Students Without Borders is a WUSC and CECI program that enables Canadian university and college students to participate in exciting, volunteer learning opportunities in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Category Archive: Ghana

Getting geared up for Ghana

Hey There! My name is Jesika Kravis I am a fourth year student at the University of Ottawa. I am studying international development and globalization and I hope to continue in development work and studies upon my graduation. I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to go to Kumasi, Ghana this coming winter! I…

Sabrina Ward

Hello  Everyone! My name is Sabrina Ward, I am a second year Political Science student at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. I will be living and working in Tamale, Ghana with NOYED-Ghana. I feel very lucky to be given the opportunity of lead agency coordinating assistant to the Regional director! Not only is this…

Gas Flaring in the Western Region of Ghana

As things are beginning to draw to a close here in Accra, It’s time to reflect on and share experiences. Today, I want to share an experience that occurred in July and involved the government, communities, NGOs (including mine, Oilwatch Ghana) and oil companies in the Western Region of the country. On July 5th, 2014,…

8 Months in Ghana!

Hello out there! My name is Katherine MacGregor and I’m leaving home to fly to Ghana in just a couple of days. I’m a fourth year international development and anthropology student at the University of Toronto Scarborough. My co-op placement occurs this year and I’m lucky enough to be spending that time as a Students…

Anticipating Ghana…

I like to be prepared. I’m in the middle of my ‘practice pack,’ where I test my Tetris skills by packing my desired belongings into my suitcase, eventually ending up with only those that I need and list of things I forgot. To some this seems like rigidity or fearfulness, but I see my penchant…

Oil and Gas Industry Transparency in Accra, Ghana

Hello Everyone, I am very excited to tell you a little bit about my upcoming Students Without Borders placement in Accra, Ghana, but first I want to introduce myself. My name is Uzair Jaffer and I’m currently enrolled in the Master of Development Practice program at the University of Waterloo. At this point in time,…

Happy Hello From Ghana!

It is hard to believe that two months have already gone by. My favorite things about Ghana are in its atmosphere; a big bright orange sun peaking over the city at dusk and dawn, the pounding sound of fufu being prepared around diner time (a local dish made of pounded cassava), American country music blaring…

Off to Ghana!

Hello! My name is Julie Neelin. In June 2013 I graduated from the University of Ottawa where I studied Anthropology and Indigenous Studies. For me, this field unlocked the rich and beautiful diversity of the world, which now fuels a tireless passion to discover the secrets behind every culture, tradition, history and people. In the…

Making lemonade out of lemons!

So this is my 3rd day in Ghana (May 16, 2013) and my experience has been both very exciting and very frightening. We had Twi (Ghanian language) lessons in the morning and it was fun. Today was the last day of our orientation in Ghana and I finally left the other interns at Accra to…

LiFe in the rural parts of Ghana (Fotobi)

Hello everyone, Sure you all remember my post on my very first experience in Fotobi. After my first week in this village, I realized that most of the people living here were very ignorant of the things happening outside Fotobi. The fact that they do not have access to the Internet and limited TVs in…