Do you want to learn about Ghanaian Dance and Music discover more about your own strengths and values and support our local projects?
This trip is for you!
Join one of our group trips
2nd-23rd April 2018
20th October – 10th November 2018
Can’t make any of these trips?
Find out more about our flexible volunteer options
Our experiences enable individuals to explore purpose, develop compassion, and build new relationships with people from all walks of life.
The trips offer participants a deep immersion in culture and tradition. You will meet inspiring change makers who have a strong will to make change in their communities. You will be challenged to discover more about yourself in an environment rich with colour, music and dance. You will get involved with our locally led impact projects and understand different perspectives about yourself and the world.
Our participants come from all continents, backgrounds and ages. With a focus on creativity we are popular with dancers, musicians, actors and other creatives. That doesn’t mean we haven’t had sportsmen and finance people too.
The trip to Ghana was more than I could have imagined. I was challenged, but in a good way. I met friends for life, I realised what I wanted to do with my life and I couldn’t be more grateful for the experience. Lucy Parkinson, UK
We ask you to fundraise a minimum of £2200 to join our 3-week Ghana trips.
These costs go towards covering your personal trip expenses as well as donations to our on the ground projects.
The fees include:
– Donation to locally led development projects
– Daily dance and music classes
– Sunset yoga classes
– All accommodation
– 3 meals a day including bottled water
– All activities, excursions and entrance fees
– Preparation costs and materials
– One to one support throughout experience
– All on the ground transport
The fees do not include:
– Flights to and from Accra, Ghana
– Travel and Medical insurance
– Visa (usually around £50)
– Vaccinations (varies depending on individual)
– Kit (Clothes, materials)
How to fundraise
Once you’ve successfully applied, fundraising is your first challenge. It’s also a chance for you to learn some new skills. Budgeting, negotiation and marketing are all skills you’ll be developing through the experience!
Have a think about what you’re good at and what you enjoy doing. Dancing? Football? Cooking? Music? Be creative, and have fun. If you concentrate on the things you like, it will be much easier. And the more you put in, the more you will get out.
There is a £250 deposit to secure your place, and after that we will support you with more fundraising guidance as well as give you a personal fundraising page on our platform.
Where will you be living?
The Dagara Music Centre in Medie, Ghana are our wonderful hosts for our Ghana trips.
Located 45 minutes north of Accra (the capital city of Ghana) they offer comfortable accommodation for groups of 6-20.
Take a look at the video to experience a taste of where you will be living:
The rooms are suitable for 2-3 people, with a mixture of beds and bunk beds. There are showers, access to water and electricity.
In the second week of your trip you will be travelling around Ghana. We visit Kintampo, Kumasi and Cape Coast and in all locations we stay in hotels. The hotels are of varying quality (saving the best for last!) and all provide comfortable amenities.
Week 1: Cultural Immersion
Be welcomed into the community, settle in and start exploring. You will be introduce to your projects and collaborators and go through our facilitator training. Week one also includes fun classes such as African dance, drumming, gyill playing and more.
Week 2: Personal Development
Global Citizenship starts with the self. We will spend 5 days on an inland retreat visiting some of Ghana’s most beautiful landscapes whilst exploring ourselves and our potential. Visits will include Cape Coast and the castles from which the transatlantic slave trade took place.
Week 3: Social Impact
A week focussed on your collaborative projects, working closely with our ambassadors on the ground and running educational workshops in the local schools.