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Alliance for African Women Initiative (AFAWI)
  • Accra, Ghana
Organization Description
Our vision is a world where all women and children are safe from harm in the societies where they live. Our mission is to create environments that enable fair development for vulnerable people in rural and urban settings, particularly women and children. At AFAWI we strive to bring vulnerable people from the margins of society and encourage their social, economic and political participation and engagement.

AFAWI has three strategic way of working : first we conduct an in depth research and studies into issues affecting our communities, secondly we advocate for policy reforms and changes where necessary and thirdly we believe that every one need a a push in life, so we also provide services delivering into programs such women empowerment, sexual education and reproductive health education,monitoring and evaluation of Government pro-poor project, HIV/AIDS, Community development and implementation of some sustainable development goals (SDG's).

We’ve hosted volunteers and interns from around the world for over four years. As a volunteer for AFAWI, you’ll support development of the most vulnerable people in society. You’ll experience the Ghanaian way of life, living and working with local people and making a difference to the quality of their lives.

What can I do?

There are a range of opportunities available, depending on your specific interests, skills and experience. We’ll spend time discussing these with you to make sure you’re assigned to a program that suits you.

Examples of areas you could work in include:
- community and youth development
- women’s rights programs
- education
- water and sanitation
- research

HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs

How long can I volunteer?

In most cases AFAWI is flexible with starting dates and duration of stay.

Who will I be working with?

You’ll be placed in existing projects working with local people, volunteers from AFAWI, and other international volunteer organisations.

Where will I be living?

We believe that it’s important for you to become fully immersed in the local culture wherever you work, so all our volunteers have the option of choosing to live with a host family or residing in the AFAWI hostel.

We carefully select our host families to ensure all our volunteers enjoy their experience in a welcoming Ghanaian community. Your host will help you to settle into the local area and you might be living with another volunteer.

- you must be 18 or over – there’s no maximum age limit
- fluent in English
- strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteering
- ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- ability to adjust to basic living conditions
- strong interpersonal and communication skills
- initiative and enthusiasm
Education, Health / Medical, Women
Skills Needed
Public health, Counselling, Medical, comymunit mobilization
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$431 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay
Philip Kwesi Agyei
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