Volunteer in Africa with
Sem Fronteiras Charity Org.

It was also extremely rewarding being alongside patients

My experience in Ghana was truly exquisite. Upon arrival, I immediately witnessed the vibrant atmosphere and genuine warmth among its people. I was easily immersed in the rich culture and festive aura of Ghana . The principle strength driving this West African country, in my view, lies with its population. Ghanaians are unparalleled when it comes to their friendly, welcoming and down to earth nature. Thus, it was very easy to make friends in Ghana , both young and old. As a volunteer in a small clinic near Kumasi , I was able to interact with numerous people.

Undoubtedly, working in a medical environment could be a daunting challenge for someone who does not have a background in it. Nonetheless, the clinic staff made me feel at ease and went out of their way to shed light upon particular treatments and procedures. It was also extremely rewarding being alongside patients. Despite evident pain and apprehension towards their illnesses, the visiting patients from the surrounding villages displayed a unique strength and faith towards recovery that was greatly inspiring. Often they would speak to me about life in their country, the present challenges and aspirations for the future. I brought back with me a strong sense of human affection and generosity from Ghanaians. Naturally, the bonds that I was able to make during my stay have left an indelible mark on me and to which I hope to re-connect with by visiting the country again in the future.

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Posted on June 21st, 2012