About North East Worcestershire College
North East Worcestershire College is split between two campuses, one in Redditch and another in Bromsgrove just north of Worcester. The college offers a range of courses, which focus on school leavers and adult learners from University level to employer training.
Volunteering in Ghana
A small group of students and tutors from the college decided to arrange a short volunteering trip to Ghana in June 2009. They booked with Original Volunteers to stay for a week in the Kwahu region of eastern Ghana, an area much in need of volunteers.
The two tutors and seven students set off on their life changing experience at the end of June 2009. They arrived armed with footballs, football t-shirts and stationary to donate to the orphanages and schools in the area.
Although they were only volunteering for a week the group still managed to make substantial progress on a new school roof in a remote village. The school, which was originally constructed out of tree branches, was an ongoing project for many of our other volunteers in Ghana.
The college group spent several days working on the wooden frame of the roof before securing metal sheeting on the top. Other volunteers helped to construct and fund the roof, which took around two weeks to complete. Around 75 primary school children learn at the school and have benefited greatly from their new school.
The group also spent time teaching and donating supplies at some of the most deprived schools in the region. Some of the male students also visited the local boys orphanage, where they arranged a football tournament for the boys.
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