Volunteer in Africa with
Sem Fronteiras Charity Org.

I assisted in several births, one of them being a set of twins!

Being my first time in Africa, the team over at Elghana helped make my stay and experience a memorable one. I was assigned to work at the Gladys Maternity Health Clinic in Kodie, a small rural village outside of Kumasi. As a volunteer, I assisted in several births, one of them being a set of twins! I also observed patients with malaria and rheumatic fever. Furthermore, I learned a lot about the Ghanaian healthcare system from the practices at the Midwife Clinic and through visits to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. Finally, the most valuable experiences of my trip involved learning about the culture of the Ghanaian people, playing with the children, and eating all the various foods, like Fufu! At the end of my journey, I was able to visit Mole National Park and experience a walking safari and see elephants, antelope, monkeys, warthogs, and baboons within an arms-length reach!

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Posted on June 21st, 2012