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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Legacy Project: President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama talks about how the Peace Corps shaped the course of his life. This is the Peace Corps Legacy.

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Turning 80 in the Peace Corps

“I had my 80th birthday in Ghana as a Volunteer!” exclaimed Dorothy Wooldridge, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived and worked in Ghana from 2009 to 2011. 

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Georgia Fourth of July

When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they're also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.

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Food insecurity and undernutrition are among the most urgent issues the global community faces. 

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Caitlin Bauer Ghana

Yes, you read that right: should not

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Ghana malaria hackathon

For Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), the rate at which we are required to adapt to new situations with creativity and flexibility can at times be overwhelming.

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Years after finishing Peace Corps, Travis returned to Ghana to create "Nakom"

A year into service in Ghana, Travis Pittman scrawled “HOW DOES IT FEEL?,” a line from Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” onto a bedroom wall. 

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9 beliefs that ended up being wrong

A few months ago, a video went viral among Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). It featured two points of view: an idealistic voice imagining a dream life of service and a somber voice identifying the realities of living in a developing country.

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When boys from the age of 6 to 12 holler “Madam! Madam!” at my front gate, they usually want my football or frisbee for a few hours. 

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