A Partner West Africa Testimonial
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Cultural exchange trips for schools, colleges, youth groups and more

Chelsea - UK

Programme Completed: Multidisciplinary Volunteering Programmes

Date Posted: 25/10/2017

This experience has been unforgettable, I can’t put into words how eye opening this experience has been for me, I want to proceed on to adventures just as great as this.

Chelsea volunteered with Partner West Africa (PWA) on a cultural exchange trip in partnership with the ‘Pioneer’s Project’ in the UK. The focus of group trips for young people are different to PWA’s individual volunteer opportunities; while the trip is still tailored to the groups individual needs and skills, the overarching aim is to give young people a first-hand experience of life in a country different to their own, helping to unpick prejudice, break down cultural barriers, promote understanding and empathy, and to encourage young people to become responsible global citizens.

 

"Ghana is a beautiful, bright and colourful place, it has brought out a passion for Africa. To constantly feel connected and loved by everyone is a feeling I’ve never felt before anywhere else. The village [of Kokrobite] has so much to offer, many stools, families and friendly faces. I particularly love the beach and Big Milly’s [a well-known beach bar] everyone makes you feel so welcome. I love how cultural the main road [through Kokrobite] is, particularly how everyone wants to know you and make you welcome in the village.

I really enjoyed all the activities but just wish we could have used up almost every part of our day and had less time to ourselves. My most memorable activity was the canopy walk and the flooded walk down through the rainforest.

The house and garden is amazing, so much open space for everyone to socialise in. The PWA team have gone above and beyond for our group from cooking separate dishes to helping us wash our pants. We couldn’t be luckier to have had this team to motivate us through our journey. I am forever grateful to the staff that made and shared these life changing experiences with us.

This experience has been unforgettable, I can’t put into words how eye opening this experience has been for me, I want to proceed on to adventures just as great as this."

 

How can you help?
  • If you are part of a group interested in cultural exchange trips, please contact us here.
  • If you would like to volunteer or partner with PWA on any of our projects or programmes, please click here.
  • If you would like to make a donation, of any amount, on a one-off or monthly basis, to the PWA Daycare and Nursery Centre, please click here.
  • If you would like to make a general donation, either on a one-off or monthly basis to our charity, please click on one of the three 'Donation Payment Methods' boxes below. 
  • If you would like to support our charity in any other way - for example by donating goods like children's clothes or materials like mosquito nets, or helping us promote our charity through social media or identifying like-minded potential partners - please download the 'How you can support  us' Brief which is located in the introduction text of our Donate Page here.
  • Or, finally, if you would like to talk to our team about any other issue regarding our charity, our projects, or our volunteering & partnership opportunities, please click here.

Thank you

Donation Payment Methods

CharityCheckout

Charity Checkout accepts all major debit and credit cards and allows you to make one-off or monthly donations that will be used to support our charity in general, so if you would like to donate to a specific appeal, or become a sponsor of our Daycare & Nursery Centre, please follow the donation information provided within those specific appeals. All donations to PWA are regulated by the UK Charities Commission and in line with our Terms & Conditions. Thank you.

JustGiving

JustGiving is a great fundraising site for friends of our charity who would like to set up their own fundraising pages, alllowing your friends and family to donate towards your specific project, aims or objectives with PWA. If you set up a JustGiving fundraising page, you describe your story and reasons for supporting PWA & your donors can link through to PWA's JustGiving page to learn about our charity & its work. All donations are regulated by the UK Charities Commission and made in line with our Terms & Conditions. Thank you.

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PWA banks with the Co-operative Bank, UK, the leading bank for charitable organisations. If you are a UK or international bank account holder, donations can be made quickly & simply online. You can also use this method to make one-off donations or to set up monthly donations to our charity. Please contact us to request our bank account details to set up a bank transfer. All donations made to PWA are regulated by the UK Charities Commission & made in-line with our Terms & Conditions. Thank you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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