If you’re on a gap year, summer placement, or career break and want to get your hands dirty, our Building project in Ghana may be right for you.
Volunteers are based in the Akuapem Hills, just over an hour north of Accra. You will join a team of Projects Abroad volunteers and local people constructing and renovating simple buildings in the local communities.
Construction in Ghana
zoomVolunteers dig a plot to construct a building on the Community Building project in Ghana
In addition to the basic project, you may also help with landscaping the surrounding area, painting local schools, and renovating classrooms. In the past, volunteers even built a library for Kwamoso village school.
In many areas of Ghana, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms.
The buildings are usually made from mud bricks that are produced by using a press, some mud and water, and then left to harden in the sun. Volunteers help in this process and also with building walls, plastering, and painting. Each building takes an average of one month to construct.