The Assin Endwa Trust was founded in 1999 with the aim of improving the life of the villagers of Assin Endwa, a rural village in the Central Region of Ghana.
The Trust is a UK registered charity which undertakes various projects to help with its aims. Our volunteer programme is just one of these undertakings but is the one that most people can identify with and actually feel that they have made a difference!
Designed for anybody who would like to undertake volunteer work in the Third World but is put off by the high cost of many schemes. Our working holidays were conceived to give volunteers a comprehensive view of life in the friendly West African country of Ghana.
Three weeks of work on our projects is broken up by well earned breaks at some of the best holiday spots in the country.
Our working holidays were originally conceived for groups of up to 10 young adults (18+) in their gap year or after their first year at University. In practice we have found that many of our applicants are at work and looking for a more interesting holiday than the normal package deal. So we have opened the scheme up to include them and also family groups with children older than 15 years of age.
A typical group might consist of 5 students, 3 to 5 younger adults taking some time out and 3 or 4 others. We have an absolute maximum of sixteen volunteer spaces each year and have been running the scheme since 2004 each year the group has got bigger up to the maximum in 2006.
If you are interested in going to Ghana with us please contact us as early as possible. The earlier you book up the less likely you are to be disappointed! We are also able to cater for those who can only manage two weeks due to holiday limitations, please contact us for further information.
You need to plan your participation in the scheme well in advance, this is not the type of holiday that you can book at the last minute. Four months in advance is the absolute minimum. Raising sponsorship, getting injections, etc all take time and you will be surprised how you never seem to have enough of it to get everything done.