I volunteered for Pagus for 3 months in Ghana last year and I really could not have imagined it going any better. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I have stayed very active with the organization and plan to go back this upcoming summer. Pagus is a small non-profit which is great because it allows you to personally have a say in what is going on. You work side by side with Ellen Berenholz (the director) to personally design your ideal trip so that you can focus on areas that you are most interested in. Pretty much if it will benefit children in Ghana in anyway, Ellen will be more than happy to work with you on it and make your ideas a reality. From experience I can say that few other organizations working out there are truly geared towards making a different. Many of the larger programs are more geared towards creating the "volunteer experience" and tend not to have a sustainable impact on the community. This is not the case with Pagus. Working with them you will personally be able to change the lives of many and, at the end of the day, that's what the trip is all about. I highly recommend working with Pagus Africa.