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Let us help ourselves to make the world a better place. Alliance for African Women Initiative (AFAWI) is a grassroots Ghanaian organization, striving to narrow gender gaps and created opportunity and prosperity for women and children in Ghana for over 10 years.  We believe strongly in sustainable development and strive for our projects to become self-reliant.  AFAWI takes a holistic approach to sustainable development, consulting and collaborating with communities to meet their needs and goals, to ensure projects will bring the most opportunity and success to the community as a whole.  We believe in sharing ideas and collaborating with people in to bring about real positive change.                        
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Empowering people
  • Narrowing gender gaps
  • Food Security

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This is what our volunteers says about us, why not join us to contribute to a developmental program that brings real impact to the beneficiaries.

An Impactful Opportunity
The livelihood project is a social enterprise which aims to eradicate poverty through sustainable business opportunities. It seeks to help ultra-poor women achieve financial and economic independence, by providing initial capital for startups and expand business. We have removed the need for collateral and offer a much lower or interest free financial support to women.


Ga East Municipality - Abokobi


Ga West Municipality - Amanfrom


Arrive at Kotoka, Stay the night at the hostel facility in Asofan

Orientation at the AFAWI Office
In the morning, you will walk through the community of Asofan to AFAWIs office, meet the local staff and be given an orientation session on Ghana. After lunch, orientation will continue with all the details surrounding the livelihood project.

Site visit: local opinion leaders/Chiefs and Queen Mothers
After breakfast, the bus will pick you up from the hostel facility and take you to the rural community in Abokobi. We will visit the municipal assembly and operational communities and after lunch visit the Traditional Authorities and Chiefs, who will welcome us into the community to proceed with our work.

Mobilization and client assessment
Today will be an early start, breakfast will be to go and we drive again to the community. Volunteer Interns will visit the local women homes to mobile women through need assessment by types and scale of business, business performance through current market trend and loan repayment competence.

Analysis and grade collected data from field
Volunteer interns will be working in the AFAWI main office to analysis and grade perspective clients who qualify to receive loans from the programs and provide needed training areas as provide by the clients during analysis.

Preparation of loan application forms and departure for cape coast tour
Volunteer Interns will make their way again to the AFAWI office in the morning, to start paper work for loan disbursement the following week. After lunch Volunteer Interns and AFAWI staff will depart for a visit to Cape Coast in Central Region. This will be a further drive than the rural community, so everyone will stay in a hotel close to the falls.

Visit the Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle ( Optional-To be pay by Volunteers)
On Saturday, everyone will visit Cape Coast and Elmina castle; don’t forget your camera, to take pictures of Ghana’s historic slavery sites.



Relax and return to Asofan
The morning volunteers will have time to relax and take in the scenery at Oasis beach. We will leave early afternoon back to Asofan to the hostel facility.

Grouping training selected women
Volunteer interns will visit the community and group women in to social group, semi commercial group and commercial group. Then each group will receive training in terms and conditions and of loans, repayment methods, business planning, book keeping, savings, profit and lost management HIV, Cholera Education and family planning education.

Disbursement of loans
Volunteer interns will disburse minimum amount of GHC 500 (Approximately 115 USD) of loans to selected women.

Last day in the office & Test your bargaining skills
This morning will be spent finishing up reports, sharing information and pictures. The afternoon, Volunteer Interns will be able to test their bargaining abilities at the Art Centre and then on to a farewell dinner in Accra.


Departure

COST:
Registration Fee:Free 
Program Cost: 250EUR + 100EUR Donation
Total: 350 EUR


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Costs and Requirements for Volunteer Interns

FREE Registration

Registration is free for all interns and volunteers.

FREE Accommodation: AFAWI provide free accommodation for intern/volunteers for their period of stay.

The program fee is listed at the end of each Volunteer Intern opportunity.  The program fees vary based on length of program, and, Meals.  The program fee is non-refundable and must be paid 30 days before the program starts.

Program Fee (listed per project)

Airport pick up

Orientation

Program supervision

Processing Application

Administration cost

Communication costs with interns

(Lunch) during internship period

In-country 24/7 volunteer support

In-country administration costs

Donation

All programs require a 100EUR donation.  This donation is used to cover the cost of the project and goes directly to those who need it most.

Donation (100EUR)

Directly to the implementation of the project

These costs will vary per project

In orientation, a list will be provided

Costs not covered by fees

There are some costs not covered by the registration or program fees that Volunteer Interns will have to budget for:

Visa

Flights

Travel insurance (mandatory)

Vaccinations

Police Certificate

Spending money (volunteers in Ghana generally find EUR 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses)

Requirements and more information

AFAWI Volunteer Intern programs are centred around our projects, you can expect to write a report at the end of your time with us, though there are many opportunities to have fun and enjoy Ghana, our programs are centred around making positive changes through the work we do.  AFAWI is looking for Volunteer Interns who meet the following requirements:

You must be 18 or over

Criminal Background Check

Proof Medical Insurance

Fluent in English, high level reading and writing in English

Strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteering and sustainable development

Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

Ability to adjust to basic living conditions

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Initiative and enthusiasm

Self-starter and is able to work independently and in groups

Respectful

Can anyone volunteer?

Yes, anyone is welcomed to apply to Volunteer Intern.  We are looking for passionate individuals that are willing to learn and collaborate on projects that help communities in Ghana.  It is a well structured program where Volunteer Interns will be required to write a report by the end of the program.

Will I work with other volunteers?

Yes, all of our programs have 10-15 volunteers at one time.  Volunteer Interns will be placed into groups to do different tasks or work in different communities but will all stay in the same hostel facility.

Where will I be living?

All our volunteer interns are hosted in AFAWI hostel facility, which is located at Asofan with standard facilities to make your stay comfortable. It is about 10 minute walk from the office along a main road with small shops and restaurants.
AFAWI has welcomed volunteer interns from around the world for over seven years.
 

AFAWI Charity Registration No. D.S.W/3421

Contact

+233 243 871 816

+233 303 965 195

AS-7 Asofan, Ofankor North, Accra, Ghana

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