Akwaaba! (Welcome!) Volunteers in Ghana will serve in a stable democracy with a rich history and hospitable and diverse cultures. Ghana recognizes over 70 languages and tribes throughout the sixteen regions, all of whom co-exist harmoniously. Welcoming visitors is a point of cultural identity and the ultimate expression of Ghanaian culture.
Acknowledging the presence of another human being by greeting them, honors their existence. In the local communities, visitors will be welcomed into families and quickly be made to feel at home. Ghana is Peace Corps’ oldest post, hosting volunteers since the Agency’s first cohort in 1961.
Peace Corps is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dynamic team player to occupy the vacant position below;
- Increase the knowledge and skills of community members to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices and reduce diarrheal diseases.
- Increase the knowledge and skills of youth to improve their health and well-being through health and life skills education.
- Increase the knowledge and skills of women and caregivers to adopt practices that contribute to healthy pregnancy, healthy newborns, and children under five.
- Increase food security by working with smallholder farmers to improve crop production, and storage of harvested products, and add value to agricultural products.
- Co-train farmers on ways to increase small-scale animal husbandry.
- Work with partners and women of reproductive age to improve household nutrition.
- Co-train farmers on record keeping and village savings and loans associations (VSLAs).