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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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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VIDEO: Stomping out malaria goes local

Volunteers are making a difference for people in host communities by working across Africa to prevent malaria, educate and support people who are afflicted or at risk. 

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