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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Corps to Career: Learning new languages enhanced my career

I live in northern Ghana and served in a small village as a health, water and sanitation Volunteer from 2009 to 2011 before extending my service to work from the regional capital until early 2013. 

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7 current openings where you can serve with your sweetheart

Serving in the Peace Corps alongside your partner or spouse can have advantages

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Indonesia sunrise

Rise with the sun.

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Older Americans are key players abroad

When Dorothy Wooldridge arrived in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the age of 79, villagers had difficulty accepting that she was there to work. 

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Normally when you think of San Jose, California and a small village in the Northern Region of Ghana, you might think that those two places would have very little in common. And you would be correct to assume so.

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Let Girls Learn GLOW Ghana

For 20 years, Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camps have been part of Peace Corps Volunteers’ efforts to improve girls’ access to education and empowerment.

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Tubig, nsuo, wata, water

It goes by different names: tubignsuowata. In my childhood home, the H2O flowing through our pipes was known best as “water.”

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Camp GLOW, Ghana

In southern Ghana, Peace Corps Volunteers, along with their counterparts and students, shared the importance of self-advocacy and leadership during their annual Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp.

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VIDEO: "No more a girl for the kitchen and a boy for the classroom"

A call to action for girls everywhere by Dorcas Amanor from Volta Region, Ghana.

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