Are you ready to deepen your humanism through international service? The Humanist Action: Ghana (HA: Ghana) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 volunteering commitment. 2019-2020 volunteers will be the first HA: Ghana group to support grassroots human rights organizations working in the Central Region as well as keep supporting our partner organizations in the Northern Region…

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To read part one click here.  Last December the 2017-2018 HA: Ghana team (volunteers and FBB leadership) mutually decided to leave Yendi. The HA: Ghana program faced some unexpected challenges in 2017 that forced several big location changes for our volunteers. While these challenges were entirely outside our control, we want to remain transparent about the…

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You may have noticed that the Humanist Action: Ghana (HA: Ghana) has been silent on social media in the first months of 2018.  We want to bring you up to date on an eventful few months. As you may know, HA: Ghana launched in Ghana’s Northern Region in support of Songtaba, a grassroots women’s rights…

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Throughout my life, this one question has always been at the forefront of my mind when trying something new. As I have moved from place to place, joined new teams and organizations this question would always format itself in one of two ways. How will I make friends? What if I don’t make friends? Naturally,…

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Over the years, I have worked to help people of all ages, from a plethora of backgrounds, situations, and worldviews. I have been an educator, a caretaker, and a friend. I have worked in three different countries and cultural contexts, and in many different levels of involvement. Though I have learned many lessons, and hope…

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The new volunteers for our third Humanist Action: Ghana team have arrived in Yendi, and orientation has begun. After introductions, Baako Alhassan began their training with Dagbanli language lessons. Lukeman Domba then facilitated a session detailing the history of the Northern Region of Ghana, land demarcation of Ghana, and cross cultural differences. In this photo…

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As I’m about to return to the US after another year abroad, I am reminded of my reaction to returning from my first year abroad in China. For several weeks I struggled with speaking. For one thing, having spent a year speaking broken Mandarin and English mostly with my ESL students, I struggled to find…

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Do you have an old laptop sitting around collecting dust? Our Humanist Action: Ghana volunteers in Ghana can accomplish so much more with laptops. We would love to be able to send some with our US based volunteer leaving for Ghana this month. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation of a laptop…

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In Yendi, in the Northern Region of Ghana, the government and the people are still developing infrastructure including waste collection systems. Like many developing regions in the world, the waste created really has nowhere to go. It ends up in fields, on farms, and in the waterways. This blocks the rain water from moving to…

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