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"I felt the urge to do something that I knew would mean something for someone, you know to make the world a better place"

Volunteer work in Ghana, why are you going to do that? That were the question that I was asked several several times. At first I didn’t have an answer but then I realized why I was going to Ghana it wasn’t for the school work or because my friend wanted to. I felt the urge to do
something that I knew would mean something for someone, you know make the world a better place. Make the difference for someone.


When you live your life you easily fall in to a routine, first school then work. And you start to wonder if I disappeared today would it matter for the world? And that is the answer I give when someone asks me why I went to Ghana.

I didn’t really have any anticipation of what to expect, my vision of Africa was kind of vague. So at first I was quite shocked at the cultural difference between Sweden and Ghana, it might hard at first but trust me it gets better by each day.  One of the factors that help you get used to Africa is the amazing children I meet at the orphanage we worked for. And I
would like to extend my thanks to Comfort the owner of the Orphanage which also
helped us. Another thing that amazed me was the people in Ghana; they saw us as
superiors just for being of a different skin color. It might take a while to get used to people coming up to you and asking for money and/or asking you to marry them. If look past that you see almost instantly see that the Ghanaians are one of the most polite and social peoples I have ever meet, they love to help you so don’t be afraid to ask them.

To sum it up, I love Ghana with all my heart and will have the trip there with me for the rest of my life. It was the best trip of my life and it changed my perspective on so many things. So if you have the time and money I can say without doubt that you should go.

 

Tim Holmbom