Ghana Participants

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We are the participants of the Kaya Projects in Ghana. This is where we exchange stories of how we made a difference in the world by holding out a helping to the different Ghana communities.

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Volunteer: Olivia Esner – Ghana
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  • The long road to Borneo

    Travel Journal from Malaysia Borneo, Malaysia | Mon Aug 08, 2011

    Working for Kaya in their Philippines office has meant that I’ve been lucky enough to have a number of escapes throughout Asia during my 9 months here. My latest was a trip down to Borneo to check out a new Marine Conservation Project working to help protect the coral reefs which have been affected by decades’ worth of fish bombing. My journey starts here...After a pedi cab ride, 2 jeepney …

    Checking out a New Coral Reef Conservation Project in Borneo

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      pinned CleoBowen1 replied to Travel money 1 Year ago

      Erin - I was in Ghana for 4 weeks last year with Kaya. If you based in Accra you really won't need very much money. The volunteer house in Poukwase - it is off a main artery out of central Accra and close to bus and cabs - you hail them in the road. I probably spent about £250 in 4 weeks on actual living but I took cabs because the shared, community buses were swealtering and I was delivering business seminars so needed to look smart! Personal choice. I also indulged in having skirts and dressed made which probably ate about £40.
      Mrs Siaw (wife of the charity Director) sorted your eve meal (was included in price).
      Ghana is very cheap living but do be mindful that a non local is easy target for inflationary taxi rates which you will quickly get wise too.
      I also didn't travel in Ghana because I pretty much worked 26 days out of 28. If you want to get to the coast my volunteer pals all took buses from central Accra and stayed in hostels - again reasonable ££ by all accounts although not the height of luxe.
      There is a western style supermarket/mall not too far from the volunteer house. Much more expensive (relative to street vendors). Hope this helps. Ghana is wonderful Cleo Bowen