en Ghana. He podido jugar con los niños y niñas de Ada Foah, entrenarles al baloncesto, lo que es increíble es ver la felicidad en sus ojos, y darte cuenta que ellos te están haciendo más feliz a ti. Poder crear un proyecto desde 0 para llevar el agua a la escuela de Maranatha y comprar un tanque de 3500 litros que necesitan y les va a facilitar su día a día ha sido una de las mejores cosas que he hecho en mi vida. Nada hubiera sido posible sin Volta Revival Foundation y sin el trabajo incansable de Mershack Kabu Aklie, gracias de todo corazón por hacer feliz a tanta gente, por conectarme con tanta gente maravillosa, por hacer que me siga enamorando de Ghana y por hacer posible los sueños de muchísimas personas.
I volunteered with the school support project at the Kewunor community primary school at the Ada estuary near Ada Foah Ghana from September 2016 to December 2016. I stayed with Monique and Mershack the directors of the organization while I was there and found the accommodations and company very pleasant. Not only did the directors take extra care to make me comfortable but they also took time to brief me on their policies and philosophies in working with communities which I found to be very helpful and respectful towards the community. While there I worked with students on their homework, English skills, swimming lessons, and conducted a sanitation workshop. The Volta Revival Foundation was attentive to all details, making sure I was always safe and even planed lovely excursions to the Volta region and along the Ghana coast. I recommend this volunteer program with 5 stars out of 5.
Volunteering for the Volta Revival Foundation in the fall of 2017 was truly the most eye opening experience in terms of learning about connected we all are as humans. Ghana is the ideal Place to volunteer, and Ada is Paradise! Monique and Mershack run a great program, showing volunteers the community and giving us the tools to really make a difference. I was involved with the environmental protection program, and worked closely with the Ada youth community group, which was a lot of fun, and made many friends! Overall, I would say volunteering for the Volta Revival Foundation was one of the best decisions of my life.
Anyone who has come to Ghana has learned to see themselves and their lives in a larger context, through this opportunity volunteers will be able to see Ghana from a unique and life changing vantage point. Through working with community member to develop and kickstart programs, volunteers will have creative opportunities for problem solving and cultural collaboration.
The Volta Revival Foundation is a non governmental organization which offers life changing volunteer and internship opportunities in Ghana. Our vision it to realize educational opportunity, health and sanitation, economic independence, and human rights in communities effected by the volta dam, and those living next to the Volta river and lake. We do this by supporting community led initiatives for positive development. Our model of working with local communities is non intrusive, and asks first what the community wants and how to make that sustainable before imposing our ideas about development. For those looking for an opportunity to learn, to experience a new way of life, and to work with local people on an equal footing while contributing to long term community led projects, then the Volta Revival Foundation Volunteer/intern opportunity is for you! Check out our volunteer projects