We have spent 5 weeks here in Ghana volunteering with BFG in May/June 2012. Most of our time was spent in the clinic just outside of Akwakwah village, where we are living. Due to the remote location patients were often few and far between but the ones we did see taught us a lot about Ghanaian health care and the types of resources that are available here. We even got to see a new born baby just minutes old. As well as this we had the opportunity to go on child welfare outreach projects based in villages in the surrounding area. This involved both recording growth and updating vaccinations.
In the afternoons we sometimes got the chance to teach in Akwakwah Presby Primary School where we focused on creative art. The lesson on how to make paper aeroplanes went down particularly well! We hope to teach one more lesson before we leave.
One of the highlights of our trip has been giving HIV/AIDS talks in high schools in and around Swedru with BFG. BFG were extremely helpful with setting up a comfortable and welcoming home stay as well as helping to organise any weekend trips we wanted to take.
All in all it’s been a fantastic trip and gone by far too quickly! We hope to be able to come back in the future.
Ndella and Ezme