A Partner West Africa Testimonial
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Evelyn - UK

Evelyn - UK

Programme Completed: International Schools Partnership Programme

Date Posted: 01/08/2014

The work Partner West Africa do - and was able to assist me to do - was so inspiring, Ghana is fantastic, the volunteer guest house is very comfortable and well-equipped, and the team are the best hosts out there! Ghana feels like my second home and I cant wait to come back and see everyone again. I would recommend going to Ghana to volunteer with Partner West Africa (PWA) to anyone... it was by far the best experience I have ever had (and I have travelled quite a lot!).

"I would recommend going to Ghana to volunteer with Partner West Africa (PWA) to anyone... it was by far the best experience I have ever had (and I have travelled quite a lot!).

They call Ghana the 'gateway to Africa'. I would say that this is because the people are the most friendly and welcoming and so it is just so easy to slip right in and feel straight at home. And Kokrobite, the village where PWA is based, is a very exciting but laid back community that optimises that sense of welcome.

I made friends with dozens of locals on and around the beautiful Kokrobite beach and I spent many happy hours in Kokrobite learning to play African drums, meandering through the market, or relaxing at a number of the great beach bars and restaurants. Kokrobite Gardens Restaurant is a nice place to eat and relax and the world famous Big Milly's is the place to be in Ghana at the weekend... volunteers and travellers from across West Africa make the journey all the way to Kokrobite village to dance to Reggae and party all night long at 'Big Milly's'

The people in Ghana love talking to you and they are very friendly, they love to learn about your country, and they don't feel uncomfortable asking questions. To the ladies... you may find the local guys can be quite forward but as long as you tell them directly and politely that you are not interested they will leave you alone... in fact I made a number of great male friends this way!

As a single female travelling alone, I felt safe every where I went in Ghana. The PWA team gave us very professional training and support on safety, so volunteers didn't have to walk alone anywhere late at night for example, but even so, I felt free and comfortable in taking a number of long bus journeys - on my own - to visit various attractions and places like Cape Coast and Kumasi.

As part of my work as a volunteer, I spent plenty of time at the local schools that PWA supports, the kids are all absolutely lovely and are so eager to learn and get involved. Through my placement with PWA, I am now actually sponsoring one child who attends the PWA Daycare and Nursery Centre. 

The work PWA do - and was able to assist me to do - was so inspiring, Ghana is fantastic, the volunteer guest house is very comfortable and well-equipped, and the PWA team are the best hosts out there! Ghana feels like my second home and I cant wait to come back and see everyone again.

Thank you Partner West Africa."

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