Volunteering in Ghana!

Cate Mandell Start Date: Sep 23, 2016 - End Date: May 31, 2017
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Woe, Volta Region, Ghana

My Travel Story

by: Cate Mandell Start Date: Sep 23, 2016 - End Date: May 31, 2017
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
Everyone strives to make a difference.

Whether on their immediate social circle or on an entire country, everyone has an impact on someone else's life. We have the freedom to do things that are meaningful and positive in order to make the world a better place, so why is it so difficult to make that choice?
Often it comes down to two things, time and money.
I am currently doing my A-levels, so it's safe to say that time will be an obstacle, but I refuse to let it become an excuse.
I am also a teenager, so naturally, I am not in possession a huge amount of money.
However, I have the conviction to follow through with this project and I hope that you will help me to reach my goal from a financial standpoint so that I will have my chance to 'make a difference'.

I am going to raise £1850 in order to supply the organisation with enough funds to run the volunteering trip to Ghana where I will be placed into a school with a few other members of my group to help provide whatever aid is requested by those in the local community.
There are many underfunded government schools in the rural areas of Ghana, such as Woe, which is why it is so important that the children get the education that they deserve and that many of us take for granted. Rather than helping in the short term by barging into the deprived areas and telling them what they need, this program lets the teachers and the local community decide what they consider to be their priorites and allows them to ask volunteers such as myself to help them with what they want.

Whether it be through the universal language of sports; through teaching the children in collaboration with local teachers; or through being hands on and doing construction and renovation work, I am confident that
I will help the children get a high quality education.
I will have a positive impact on the community.
will make a difference.

No matter how clichéd, the idea that one action can affect the world is a profound one and, by donating money today, YOU will have made a difference.
  • Woe, Volta Region, Ghana


  • 20% Of The Way To My Goal!!!

    20% of the way to my goal!!!
    I would just like to give a little thanks to everyone who has contributed to making my volunteering trip into a reality.
    The donations mean a lot to me and I hope that I will continue to receive such generous donations from such generous people.

    You can also help raise money by just going about your daily business by using this link here:
    Whether on an online shopping spree or just buying groceries, using this link will meant that companies will donate a percentage of what you spend to my cause without taking penny from you.

    -Thank you, Cate xxx