BUILDING PROJECT 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week
- Code : G/GHA/BP2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
By joining a building project, you will bring the (wo)manpower that is needed to fuel the construction. Projects are selected by community need. This therefore creates a variety of different projects. Education and sanitation are usually at the top of the list, but we are also very keen for participants to work on recreational projects, such as pitch flattening and community centres. These often provide a great focal point for the community You will join a team of other participants and locals, all of whom will work closely together for the common goal. The Ghanaian workers are skilled and know how to use the local materials, so they will act as your guide and no doubt, teach you many ?tricks of the trade?, ensuring the construction can be done quickly and efficiently. Since the projects vary, so do the tasks, but keep in mind this is physical work. There will be days that challenge you because they are strenuous, but don?t be put off. All of the projects accommodate participants of reasonable physical fitness and you will never be asked to do anything that you do not want to do. Chances are, you will find that being outdoors and working as a team is a fun and truly rewarding experience! Aims &Objectives : Assist the locals with construction and renovation efforts on an organized team, Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals, Give you some practical experience in light renovation work, Develop your teamwork and skills through hands on activity.
About the Accommodation : During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our center here in Accra. The accommodation is not far away from the beach, it’s just a 10 minutes drive to get there. It’s also centrally located to the most of our programs. Food Arrangements : Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.
Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in it’s diversity and has it’s own train station for easy transport.
It is a requirement that you MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana and can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you may want/need to get before starting.