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Why go to Ghana?

November 10th, 2015 by


boy orphanage bubbles

So – Why go to Ghana and work on a community project? 

  • Because you want to make a significant positive change to the lives of others
  • Because you want to do and experience something completely different
  • Because you want to encounter a different culture and way of life

Bras, Blusher and Bloomers – Ghana 2015

November 10th, 2015 by


Ready Steady Cook – Ghana Style 2015

November 10th, 2015 by

First things first. Before we touch any food, cutlery or dishes we wash our hands either straight from the tap (from the tank in the garden), or in a nearby bucket and then sanitise using anti bacterial hand wash. Tom has a saying … ‘Share and die’ (Cute).

Did the Bricks come? – Ghana 2015

November 10th, 2015 by

The purpose of the expedition was predominately to support the building of the new orphanage. Need a new garden wall? – I’m your girl! … Actually I was teased more as being the new site manager but only because I stayed the cleanest : )

Back to School Ghana Style

November 2nd, 2015 by

 Blog 4. Back to School – Ghana style

Back to School. Ghana style

‘Welcome to our friends from England. We’d like you to take today’s lesson please. Can you teach ICT (without a computer, phone or screen) to this fourteen to sixteen year old class taking your information from this book please? (Unfamiliar, moderately complicated book on computers – #boring)

Bathrooms, Bogs & Buckets – Ghana 2015

November 1st, 2015 by


Bathrooms, Bogs and Buckets

What would your expectation be if you were going to Ghana? If you’re an en-suite only kind of person you may want to stop reading right now.

Manda Arrived in Ghana 2015

October 31st, 2015 by

Manda arrived in Ghana

Purpose: To help build an orphanage and discover the Ghanaian way of life.

Ladies in Ghana

Ladies in Ghana

Every journey starts with a single step….

Manda’s going to Ghana

September 20th, 2015 by

October 22nd 2015 – Manda’s going to Ghana!

First thoughts … crazy, wild, daring, exciting, nerve wrecking, hot, sticky, mud, big insects!

For those who know me – you know I’m a do-er. I live life to the full and take full advantage of opportunities open to me. I’m about to embark on a very exciting trip with Venture Force!

A teacher’s point of view – Namibia

September 10th, 2015 by


Here’s are a few things Rhian told us after her recent trip to Namibia and Botswana. I asked her, what were the highs? What were the lows? How has this trip changed you? How has it made you think differently? Here’s what she told us …..

Cairngorms – phone, texts and emails no more…

August 24th, 2015 by

Graham McDonald

I was lucky enough this week past to spend 4 days in the Cairngorms, do you ever do any work I here you say!  Well, for me this was work; I was supervising a group of youngsters from Aberdeen who were doing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition.

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