We have made some recent changes with our team in Ghana and we are quite excited. Georgette Nyankson has joined us and will be helping to expand our range of placements. Throughout her studies Georgette has worked with several women and children's rights groups and we look forward to the development of several new placements working in this sector.
Georgette will also be helping to develop new relationships not only in Accra and other urban centers, but also in several rural communities where volunteers can have a powerful and meaningful impact.
I worked as a Senior Research Assistant at the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD-KNUST) before joining BaseCamp. At that time, I participated in project coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, planning and management, as well as engaged in training for capacity building in rural communities in Ghana.
I have worked as a local volunteer in my country for four years and I have supported young and helped to educated people to venture into agriculture and entrepreneurship as a form of decent employment. I gradually developed a great passion to work with international volunteers who want to contribute positively to help local organisations in Ghana.
As a researcher, I discovered that Volunteer Basecamp has been very successful in Ghana for the past several years in providing appropriate volunteers to give great support to local organisation in areas such as education, medical care and social work which makes these organizations very proactive in their operations.
As a program coordinator, I strongly believe that international volunteers present a great opportunity for our local organisations to explore and be effective in their operations. I mainly ensure there are positive and fruitful relationships between local organisations and international volunteers in my country.
I am looking forward to developing placements in new regions in Ghana so that volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in all parts of my country, due to the fact that most organizations in Ghana do indeed need assistance.