Embark on a journey to West Africa, to a country rich with cultural and environmental diversity, a beautiful coast and an unmatched history.
Celebrate the unique opportunity to partake in the initial stages of our partnership with the communities in Ghana. Work on building some of Ghana’s first Free The Children schools, and join local children in some dancing or a game of soccer.
Hike through an indigenous jungle and embark on a canopy walk in the Kakum National Forest. Explore both historical and modern-day issues as you visit the Cape Coast Castle, known as the ‘gateway to Africa’ during the slave trade, then visit nearby fishing villages to learn about child labour in Ghana.
From lush forests to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, you will immerse yourself in the beauty of Ghanaian culture—a culture tagged by the vibrant colours from its many markets and batik fabric.
Make a difference: Volunteer abroad and help build a school for children without access to education.
Walk in the footsteps of locals: Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Ghanaian culture—learn the local Fante language and visit a fishing village.
Experience one-of-a-kind adventures: Embark on a forest canopy walk and learn about indigenous species.
Delve into Ghanaian history: Visit the historic Cape Coast Castle, a fort built for trade and later used during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Trip Departure Dates – 2014*
Summer 2014 trip dates are now available. Choose a trip option below to book!
*If you are interested in booking a trip that is currently sold out, please check back after January 2nd for availability. Availability is not guaranteed. For urgent inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your youth trip includes round-trip airfare from Toronto, Canada (when arranged by Me to We). Adjusted program fees are available for trips departing from gateways outside of Toronto. Also included: accommodations while on the ground, three meals daily, bottled and/or purified water, and entrance fees to activities. In addition, language lessons, volunteer placement activities, and leaderships training (including comprehensive action planning) are provided. You will also have access to a facilitator, who is available 24 hours a day, as well as a 24-hour emergency service. Your trip does not include travel medical insurance, WARA Flying Doctor’s insurance, passport and visa fees, or additional baggage fees.
“”When I returned from the volunteer trip, I got more than what I asked for. Not only did I appreciate the life I had a lot more, but the trip really ignited my passion for helping others and let me see the world in a broader view. Instead of just seeing a slideshow or video about poverty, experiencing it first-hand is completely different.” -Simon Lee, student
Research shows that our programs have a lasting impact.
As a result of participating in Me to We programming:
of Me to We trip participants report feeling a strong sense of responsibility for the well-being of people in developing countries when they return home.
of participants intend to play a leadership role in social justice activities in their community. "85%"
of participants are involved in volunteering in their communities after returning from a Me to We trip.
of participants felt they had experienced 'transformative' growth in their development as a leader.