Peace Corps Ghana traces its roots and mission to 1961, when President John F. Kennedy sent the very first 52 Peace Corps volunteers to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in Ghana. Those volunteers were received warmly by Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on August 30, 1961. As we at Peace Corps Ghana are fond of saying: "Peace Corps was born in America, but learned to walk here in Ghana."
Peace Corps' relationship with Ghana is as strong as ever, and has remained uninterrupted for the past 55 years. During that time, more than 5,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served as education, health, environment, small enterprise development and/or agriculture Volunteers in all 10 regions of Ghana.
Today, Peace Corps Ghana is more vital than ever, working in critical areas of health, education and agriculture throughout the entire country. Additionally, we equip our Volunteers to help implement critical initiatives like Let Girls Learn and Feed the Future Food Security Initiative. Peace Corps Ghana Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build better lives for themselves, their children, and their communities.
There's quite a bit going on at Peace Corps Ghana. Please explore our page to learn more about our mission, history, and current activities.