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My friend and I have been volunteering with the organization SFLIG. We have had an unforgettable experience and we are very grateful to Sally for all the help and support. We were well guided throughout our entire process. For example, there was someone who accompanied us to the orphanage for the first few days, until we knew our way around and felt comfortable. Sally gives you all the space to make it your own experience. In addition to working in an orphanage and at a school, we also did community work. Sally has a big heart for others and is completely committed to those less fortunate. As a volunteer you will be involved in this and you can help where you want. We felt completely at home with Sally’s family and are grateful for all the care. We could go to Sally with all questions and problems. It was a valuable and unforgettable experience for us. Do you want that too? Then sign up at SFLIG!
Meaningful impact for the community
My husband Benni and I spent 4 month in Ghana from June – September 2023. Originally we wanted to stay for two month, but we extended our stay twice because we loved it so much Sally is the perfect host and took wonderful care of us. We quickly became close friends (we always call her our „Ghana mom“ now). We had a lot of fun with her and her family, doing weekend adventures around the country and enjoyed the delicious traditional meals Sally cooked for us every day. Because we are a couple we stayed in our own private apartment, just 50 meters away from the volunteer house. We volunteered in an orphanage/school, there we helped taking care of kids from 1-3 years and also supported the teacher with her lessons in class. But other then that Sally is involved in so many other projects/programs and always helps people around the neighborhood and in the community. Here are just a few examples of what we accomplished together during our stay: – one week of medical outreach in remote villages – school book distribution of 3000 books in different schools – enrolling 2 kids in school – helped a 15-year old girl becoming a tailor – supported a 15- year old teenage mom of newborn twins – helped to finance an operation for a 7 year old boy – helped a mother of 9 children to start her own business selling charcoal – 4 day skill training for mothers of special needs kids …. By volunteering with SFLIG VOLUNTEERS you will be able to make a meaningful impact for the community and individuals in Ghana! We loved being part of the family and would always come back! Luca & Benni Baumgartner
This experience is one of inspiration. I gave the children the supplies I brought. I have helped and worked alongside loving caregivers teaching, learning to cook, and encouraging the children in every way. Everyone has been kind and welcoming and the children have captured my heart forever.
When people ask me how my trip was I tell them: indescribable! From the tours by Samuel, Sally’s liaison in Accra, to the children at the Cherubs Orphanage, and the unmeasurable hospitality the people provide, really was a life-changing experience.
To start off, Samuel made me feel very safe and welcome and urged me to ask questions, think critically about Ghanaian society, and compare the infrastructure to that of the US. I was fortunate enough to stay as a guest in his home in Accra which was amazing. Samuel is one of those people you meet in life that is so positive, and all-around a great person that can make you smile. I got the chance to visit his office at the organization he works for.
Sally was always very communicative and helpful in terms of listening to feedback and taking action. I developed a bad sinus infection and had to go to the hospital and Sally called regularly to make sure I was okay. At first, when I arrived at her home in Kumasi I was under the impression I was staying with her family, instead, I stayed with the founders of the orphanage’s family. The placement was amazing, I had a working shower, a sink, and even a fan in my room which is rare.
The children were the most memorable component for me, I still have dreams about them running up to me screaming my name and “Obruni” as I pass through the gate to the compound and tackling me. The amount of love and hunger for learning inspired me in more ways than I can describe. I will be back one day to adopt a child from this experience. Note: you may be placed in different places but if you can be placed in Kumasi with Cherubs DO IT!
Check out my video of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiSdk6vaGsY&t=20s
My journey with this program was truly transformative and is bound to leave a lasting impact on my life. The experiences I encountered were profoundly eye-opening, and the people of Ghana displayed an incredible level of respect and assistance to fulfill every need I had. Sally, the coordinator at Solutions for Life, was exceptional in immersing me in the culture of this country and highlighting the needs of the children. Speaking of the children, they were absolutely heartwarming. Their unwavering love and smiles, even in the face of poverty, touched my heart. This experience was nothing short of extraordinary
It’s challenging to convey the profound impact of my Ghana experience in words. The support, the warm reception, the amicable locals, and above all, the endearing children left an indelible mark on me. Joining Future Stars Organization through SFLIG was a life-changing decision, and I’m thrilled with the results and the opportunity to provide much-needed assistance. I’m eagerly looking forward to returning soon!
“Describing my six-month stay in Ghana in one: Indescribable. It was a remarkable, enlightening, and highly educational journey. While I was in Ghana for my studies, I actively participated in various initiatives organized by Solutions for Life Initiative Ghana. My initial two weeks in the bustling capital, Accra, particularly Accra Central, provided me with a ‘culture shock’ moment, witnessing the vibrant marketplace and densely populated streets. Later, I relocated to Kumasi and was warmly hosted by Sally, Nana, and their children, who introduced me to the Ghanaian way of life. In Kumasi, I engaged in several activities organized by Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana, including the organization of a Christmas party for local orphans. We set up a moon bouncer and a trampoline, arranged food, and music, and even had a makeup artist, while also educating the children about hygiene. The joy on their faces is a memory I will forever cherish. As a foreigner at the party, I had many interactions with the boys who were passionate about soccer. The boys dream of playing at an international level and meeting their idols. Thanks to my hosts, I had the opportunity to connect with locals and fellow travelers, allowing me to explore areas outside Kumasi. Ghanaians are incredibly friendly and sociable, making it easy to build connections. Ghana’s diverse landscapes range from savannas in the north to coastal regions in the south. Kumasi boasts the largest market in West Africa. However, Ghana faces challenges such as socioeconomic disparities, environmental issues, and healthcare improvements, especially in a rapidly growing population. Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana is actively working on projects to address these challenges. Being a part of this team allows you to witness the positive impact you can make in many people’s lives. This journey was an extraordinary personal growth experience, and the lessons I learned in Ghana have significantly influenced my development. Working abroad also meant contributing to the development of others alongside my own progress. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”
I had an amazing time with Solutions for Life Initiative Ghana and worked in a children’s orphanage for 3 weeks. I felt very comfortable and at home and was able to settle in comfortably with my hosts, who I am still in contact with. Having the opportunity to visit and volunteer in Ghana was one of the best decisions I made and doing it with Solutions for Life made the experience that little bit more special. I will always remember my experience and the wonderful memories for life.
It was a great and memorable experience for me. Sally was very helpful in my welfare and hospitality from the moment I set foot in Ghana. I did a medical placement at Anwiam Clinic in Kumasi. The clinic staff and doctors were so friendly and taught me a lot of things related to medical practice. I also had the opportunity to deliver a baby which was quite exciting for a first-timer. It’s ambitious to say that I hope all medical students/graduates should experience working in Africa, but really, the experience was priceless.
My partner and I had the opportunity to enhance our creativity via creative art workshops at the All Nations Charity Home for two weeks through Sally and her Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana. The volunteering placement was well coordinated and also the home stay was very well arranged. Solutions for Life consists of a unique local NGO in Kumasi, Ghana, whom we want to keep supporting from abroad. We saw that the children of All Nations really enjoyed this summer activity and that they engaged very much in all sorts of creative activities (drawing, painting, making their own huge board games,)
I had the privilege of volunteering with Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana. During my two-week volunteering at a local orphanage in Kumasi, alongside two friends, I had an incredible experience. Sally, the founder and director of the program, along with her friends and family, provided us with invaluable support. The gratitude of the orphanage children was heartwarming. I wholeheartedly recommend this unique opportunity to everyone. While you may not change an entire nation, you can make a meaningful impact by engaging in activities like education, play, and hygiene teaching for the children at the orphanage.
I had such a great time doing the Medical Placement at Anwiam Clinic. The hospital is more than accommodating of your skill level and I love how eager they are to not just teach about clinical practice, but also to teach about Ghanaian culture and practices. The medical placement more than exceeded my expectations, teaching me more than I thought I could learn from the experience. The people at the hospital are not afraid to challenge your learning! Furthermore, Sally has been such a great host – giving tips on travelling, cooking a variety of delicious Ghanaian food, and always ready to help when necessary! I hope to come back to Ghana someday because of all the memorable experiences I’ve had and my hopes of learning and experiencing more from this country and its people!
There are no words to describe how much volunteering with Solutions For Life has changed my life! The organization is so supportive and helps you achieve all your goals while in Ghana, as well as before and after your visit.
The family I stayed with became my new family, with amazing hospitality, so much love and acceptance, and great food!
The orphanage I volunteered at, All Nations Charity Home, and all the children there have changed my life, the sweetest, most loving children in the world!!
I 100% recommend it to anyone! I have volunteered with Solutions for Life twice, soon to be three times!
I still think about my incredible life-changing experience regularly. It has been four years since I spent a month volunteering in the village of Domeabra with Solutions for Life Initiative-Ghana and. I learned so much about the people and culture of Ghana during my time in Domeabra, made some amazing connections, and thankfully helped improve the lives of some children along the way; not to mention the wonderful support I was given during my time there. Sally (and her husband Nana) were always there to help me with anything I needed, even welcoming me into their home on the weekends so I could visit and explore the larger city of Kumasi. My host mother, Aunty Ama, and Domeabra villagers were eager to assist me in any way they could. All around it was an incredible, life-changing experience!
Wonderful time in Ghana, SFLIG is a great organization to help you discover Ghana’s amazing culture, and nature,… SFLIG makes sure you’re happy and safe, and also enjoying your time. Could not have wished for a better experience!
The most heartfelt experience! My friend and travel companion Bailey presented the idea of going to Ghana to volunteer with children and I think it was the best idea! Little did know how much the experience would fill my heart! The beauty of the Ghanaian culture and people were like no other. I felt safe, welcomed and very well taken care of at all times. The kindness and warmth in each one of their hearts were pretty extraordinary, unlike some other countries I have visited. The affection, smiles, and laughter of the children I worked with will be in my thoughts and heart forever. The Love Volunteer staff members were so helpful in creating a smooth process from start to finish with regular check-ins, and always being available to assist. I have already recommended this experience to family and friends and would love to go to Ghana!
this is a wonderful experience I will never forget. I honestly don’t know where to start with this, but I’ll do my best. For two short weeks, I got to have the experience of a lifetime. I got to do what I love and help out at an orphanage in Africa; Ghana to be precise, to teach, love, and care for the most wonderful children I had ever met. My host Sally, willingly took me in and allowed me to learn, live, and love the Ghanaian culture.
For those two weeks, I lived, taught, and spent time with these amazing children, ranging from ages 3 to 15 years. I never thought I’d get so attached to them, and to this day, I think about them and everyone I met there every day. I miss it so much. I was able to be there for the children in ways that made such a deep impact on my life, and I cannot wait for the day I go back to visit.
My experience in Ghana was beyond words. The food, the culture, the loving hospitality I got from everyone I met, their traditions- everything, was just so indescribably beautiful. I thank the local organization so much, for not only allowing me into their program but teaching me so much more about myself than I could ever imagine. I was so lucky to be able to attend projects that Sally, who I admire so much, has dedicated so much of her life to. We talked to young girls about peer pressure, and choosing friends wisely. We talked to teenage mothers in Hemang, about the risks of STDs, and set up an HIV testing stand, for anyone wanting to get tested. We did so many wonderful things, and I saw just how involved and dedicated people like Sally were towards the community, and I was just beyond inspired. I’m honestly so grateful to have found such amazing people in the world. It was a profoundly touching experience, especially for me.
Although I’m only 20, Social Work and reaching out to help others has been a dream of mine for so many years. This experience has only made me even more sure that I have been on the right path, and that this is exactly what I will dedicate my life to; reaching out to those who need it most. Currently, besides working and going to school full time, I am trying really hard to figure out the best way to raise money and raise awareness, especially, about the conditions in certain areas of Ghana. Those children changed my life in those two short weeks, and I believe, just like Love Volunteers and the local team, that if we all just gave a little bit, we could change so much. I can’t wait to return again and to spread the word about the amazing things these organizations have done and continue to do.
I spent 2 weeks in Ghana in a wonderful program that was tailored to my experiences and interests.
I stayed with Sally and her lovely family and during my time there, I was able to work at a Mental Rehabilitation Centre, a Clinic, and a Teaching Hospital. The program was tailored to my experiences and interests so I was really able to get the most out of being there. The residents of the rehabilitation center were so grateful for a new face and someone to take an interest in them and their lives, and it was so eye-opening to get an insight into the Ghanaian mental health system, an insight that only could have come from the hands-on experience enabled by this program. The nurses and other staff at the Clinic were also the kindest people I have met, eager to make me feel welcome and teach me everything I wanted to know that was in my remit of clinical capability. The time I spent was very valuable, as I was able to work on the emergency reuses ward which was also being used as an ICU overflow facility. There, under the supervision of the deputy ward manager, I was assigned my very own patient who had been involved in a road traffic accident. I had to check vitals regularly, administer medications, change the drip when needed, empty his catheter bag, and even use a suction machine to respirate sputum to ensure that he didn’t choke. Every healthcare professional I came into contact with, including other volunteers, was so supportive and happy to teach me. I got so much more out of two weeks in Ghana than I could have got out of a practical work placement here in the UK, and the exposure really consolidated the fact that I want to be a nurse, so I am now heading to university in September to study adult nursing with a view to using this clinical knowledge to contribute to the health of many different patients around the world.
As a culture, people were so friendly, and it is common practice for them to share with you their food, company, and language (people love it even if you just say “Medaase” which is ‘thank you’ in Twi). This was the case with Sally and her family; they were so hospitable and went above and beyond to ensure I was safe and happy, advising me on the best way to spend my weekends and helping me to organize an Easter celebration dinner for the residents of the rehabilitation center.
There is so much more I could say but overall, I really had an amazing time and came back a better person than when I went, and I really do feel that my time spent in Ghana altered my perspective which has already influenced decisions in my life and will continue to do so in the future.
My experience in Ghana holds a special place in my heart. It was a profound learning journey, offering a unique perspective compared to my own. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Sally and the dedicated team at Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana and Love Volunteers for their exceptional support, making my arrival truly welcoming and my stay a memorable one. I highly endorse this charity and encourage prospective volunteers to explore their available opportunities.
The unmeasurable hospitality the people; SFLIG Volunteers (sfligvolunteers) provide was really a life changing experience.When people ask me how my trip was, I tell them I really don’t have words to describe it. From the tours by Samuel, Sally’s liaison in Accra, to the children at the Cherubs Orphanage.
To start off, Samuel made me feel very safe and welcome, and urged me to ask questions, think critically about Ghanaian society, and compare the infrastructure to that of the US. I was fortunate enough to stay as a guest in his home in Accra which was amazing. Samuel is one of those people you meet in life that is so positive, and all around a great person that can make you smile. I got the chance to visit his office at the organization he works for.
Sally was always very communicative and helpful in terms of listening to feedback and taking action. I developed a bad sinus infection and had to go to the hospital and Sally called regularly to make sure I was okay. At first when I arrived at her home in Kumasi I was under the impression I was staying with her family, instead I stayed with the founders of the orphanage’s family. The placement was amazing, I had a working shower and a sink, and even a fan in my room which is rare.
The children were the most memorable component for me, I still have dreams about them running up to me screaming my name and ‘obruni’ as I pass through the gate to the compound and tackling me. The amount of love and hunger for learning inspired me in more ways than I can describe. I will be back one day to adopt a child from this experience. Note: you may be placed in different places but if you can be placed in Kumasi with Cherubs DO IT!
Check out my video of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiSdk6vaGsY&t=20s
Me and my 2 friends went volunteering at the King Jesus Orphanage in Kumasi with SFLIG Volunteers (Sfligvolunteers) in September 2016 was very exciting.
For me, it was my second time to volunteer at this orphanage, so I was really excited to see all the kids back.
When we arrived the first day, we immediately received a hundred hugs from the little ones, which was the cutest thing ever!
Before we left Belgium, the three of us raised a lot of toys, clothes and other things to donate to the orphanage. We also organized a fundraising and were able to pay the schoolfees of some of the grownups. I can’t even put out in words how thankful they were for our help! It is so rewarding to be able to help out with just doing small things!
During our stay, we lived with a host family, which is also a great experience. Personally, I have been volunteering before and the difference between staying with a local family or staying at a volunteers residence is huge! Would really recommend doing this!
Volunteering with Solutions For Life Initiative- Ghana volunteers; Sfligvolunteers. Having spent 2 weeks in Kumasi, helping in a local orphanage (together with 2 friends). This was a great experience for me. Sally (someone of the program’s staff) and her family/friends really helped us with everything! The kids of the orphanage were so thankfull! I would highly recommend this lifetime experience to everyone 🙂 I don’t think you can make big changes for the country, but at least you can help some individuals by helping them in the orphanage (e.g. studying, playing, teaching about hygiene, …)
Placement was well coordinated
Me and my partner volunteer, giving creative art workshops for two weeks at the All Nations Charity Home via Sally and her Solutions for Life Initiative Ghana (SFLIGvolunteers). The volunteering placement was well coordinated and also the home stay was very well arranged for.
Solutions for Life consists of a unique local NGO in Kumasi, Ghana, whom we want to keep supporting from abroad. We saw that the children of All Nations really enjoyed this summer activity and that they engaged very much in all sorts of creative activities (drawing, painting, making their own huge board games,)
It was a great and memorable experience for me. Sally was very helpful of my welfare and hospitality from the moment I sat foot in Ghana. I did the medical placement in Anwiam Clinic in Kumasi. The clinic staffs and doctors were so friendly and taught me a lot of things related to medical practice. I also had the opportunity to deliver a baby which was quite exciting for a first timer. It’s ambitious to say that I hope all medical students/graduates should experience working in Africa, but really, the experience was priceless.
I made a family in Ghana
I had an amazing time with Solutions for Life Initiative Ghana and worked in a children’s orphanage for 3 weeks. I felt very comfortable and at home and was able to settle in comfortably with my hosts, who I am still in contact with. Having the opportunity to visit and volunteer in Ghana was one of the best decisions I made and doing it with Solutions for Life made the experience that little bit more special. I will always remember my experience and have made memories for Life.
Solitary Trip to Ghana
My interests in this elective stems from a recent solitary trip to Ghana and Kenya. My volunteer experience took place in a hospital and orphanages. At the hospital in Ghana, I was able to gain a deeper knowledge of the complexity of health policies in third world countries. Funds raised by Touro students allowed for distribution of educational materials and shoes to orphanages in Accra and Kumasi.
Honoured to have a glimpse into a place quite different from my own
Visiting and working in Ghana will always have a special place in my heart. I learned so much during my time there and was honoured to have a glimpse into a place quite different from my own. I can’t thank Sally and the team at Solutions for Life & Love Volunteers enough, for not only setting us up but really helping us feel welcomed when we first arrived. I really recommend this charity and anyone considering volunteering to look at what options they have first.
It was an amazing, interesting and very educative experience
If I had to describe my trip to Ghana in just 1 word. It would not be impossible. It was an amazing, interesting and very educative experience. I lived in Ghana for a half year because of my study. Besides my study, I participated in several projects set up by Solutions for Life Initiative Ghana. My first 2 weeks were in the capital of Ghana (Accra). This was the place where I got my so-called ‘culture shock’ moment. To be more specific at: Accra Central. I went here in the middle of the day and everywhere were people selling their merchandise. High populations of humans were roaming everywhere and even the streets where the cars needed to drive were full of shops and people, leading to dangerous situations. After these 2 weeks, I took a flight to Kumasi and lived with Sally, Nana, and their kids. They were the best hosts I could get and they showed me the way of living the Ghanian life. When in Kumasi, I enrolled in several activities set up by Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana. One of these activities was the setup of a Christmas party for orphans in the region. We arranged a moon bouncer and a trampoline for the kids to jump on. Further, we arranged food, music, a make-up artists and taught them the importance of hygiene. The kids enjoyed these activities and the happiness on their faces will be something I will never forget. As a foreign male at the party. I got a lot of questions and demonstrations from the boys about soccer. All the boys want to play one day at the international level and meet their idols. Thanks to my hosts, I could connect to many local people and other travelers. With them, I traveled outside Kumasi. Ghanaians are very social; it is easy to connect with them. I even had an opportunity to be live on the radio, just by meeting someone outside a grocery store. Ghana has some interesting landscapes. Going north of Kumasi you will find the savanna, going south you will reach the coastal regions. Kumasi itself has the biggest market located in West Africa. Ghana is a developing country. The gap between the higher society and the lower society is big. There are environmental problems and the medical situation is still improving. With a population that is rapidly growing. These challenges will be harder to tackle. Solutions For Life Initiative Ghana is setting up projects and to tackle these challenges. As being part of the team, you will see the positive changes you can make, in many people’s lives. This journey was an amazing life experience for me as an individual. Lots of things I learned in Ghana had an effect on my own development. Doing my work abroad I also helped others to develop with me. Everyone wins.
A life-changing experience in Ghana
Words cannot describe how life-changing my experience in Ghana was. The support I received, the warm welcome, the friendly people, and most importantly, the sweetest kids. Being in Future Stars Organization through SFLIG was the best decision I ever made, so happy with the outcome and how I was able to help them because they extremely need our help. Hopefully, I will be coming back soon!
Great experience with all the special people we met. Sally was always super helpful whenever we needed her and made our volunteering experience quite memorable and enjoyable!
I had a tremendous trip
My experience with this trip and organization was tremendous and will impact me for the rest of my life The experiences that i had were just altering the people of Ghana are so respectful and helpful to every need I had and Solutions for Life coordinator. Sally was outstanding in showing me the culture of this country and the needs of the children. Yes, the children ate the most adorable thing that I encountered. Their love for me moved my heart and made me realize that no matter how much poverty there is they always had a smile and wanted to be touched and showed their love unconditionally. Awesome experience
I was a French teacher
I work in a school who be an orphanage at the same time. I was a French teacher and I helped also with other topics. The children were between 6 to 16 years old. So the lessons changed a lot and I was very interested in teaching my own language. After school, I played with the kids…
Happy teaching French
Spent 3 months teaching French to some beautiful kids. Was a great experience I’ve learned a lot. I will never forget that! I have also been able to learn and discover Ghanaian culture and food. I have met a lot of nice people there.
For the arrival, the family was on time to pick me up and directly really joyful about me being there and it was touching. The orientation before the program started was I think necessary for me. Being aware of the city’s context and how people can react with they see me is important. Know about the money and how to buy stuff and bargain too. Also, about the orientation on getting to my placement, a week with a person going with me every day to the orphanage and step by step going alone was perfect. I had time to know the places and how to tell people where I was going. As for the accommodation, the room is really nice and the bathroom too. The food was also really well prepared and the host always wanted me to feel comfortable. The proportions were regarding my appetite. The garden is a real plus to the accommodation itself! To resume, for me during these 3 months everything was great! The fact to have been able to go to 2 different schools is great to really see the difference they can have between them and to get to know more people also. I never felt insecure alone in the streets or in the common transportation. The sanitary pads donation was also a part that I enjoyed so much while doing it! It was really heart-touching to speak with those girls and to see how they can be grateful to you for what you do without knowing you. I didn’t hope for anything from this stay but it gave me so much of life knowing that I am really grateful for going with this organisation to Ghana.
Volunteering with Sally’s organisation allowed me to experience Ghanaian culture and get to know Ghanaian disability education system in a safe and supportive environment. Sally made sure I had everything I needed during my stay there and made me feel like a member of her family!
My experience was amazing, I felt supported, guided, helped and in security all the time with the organization I was with. I’m so grateful for that, my host family was incredible and I got the possibility to work with children even though I am pretty young. I would recommend to everyone that what to see the world and make it a better place.
I had a great experience in Ghana! Sally is an amazing woman who will make sure you have everything you need and get as much out of your time there as possible. I felt very comfortable at my accommodation, I always felt safe and even though it wasn’t always easy I still enjoyed my work at the school and orphanage. I learnt a lot and it was a very humbling experience. With Sally’s help, I was able to travel during the weekends as well and I always had a great time!