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HELLO GHANA PROJECT BOOKLET


GHANA Officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub region of West Africa. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language. The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for millennia, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. In 1957, it became the first subSaharan African nation to declare independence from European colonization. A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Ghana is a democratic country led by a president who is both head of state and head of the government. Ghanaian lives are made up of precious moments filled with love, fun, music, rich culture, excitement and so much more.


AIESEC LEGON FORWARD AIESEC in LEGON counts as one of the over 2,400Universities which harbor this organization and for the past 52 years, dedication and commitment have been given to delivering quality member, leadership and exchange experiences. The root of AIESEC in LEGON dates as far back as 1961 when the first President of the Country, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah introduced it into the Premier University of Ghana. The story behind the introduction of AIESEC to LEGON has always been described as an interesting one. On his return home from a conference, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah encountered a fellow in a play who was primarily going to introduce AIESEC in South Africa. After hours of talk and finding the relevance of AIESEC from the fellow, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah thought it wise to bring it over to his motherland and for the first time in Africa and in Ghana, AIESEC started operating in LEGON. As a representing country, AIESEC GHANA was also assumed to have started operations the minute AIESEC in LEGON commenced and this has over the years suggested a similar history shared between these two parties. For the several years after it’s introduction, AIESEC in LEGON was managed by foreigners who helped to build the foundations of the organization in the country. Natives beginning with Vincent and Enoch Marfo took over after and served as very strong native pioneers of the operations, precisely as Member Committee Presidents (MCPs) respectively. With the remarkable performances of respective leaders including, Belinda Aikins, George Nana Osei, David Agyemang, Edna Kavi, Isaac Opoku and Sandra Agyekum, AIESEC in LEGON has over the years seen tremendous growth both in the quality and quantity of member, leader and exchange experiences and was therefore no news to have received the accolade as the Role Model Local Committee (LC) in West Africa in 2012 and Role Model LC in Africa in 2015. Successively, we have emerged as the BEST LC in Ghana for four (4) consecutive times since 2008; currently taking the 2013 Best LC of the year, and even promises to maintain this in subsequent terms.


OUR PROJECTS

EDUCATION

HEALTH

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AGRICULTURE


JOB DESCRIPTION

EDUCATION

EDAID PROJECT This project is aimed at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (SDG 4)

and mentoring basic school pupils. Engaging pupils in extra curricular activities to boost their creativity school pupil French (or interns Native language), Creative arts and Mathematics and I.C.T. Assist management and staff in the administrative work of the school. Creation of a sustainable project by the team of interns working during the period (interns would have to identify one problem in the school come up with their own project to solve the problem) and counseling for physically challenged children.

LOGISTICS DURATION: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 8 weeks. TRANSPORT: EP will need to use approximately 0.6 US$ (2.40GHS) daily. WORKING HOURS: 9am-4pm at least four times on Weekdays (no work on weekends ) EP would be provided with teaching materials, however EP may acquire their own materials for their own convenience.

APPLY AT opportunities.aiesec.org/opportunity/629063

AIRPORT PICKUP

ACCOMODATION

MEALS


JOB DESCRIPTION • The intern will assist the doctors

and nurses in health administration at the hospital. HEALTH The intern will hold sessions with patients and in communities to create PROJECT awareness and sensitization on STIs, and other related Health issues. This project is aimed at ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all on precautions to take to protect at all ages. (SDG 3) themselves from STIs and other related health issues. will spend time in raising funds to support patients and the hospitals administration. will track patients health, assist them by providing counselling and make a follow up regarding their medication.

MEDISIST

LOGISTICS DURATION: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 8 weeks. NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES: 15 opportunities per 6 weeks cycle. TRANSPORT: EP will need to use approximately US$ 1.5 (6 GHS) daily. WORKING HOURS: 9am3pm on weekdays at least 3 times a week.

APPLY AT opportunities.aiesec.org/opportunity/640780

AIRPORT PICKUP

ACCOMODATION

MEALS


JOB DESCRIPTION to 15 entrepreneurship skills.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

YEA PROJECT Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (SDG 8)

Enterprises, business practices and practices to grow and sustain their business. basic school pupil basic I.T skills in Microsoft word, Microsoft excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. well as basic digital Marketing skills to Basic School Pupil and Small and Medium Enterprises, this includes account creation and management.

LOGISTICS

DURATION: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 8 weeks. NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES: 10 opportunities per 6 weeks.

AIRPORT PICKUP

ACCOMODATION

TRANSPORT: EP will need to use 0.6 USD (2.4 GHS) daily. WORKING HOURS: 9am4pm at least 4 times on Weekdays (no work on weekends )

APPLY AT opportunities.aiesec.org/opportunity/769315

MEALS


JOB DESCRIPTION

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

INSPYA

Join local volunteers in exchange activities and experience delivery. Engage in advocacy and participatory action research to influence policies. Provide psycho-education on themes like substance abuse. Train and inspire students with disabilities like autism. Organize fun activities for autistic students

the country whiles training the rural folks on entrepreneurship skills. Engage the youth and parents in basic vocatonal skills such as liquid soap making, scented candle making and bead making. seminars for local folks on sustainability and operations of business. Market and conduct market research for the sale of H4TF beads. Organise exhibitions and social media promotions for sale of beads and liquid soap.

LOGISTICS DURATION: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 8 weeks. NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES: 20 opportunities per 6 weeks cycle TRANSPORT: EP will need to use approximately US$ 100 (GHS 400) for the total duration of the project. WORKING HOURS: 9am-3pm On Weekdays and weekends. (Spend the whole week in the community during project implementation)

APPLY AT opportunities.aiesec.org/opportunity/774077

AIRPORT PICKUP

ACCOMODATION

MEALS


JOB DESCRIPTION will be held at Wishes Alliance Headquarters in Accra

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

DATA COLLECTION Our goal is to map NGOs and their projects across the country! We will be working per region with a group of volunteers, each volunteer being coupled with a local volunteer to provide access within the community and open up otherwise difficult communication barriers.

collecting surveyed data with GPS coordinates, taking pictures of projects, and having NGOs sign-off on the information provided with data collection Volunteers about strategy of collection essential NGO data and sometimes sensitive organization information electronic surveys, capturing GPS coordinates and photos/videos of NGO project on field sites -on-one assessments with colleagues on how to improve data collection performance and collection progress

LOGISTICS DURATION: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 8 weeks. NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES: 10 opportunities per 6 weeks cycle TRANSPORT: EP would be transported and accommodated on the fields of work during the weekday. WORKING HOURS: 9am-3pm On Weekdays and have hangout s during the weekends

APPLY AT opportunities.aiesec.org/opportunity/775450

AIRPORT PICKUP

ACCOMODATION

MEALS


JOB DESCRIPTION

AGRICULTURE

MIX FOR BOOST Our goal is to End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.(SDG 2)

agricultural farming systems that work for farmers to maximize food production. farmlands in crop and animal faming. would to train the farmers and assist them on basic agricultural and farming knowledge. research to help farmers sell their produce to generate income. to boost the yield and increase their production through organic fertilizer making using compost. report to AIESEC Legon at the end of project.

LOGISTICS DURATION: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 8 weeks. NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES: 10 opportunities per 6 weeks cycle TRANSPORT: EP would be transported and accommodated on the fields of work during the weekday.

AIRPORT PICKUP

ACCOMODATION

MEALS

WORKING HOURS: 9am-3pm On Weekdays and have hangout s during the weekends

APPLY AT opportunities.aiesec.org/opportunity/737631


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AIESEC LEGON HOUSE


AVERAGE WEATHER CONDITIONS

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PRICES GHS 1.00 USD 0.25 CFA 147.3 £ 0.19

Sachet water (500 ml)

GHS 0.20

Bread

GHS 2.00

Beer

GHS 4.00

Coke (500 ml)

GHS 3.00

A Package of Cigarette

GHS 2.00

Cinema

GHS 15.00

Dinner at Cheap Restaurant Average food

GHS 30.00

Transportation(2KM)

GHS 1.00

Recharge Card

GHS 2.00

GHS 5.00


ACCOMODATION: All interns working on projects are accommodated in AIESEC Local Committee house which is located in Haatso (Mambay Junction) in Accra . The building is a 5 bedroom house with very neat washrooms, locker sets in each room, a living room/hall, a big kitchen to enable interns cook, two resting places and a backyard garden. Interns are charged a $100 for a 6 weeks stay and $120 for a 8 weeks stay. Intern would be provided free pick up, free sim card with internet, accommodation, electricity, water, gas for cooking, free drop off on the first day at work, and lunch during work days.


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS CASTLES

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BEACHES

GARDENS


Hamid

VP IGV AIESEC LEGON Hello, Thank you for your choosing AIESEC in Legon. We are looking forward to having you in Ghana! And hope that you enjoy your experience with us. Feel Free to contact us.

igv.aieseclegon@gmail.com +233 263698028

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