Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.
Habitat for Humanity Global Village trips to Ghana give participants a unique opportunity to become active partners with warm and friendly Ghanaians to build homes, communities, love and hope. Team members work alongside members of the host community, raising awareness of the burden of poverty housing and building decent, affordable houses. Participants experience a unique working vacation that also gives them the opportunity to learn about the host community’s culture, language and social practices as well as developing new skills and confidence.
Most days are spent working side-by-side with future homeowners and local volunteers. Itineraries are balanced with work, rest, cultural activities and free times. Most teams also spend a couple of days (depending on the length of their trip) visiting local historic sites and participating in recreational activities.
Habitat for Humanity Ghana has over the years hosted many Global Village teams, some numbering as many as 44 from countries as the Netherlands, The United States, Canada and Northern Ireland, etc.
Take it from people who have been there ….
I was extremely excited to travel to Ghana this past March for many reasons. After having been on a Habitat trip the year before in Chiapas, Mexico, I had a slight idea of what to expect work-wise. What I did not expect was the wave of culture and emotions that I would experience while I was there. I have never been to a place where I felt so at home. The people I met were like family. They showed so much affection and excitement that it made me want to be with them all the time. I never thought that I would feel so comfortable in a place so different from my own country. Every day was an adventure where we got to learn a few new words and see a different part of Ghanaian culture. I can honestly say that every moment counted. Africa (Ghana) was incredible: the people, the land, the music, and the way of life. Would I go back again? In a heartbeat. Chelsea Fortin- Coventry, Vermont
I cannot think of a better way to get to know a country and to begin to love its people than to travel with Habitat for Humanity. As a team, we made a tiny yet tangible difference in one corner of the world, and that corner of the world, that team, made a tangible yet anything-but-tiny difference in me. Good people. Good cause. Good times. Go for it.Eric Senne, Chicago,USA
The most amazing part of this trip was being able to build relationships with these people. There is this joy that you can not even fathom in North America. Coming to understand even a little bit of who these people are has burned that infamous red dirt into my soul. The entire experience was astounding, but it was the people that I will not be able to forget. I will be doing everything I can to go back.Kathy Cochrane, Vancouver, Canada
More and more I wondered what it was, Christianity, family-tradition, deep sense of community-thinking? I came only to one thought: it is the Ghana way of life. Wim Janssens, Netherlands
Habitat for Humanity allows you to look outside yourself and see the world from an entirely new and often time life changing perspective. The experience is one I will never forget and the people and country of Ghana will remain forever a part of who I am. Drew White, New York, USA
As a youngster, I learned very little about Africa. The little that was conveyed always left me with a sense of fear. But I was amazed by how beautiful and safe it felt. The one thing I’ll never forget out of all my memories is how kind people are. The smiles on people’s faces were warm and inviting. Carlene ‘Spike’ Pyron, Florida, USA
I finally got the chance to experience something other than the American way of living. Kim Burke, Florida, USA
There is indeed something compelling about this country and its people. Being here for any length of time would allow you to really get to know people, their villages, and how they live. There are no real special skills needed; the only thing you do need is a willingness to work and to carry, pitch in and help where needed.
Groups, corporate or otherwise, contact the Volunteer Coordinator for information on coming to Ghana.
Contributing finances or building materials to HFHG or directly to a local Habitat affiliate. To see the financial contribution options available to you as well as to make a quick pledge,CLICK HERE!
Praying for the work of Habitat for Humanity Ghana (HFHG)
Volunteering with the Habitat program either as:
an Individual Volunteer
a Corporate Partner
member of A Global Village Team
as a member of an International Volunteer Programme.