2020 Group Service-Learning
Trips to Ghana
Immerse in Ghanaian
Participants will be living in the village among locals, near our service site. We will provide a home-stay based experience with your safety as our highest priority.
Hands On Service
Start your summer off with meaning. The 2019 trips will be serving at a children's home and primary school in a rural village, Akokwaa, Ghana, West Africa.
Join a Globally Focused Community
Joining the 2020 Service-learning trips offers you the opportunity to connect with other individuals interested in global development.
Support Sustainable Solutions
The group's service will extend beyond their trip through their contribution to the sustainable initiative on site. We value the ability to provide long-term solutions to poverty through service.
Travel on Cultural Excursions
In order to provide a holistic experience, paticipants will embark on excursions to visit cultural and historical sites in Ghana.
Transform Your Outlook
The service-learning experience offers individuals a chance for personal and leadership growth. Participants have the opportunity for skill development and self-reflection as they engage in teamwork and new cultural experiences.
***Due to COVID-19 all trips are indefinitely cancelled. Please contact us with any questions about potential group or individual volunteer opportunities.
*These are Buck-i-SERV trips and you must apply on their website. Ohio State University students only. STEP funding approved!
If you missed the deadline or are a non OSU student and wish to join our trip, please email us and we can discuss adding you onto the trip! We have a few extra spots available that we can fill!
Location: Akokwaa, Ghana
This experience will be a 2 week trip in Ghana, where participants will serve at The Engyankwa wo enyiadad (Hope for orphans) Children’s Home. The home aims of empowering orphaned and vulnerable youth from impoverished communities. Currently, the home has about sixty children. The children’s home also has a school, which works with students in nursery through JHS 1. There are between 150-200 students in the school.
Estimated Cost: $2,500 (includes flight)
The majority of our fees go directly to the programs in which our volunteers serve in order to increase our impact in sustainability. The trip fees are broken down into two sections. Each participant's cost will vary based on their current immunizations, their plane ticket, and their selection for insurance.
Foundation Expenses: $1000
Accommodations, 3 meals/day, purified water, in and out-of-country staff support, airport pick up and drop off, and the associated costs for multiple excursions.
Plane ticket, passport, visa ($60), immunizations, and traveler's insurance
*Yellow Fever is required and we require anti-malarial pills.
2020 Empowerment Project:
All empowerment funds will be directed towards the construction of the second 3 classroom block for the school at the children's home, in addition to other ongoing TAF empowerment projects.
All individuals interested in attending our trips must fill out a brief application. After we have reviewed your application, we will contact you about space availability. Our goal is 12-16 people for each trip.