12th Annual Village Health Outreach - International Volunteer Trip Details
Come make a difference in the health of the people in the rural village of Okurase, Ghana West Africa. WE welcome health professionals, teachers, librarians, young people, and adults who like to read to children, anyone who works with wood – drum makers, carvers, furniture makers, carpenters, builders, farmers, gardeners, all Project OKURASE family near and far, and anyone who wants to be a part of a significant change process. You will work side-by-side with Project Okurase staff, village residents and leaders, and Ghanaian professionals to focus on prevention. The 4 areas of focus include:
1. ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS: The community has few resources for managing waste. As well as, Ghana has one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa. Deforestation affects air quality, weather, water sources, and food supplies. Tree planting and use of organic methods in growing food have been identified as important methods to combat climate change.
2. WOMEN AND GIRL’S HEALTH: Women’s health care is sometimes challenging in rural Ghana due to low resources and lack of information.
3. FOOD AND PERSONAL SAFETY FROM DISEASE PROCESSES: Prevention of disease processes need emphasis.
4. READING AND DEVELOPMENT: Many children do not have opportunities to participate in reading activities to increase knowledge and cognitive development.
A flyer and detailed itinerary with additional information about the trip to attend the Village Health Outreach including costs are provided below. Let us know if you have any questions. If you would like to register, you can click on the "Register Now" button. Be aware that you will need an electronic photo of your passport and payment information to register.