Words really can't describe the way you will feel and I feel about pmgy Ghana. Everyone seems to write purely about the projects so I'm going to try and take a different approach.. Keep an open mind for me, Although will probably fail, just bare with me :)
(Please please please read full review on Facebook - plan my gap year)
So the first thing I will say READ THE HANDBOOK but also.. do not over things, trust me when I say. Do not over think, from malaria tablets, packing, to flying by yourself, to your whole trip. Take a deep breath and go with an open mind when they say this in the hand book they really mean it, ya no don't go with expectations it will really help your trip reach full potential, be most enjoyable and help you to embrace the Ghanaian way of life. It will give you and your mind the opportunity to be open and welcoming to anything and everything you do, see and experience I honestly can't stress this enough! I volunteered in the orphanage, visited the disabled house within the orphanage, regularly went to the school and made a couple trips to the hospitals. I my self personally felt I was really prepared for this trip mentally, and I was right you expect the unexpected and it truly helped I was able to absorb the Ghanaian life to its full potential. It is AMAZING. Ghana is a beautiful beautiful beautiful country full off loving caring humans where ever you turn, with a face full of smiles, giggles, care and always a lovely compliment for you. They have the ability to make you feel so welcome and good all from complete strangers I've never felt anything like it it was eye opening. I am going to be honest in saying you will get a lot off attention in the dusty roads of kronum but it's most definitely not something to shy away from, embrace it! Embrace the attention you get, yes it may feel too much sometimes but don't over think they mean no harm, its the wonder they have about you, the questions they ask you, the conversations people will have you the kids that shout at you and look so happy by having you wave back to them because I can assure you walking through the streets of England i don't get that any more haha! Take the time to learn twi, take in the culture it will get you a lot of respect and get you a long way in Ghana the locals love it. The moment you turn around and say even small small as 'medase' or 'etesen' or 'eye' the reaction is priceless, a English person speaking twi.. Whaaaaaat!
Briefly - Colby and Seth were fab! Colby is just a beautiful inspiring and strong women who for me made the most impact on my whole trip. She was so welcoming, loving and caring and really did help my practically, emotionally and with all aspects of the trip, heart of gold and a true honest friendship was made. Seth is the man fo all you need to know about Ghana and his friend cobbinah will be your trusting friend for life. Massive love to you all.