The Voluntary Aid and Cultural Integration Organisation, founded in the year 2000, is based in the Volta Region of Ghana. We operate in five communities in two districts (Akatsi and Ketu south and Ketu north Districts). Our team works with local participants for the development of their communities. We encourage voluntary work and cultural understanding between people of different countries. Our team works with local participants for the development of their communities. Our major goals is to promote the engagement of Ghanaian youth in the development of their own country. Read More
- Educational campaigns and educational opportunities.
- HIV/AIDS awareness.
- Fighting Drug Abuse.
- Poverty reduction through building sustainable practices for food security.
- Advocating the stop of Child Trafficking.
- Youth counselling.
"VACI-Ghana is a great project that allows you to really make a difference; it encourages individuals to achieve so much from their stay, with great outcomes for both the host village and the volunteer. They welcome volunteers to take ownership of small projects. I really enjoyed spending time with my host family, I even went back a second time. I’m now studying for a PhD regarding the skills that volunteers gain in developing countries. I gained so much from this experience that I wanted to empirically study the effects!"Natasha Mellor, University of Salford
"‘’The first thing that I noticed upon my arrival in Ghana was how friendly everyone was; they all made me feel very welcome. I have loved learning about Ghanaian culture, such as the food, language and music. Through teaching and counselling at local schools I was amazed at how eager they were to learn and I enjoyed interacting with them. It was also a really fulfilling feeling to be able to counsel young people and help them with their worries and problems. After work I was always able to relax in my room or at the beach. I also loved exploring more of Ghana, such as the Tafi monkey sanctuary, Wli Water Falls and Fort Prizenstein at Keta . The staff at VACI-Ghana is wonderfully hard-working and dedicated to improving their community. They are committed to making sure volunteers have a memorable and enjoyable experience. I look forward to continuing to work with VACI-Ghana and would recommend the experience to anyone. ‘’"Sheena McGee, University of Birmigham