Embark on a journey to West Africa, to a country enriched with culture, environmental diversity, a beautiful coast and an unmatched history.
Engage with local community members, play organized games with the children after class and enjoy reflective evening campfires.
Visit a nearby fishing village, hike through an indigenous jungle, take a boat trip and embark on a canopy walk in the Kakum National Forest. Then, visit the Cape Coast Castle, the ‘gateway to Africa’ during the slave trade.
While moving from place to place, you will experience a country rich in history and culture—a culture tagged by the vibrant colours from its many markets and batik fabric.
- Volunteer abroad and help build a school for children without access to education.
- Learn the local Fante language and get a historical and modern look at the slave trade.
- Embark on a forest canopy walk and learn about indigenous species.
- Visit the historic Cape Coast Castle, a fort built for trade and later used during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Trip Departure Dates – 2013
Summer 2013 trip dates are now available. Choose a trip option below to book!
|Ghana Open A||Departing June 27, 2013||Returns July 17, 2013||$4995|
|Ghana Open B||Departing July 16, 2013||Returns August 5, 2013||$4995|
|Ghana Open C||Departing July 24, 2013||Returns August 14, 2013||$4995|
|Ghana Open D||Departing August 4, 2013||Returns August 24, 2013||$4995|
|Ghana Open E||Departing July 5, 2013||Returns July 26, 2013||$4995|
|Ghana Open F||Departing August 3, 2013||Returns August 23, 2013||$4995|
Trip Departure Dates – 2014*
Summer 2014 trip dates are now available. Choose a trip option below to book!
|Ghana A||Departing June 28, 2014||Returns July 18, 2014||$4995|
*Prices are valid only if a deposit is received by Me to We Trips prior to July 1st 2013. All prices subject to change.
*Departure dates are subject to change.
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:
|95%||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.||93%||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.||66%||of participants felt they had experienced 'transformative' growth in their development as a leader.|
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