I would wholeheartedly recommend volunteering in Ghana with the Samba Africa Voluntary Organization to anyone interested in a year out or spending time in Africa. Volunteering and staying with local family enabled me to come to a far greater understanding of the country and its people than I would have had if I had just been traveling and staying in hotels, and enables you to give something to the people you meet. My hosts, Mrs Priscilla and Mr. Botchway and children made me feel like I was a part of the family and introduced me to the neighborhood- before I knew it was a member of their community. You will also receive a lot back in friendship and warmth. Ghana is a great country to visit and its people are its great strength. I have never felt so immediately welcomed anywhere else I have been. Kumasi is well located in the centre of the country with many opportunities to visit tourist sites and national parks; even if you can only get away for a weekend while working there is a lot to see. I would also like to wholeheartedly recommend the Samba Africa Voluntary Organization, a dedicated charity committed to the development of Ghana. Daniel Darkwa as he prefers, is a considerate, fun and charming guy who will do all he can to help you out during your stay.