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Volunteer In Africa This Summer!

Humjibre, Western Region, Ghana
Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI)
Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) is now recruiting volunteers to participate in the 2011 Summer Serve and Learn Program.  GHEI is a small non-profit in the Western region of Ghana in the small farming community of Humjibre. Our mission is to promote education and improve health through principles of sustainable development and community empowerment.
The GHEI Serve and Learn Program offers short-term volunteer programs to those interested in development, public health, universal education and human rights promotion.  The projects provide a chance to learn about and profoundly experience grassroots work in a developing country.  The session topics are listed below:
Programs & Dates:
Session 1: Ghana Read and Play: A celebration of childhood literacy (June13-29)
Session 2: Girls Empowerment (July 1-17)
Session 3: Evaluation of Bednet Usage for Malaria (July 19-August 4)
Session 4: Build Ghana: Community Development and Local Capacity (August 6-22)
For more session information, visit

How To Apply:
Complete the attached application or visit

Applications for summer sessions will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on January 15, 2011. This means that GHEI's leadership will review applications in the order they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as spaces fill quickly.
After January 15th, applications are reviewed and selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Offers are extended to successful applicants within one week of the interview and applicants are given one week to accept or decline GHEI's offer. This is done to allow ample time for fundraising, travel reservations, and general preparations for the trip.
For specific application or selection process questions, please contact Doug McKechnie at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

For questions regarding the recruitment process or to hear from a Serve & Learn Volunteer, please contact Caroline at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

Feel free to visit GHEI online at