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TANF GHANA

Accra, Ghana
TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana, by providing them with an education and access to health care. We believe this is an investment into a brighter future for our country.
Childcare Education Healthcare
Accommodation Meals

Mawulolo Youth Network

Accra, Ghana
Our org is ran by a group of passionate and determined people from varied walks of life. Each board member is committed to reaching out to their community and helping the less fortunate by tapping into any creative force within them and providing the necessary and basic tools for success.
Education Healthcare Development
Accommodation Meals

La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

Repunta Daniel Flores, Costa Rica
Background of the Organization:

Finca La Gran Vista was established on January 16, 2001, as a non-profit project with the aim of spreading awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods to other farmers in the region. It is intended to provide an example for other farms .
Agriculture Animals Education
Accommodation Meals

RUDEC-Rural Development Centre is a business enterprise that focuses on children, women and the environmental protection with focuses on tourism development as a project
Agriculture Childcare Education
Accommodation Meals

Biblioworks

Sucre, Bolivia
BiblioWorks is founded on the simple principle that literacy and education are critical components for the creation and vitality of sustainable communities and cultures. We believe that where knowledge, literacy, and learning exist, people have the resources they need to solve social issues, maintain and strengthen their cultural identities, as well as to grow their community economically
Education

Caras Alegres

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Caras Alegres is comprised of a team of local knowledge and expertise as well as foreign experts and volunteers. On our staff we have our Guatemalan director, an assistant director/volunteer coordinator, two teachers, two day care staff, an assistant teacher, a security guard, a cook, and a cleaner
Childcare Education Human Rights

Huellas que Trascienden AC

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Huellas que Trascienden combats poverty by turning, in an innovative and integral way, the talents that the indigenous women of Chiapas have into income for their households.
Education Women Development Development

MySmallHelp Peru

Ollantaytambo, Peru
Our mission is to help those living in poverty or with a disability access a brighter future primarily by providing access to education, skills training, and health care. Our philosophy is that if more and more people give their small help every person will be able to enjoy their basic human rights.
Education Healthcare Human Rights
Accommodation

Journeys Within Our Community

Siem Reap, Cambodia
JWOC develops projects in Southeast Asia that reduce poverty levels, increase educational and economic opportunities, and empower recipients and supporters, inspiring ongoing social change.
Education Development

Varsana Eco Village

Granada, Cundinimarca, Colombia
Our volunteer program is especially for those who want to experience the life of an Eco Village, engage in sustainable activities such as organic farming, Eco Building, Sustainable Tourism, Yoga Retreats, Oriental Art, etc.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Latest Reviews


Priceless two months volunteering with TANF reviewed by Brittany Wiafe
"Hi! My name is Brittany Wiafe, a student at the University of North Carolina. I had the amazing opportunity to spend two months volunteering with the Anidaso Nsae Foundation. The time I spent volunteering was truly remarkable. I worked as a medical volunteer in the Senya Health Care center in Senya Breaku (about a 2 hour drive outside of Accra). I spent weekdays at the clinic, after the work day I was able to go to Becky’s Home (a local orphanage) or just chill, and on weekends I was able to travel the Ghana!
The departments of the clinic I spent considerable time in included outpatient delivery, maternity, lab, reproductive child health, records, and consulting. In each department, I got to learn so much about not only the medical practices that occurred, but also about the health problems afflicting the community. From this, I saw the problems Senya faces with the prevalence of malaria, hypertension, and unplanned pregnancy. With these problems realized, I was able to work with other medical volunteers to hold health education and medical screening events. The first was a family planning education event. In this, we targeted the women of the community and discussed the benefits of family planning and debunked some of the misconceptions holding women back from using contraceptives. The next was a malaria screening event held in Wiae, a village in the Northern Region of Ghana. We heard of the major health risks of the community, including a high prevalence of malaria, snake bites, and water borne disease, and decided to fundraise for the trip up to Wiae to help as much as we could. We ended up testing around 1,200 people for malaria (of which, close to 50% were positive), dressed wounds, wrote referrals for health risks, were able to provide malaria medicine to all that were positive and deworming medicine to all that attended. At this screening, we also discussed with the community members present ways to prevent malaria, snake bites, and hygienic practices to decrease the prevalence of water borne disease. In my last week in Senya, I was also able to go to a local school to discuss the aspects of healthy relationships. Walking around Senya, you see a few of concerning relationships where the health of the women involved is questionable. It was my hope that with this education, I could equip the younger generation with the tools to stop these concerning relationships.
I also greatly enjoyed the time I was able to spend away from the clinic. The reproductive health units and mental health units hold community outreach events during the week that volunteers are welcome to join. I was able to attend a couple and would definitely recommend them! I also was able to grade papers at a local school for a couple days. This perspective on the community was eye-opening to see. In this, I became aware of the great job the educators in Senya were doing and how many more children need to be enrolled in school. I also grew attached to the children at Becky’s Home. They are ALWAYS overjoyed to see volunteers and the time I spent with them meant so much to me. In my free time, I also was able to take Twi lessons taught by a teacher at the local school. This meant a lot to me because my parents are Ghanaian and I have always wanted to learn my mother tongue. I also could hold conversations with patients, the kids at the home, and community members easier through these lessons. On the weekends, my destinations included Cape Coast, Kumasi, Accra, Wli Waterfalls, and local beaches. I would recommend each of the places I was able to visit!

Of course, my two months did not come without trouble. I had to adjust to bucket baths and no running water. There were times the food portions didn’t quite meet my appetite. There were sometimes one too many volunteers at the medical clinic limiting the work one could do. Despite these troubles, I would not trade my time in Senya for anything. I was able to connect to my culture and passions so easily in this environment. I know I will be back to Senya and would recommend TANF to someone looking for a life-changing volunteer experience. Laud was also a pleasure to work with and will respond promptly to any problem you may face. If you have questions, feel free to ask Laud for my contact to chat more!
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33 days ago

My time abroad reviewed by Danny Mohler
"I had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Ghana in Accra. Right from the start I wanted to get involved. Three young men, Selorm, Romeo, and Daniel came and spoke to my study abroad group. I was sold right away. They spoke about the opportunity to teach and play with the children and more importantly make an inlact on the youth of Christian village. I volunteered twice a week once playing soccer with the boys of the MYN program and another teaching an after school lesson. I can honestly say this was the highlight of my entire time spent in Ghana. The enthusiasm and determination of the children is unmatched. Also the men running this program were there whenever I had questions or needed help. They have enormous hearts that are aimed at reaching an enormous goal. This time with MYN not only made my heart happy but provided me with work experience (teaching and fundraising) I've used in interviews and on resumes. If you are interested in changing lives and gaining valuable experience look no further than MYN. Feel free to reach out to me as well if you have any questions as well! "
6 days ago