Meeting new people April 21st 2007 I just realised I've been writing this for three weeks and haven't even really mentioned the people I'm living and working with! One of the most exciting things about volunteering is meeting new people, getting to know volunteers that have come from all over the world, and so in a way, finding out more about the world and broadening your own horizons. It's those people you meet that make an exper ... 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