Jul
18
2013

My experiences volunteering as a teacher in Ghana – Solvai

solvai“From the day we arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done… It’s the ciiiirlce of liiiife. And it moves us aaaallll…”

I remember singing quietly along to my MP3 as the Boeing 767 dipped through the clouds and the orange-yellow ground came into view. Africa. I was absolutely terrified, fantastically excited, and completely overwhelmed. As I stepped off the plane, I was greeted by a wave of heat and seven brightly coloured letters that spelled “AKWAABA” on the airport wall. Ghana has a reputation for being inhabited by the world’s friendliest people, and sure enough, there was no shortage of men willing to help me with my luggage or call a taxi for me the minute I set foot into “Arrivals”. Luckily, the latter wasn’t necessary as Henry, the Lattitude representative in Ghana, was there to meet me. As we drove from the Accra airport to Adenta where Henry stays, all the nerves and fears that had been building in me over the weeks leading up to my departure evaporated. All I could do was absorb the new sights, sounds and smells, and for the first time I realized what an amazing experience this was going to be.

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About the Author: Katie Idle

About our business, Study and Go Abroad is the 'go to' site for Canadians looking to study abroad, travel, intern or volunteer. We organize fairs twice a year in various cities in Canada, and I'd recommend getting down to one of them to check out all the exciting options. As for me, I'm a business woman and a travel junkie! I have always had a passion for travel and for experiencing new cultures. Brought up in England, I traveled Europe in my teens and early 20s. I have lived and worked on 3 continents; Europe, Africa and North America. I have traveled extensively worldwide both for work and for fun - and still can't believe how much of the world there is still to see!

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