Partner West Africa News
Posted on 01/11/2018

We're on Easy Fundraising

written by Partner West Africa
Everyone wants to support a charity but not everyone can commit to a monthly payment (if you can you can sign up with us here – a shameless plug I know!!!). What if there was ...
Posted on 22/10/2018

Malaria Workshops for Hundreds of Children

written by Freya and Rachel - PWA volunteers
In 2015 over 400,000 people worldwide died due to malaria. The majority of these cases were children under 5 years of age. These children are yet to develop any immunity towards the ...
Posted on 10/10/2018

PWA Launches Their First Gender Equality Project

written by Partner West Africa
“Ok everyone, tell me everything you know about menstruation”. Too fast? Let us take you back to the beginning. The Partner West Africa (PWA) Gender Equality Programme ...
Posted on 03/09/2018

Nutrition Training with Local School Cooks

written by Lydia - PWA Volunteer
Lydia is a volunteer working with Partner West Africa (PWA) on the Children’s Health, Hygiene and Nutrition programme who spent time working with a local school to help them ensure ...
Posted on 25/08/2018

#volunteertakeover News About Learning Through Song

written by Sophie - PWA Volunteer Manager
‘Has anyone seen my phone?’ is a common question heard here in the Partner West Africa (PWA) volunteer house! It’s funny that you can remember the song ‘Heads, ...
Posted on 10/08/2018

#volunteertakeover News

written by Alexia - PWA Volunteer
#volunteertakeover News from Alexia about creativity workshops at a local school   This week another volunteer and I have been running creativity workshops for four to seven ...
Posted on 03/08/2018

New Work at House of Grace

written by Sophie - PWA Manager
One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries; at least 1 in 10 of these ...
Posted on 30/07/2018

PWA Partnering with the Ghana Girl Guides Association

written by Partner West Africa
Partner West Africa are pleased to announce our newest partner: the Ghana Girl Guides Association (GGGA). As part of our research into organisations working in the area of gender we ...
Posted on 20/07/2018

#volunteertakeover News

written by Stewart - PWA Volunteer
Volunteer Stewart writes about Malaria and the research for his maters dissertation that he’s been conducting here in Ghana.   “Malaria is a global health concern ...
Posted on 17/07/2018

Toothbrush, Toothbrush - an Oral Health Workshop

written by Sarah and Alexia - PWA volunteers
“Toothbrush, toothbrush Two minutes with my toothbrush Now let’s see how you use your toothbrush!”   These are the words to the very simple (yet entertaining) ...
Posted on 09/07/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #10

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
Taylor Swift is a pop icon. With millions of fans worldwide, numerous public celebrity feuds and a very public love life, she is a constant subject for tabloid gossip. However, she ...
Posted on 02/07/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #9

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place... Is Ageless Today Ghanaian's are celebrating Republic Day. Not only a day to celebrate Ghana’s first ever president but also a day to show appreciation ...
Posted on 29/06/2018

#volunteertakeover Nursery News

written by Izzy and Sophie - PWA volunteers
“A child’s most important steps happen before they set foot in a primary school. By their fifth birthday, their brain will already be 90% developed and the foundations for ...
Posted on 25/06/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #8

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place... Is Her Choice Gender stereotypes have existed for centuries; from women’s roles as housewives in the 17th century, to men’s inability to ask for ...
Posted on 18/06/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #7

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
Whether you look to our schools, our hospitals, our businesses, our communities or our government, in every society women are still struggling to break the infamous glass ceiling or, ...
Posted on 13/06/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #6

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place... Is Safe 818 million women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence. That’s more than two and a half times the population of the ...
Posted on 04/06/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #5

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place Is... At School Malala Yousafzai’s fight for education, particularly for girls, has made headlines around the world and in 2014 she became the youngest ...
Posted on 28/05/2018

A Woman's Place Is...Gender Equality Blog #4

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day! Today is a day to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in enabling women ...
Posted on 21/05/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #3

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place Is... At The Table Across the world women are often underrepresented in decision making, whether politically (22.8% of all national parliamentarians) or in business ...
Posted on 14/05/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #2

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place Is... Empowering Each Other The saying goes: ‘behind every great man is a great woman’. This conjures up images of Barack and Michelle Obama, or Bill ...
Posted on 07/05/2018

A Woman's Place Is... PWA Gender Blog #1

written by Amy - PWA Volunteer
A Woman's Place Is... The past 18 months has been rife with people of all genders across the globe standing up to say time’s up on gender inequality. Over 7 million people ...
Posted on 16/04/2018

Introducing the Gender Equality Research Programme and How You Can Volunteer

written by Partner West Africa
Partner West Africa (PWA) are thrilled to announce the start of our Gender Equality Programme. In this new area of work, we are seeking to establish and build an effective and sustainable ...
Posted on 21/11/2017

PWA's 2017 Christmas Appeal

written by Partner West Africa
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight”…you sang that just then, didn’t you?! Haha We ...
Posted on 25/10/2017

The Community Ambassadors Visit Ghana

written by Partner West Africa
Partner West Africa (PWA) hosted a group of amazing young people from Plymouth, UK. They’re a group who have been working together for a few years under the name of the ‘Community ...
Posted on 21/09/2017

PWA's Summer 2017 Malaria Prevention Programme Continues

written by Partner West Africa
Here’s the next instalment of Partner West Africa’s (PWA) exciting Malaria Prevention Programme. Building on previous screening events, malaria education workshops and distributing ...
Posted on 21/08/2017

URGENT APPEAL: Conflict in the Community of Oshieye

written by Partner West Africa
To all firends, supporters, past-volunteers and partner organisations, please help us respond to this most urgent appeal to seek support for the PWA Daycare & Nursery Centre for ...
Posted on 16/08/2017

School Partnership Work Continues at St Peter's School, Opeikuma

written by Juliet - PWA Volunteer
As part of Partner West Africa’s (PWA) International School Partnership Programme (ISPP), which aims to break down cultural barriers by connecting students from Ghana and the ...
Posted on 09/08/2017

PWA Complete Oral Health Workshops for Deaf Children

written by Larissa - PWA Volunteer
In July 2017 Partner West Africa (PWA) carried out a series of oral health workshops over a two-week period in two of their partner schools. During the first week, three workshops were ...
Posted on 24/07/2017

Introducing PWA's Latest Partner School: The House of Grace

written by Lucy - PWA Volunteer
Presenting our newest partner school on the International Schools Partnership Programme: House of Grace. Welcome to the PWA family! Partner West Africa’s ‘International ...
Posted on 27/02/2017

Lucy the Volunteer Returns to Ghana

written by Partner West Africa
Akwaaba, Welcome back Lucy. Its been a while since you were last with us, what have you been up to since you left in December? "A few days after I got home, I visited Singlewell ...
Posted on 18/01/2017

Partner West Africa Attends the Development Action Association Annual General Meeting

written by Partner West Africa
On January 17th 2017, the office of the Development Action Association (DAA) in Bortianor, a village local to Partner West Africa (PWA), hosted the DAA Annual General Meeting. Over ...
Posted on 07/01/2017

Thank You for 2016 From Partner West Africa

written by Partner West Africa
Partner West Africa formally would like to thank the many individuals and organisations who have supported us in 2016 and without whom we could not continue our work in the UK and in ...
Posted on 01/01/2017

Happy New Year from Partner West Africa

written by Partner West Africa
Happy New Year everyone. 2016…It’s not been an easy year for anyone, with many twists & turns and surprises along the way but despite these things here at Partner ...
Posted on 27/11/2016

Our Autumn 2016 Edition Nursery Newsletter Released

written by Partner West Africa
For all our important friends and sponsors of our Daycare & Nursery Centre, we have now released our Autumn 2016 Edition.   Focusing on some of the heartwarming activities ...
Posted on 25/11/2016

We Need your Help (But NOT your Money!). Introducing: 'Share to Care'

written by Partner West Africa
Dear Friends,   Today is a good day:   Today I have the rare and uplifting task of writing not to ask for funds, nor for donations, nor for anything that will ...
Posted on 15/11/2016

Support our Christmas Appeal: 'Equip a Child for School'

written by Partner West Africa
It's that time again? Christmas is here. We bet the neighbour's neon garden decorations are just days from sneaking up and the familiar jangle of jingle bells is drifting out ...
Posted on 30/09/2016

VWA set to merge with its sister organisation 'Partner West Africa'

written by Partner West Africa
The whole team are incredibly proud and excited to announce that we will be moving ahead with carefully considered plans to amalgamate with our long-time, UK-based sister charity; Partner ...
Posted on 15/09/2016

Malaria Prevention Programme Update

written by Ciara and Rosie - PWA Volunteers
Early in the morning in Oshiyie, a small fishing village in Ghana, people are gathered around a small group of Partner West Africa (PWA) volunteers working on the Malaria Prevention ...
Posted on 06/09/2016

ABTA Releases Volunteering Guidelines for Ethical Volunteering Organisations!

written by Partner West Africa
With Partner West Africa's consultation as part of the 'Better Volunteering, Better Care Network', we are pleased to announce the publication of the Official ABTA Volunteering ...
Posted on 20/08/2016

It's World Mosquito Day!

written by Partner West Africa
Happy world mosquito day! It goes against everything Partner West Africa is working towards to celebrate the mosquito, but today marks the 119th anniversary of Sir Ronald Ross' ...
Posted on 14/08/2016

It's Finally Here: Meet the New PWA Daycare & Nursery Centre Sponsorship Scheme!

written by Partner West Africa
The time has finally come...   As all our friends and regular followers are well aware, in 2014 our charity inadvertently inherited a duty of care over 30 of the most vulnerable ...
Posted on 11/08/2016

Volunteer West Africa Volunteers Complete Oral Health Talks in Local Community

written by Partner West Africa
Continuing with Partner West Africa's (PWA) oral health project, a team of PWA staff and volunteers led by our resident paediatric nurse Brooke French, set out to Langma, ...
Posted on 20/07/2016

Interview with Partner West Africa Volunteer: Ella

written by Partner West Africa
Introducing the wonderful Ella! She's 2 weeks in to her 5 week placement, we've managed to prize her away from her work for 10 minutes to answer some quick questions ...
Posted on 15/07/2016

Amazing Arts and Crafts Week at VWA Nursery and Daycare Centre

written by Partner West Africa
Usually Friday's are arts and crafts days at the Partner West Africa (PWA) Nursery and Daycare Centre, but for two volunteers, Penny and Debbie, with crafty superpowers a single ...
Posted on 02/07/2016

Calling all Friends & Supporters...

written by Volunteer West Africa
For our friends and supporters who constantly, very generously, ask how they can best help our charity, please find here our Summer 2016 Briefing document on VWA's Fund Raising, ...
Posted on 02/07/2016

Boo's First Days in Ghana

written by Boo - PWA Volunteer
'Hello how are you? I am fine thank you how are you? I am fine also'. I soon learnt that this is the standard greeting of all Ghanaian's! On our first day we went on ...
Posted on 01/07/2016

Sophie the Serial Volunteer Returns!

written by Sophie - VWA volunteer
I'm Sophie, I've volunteered with Volunteer West Africa (VWA) before, which has earned me the title of 'Sophie the serial volunteer', I guess three visits in under 18 months makes me ...
Posted on 28/06/2016

Why Volunteering at the VWA Daycare Centre is a Better Option than Volunteering at an Orphanage!

written by Volunteer West Africa
As a member of the Better Volunteering, Better Care Network, VWA is committed to spreading the scientific research that demonstrates why children are better-off living with their ...
Posted on 28/06/2016

Volunteer West Africa official partner to the University of Birmingham's Careers Network!

written by Volunteer West Africa
Volunteer West Africa is very proud today to launch an official partnership with the Careers Network team of the University of Birmingham in the UK.  With a combination of voluntary ...
Posted on 09/06/2016

Malaria Prevention for the Kayaye Mothers of Agbogbloshie

written by Partner West Africa
Partner West Africa (PWA) recently returned to Agbogbloshie; consecutively named one of the five most polluted and toxic places on earth, to extend our Malaria Prevention ...
Posted on 29/05/2016

VWA Proud to be Invited to Join the Better Volunteering Better Care Network

written by Volunteer West Africa
Better Volunteering Better Care, formed in association with Save the Children UK, is a collaboration of industry experts and organisations focused on promoting and advocating best-practice ...
Posted on 18/05/2016

The Trouble with Orphanage Volunteering

written by Volunteer West Africa
VWA is part of a small but growing group of commentators attempting to raise awareness regarding the often negative impact associated with the popular practice of 'orphanage volunteering'. As ...
Posted on 03/05/2016

The Suzzy Yaa Campaign to Reduce Preventable Deaths of Young Children

written by Volunteer West Africa
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Suzzy Yaa, aged 2, an extremely beautiful, popular and heart-warming soul and student at our Daycare & Nursery Centre for ...
Posted on 16/04/2016

Empowering Mothers to Provide Oral Health

written by Volunteer West Africa
Today Volunteer West Africa launched an Oral Health Education Project to enhance oral heath among children in our local communities, through the empowerment of mothers to educate and ...
Posted on 05/04/2016

Chris the Football Coach on Arriving in Ghana with VWA

written by Volunteer West Africa
My First Impressions of GhanaAfter months of researching different volunteering programmes the day finally arrived for me to fly out to Ghana to work with Volunteer West Africa (VWA). ...
Posted on 19/03/2016

VWA's 2016 Children's Malaria Prevention Programme Delivering Change!

written by Volunteer West Africa
Following many months of research, planning and general hard work from our fantastic volunteer-led team, VWA was this month able to move in to the next phase of our Children's Malaria ...
Posted on 17/01/2016

A New Year's Resolution to Help the Children of the Agbogbloshie Toxic Waste Dump

written by Taylah - VWA Volunteer
The community of Agbogbloshie is world famous. Literally, it is on one of the 'top ten in the world' lists. Its fame, sadly, is not related to a reason worth celebrating: In 2013, Agbogbloshie ...
Posted on 12/01/2016

VWA Volunteer Taylah: Preventing Malaria in the Community

written by Volunteer West Africa
Pictured is the relentlessly-hardworking VWA Volunteer; Taylah, chatting with the parent of one of our nursery & daycare centre students, during the research phase of our current ...
Posted on 08/01/2016

Children's Nutrition Volunteer Programme Hospital Donations

written by Volunteer West Africa
During December a fantastic group of volunteers from Queen Mary's College (QMC) in Basingstoke, UK, completed a placement with VWA in Ghana as a result of the UK Schools Partnership ...
Posted on 21/12/2015

The VWA & PWA Children's Nursery Newsletter - 1st Anniversary Edition

written by Volunteer West Africa
Are you interested in learning a little more about our daycare & nursery centre and what has been achieved in our first year? Or are you considering sponsoring a vulnerable child ...
Posted on 16/12/2015

Voluntourism: VWA's guide to avoid doing more harm than good as a volunteer

written by Volunteer West Africa
This year the word 'voluntourism' was officially listed in the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time! So it would seem that this (estimated) $billion sector is here to stay. But ...
Posted on 23/09/2015

VWA Welcomes Our Latest Team Member...

written by Volunteer West Africa
VWA is proud to announce, on behalf of our Projects & Volunteering Manager, Inusah Amidu, the birth of his baby 'Latifa Tipagya Inusah'. The newest member of the VWA family, along ...
Posted on 17/08/2015

Ghana, the home of Volunteer West Africa, is ranked the most free & fair country in Africa

written by Volunteer West Africa
Here at VWA we are extremely proud of our status as one of Ghana's leading volunteer-led NGOs which support vulnerable children. Now we have even more reason to be proud: Ghana ...
Posted on 10/08/2015

The International Citizen Service & Volunteer West Africa Collaborate!

written by Volunteer West Africa
Followers of VWA's volunteer activities and news will have noted that there has been a bit of a wait since our last volunteer entertainment-related post, and we hope you haven't missed ...
Posted on 09/08/2015

Engineers Without Borders & Volunteer West Africa Partnership Goes Live!

written by Engineers Without Borders
Akwaaba! (Welcome!)We are a team of three students from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) based at the University of Bath. EWB started a partnership with VWA Volunteer West Africa earlier ...
Posted on 02/07/2015

House of Grace School for the Deaf VWA Partnership

written by Volunteer West Africa
On Tuesday this week the VWA team of staff & volunteers re-visited The House of Grace School for deaf and hearing impaired children, after our initial meeting on the 5th of June.A ...
Posted on 18/06/2015

VWA Volunteers Getting out in to Ghana

written by Volunteer West Africa
VWA Volunteers unwind at the weekend?The current Volunteer West Africa team of volunteers embarked upon our 4 day trip and the first stop was at Opeikuma, a village outside of Kokrobite ...
Posted on 17/06/2015

Profile of a VWA Volunteer - Abi, Social Care Programme

written by Volunteer West Africa
Hi. I'm Abi. I have recently completed my second year of degree study, training to become a qualified Social Work professional. I have one final year of study left before I qualify ...
Posted on 11/06/2015

Latest PTA Meeting a Success...

written by Volunteer West Africa
Today the VWA team held a Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) Meeting for the parents of the children who attend our nursery & daycare centre; this is something that happens ...
Posted on 05/06/2015

VWA Partnership with HoG School for Deaf & Hearing Impaired Children

written by Katy & Abi - VWA Volunteers
Those of you who follow our news and updates closely will recall the children's Christmas 2014 party we organised and hosted for the students and staff of the House of Grace School ...
Posted on 31/05/2015

VWA Nursery & Daycare Centre Newsletter - Spring 2015

written by Volunteer West Africa
For all our friends, donors and sponsors, the Spring 2015 edition of our Nursery Newsletter is now available online to view or download. Thank you!
Posted on 23/05/2015

Meet VWA Volunteer: Katy Berry

written by Volunteer West Africa
Hey there VWA friends! Meet Katy Berry. Katy arrived as a volunteer here in Ghana this week. She's an enthusiastic, multi-talented (photographer, chef, professional horse trainer?) ...
Posted on 20/04/2015

Children's Health Event at Agbogbloshie

written by Sussie Stevens - VWA Volunteer
The locals call it Sodom and Gomorra (S&G)! Otherwise known as Agbogbloshie: a sprawling shantytown built over one of the largest electronic and industrial waste dump sites in the ...
Posted on 31/03/2015

VWA Free Community Health Events Launched

written by Volunteer West Africa
Volunteer West Africa (VWA) held the first in a series of free public health screening events, on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of March, in the rural community of Tuba, around 20km ...
Posted on 10/03/2015

The Guardian Recommends Volunteering to Access a Career in Development

written by Volunteer West Africa
Are you interested in pursuing a career in international development? Then why not follow the advice of the leading print-press commentator on development issues; the Guardian, which ...
Posted on 03/03/2015

Be a Volunteer, not a Voluntourist

written by Volunteer West Africa
As summer approaches, thousands of well meaning individuals will be considering how to combine their holiday or travel this year with the chance to 'give a little something back' and ...
Posted on 29/01/2015

UoB Funding Available to Undergraduate Volunteers!

written by Volunteer West Africa
The University of Birmingham offers VWA applicants the following Work Experience Bursaries: 'Careers Network' provides a number of bursaries every summer to support undergraduate ...
Posted on 21/01/2015

VWA Receives Formal Letter of Support & Partnership from Ghana Education Directorate!

written by Volunteer West Africa
Pictured (Centre) is the Ghanaian Government's Municipal Director of Education, the Honourable Mrs. Margaret Frempong-Kore, who stopped by this week to inspect VWA's charitable daycare ...
Posted on 17/01/2015

Calling all potential international volunteers from Liverpool & Newcastle!

written by Volunteer West Africa
Matt Craig - Executive Director of VWA, our not-for-profit volunteer led NGO, will be available to meet with and chat and also hold formal talks about volunteering in Africa, whether ...
Posted on 06/01/2015

New Partnership between VWA & Newcastle International Development Society

written by Volunteer West Africa
VWA is proud to announce that we are in preliminary discussions with Newcastle University's International Development Society to offer a strategic and exclusive international volunteering ...
Posted on 04/01/2015

Volunteering at Christmas in West Africa: The VWA Experience

written by Holly
My name is Holly, I am 17 years old and I'm in my final year at sixth form currently doing A-levels in the UK. This year I decided to spend two weeks over the Christmas period volunteering ...
Posted on 26/12/2014

Merry Christmas & Thank You from the VWA Team

written by Volunteer West Africa
Quite simply, if you've helped, donated or volunteered with our charity this year, yuu will want to watch and share this video!
Posted on 22/12/2014

Is Volunteering in West Africa in 2015 Sensible and/or Safe?

written by Volunteer West Africa
With the Ebola crisis blighting much of the West African region, and with radical terrorist groups, such as Boko-Harem, instigating violent campaigns across Nigeria, Mali and several ...
Posted on 21/12/2014

Thank you Nathan & Lucy: New Sponsors to the three Little Girls who lost their Father Last Month!

written by Partner West Africa
At the Partner West Africa (PWA) Children's Daycare & Nursery Centre places are offered based on priority of need. And in the communities PWA works in it is often extremely ...
Posted on 17/12/2014

Check Out Partner West Africa's Snazzy New Website!!!!

written by Volunteer West Africa
For our friends, donors, supporters and volunteers past/present/future, please take a moment to visit and 'Like' the snazzy new website of our sister organisation Partner West Africa. ...
Posted on 17/12/2014

VWA Proud to be Listed on

written by Volunteer West Africa
As the world's leading platform for the highest quality volunteering and international travel opportunities, VWA is proud to have been listed as a premium partner with www.go-abroad.comGo ...
Posted on 07/12/2014

The Problems with Orphanage Volunteering and VWA's Response

written by Volunteer West Africa
Two of the world's leading children's charities have recently published a report criticising the growing trend in international orphanage volunteering. UNICEF and Save the Children ...
Posted on 22/11/2014

Excellent Trial By UNICEF to start in Ghana

written by Volunteer West Africa
Allowing improvements in child and adult literacy and communication, to the 'poorest of the poor' in Ghana, the device we hope will prove a huge success for UNICEF.  If successful, ...
Posted on 21/11/2014

Brush up on your Ghanaian History before Volunteering!

written by VWA
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Posted on 11/11/2014

Urgent Appeal to Support Three Young Sisters Who Have Just Lost Their Father

written by VWA
Pictured: Rebecca, Abigail & Jennifer, three young sisters who attend our daycare & nursery centre for vulnerable children in Oshieye, Ghana, and who sadly and suddenly lost ...
Posted on 30/10/2014

Discounts on Volunteering Placements for Sponsors & Donors

written by VWA
Would you, your friends, your school or class mates, your colleagues or your family like the opportunity to volunteer with Volunteer West Africa at discounted rates simply by helping ...
Posted on 29/10/2014

Winter 2014 Child Sponsorship Newsletter Now Available

written by VWA
If you sponsor one of the 70 vulnerable children who attend our Daycare & Nursery Centre in Oshieye, Ghana - or if you are a potential volunteer or past VWA volunteer interested ...
Posted on 29/10/2014

Team Gruff You Mudda Duffa do Tough Mudder for PWA & VWA

written by VWA
Team Gruff You Mudda Duffa, consisting of Ben, Greg, Mel, Robin, and Claire, recently completed the 13 mile Tough Muddder course of torment and pure agony. They did this, well, because ...
Posted on 22/10/2014

Health Event at the VWA Children's Daycare & Nursery Centre

written by VWA
On Friday 17th October, Volunteer West Africa funded and organised the latest in a series of health events held at our daycare and nursery centre for vulnerable children in Oshieye, ...
Posted on 22/10/2014

VWA Daycare & Nursery Centre Classrooms Decorated

written by VWA
With its growing popularity with the local community, admission applications for places at the VWA Daycare and Nursery centre for vulnerable children shot up from 30 children last term ...
Posted on 16/10/2014

Matt Craig, VWA Chief Executive Officer, Aged 3 - 'That's just how he rolled, man.'

written by VWA
This is a really, really important initiative to our team personally as well as to our charity's projects but - don't worry - we are not asking for you to part with a single penny of ...
Posted on 01/10/2014

Appeal for Volunteers: Vulnerable Children's Daycare Centre, Oshieye, Ghana

written by Volunteer West Africa
Volunteer West Africa is appealing for anyone with relevant skills, knowledge and/or energy to help us deliver one of our most important and ambitious projects to-date: the design, ...
Posted on 03/08/2014

Internship Vacancy at VWA: NGO Development & Volunteering

written by VWA
Vacancy Type: Paid Internship Duration: 12 to 24 Months Location: Kokrobite, Greater Accra, Ghana Title: 'Organisational/NGO Development and the Coordination of International Volunteers' Volunteer ...
Posted on 27/07/2014

Thank-you Letter to the VWA team from David & Grace Lartey

written by VWA
1) David LarteyHi, my name is David Lartey, I am 10 years old, and my hobbies are football and dancing. I school at Fayef International School in Ghana and I am in grade four. I would ...
Posted on 18/07/2014

VWA Donates $1,000 of Classroom Equipment within its Schools Partnership Programme

written by VWA
As part of VWA's Schools Partnership Programme, operated in conjunction with our sister organisation Partner West Africa, VWA team members, guests and volunteers this week visited St ...
Posted on 05/07/2014

Volunteer West Africa Partners Review Project Underway

written by VWA
As an NGO which focuses on removing the roadblocks that prevent children from accessing education, building and maintaining strong relationships with schools, clinics, youth clubs, ...
Posted on 19/06/2014

Interested in Sponsoring a Vulnerable Child to Access Education?

written by VWA
In 2013, the Oshieye children's nursery and daycare centre was established within the Volunteer West Africa compound, in Oshieye, Ghana. Since then, our team has work tirelessly with ...
Posted on 18/06/2014

Appeal for Volunteers & Sponsors to Help Create a Children's Nursery in Ghana

written by VWA
Towards the end of 2013, around 30 children from Oshieye - a small fishing village in Greater Accra, Ghana - were in attendance at a free nursery and daycare facility managed by a local ...
Posted on 11/06/2014

Volunteer West Africa Nursery's 1st PTA Meeting Held!

written by VWA
Last week Volunteer West Africa hosted its first official P.T.A meeting for the parents and staff of the VWA nursery and daycare centre in Oshieye, Ghana. The meeting was organised ...
Posted on 24/05/2014

VWA Children's Nursery in Oshieye Reopen

written by VWA
In partnership with Momma Felicia, Volunteer West Africa was proud today to reopen its children's nursery in the village of Oshieye, Ghana. The nursery had been closed due to an extended ...
Posted on 30/04/2014

Appeal for a Volunteer Team to Visit Africa & Help VWA Build a Children's Play Area

written by VWA
This half-term holiday, work is underway at the VWA compound in Ghana to build an additional classroom for the children who attend the Volunteer West Africa day-care centre and nursery. ...
Posted on 15/04/2014

3-Day Volunteer West Africa Community Health Programme

written by Emily Salter - VWA Volunteer
Whilst volunteering for VWA I have been involved in the planning and delivery of a 3 day event based on the importance of a balanced diet as well as the importance of hygiene and oral ...
Posted on 15/04/2014

VWA Helps Vulnerable Children Access Education

written by Matt Cawthra - VWA Volunteer
At a recent community event held by Volunteer West Africa, the NGOs policy of providing help to vulnerable children was clear to see. The event was a nutrition workshop for local parents, ...
Posted on 24/03/2014

Child Sponsorship Programme Launch

written by VWA
Volunteer West Africa and our sister organisation Partner West Africa are appealing for individuals or families from the international community who would be prepared to sponsor a child ...
Posted on 20/02/2014

VWA Project Review Underway

written by VWA
As part of our ongoing commitment to meet industry best practice standards, Volunteer West Africa today launched a 4 week project review to ensure our volunteer projects are in-line ...
Posted on 04/02/2014

Appeal to Help Arkaah

written by VWA
Arkaah is 8 years old and lives with his Mother, Father & three siblings in a 10ft by 8ft room in a small village in West Africa. Arkaah has never been to school. Instead, Arkaah ...
Posted on 20/01/2014

Volunteer West Africa Fun Day for Local Children

written by VWA
Volunteer West Africa opened its doors for a charitable young children's day of fun and games this weekend. An open invitation was sent to all families with young children within the ...
Posted on 17/01/2014

Volunteer West Africa & Ghana Health Board Health Collaboration Event

written by VWA
Volunteer West Africa, working in collaboration with the Ghana National Health Board, today delivered a free health-screening, immunization and hygiene clinic for the children of the ...
Posted on 15/01/2014

Volunteer West Africa Invited to Address the Regional Chief Executive Development Assembly

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Marking our continued commitment to the communities of Oshieye, Kokrobite, Bortianor, and Langma, VWA today attended the GA South Ghana Municipal Council Executive and Chiefs community ...
Posted on 04/01/2014

Volunteer West Africa Team Visits Children in Accra Shanty Towns

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Yesterday VWA team members and volunteers visited one of Accra's shanty towns - one of the most densely populated and poorly developed in West Africa - in order to meet with children ...
Posted on 02/01/2014

Volunteer West Africa Gives Santa a Helping Hand

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With so many of the children and families in the communities that VWA supports having little or no money to spare to make Christmas special, VWA - with great thanks to supporters and ...
Posted on 20/11/2013

Arts, Crafts & Fun Day for Children at the Home of Hope

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VWA staff and volunteers have today completed a series of fun days for the children, many of them orphans, at the Home of Hope in Kokrobite, Ghana.VWA works closely with the home and ...
Posted on 17/11/2013

Day of Celebrations with Volunteer West Africa and the Opeikuma Community

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On Friday 15th November, the VWA team - along with around a thousand children and a selection of honourable government officials and community leaders, had a fun-filled day of celebrations ...
Posted on 05/11/2013

Thanks to our Intrepid Volunteer, Zach Hayes!

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The VWA team, and the children of Kokrobite in Ghana, would like to thank volunteer Zach Hayes for his hard work over the last 3 months. You will be very, very missed (but we'll see ...
Posted on 30/10/2013

Volunteer West Africa Welcomes Baby Matilda to the Team

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Volunteer West Africa is delighted to announce the birth of VWA team member, 'Big Chris', latest family member: baby Matilda.Mother and baby are doing just fine and are being often ...
Posted on 07/10/2013

Tree Planting Programme for 1000 African Children

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Volunteer West Africa has recently launched its first conservation education programme in Opeikuma village in Ghana's Central Region.The Opeikuma area has suffered historically from ...
Posted on 13/09/2013

Volunteer West Africa Launches Opeikuma Partnership with a Donation of Computers

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Volunteer West Africa today donated computer equipment for the first ever IT laboratory at the rural Opei Kuma school in Ghana's Central Region. The donation marks the beginning of ...
Posted on 03/09/2013

Volunteer West Africa Establishes Volunteer Guest House in Opeikuma Village

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VWA team members 'Big Chris' and Matt Craig today established a volunteer guest house in the community of Opei Kuma in Ghana's Central Region.The guest house will help facilitate the ...
Posted on 03/08/2013

VWA Presents Graduation Certificates at Fayef School

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Congratulations to the students at Fayef International School, Ghana who graduated today in to Junior High School!VWA volunteers, along with CEO Matt Craig, were invited as guests to ...
Posted on 01/08/2013

Jamestown 'Access to Education' Programme

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Matt Craig and Osmond Owusu, of Volunteer West Africa, and Suzanne Platt and Nicola Dominy of Partner West Africa, this week spent time with schools, children, teachers and families ...
Posted on 16/04/2013

Clothes Donated to the Children of Kokrobite

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Sandy Craig, of Volunteer West Africa, would like to pay thanks to all the generous and kind supporters who furnished us with a beautiful selection of lovely children's clothes that ...
Posted on 14/02/2013

Volunteer West Africa donates food to the kids at the Home of Hope

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National press turned up to witness Volunteer West Africa making a donation of food and cooking materials to the Home of Hope, near Kokrobite, Ghana, this week.The gesture marked the ...
Posted on 10/02/2013

Volunteer West Africa Offices & Guest House Opened

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Volunteer West Africa is proud to announce the formal opening of the VWA volunteer & staff guest house and headquarters in Kokrobite, Ghana, West Africa.Unlike other NGO's, VWA ...
Posted on 06/02/2013

We are an officially registered NGO/Charity!!

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Volunteer West Africa has today received its official certificates of recognition from the Government of Ghana.We have been formally recognised as a Non-Governmental Organisation authorised ...
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