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We are a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organisation registered and recognized to support poor vulnerable communities, including rural farmers, vulnerable children, women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the disabled.
Our mission is to improve community livelihoods through empowerment; sustainable agricultural production; environmental conservation; health education and promotion; economic empowerment and nutrition; skills development and educational support and among others.
We provide volunteer and internship opportunities in a wide range of project areas. You are able to concentrate your time on one project or a number of projects, depending on your length of stay and interests.
We are happy to share our home with the world. We welcome solo travelers, couples, families, groups and students from anywhere in the world to come to our door, to stay with us, and dine with us; our hospitality is truly unique. To experience real cultural exchange and much more, come to Have, Ghana and be our guest. We offer out door self interacting enthusiastic environment offering a unique place to stay based on a simple way of living, in close interaction with nature giving full possibility to disconnect from technological distractions and high tempo city lifestyle. We are located somewhere not so far and not so close depending with where you are. Due north, a beautiful mountain range covered by green vegetation that supports African monkeys and several species of birds, down is the Highest waterfall in West of Africa.
We enjoy spending time with the kids and old people to teach them how to read and write. You can be among the few who might have chance to teach the grandma’s how to read and write as they also teach you our local languages.
Computer Literacy program is not left behind we also teach the kids basic computer skills to help them during their study and research so that they may fit in the technological world.
This is the only place to be, Come to this Fun, Loving and Magical Environment and share the best experiences together.
Welcome!! Welcome all!! Welcome anytime!!
WHERE DO WE OPERATE?
We operate in a rural area called Have in the Volta Region of Ghana on the main road from Accra to Hohoe, three hours far from Accra, the Capital city of Ghana. Other cities are relatively close to Have. For instances,Ho, the regional capital of Volta Region is just 40 minutes far from Have by car. A car at Kpando takes about 20 minutes and to Hohoe it takes about 1 hour. The main transport system in the Region is the "tro-tro", a collective van that you can pick up at the road and takes you to the surrounded cities for a reduced price.
Have is surrounded by tropical rainforest and lies between the Akwapim-Togo Mountain range and the Volta lake.
In addition, Have is a peaceful village where people show great hospitality to volunteers who come to contribute to our development.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
While on exchange, volunteers can benefit from a multitude of unique life experiences. You can also have a tour exposer around our local area at your own expense. To put it simply, the exchange is eternally awesome! Here are our top five reasons why going on exchange with us is a worthwhile life experience:
1) Experience a new culture and learn a new language
2) Being part of a sustainable project to save Have natural resources
3) Make friends from all around the world
4) Get a ‘second family’
5) Personal development
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
It is essential that you speak English for an effective collaboration. We are looking for people that can help in any of the following:
- connect our non-profit project to prospective sponsors or businesses
- grant writing for the project fundraising programs
- children sponsorship for educational costs
2. School assistance:
- assisting teachers with music, arts & craft, sports, English development and curriculum subjects
- searching for opportunities for twinning/partnerships with schools abroad
3. Project management:
We are looking for opportunities to further develop and improve of our project. If you have experience and skills in this area we would welcome your input.
4. Medical, Healthcare, & Clinical assistant are required at our community hospitals especially;
• Dental assistants
• General doctors
• Health & hygiene assistant volunteers
5. Help increase efficiency and sustainability of the project
Creation of a You Tube channel that captures the culture and traditions of this region (eg. cooking videos, impacts of climate change, storytelling, daily routine)
7. Music, Art, Dance, and Culture Lovers, we need you to join us and help to teach Music, Dance, Art, and Design. Music, Dance, Culture, and arts are what makes the world beautiful and have the ability to illuminate people’s lives. Whether you play an instrument, or gifted in arts & crafts, or have a passion for photography, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, we need your help.
Anyone who wants to donate or support us with any musical instruments such as piano, guitar, flutes etc are encouraged to do so.
8. We need volunteers to help in our permaculture farm, tree nursery and the maintenance of the newly launched memorial forest.
NOTE: for those interested in videography we don't have any equipment available on site so please bring your own.
If you have any skills which you feel could be beneficial to us we would love to hear from you. When contacting us please describe the work you are interested in doing.
Below is our wish list of the things the volunteers can Carry with them
Donations of clothes to school children
Donation of any musical instruments
Used mobile phones
Used laptop or new computer for youth and children training
English book for Kids
Construction blocks (for games)
Small cars / toys
Baby-barbie / dolls
Dinnette. Cooking play
Balls (football, rudby, volley, soft) and pomp
Pappers , Pens, pencils, colors to paint and brushes.
Old cloths and shoes
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will have the unique opportunity to live as Ghanaian local people do, so you will experience how regular days run in a host family. You will be staying right with us in a compound house which has four extra empty rooms.
Each room accommodates a volunteer. The bathroom and the toilet are outside as it is locally made. Sounds weird but you will love it.
We provide food and water for our volunteers at no cost; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is a hot drink (tea, Nescafe, chocolate drink etc.) and bread with margarine or peanut butter, oat or milk. For lunch and dinner, we prepare local foods. For example, banku, rice, yam, plantain, fufu, beans, stew, soup, fish and sometimes meat. If you are vegetarian, or you need a special diet, please let us know in order to accommodate your needs...
You will get to visit old age, mingle with them and they will tell you interesting stories about their village and they will share their experiences.
It is really fun hanging around them as well.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Yes. We have 100% of internet connection and we welcome whoever wish to volunteer online with us.
We have enough space to host our volunteers travelling with their campervans.
Yes!! we accepts our volunteers with their pets.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week