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Category Archive: Ghana

Ghana Bound | Andrew Harris

In a couple more weeks, I’ll be on my way to Bibiani, Ghana where I’ll be working on a sustainable community development project. The project is designed to maximize contributions from mining operations to socio- economic benefits and sustainable development in the BAB District. The Project will contribute to the realization of the Medium Term Development…

“See You Later”

Leaving Damongo was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. My internship was, without a doubt, the most incredible experience of my life. To be honest, I have had trouble putting it into words. The experience I had in Damongo was one that could not be taught through books or in a…

Small Town, Big Lessons

It is safe to say that I am completely settled in and absolutely loving my new home in Northern Ghana. I live in Damongo, which is the capital of the West Gonja District. It is a small rural town with plenty of schools, power outages, amazing people, and a huge water issue. Yet I still…

Adventures in Ghana 2013

My name is Julian Dorscht. I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and will be volunteering as a Gender Advocacy Assistant for the Girls Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GEU-GES) in Adenta. I recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a major in Development studies and a minor in Women’s studies. My placement begins January…

Pre-Departure Thoughts!

In less than two months I will be arriving in Ghana for my three month internship! I am currently in my third year at the University of Ottawa studying International Development and Globalization. I love traveling, playing soccer, and working with kids and therefore cannot wait to start my internship in Ejura, Ghana. I chose…

Greetings From Ghana!

The days and weeks are simply flying by in Ghana. I am at the point in my internship where I feel integrated and in sync with my environment both in the workplace and in my social life. Feelings of homesickness and loneliness are truly short-lived and quickly forgotten due to the customs in Ghanaian culture…

First visit, but not my last

  Kaitlyn Beloff Univeristy of Ottawa- Conflict Studies and Human Rights SWB – UNITERRA – GNECC My name is Kaitlyn (Katie) Beloff and I am from the small town of Stouffville, Ontario, just north of Toronto. I am currently entering into my fourth year at the University of Ottawa, studying a degree in Conflict Studies…

Paulina Gryc

It was 4 years ago in a grade 12 human rights class where for the first time I was painted a very graphic and uncensored picture of the real world that I lived in. I was first exposed to the harsh realities and inequalities that exist through an assignment where students were to choose a…

Jody Nozetz – Ghana, here i come!

Hi everyone! My name is Jody Nozetz and I am in my fourth year at the University of Ottawa, studying International Development and Globalization. I began my undergraduate degree in Business, recognizing my enthusiasm for management and entrepreneurship. However, after a year of studying, I came to the conclusion that the program was not creating…

Akwaaba!

Thinking back over the two months I have been in Ghana, it seems a blur. I have experienced so much in such a short period of time, and I am looking forward to more adventures in the remaining weeks! Reflecting back on the first few weeks, it was an extreme adjustment period. I was trying…