FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kind of food is available?
There are all kind of food available but not as much as the truly Ghanaian dishes like the fufu with palmnut soup, banku with  okro soup, beans with  fried plantain (red red), rice with the usual tomato stews, chicken, fish, yam with kontobre stew, rice and beans with the usual black pepper as shitor etc. However these are all prepared under very good and hygienic conditions.

What kind of water is available?
Sashay water, popularly known as the pure water for most Ghanaian happens to be the main drinking water for people in Ghana except those in the smaller rural communities (just few). These sashay water is a well treated water approve by the food and drugs board as very safe for consumption. Other drinking waters such as voltic etc are also available and less expensive to afford.

When should I start project and when should I apply?
Project starts two days after arriving in Ghana and there are no definitive deadlines for application. Please apply as soon as you’ve decided what you want to do. The longer the notice, the more we can see how best you can have a successful project.

What do our charges include?
Our costs include all food, accommodation, compensation for host families, out reach and support from our expert volunteers. Our charges are important because they enable us to provide you with a good service and full support.

What qualifications do I need?
No qualifications are necessary to handle any of our projects. However you are still welcome if in case you have any.

What do I gain from this program?
The project is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job. As well as gaining experience that looks brilliant on your CV, you will improve your transferable skills such as team-working, presentation and communication.

What vaccinations do I need?
In Africa, malaria is the major problem; volunteers are highly encouraged to get a malaria vaccine before leaving for Ghana. HCDP GHANA suggests that you consult a travel doctor from your country before you depart. Volunteers are recommended to immunize for Hepatitis A, B, Typhoid and polio (NOTE: Some vaccinations are needed as much as 1-2 months before arrival in Ghana).

Things to carry along
Laptop, Digital cameras, Torch, lamps, Toilet rolls & soaps, Walking boots-trainers Candies and Chocolates for children, Sandals, sneakers, one pair of nice shoes Sunhat, Sun glasses and sunscreen, Flashlight & spare batteries, Watch , Money Pouch. Towels, Insect repellent, Mini First Aid Kit, Beach wear, IPOD, MP3 etc