The community service program aims at enabling young adults put global awareness and intercultural learning into practice.
The Program offers volunteers who want to have this experience abroad,the opportunity to learn a foreign language, have practical intercultural learning experiences and enjoy the support of the AFS International network.
For those who come into the country from all over the world it strengthens their competence in working with community based organisations.
The young volunteers aged 18yrs and above are placed in community-based organizations like orphanages, health institutions and special education institutions like school for the blind and deaf. Some work on health projects, rural community and water and sanitation projects while others helpthe street children to live a healthier and better life. Other placements are in the areas of human rights advocacy and gender issues.
The program lasts from 3 months to 1 year. It is organized twice each year. AFS Ghana operates this program with partners in Belgium, Denmark, China, Costa Rica, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Philippines, and GermanyClick to check application deadlines.