I always wanted to volunteer in a developing country so when AFAWI selected me to volunteer in Ghana for three months, I was thrilled. AFAWI works to protect vulnerable people in Ghana, especially women and children. This NGO has different projects in the fields of sex education, HIV awareness or youth development. Working for AFAWI has been a wonderful experience. Not only it has given me the chance to work with a local, African NGO but it has also helped me to develop skills which will help me to find my dream job in the future.
In the personal field, it could not have been better. Living with a host family has shown me the real Ghana and has allowed me to meet wonderful people and learn from them. Also, sharing my experience with other volunteers has been great because I felt supported all the time.
I have had the opportunity to do a lot of field work which, besides giving me the opportunity of getting to know in depth the Ghanaian culture, has shown me how it is like to work with an African NGO and the challenges that it supposes.
I am already thinking in going back again. I recommend this experience to everyone.