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SFLIG Volunteers

Why choose SFLIG Volunteers?

SFLIG Volunteers is a non-profit volunteering organization that connects passionate people with the heart to give back to society, specifically to those whose lives depend on it, through volunteering.

Choosing Sfligvolunteers means helping to keep girls in school, supporting single and teenage mothers, as well as providing educational support for orphans. We run year-round volunteer and internship programs with adventure and opportunities for cultural exchange.

We offer placements for Teaching and assisting in schools. We have Childcare program in orphanages, crèches,and kindergartens. We also offer medical placements for both medical practitioners and pre-medical students in various medical units. We have community projects in women empowerment and Refugees support.

Our volunteer house and host family accommodations offer 24/7 security. We accept volunteers from age 16yrs upwards, family volunteering( children below 16yrs are accepted), groups and couple volunteering,

Reviews

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Yvonne
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable experience!

We (my friend and I) have been volunteering with the organization SFLIG from July - August 2023. We have had an unforgettable experience and we are very grateful to Sally for all the help and support. We were well guided throughout our entire process. For example, there was someone who accompanied us to the orphanage for the first few days, until we knew our way around and felt comfortable. Sally gives you all the space to make it your own experience. In addition to working in an orphanage and at a school, we also did community work. Sally has a big heart for others and is completely committed to those less fortunate. As a volunteer you will be involved in this and you can help where you want. We felt completely at home with Sally's family and are grateful for all the care. We could go to Sally with all questions and problems.

It was a valuable and unforgettable experience for us. Do you want that too? Then sign up at SFLIG!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go for it! You will never regret volunteering with SFLIG.
Pros
  • Well guided
  • Enough space to make it your own experience
  • We felt completely at home with Sally and her family
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Maximilian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An interesting experience

I spent five weeks at SFLIG volunteers. Sally, the director, is a wonderful and very supportive host with two lovely kids. Furthermore, I got a lot of support from Emmanuel, who would show me were I worked and help me with anything I needed. He is also a great guy to chat with. In the program, I worked two days per week at a Rehab primarily for drug addicts. This was very fascinating as I also got the chance to go into less fortunate areas to provide food and drinks. In general, I enjoyed the chance to talk with the people there and help them in the many ways needed. Apart from the Rehab, which I signed up for, I also did some maths and science teaching at an orphan school. In general, SFLIG were very open for me to work in various projects that I found interesting and where I thought I could help. The teaching itself was also a great experience as there were always some students who very much enjoyed the classes and asked me questions ranging over all sorts of topics.

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Julie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

SFLIG Volunteer Experience as Teacher and Assistant Teacher

For the arrival, the family was on time to pick me up and directly really joyfull about me being here and it was touching.
The orientation before the program start was I think necessary for me. Being aware of the city’s context and how people can react with they see me is important. Know about the money and how to buy staff and bargain too. Also, about the orientation on getting to my placement, a week with a person going with me every day to the orphanage and step by step going alone was perfect. I had time to know the places and how to tell people where I’m going.
As for the accommodation, the room is really nice and the bathroom too. The food was also really well prepared and the host always wanted me to feel comfortable. The proportions were regarding my appetite.The garden is a real plus to the accommodation itself!

To resume, for me during these 3 months everything was great! The fact to have been able to go to 2 different school is great to really see the difference they can have between them, and to get to know more people also. I never felt insecure alone in the streets or in the common transportation. The sanitary pads donation was also a part that I enjoyed so much while doing it! It was really heart touching to speak with those girls and to see how they can be greatfull to you for what you do without knowing you. I didn’t hope anything from this stay but it gave me so much of life knowing that I am really greatfull for going with this organisation to Ghana.

Pros
  • Being helpful
  • Ghana’s citizens being welcoming
  • Cheaper money
Cons
  • Inflation
  • Malaria mosquitoes
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Dave
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ghana Refugees

My experience with this facility was tremendous, from the staff to the children they take care of. They have a lot of challenges but face them and take care of the children. The love and respect that the children showed has impacted my heart for years to come.The staff was extraordinary in welcoming me to the facility, very awesome place.We brought hygiene supplies which were very badly needed and the girls were so receptive and thankful all of the children that were in class were combined with 2 grade levels due to a lack of space and even as difficult as that sounds they had paid teachers for all levels to accomplish this and they were amazing to bring me in and introduce me and the children were very thankful for me just being there. The love that showed me at all levels was phenomenal and will impact my heart forever.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come and be a part in the lives of these children so many needs but so few workers they need support in areas of classroom space teaching and many other areas. Come and let your lives be impacted.
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Caroline
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing

Words cannot describe how life changing my experience in Ghana was. The support I received, the warm welcoming, the friendly people, and most importantly, the sweetest kids. Being in Future Stars Organization through SFLIG was the best decision I ever made, so happy with the outcome and how I was able to help them, because they extremely need our help. Hopefully I will be coming back soon!

Words cannot describe how life changing my experience in Ghana was. The support I received, the warm welcoming, the friendly people, and most importantly, the sweetest kids. Being in Future Stars Organization through SFLIG was the best decision I ever made, so happy with the outcome and how I was able to help them, because they extremely need our help. Hopefully I will be coming back soon!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Please don’t hesitate! Go open hearted and enjoy all the happiness from these kids!

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Sally Anokye Yeboah

Job Title
Volunteer Director
Sally is an energetic young lady who has a strong passion for youth development issues with particular attention on women and girls. She is in charge of volunteer enquirers, processing volunteer applications as well as coordinating volunteer activities including sightseeing.

Having volunteered with both national and international organizations has given her the in-depth knowledge and understanding of volunteer's needs and concerns especially first time travelers.
Sally Anokye Yeboah

What is your favorite travel memory?

During a summit in South Africa in 2010, I happened to share ideas with some renowned women activists on ways to empower and support women. This helped me birth my organization, which seeks to support women.

This summit was about fighting violence against women using the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as a spotlight to get us in front of the world. Being at such an event during the World Cup was just a dream come through.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Starting an organization from the grassroots to work for people at the grassroots has been a big experience. I have learned to know people and understand people base on their demography.

Organizing and designing tailored made projects and travel plans for volunteers has been rewarding. Also, having to be available 24/7 to attend to volunteer enquirers and concerns has helped me to be very resilient.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

A quote from one of the volunteers:

"I got so much more out of two weeks in Ghana than I could have got out of a practical work placement here in the UK, and the exposure really consolidated the fact that I want to be a nurse, so I am now heading to university in September to study adult nursing with a view to using this clinical knowledge to contribute to the health of many different patients around the world."

Caitlin from UK

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Our creative art project which works on the creativity and the Intelligence quotient of children and persons with special needs is one project so dear to my heart.

I believe every child with or without a disability has the potential to create something when given the opportunity. Also, my love to use colours, music, and drama makes me love this project.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

We are a people centred organisation which believes in teamwork to achieve the common goal of connecting volunteers to projects where volunteers get a life changing experience whilst they impact the lives of people whose lives depends on it.

Also, volunteering with us means that you are helping to keep a girl in school through our sanitary towel project.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I believe, for an organisation to be successful, they should have the welfare of their members at heart. The organisation should be focus on their policies and goals.

It should have a leader who brings the good in each team member and build up their capacity, which in effect will boost the morale of the people to work and bring out their best.