Working towards Sustainability, Kazagu and the Upper East
From the southernmost beaches of Cape Coast, to the northernmost border of Ghana, we will have travelled long and far to live and work alongside ORGIIS in the Upper East of Ghana. During the day, we will be learning from and working with ORGIIS on their mission to create environmental and social security in this often under-resourced part of the country. By focusing on reforestation, skills training, and maternal healthcare, ORGIIS works on the preventative side of health, supporting communities in the Upper East to meet the standards of living needed to live healthy lives. Last year, participants helped in the planting of a moringa farm, a super food for export that will bring economic and health benefits to the community.
While working the fields during the day, evenings will be spent engaging in lively discussions with our team, before retiring to our homestays with host families in Kazagu. Bonding over maiz and warm stews, we’ll get an opportunity to integrate into the distinct local culture, far from the hustle and bustle of Accra.
The North holds a special place in the hearts of our teams as the place where we get a more comprehensive understanding of Ghana, ease into the relaxed vibe, take part in group dinners, have discussions under the stars, and so much more!