According to the Ghana Statistical Service, more than one third of Ghanaians live below the poverty line. This means some people cannot afford three square meals a day. With poverty comes the challenge of having good education which has led to high illiteracy among a section of the Ghanaian populace. It also comes with the challenge of limited access to proper healthcare leading to high infant mortality rate and maternal deaths.
The government of Ghana in a collaborative effort with other Non-governmental organizations and other foreign partners has done tremendously well to improving the lives of people within its jurisdiction by providing the basic social amenities for the people. Unfortunately there is more to be done in terms of easing the plight of many others who are yet to benefit from such government interventions. This is so because, the resources are scarce.
NMH Projects in our way of helping solve this problem have taken the initiative to garner the financial resource and the manpower to make the positive impact that is needed to help re-shape the lives of many individuals who are directly or indirectly involved in this situation.
You are likely to gain an experience or learn a new skill which will be relevant in future prospecting for academic or job opportunities. Doing volunteer work in Ghana can be one of the most rewarding investments you can make with your time.
Activate your convictions by volunteering your time and efforts toward the cause of helping others. People who do volunteer work in Africa get first hand information about the problems facing Africa like poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, unemployment and environmental degradation. The firsthand information of previous volunteers in Africa has contributed immensely to the recent cancellation of Africa's foreign debts of multi-billions of US Dollars by the G-8 rich countries.
A volunteer is someone who performs a service for free. Although the type of service can vary widely, volunteering provides immense benefit to the community and to the individual organizations assisted. Without the support of volunteers, a lot of programs or services could not take place.
Many people have varied reasons for coming to Ghana. For some, their reason is to explore the country in search of business opportunities. Others want to be charitable by helping the needy. But we know for sure that volunteering is all about stretching a helping hand to make an impact in the life of others. Connect with the Ghanaian community through NMH Projects and be a part of the nation with diverse culture and warm reception for foreigners.
Besides helping others, as a volunteer you will contribute considerably to your own career development. Volunteer work in Africa can help you clearly define and appreciate your career path, while enhancing existing skills or developing a variety of new skills. In today's world of rapid change, there are always new and necessary skills to learn and build. You will also gain hands-on experience and expand your horizons as you become more knowledgeable in the field in which you volunteer.
In addition, you will make numerous interesting and valuable contacts that may be instrumental in your job search later on. Last - but not least! - personal satisfaction, a strengthened sense of personal achievement and value, and increased confidence often result from making a positive impact on an organization or directly on a person's life.
If you enjoy traveling around the world, trying new things, explore different cultures. Consider NMH Projects Coed camping and tourism. Our package is Similar to working abroad. You will have the opportunity to see the world with a purpose while changing it for the better. Unlike paid employment, our tourism, camping or volunteering provides a more flexible schedule and varying time commitments. Our international volunteer projects generally fall under four main categories: community development and coed camping, education, healthcare and general welfare. By volunteering with NMH Projects, you may learn a new language, local dialects like TWI and EWE or experience a new culture and our way of life.
People who volunteer with NMH Projects get the opportunity of learning about the rich culture of Africa-Ghana and the unique hospitality of Ghanaians since they stay with host families and are treated as members of a family and not just any traditional volunteers nor tourists. Our culture includes the kind of food we eat and the dresses we wear, our traditional methods of farming, marriage, natural medicines, our traditional beliefs, fears, dreams and hopes. Volunteers or campers and tourist with NMH Projects get the opportunity of adopting a whole or part of a new culture that will benefit them in the area of personal growth and learning new ways to live on our vulnerable planet.
Volunteering, camping or touring with NMH Projects may enable you have a cross-cultural exposure and responsible eco-tourism including taking part in initiatives that minimize the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhancing the cultural integrity of local people. Therefore, in addition to our community development and cultural factors, the initiatives promote recycling, energy efficiency, water reuse, and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities. This is an integral part of eco-tourism and coed camping. It is more interesting traveling in a group than traveling alone since some people have fears of traveling alone thousands of miles away from their homelands. Volunteering with NMH Projects offers you the opportunity in meeting a friend you can trust or other volunteers, campers and tourist and becoming travel companions for traveling together in Ghana.
Maintaining contacts with the people you meet while volunteering is critical to maintaining a strong and effective network. As you make connections with others, you will uncover opportunities you may never have otherwise discovered, because every person you meet is a potential lead to new career prospects.
Travelling with NMH Projects is a win-win situation: you are not only helping yourself, but you are helping others as well. Some people, after completing with NMH Projects, realize they do not want to live in their country after all!