I spent 3 weeks in Ghana, Kumasi where I had the best experience of my entire life. When I originally booked to go with PMGY, I had a lot of questions for Josh and Philip the UK team throughout the upcoming months before my trip, they were extremely informative and replied to my emails within a matter of hours. I felt safe knowing that I was going to Ghana well informed on what to expect when I arrive to Kumasi.
When I finally landed in Accra, Ghana I was met by Seth, who was very welcoming and kind, which made me feel at ease about the trip that I had just touched down to experience. Getting to know Seth has been incredible for me, he is the funniest, kindest man I have ever met, and when I think back to Ghana Seth will forever hold a place in my heart, as he helped to make my trip the most enjoyable it could be. I cannot thank him enough for the lengths he went to, to make everybody happy. Seth is truly an inspiration to all and I wish him well for the future with all the plans he has for the volunteer house.
I was on the orphanage placement, for me this was a deeply moving and an eye opening experience. The staff were friendly and the children were so energetic and always wanting to play, I just wish I could've paid them all more attention, and had more one on one time with the kids. Travelling to and from the orphanage was fairly easy once you get the hang of it, it can be daunting at first, but one thing to bare in mind is that you will never been alone, which made me feel incredibly safe about my stay in Kumasi.
Ghana is the most incredible place I have ever been to, I am already looking into going back again next year. The food is nice and the people are all so lovely and welcoming. I honestly wouldn't hesitate to go back to Ghana, I didn't want my 3 weeks to end, I was having way too much fun.
Finally I would like to say thanks to all the PMGY staff and especially to Seth for making my once in a lifetime trip something I will be talking about for the rest of my life. I cannot thank you enough!