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ORGANIZATION: WEST AFRICAN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION LLC

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WAVO is a small organization that grew out of volunteers working together in a village in Ghana. We are serving several projects within Tafo village , including a football academy, cultural center, overnight hostel, girls club, and local schools. As a volunteer you can choose which areas you would like to help with depending on your skills and interests.

We make a real difference in educating the children of the village, ensuring they have a happy childhood and a brighter future. After over a decade of support, 6 of the kids recently graduated college which is a wonderful achievement. We have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the project and have hosted over 50 volunteers.

There are many volunteer projects around the world so here are the reasons to choose us:

* High level of trust, guided by over 16 years of working with individuals in Tafo. We have spent significant time with people there and can vouch for the quality of the individuals and the projects.

* Interesting, impactful projects. These include coaching junior athletes (soccer for those in the US, football for those in Europe), teaching dance and music at the cultural center, assisting with reading lessons, building better infrastructure, providing information and guidance on health and hygiene, and more.

* We are a 100% volunteer organization. This means all fundraising goes directly to the needs of the children, not to organizational overhead, advertising costs, or staffing costs.

* Ghana is an accommodating, safe, and friendly country. There are many fun and interesting travel opportunities during your trip here. And once you arrive, you will be taken care of to the level at which you prefer.

* We are flexible regarding dates and lengths of stay. We’ve accommodated visits from one week to one year.

For more information please visit https://www.wavo.us , or apply to volunteer at: https://wavo.us/volunteer

There you can find everything you may need and contact information for the projects, or you can reach out by responding to this posting.

Medaase,

-Greg

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About WEST AFRICAN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION LLC

Location:

1936 15TH STREET, APT 1, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114, US

Mission Statement

WAVO’s mission is simply to improve the lives of West Africans, primarily those living in poverty. Our specific efforts center around: * Fundraising to fulfill individual basic needs (housing, food, education, clothing), especially for children and young adults * Providing opportunities for international volunteers to visit and provide direct support to West African communities * Working with local nonprofits to provide assistance and to create self-sustaining organizations * To expand and redefine our program and its impact from time to time as necessary to meet the challenges of supporting West African people

Description

Greg and Rory met in 2006, each on their first visit to Ghana. They volunteered with the Ultimate Volunteer Organisation, working with UVO leaders (Eric and Christian) to raise donations, provide physical goods to the program, and find other volunteers. Since first working with UVO they have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the project and have helped find over 50 volunteers to visit. They both maintain regular contact with Eric and Christian, whose continual dedication and sacrifice to the well-being of local children is inspiring.

WAVO was formed in 2018 to continue and expand these efforts. WAVO still maintains a great relationship and regular contact with Eric & Christian from UVO, and are working on ways to sustain, support, and further grow the programs. Many of the young children from the 2006 visit are now adults who have graduated from college and are still involved in supporting the next generation of children themselves.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

P.O. Box 10Kwahu-Tafo, Eastern Region Ghana

(6.65536,-0.6607)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services
  • Dance
  • Child Development
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Soccer

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Variable but typically 4 hours per weekday. Many opportunities to meet with local people, attend events, and go sightseeing.
  • None

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