Project focus – Lanarkshire schools volunteer in Ghana

Dan Mew

In June, we saw three school groups from Lanarkshire travel to Ghana to volunteer at four of our partner projects; Aklorbordzi, Woe EP, Rhema and Shalom. This summer brings our biggest programme to date in Ghana, with ten groups in total venturing to Ghana to volunteer across eight partner projects. The groups, from schools, colleges and Girlguiding units across the country, will all be participating in building and construction work, which will provide environments more conducive to learning for children living in the Woe community. Read below to see how our first three groups got on.

Uddingston Grammar School

Nineteen students and three staff from Uddingston Grammar School  were recently based at Aklobordzi and worked hard moulding bricks for a new classroom and screeding two classroom floors. St Mary’s University trainee teachers volunteered here earlier in the year to deliver their teaching practice and exchange skills with teachers at the school.

Volunteering in Africa

Hamilton Grammar School

A group of 18 students and three staff from Hamilton Grammar School spent their time volunteering at two school projects; Woe EP and Rhema. Splitting their time between the two projects, they moulded over 300 bricks for a new school block and finished constructing a perimeter wall. This work will be continued by Neston High School, who are volunteering at the project during July.

Volunteering in Africa

Strathaven Academy

A team of 18 students and two staff from Strathaven Academy spent their volunteer trip constructing two new classrooms and screeding classroom floors at Shalom. This building work is now being continued by Heartlands High School volunteers, who have recently arrived in Ghana for their ten-day trip.

Volunteering in Africa

We look forward to sharing with you further progress from Ghana once all our volunteers have returned from a very busy summer, towards the end of August.