Ghana

Stories from Ghana

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Ghana.

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As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, I loved taking the local mini-buses called “tro-tros” or simply “tros.”

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Serving with the Peace Corps was my dream as I grew up in Kazakhstan.

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A Black woman leans on a school desk, smiling in front of her students, who are working on an assignment in the background

HBCUs, or historically Black colleges and universities, are an important component of Black history in the United States.

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A Ghanaian man smiles in front the the camera for a selfie.

Peace Corps staff member Yussif Alhassan is a programming and training specialist for the education sector in Ghana. In that role, he provides technical and programmatic support to Volunteers working in schools, and has worked with six Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) Volunteers. As the Peace Corps celebrates Deaf Awareness Week, we sat down with Yussif to ask him about his experience in Ghana.

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Maize field, Ghana

There is a misconception that when you serve as an agriculture Volunteer, you are teaching people how to farm. This is definitely not the case. 

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Bryan Pride 4

Since I was a child, my parents ingrained in me a strong sense of service and the value of giving back.

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Community members and children gather to collect water from the solar powered filtration system.

It can take a young girl in rural Ghana about an hour to walk to and from the river to fetch water. 

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Danielle Ohemeng and her family

People in the U.S. know me as Danielle, or Dani, but my full name is Danielle Adwoa Serwah Ohemeng and my parents are from Ghana. 

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Christine Tyler always told her daughters to put their best foot forward and never let anyone tell them who they are. 

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