A day in the life of a volunteer April 16th 2007 My day usually starts at 5.30 - 6am when the noises of the camp (kids screaming, roosters crowing, chickens squarking, man making religious announcements over a tinny loudspeaker, Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston/Celine Dion songs pumping out of the neighbour's boombox) make me open my eyes, mutter 'bloody Africans', roll over and then realise that I am highly unlikely to get any more sleep. Good mor ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Accra Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more
My name is Cat, I'm a 22 year old writer living in Southampton. I love to travel and am always dreaming of far away places. I have a very long list of countries that I feel I absolutely have to see! I just returned from a month long stay in Ghana volunteering at Buduburam, a Liberian refugee camp. It was wonderful, terrible, chaotic, intense and an absolutely amazing experience. It opened my eyes, and I hope my blogs give you some idea of what it is to do voluntary work.
'A destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.' Henry Miller.
Here's to the next trip!... full info