About the local hosting organization
Empowering people, communities and businesses through the creation of the right platform and bridging the gap between the demand and supply of knowledge, finance, skills and networks. OSDA is committed to conducting these activities in a manner that ensures long‐term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders it serves. For OSDA, sustainability is a continuous journey and requires a multi‐disciplinary approach.
About the volunteer work
OSDA Tree Planting Project
The OSDA Tree Planting Project is an afforestation and reforestation joint project between OSDA and The Forestry Commission of Ghana. This project activity contributes to climate change mitigation by capturing the atmospheric carbon and locking it into the living and dead biomass in the ecosystem.
All the volunteers shall be hosted in house with shared rooms
Special info about the food
Traditional Ghanaian meals will be prepared for volunteers at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase from the bars. Please inform us of any dietary requirements.Meals are provided 3 times a day including weekends
About the project location
The Afadzato District Assembly, with Ve- Golokuati as its capital, is one of the 46 administrative districts created in 2012. The District capital is Ve-Golokuati about 58 Kilometers away from Ho, the Regional capital and 200km from Accra, the National Capital. The District was carved out of Hohoe Municipality as a result of the creation of more districts and raising some Districts to Municipal status. It was established under Legislative Instrument 2079.
The population of Afadzato South District is projected to about 79,683 based on 2010 Population and Housing Census. About 39,115 are males constituting 49.1% while females count 40,568 which represent 50.9% of the total population.
The economic activities of the Afadzato South District are predominantly agriculture, which provides employment to over 70% of the inhabitants. The major food crops are cassava, maize, rice and yam and Commercial crops are cocoa, coffee, cotton, sugar-cane, citrus fruits and pineapple.
The district is one of the most endowed region in Ghana in tourist sites. The people are hospitable, our cuisine is unique and the climate superb. The District has several sites of historical and Some of such sites are; The highest peak in Ghana Mt. “Afadza” (Afadjato) located at Liati-Wote, Tagbo falls at Liati-Wote, Tizo waterfall at Liati-Soba, sacred and rare species of Mona Monkeys at Tafi-Atome, Stalactite and Stalagmite caves at Logba-Tota, Akpom Waterfalls at Logba-Tota, Aflabo Waterfalls at Leklebi-Agbesia, Snake village at Liati-Soba, Cave and tunnel at Goviefe-Todzi, e “Kente” village at Tafi-Abuife and many more.
About the leisure activities possible
We mostly organise tours to a lot of tourist sites within the area namely: Wli waterfall , the tallest waterfall in West Africa, measuring about 143 metres from the upper fall to the plunge pool below it. Aflabo waterfall, Mt. “Afadza” (Afadjato), Tagbo falls at Liati-Wote, Tizo waterfall at Liati-Soba, sacred and rare species of Mona Monkeys at Tafi-Atome, Stalactite and Stalagmite caves at Logba-Tota, Akpom Waterfalls at Logba-Tota, Aflabo Waterfalls at Leklebi-Agbesia, Snake village at Liati-Soba, Cave and tunnel at Goviefe-Todzi, e “Kente” village at Tafi-Abuife and many more.
The volunteers also make time to visit other sites such Cape Coast Slave Castle, beaches(there numerous beaches in Ghana), national parks etc.
Suggested items to bring:
1. Long boots for working
2. Work clothes: shirt and top / thick trousers
3. Rain Jacket
4. Thick gloves.
5. Walking shoes
8. Sleeping mat
10. Water bottle
12. Notebook and pen
13. Mosquito Nets (Ghana be bought here in Ghana)
14. Smart phones (local simcards shall be provided for internet where there is not Wi-Fi)
Extra info about the project
Fees: The participation fee is 350 euro: 300 euro : includes organisation of the camp, T-shirts accommodation and bills, administration cost, food, send-off ceremony, pick up and drop off. 50 euro donation towards the project.