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|Languages = [[Buli]], [[Guruni]], [[Dagare]], [[Dagbani]], [[Dangme]], [[Ewe]], [[Fanté]], [[Ga]], [[Gonja]], [[Hausa]], [[Kasem]], [[Kusaal]], [[Likpakpaln]], [[Mampruli]], [[Moar]], [[Nankam]], [[Nzema]], [[Sisaali]], [[Taleni]], [[Twi]], [[Waale]], [[Wassa]]
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|Languages = [[Buli]], [[Guruni]], [[Dagare]], [[Dagbani]], [[Dangme]], [[Ewe]], [[Fanté]], [[Ga]], [[Gonja]], [[Hausa]], [[Kasem]], [[Kusaal]], [[Likpakpaln]], [[Mampruli]], [[Moar]], [[Nankam]], [[Nzema]], [[Sisaali]], [[Taleni]], [http://www.nikolaswolfe.com/lang/index.html#akuapem Twi], [[Waale]], [[Wassa]]
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==Invitees and Trainees Corner==
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Contact [http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/PeaceCorpsGhana current volunteers] or [http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/group.php?gid=2232202618 returned volunteers (RPCVs)] on Facebook and learn about [http://ghana.peacecorps.gov/Staff.php the staff] that supports them.
 
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Contact [http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/PeaceCorpsGhana current volunteers] or [http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/group.php?gid=2232202618 returned volunteers (RPCVs)] on Facebook and learn about [http://ghana.peacecorps.gov/Staff.php the Peace Corps staff]that supports them.
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Check out the [http://www.youtube.com/user/peacecorps Peace Corps Channel] on YouTube to see what is going on in Peace Corps around the world.
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Learn a little about [http://wikitravel.org/en/Twi Twi] the most widely spoken language in Ghana.
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You can also download '''Twi''', '''Dagbani''' and '''Fante''' audio files created by Peace Corps Volunteers[http://www.nikolaswolfe.com/lang/index_alt.html here].
==Volunteer Corner==
==Volunteer Corner==
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This section is meant to provide current PCVs (Peace Corps Volunteers) with available resources (materials and contacts) in-country.
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*The '''[[List of resources for Ghana]]''' page lists the available resources (materials and contacts) in-country, descriptions of Peace Corps and volunteers' initiative, and lists of references.
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The '''[[:Category:Ghana_projects|Project Bank]]''' is a form of knowledge management that helps PCVs share valuable organizational insight. This is knowledge that will: reduce the occurrences of reinventing the wheel; maintain intellectual capital as PCVs turnover; extend cross-sector collaboration due to the elevation of common knowledge, which will also increase the scope of projects; and reduce the time needed to adapt to changing environments or initiatives.  
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*The '''[[:Category:Ghana_projects|Project Bank]]''' is a form of knowledge management that helps PCVs share valuable organizational insight. This is knowledge that will: reduce the occurrences of reinventing the wheel; maintain intellectual capital as PCVs turnover; extend cross-sector collaboration due to the elevation of common knowledge, which will also increase the scope of projects; and reduce the time needed to adapt to changing environments or initiatives.  
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'''[[OpenBook]]''' is an online publication, or an open source notebook, of PCVs teaching activities and ideas. It is a malleable resource for PCVs to add their own ideas and update past contributions. '''''It is currently under construction'''''.
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*The '''[[Food Security Action Committee]]''' page is a reference on how to achieve the pillars of food security in Ghana.
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The '''[[ICT in Ghana|ICT Manual]]''' is meant to be a guide for constructing and organizing a computer lab from breaking ground to efficiently networking computers. '''''It is currently under construction''''' and will soon replace the [http://ictwiki.org| ICT Wiki].
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*The '''[https://sites.google.com/site/pcghspellingbee Peace Corps Ghana Spelling Bee]''' website provides useful educational resources and spelling bee information for both volunteers and host country nationals.
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The '''[[Ghana Travel Guide]]''' is meant to serve as a guide to were to eat, to sleep and go when a PCV travels in the country.
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*The '''[[Teacher's Corner]]''' is an overview of the education sector in Peace Corps Ghana. It contains a teacher's manual written by volunteers, GES syllabi, sample test questions and additional tips about how to achieve the objectives of Peace Corps Ghana education action plan. '''''It is currently under construction'''''.
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PCVs do not only have the opportunity to get involved in their communities, but they are also able to contribute to the PCV organizations below:
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*The '''[[ICT in Ghana|ICT Manual]]''' is a guide for constructing and organizing a computer lab from breaking ground to efficiently networking computers.
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:[http://ghana.peacecorps.gov/Food%20Security.php Food Security]
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*The '''[[ArtBook|Art Manual]]''' is a portfolio for art teachers in Ghana. It contains lesson plans, art project ideas and where to find materials in Ghana.
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:[http://ghana.peacecorps.gov/HIV-AIDS%20Prevention.php HIV/AIDS prevention]
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*The '''[https://sites.google.com/site/ghanateachersresource/ Ghana Maths Teachers Resource]''' is a resource for JHS Math teachers in Ghana. It contains syllabus modules, teaching tips, and sample test questions.
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:[http://ghana.peacecorps.gov/Gender%20and%20Youth%20Development.php Gender and Youth Development (GYD)]
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* The '''[https://sites.google.com/site/pcghmi/ S.W.A.T Malaria]''' website is a central portal for Peace Corps Ghana's malaria prevention initiative.
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* '''[http://goo.gl/dPv0N Peace Corps Ghana Volunteers' Library Network (VLN)]''' - System for literature exchange; find out what books we already have in country and what books we'd like to add to our vast library network.
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:[http://ghana.peacecorps.gov/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology.php ICT committee (Think Tank)]
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The [[Media:Obruni Cooking Book.pdf|Obruni Cooking Book]] is now available! (Cop it while it's hot.)
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:[https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projdetail&projdesc=641-cfd Donate to Volunteer Projects]
:[https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projdetail&projdesc=641-cfd Donate to Volunteer Projects]
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:[http://wikitravel.org/en/Ghana Ghana Wikitravel Guide]
==The Emeritus Corner==
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''This section is meant to provide information for RPCVs (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) and soon-to-be RPCVs. Content that provides advice for: mailing packages to the States, where to look for jobs (including within Peace Corps), how to market Peace Corps on your resume, graduate school information, taking the GRE and GMAT, and any other useful information.''
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''This section will provide information for RPCVs (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) and soon-to-be RPCVs. Content that provides advice for: mailing packages to the States, where to look for jobs (including within Peace Corps), how to market Peace Corps on your resume, graduate school information, taking the GRE and GMAT, and any other useful information.''
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* [http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/ National Peace Corps Association]
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/gh.html Peace Corps Journals - Ghana]
* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/gh.html Peace Corps Journals - Ghana]
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Revision as of 11:27, 4 January 2012


US Peace Corps
Ghana


Status: ACTIVE
Staging:


American Overseas Staff (FY2010): FP 03 (Patel, Avani, J, $ 83,287), FP 02 (Hoffer, Kristine, $ 94,064), FP 02 (Moler, Robert, G, $ 105,870), FP 01 (Koffman, Michael, C, $ 150,913)


Latest Early Termination Rates (FOIA 11-058):

(2008 24 %),  (2007 36 %),  (2006 36 %), 2005 29 %

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Region:

Africa

Country Director:

Michael Koffman

Sectors:

Education
Small Enterprise Development
Environment
Health

Program Dates:

1961 - Present

Current Volunteers:

189

Total Volunteers:

3912

Languages Spoken:

Buli, Guruni, Dagare, Dagbani, Dangme, Ewe, Fanté, Ga, Gonja, Hausa, Kasem, Kusaal, Likpakpaln, Mampruli, Moar, Nankam, Nzema, Sisaali, Taleni, Twi, Waale, Wassa

Flag:

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Contents

Peace Corps History

Main article: History of the Peace Corps in Ghana

Ghana was the first country in the world to receive Peace Corps Volunteers. The program began with 50 Volunteers arriving on August 30, 1961. (A 51st volunteer in that group arrived about a month later.) Since that time, more than 3,700 Volunteers have served here successfully. Ghana's stable government, commitment to democracy, and extensive efforts to reform its economy are the key factors that contribute to the Peace Corps' impact. And Peace Corps has been a witness the reform of Ghana through its successes and challenges in the post-colonial history of Ghana.

Currently, 50 years later, there are over 100 Volunteers and trainees working in the fields of health and water and sanitation, education, small business development and environment. Peace Corps/Ghana brings in approximately 75 new trainees each year. Volunteers work in all 10 regions of Ghana.


Invitees and Trainees Corner

Section articles:

Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Ghana
Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Ghana
Health care and safety in Ghana
Pre-Departure Checklist
Packing list for Ghana
Training in Ghana
FAQs about Peace Corps in Ghana

Contact current volunteers or returned volunteers (RPCVs) on Facebook and learn about the Peace Corps staffthat supports them.

Check out the Peace Corps Channel on YouTube to see what is going on in Peace Corps around the world.

Learn a little about Twi the most widely spoken language in Ghana.

You can also download Twi, Dagbani and Fante audio files created by Peace Corps Volunteershere.

Volunteer Corner

The Obruni Cooking Book is now available! (Cop it while it's hot.)

Other websites:

Donate to Volunteer Projects
Ghana Wikitravel Guide

The Emeritus Corner

Main article: Emeritus Corner

Under Construction

This section will provide information for RPCVs (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) and soon-to-be RPCVs. Content that provides advice for: mailing packages to the States, where to look for jobs (including within Peace Corps), how to market Peace Corps on your resume, graduate school information, taking the GRE and GMAT, and any other useful information.

Section articles:

Graduate school advice (including advice for taking the GRE and GMAT)
RPCV Job Search
Volunteers who served in Ghana

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PEACE CORPS JOURNALS
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