Libby Down – Ghana

Names of staff involved in your programme

Rebekah, Fred, Richard, Appiah

What members of staff do you remember the most?
My housekeeper Richard as I saw him the most and he was always friendly.

Why did you want to volunteer?
As I wanted to gain life from another perspective and so that I could help people that are less fortunate.

Do you feel you made a difference, how?
Yes as I could see the school building going up and up construction wise.

What did you do for fun?
I went to Cape Coast, Kumasi and Kokrobite on separate weekends with a group people. I also went to the local waterfalls and bars on the nights.

When was your most enjoyable experience, do you have an interesting story?
At Kokrobite where you could just relax and soak the culture in.

Who did you make friends with and for what reasons?
I made friends with everybody as everybody was in the same boat together and all wanted to make a difference.

What were the names of the best places to hang out and socialise, why was this?
Vibes café, internet café, premier bar, Atibie volunteer house!

Would you considering going again or perhaps to another project with Original Volunteers?
Maybe, as they are really helpful and the co- coordinators are amazing!

What would you say/recommend to a friend who was interested in volunteering?
Do it.

What items would you suggest future volunteers pack?
Chocolate, portable shower