Thrive Africa is a charity that uses the efforts of volunteers to deliver a range of sustainable development projects. We have currently been working in Ghana for the last 4 years and we are now one of the largest volunteer organisations in Ghana.
We receive constant praise from stakeholders, education and health ministers in Ghana for our work. We aim to ensure…
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Thrive Africa prides ourselves on being a reputable placement organisation that builds partnerships with the communities we work in providing a long term positive impact.
We hold volunteer information events across the UK where you can find out more about volunteering in Ghana and ask our experienced team leaders any questions you may have.
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We renovate old unused school rooms into vibrant learning areas filled with bookcases, books, learning materials and furniture.
We do everything from repairing windows and doors, building bookcases to painting the walls and putting the books on the shelves.
Thrive Africa has partnered with a local charity in the north of Ghana that provides home based care services to 270 orphans.
Our volunteers are based on this project to help facilitate the Orphan Welfare Agenda’s work and work on providing sustainable futures for caregivers & orphans.
In northern Ghana the majority of rural houses are built from mud blocks, in the several months of the rainy season huge storms can cause houses to subside leaving them uninhabitable.
To prevent this from happening we plant fruit trees to protect the houses from heavy rains and prevent the subsiding of homes. The fruit trees also provide a good source of essential vitamins.
Thrive Africa works closely with Kumasi Children’s Home aiding in the development of their facilities and supporting the children and carers.
So far we’ve built them a library, a vegetable garden and maintained both of these over the last 4 years.
Thank you very much for such a great trip. I have met some fantastic people and had some life changing experiences. I would recommend volunteering with Thrive Africa to all students!Sophie Taylor 2011
Ghana is a fantastic place to explore, with large national parks, castles, rainforest walks, lakes, museums, markets, picturesque beaches and lots of cultural attractions.
Evenings can be spent taking in the local culture, music and food, while weekends can be spent walking over the rooftops of the rainforest, watching elephants or kayaking across lake volta.