Ghana Health and Edu Initiative Summer Learn & Serve

Humjibre, Western Region, Ghana

Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI)

GHEI is a small non-profit in the Western region of Ghana in the small farming community of Humjibre. Our mission is to promote education and improve health through principles of sustainable development and community empowerment.

The GHEI Serve and Learn Program offers short-term volunteer opportunities to students and individuals interested in international development, public health, universal education and human rights promotion.  The Serve and Learn projects provide a chance to learn about and profoundly experience grassroots work in a developing country.

2013 Programs & Dates

Session 1: Kickin’ It in Ghana: Developing Teambuilding Skills and Community Participation in Youth Achievement (June 1 – 16)

Session 2: Ghana Read and Play: A Celebration of Childhood Literacy (June 18 – July 4)

Session 3: Malaria Prevention: Community Health Evaluation (July 8 – 24)

Session 4: Girls’ Empowerment (July 26 – August 11)

For more information on sessions, click here.

How To Apply
Click here to download an application. Additionally, be sure to read through FAQs for details on volunteer funding requirements, travel preparations, and more.

Applications for summer sessions will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on January 15, 2013. This means that GHEI’s leadership will review applications in the order they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as spaces fill quickly.

After January 15th, applications are reviewed and selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Offers are extended to successful applicants within one week of the interview and applicants are given one week to accept or decline GHEI’s offer. This is done to allow ample time for fundraising, travel reservations, and general preparations for the trip.

Additional Information

Visit GHEI News, our online blog, at and read about experiences from our former volunteers.

Please contact with questions.


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