Who We Are
Wahef is a volunteering organization set up in Cape coast, Ghana to give people from the developed world the chance to volunteer or intern in Ghana West Africa and in doing so, they will get the opportunity to experience the big cultural diversity and also make an impact in the lives of the people and the communities that they will be working with in the various projects established by the organization.
West African Health And Education Foundation (WAHEF) is the registered name in Ghana under the Registrar General Department with the registration number; RGD – Registration number CG087472017
Our main goal is to give all our participants the opportunity to volunteer or intern on a variety of service projects and internships. When you sign up with our organization, you will receive support from our full time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, fun and worthy.
Our Projects are located in the central region of Ghana but mostly in the Capital city of the region called Cape Coast and its surrounding townships/villages like; Elmina, Abura, Ankaful, Nkanfua and Ekon.
Our Promise to You
A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistics and religious groups.
Ghana is one of the most stable and economically growing countries in West Africa, but rural communities are still greatly affected by basic needs and lack many modern amenities. The work of world connect volunteers in these communities is to helping improve the quality of life for many Ghanaian. Our volunteer projects and internships in Ghana are a great place to start for anyone interested in volunteering in Africa, including those on a summer break, gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation.
Ghana is bordered by 3 francophone countries and the Atlantic Ocean. Ivory Coast in the West, Burkina Faso in the North, Togo in the East and the Atlantic Ocean in the South. The Official language of Ghana is English but there are a vast number of local languages and dialects scattered across the length and breadth of the country.
Although Ghana is a developing country, there are modern areas in large towns, with new buildings and thriving businesses which has attracted a lot of foreign investment in recent times. The country’s infrastructure is improving as a result, but still very much developing.
Once the British colony known as the “Gold Coast,” Ghana is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people. Ghana has great beaches, wild Savannah, and dense rain-forests. The Ashanti – the largest tribe in Ghana – built their kingdom from Ghana’s gold and banana and cocoa plantations, although Ashanti people are now renowned for their craft-making skills. African traditions combined with British influences have produced an exciting modern Ghanaian culture – open, musical, and diverse. Ghana boost of many rich culture diversity worth experiencing.
Experience West Africa
Living in vibrant, beautiful and colorful Ghana will feel like an explosion – an enchanting sensory overload. Music and dancing is a central part of Ghanaian culture, so in the bigger towns like Accra, cape coast, Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi, you will hear some great live bands, traditional cultural drumming tunes, contemporary urban music and have some memorable nights out.
There are many attractions and places to visit when you in Ghana. You will want to see the haunting slave castles with lots of history and visit the rain forest at Kakum Rain forest Reserve, go to the beautiful beaches on the west coast to surf, Jet Ski or tan, or elephant watch at Mole National Park.
Travel across Ghana is cheap and easy, whether it be in a taxi, a tro-tro (a type of minibus), or on a lake boat. There are clean, affordable places to stay and eat in all the main towns.
Ghana is a superb location for bird watching and is developing a good ecotourism philosophy. It’s also an interesting place for history lovers and, once your project is over, a great stepping-off point for exploring West Africa.
Living and Working in Cape Coast
WAHEF has established many volunteering and internship projects in the Central region of Ghana, based in the city of Cape Coast and its surrounding townships and suburbs. Volunteers and interns can get involved in a variety of projects, from caring for children in special need schools and care centers and teaching English, sports, HIV Awareness and IT in schools, to internship opportunities in hospitals, village clinics, and newspapers and radio stations.
All volunteers and interns in Ghana live with host families. Your host family will make you feel like a Ghanaian. The combination of the Ghanaian culture values and hospitality makes living with a host family a very special experience. And as an organization, we make sure that your accommodation is in place prior to your arrival.
When living in Ghana, you certainly encounter some unusual situations, from the unpredictable electricity and water supply, to seeing the families dressed up in their best clothes for church on a Sunday morning. You will also need to adapt to the unfamiliar, whether it be the pigs walking on the beach or the banku and fufu dishes you will have for lunch.
Fun Fact; Ghana is well known as the 2nd biggest producer of cocoa beans (chocolate) in the world after our neighboring country Ivory Coast.