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Peace Corps History

Main article: 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

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

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

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

Volunteer Corner

  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • The website provides useful educational resources and spelling bee information for both volunteers and host country nationals.
  • 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.
  • The ICT Manual is a guide for constructing and organizing a computer lab from breaking ground to efficiently networking computers.
  • The Art Manual is a portfolio for art teachers in Ghana. It contains lesson plans, art project ideas and where to find materials in Ghana.
  • The is a resource for JHS Math teachers in Ghana. It contains syllabus modules, teaching tips, and sample test questions.
  • The website is a central portal for Peace Corps Ghana's malaria prevention initiative.
  • - 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.

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

Other websites:

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

Peace Corps News

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