Volunteers Voice

Hello everybody
My name is Malena Mertes, I am 22 years old and a German Volunteer at GLOVO for 2 months. Now there are 2 weeks left and time was passing so fast. On my first day in Ghana I was introduced to the Ghanaian culture and other important things. From the first moment I felt very comfortable and was happy that Williams Yirenkyi picked me up at the airport. The first days he made me feel like at home and I got used to the life here so it didn’t feel strange for me to be in a totally different country.
The first two weeks I was working in the Nursery Class, KG1 and KG2 at the GLOVO school. They are all together in one classroom and by now I only experienced the vacation classes and I am very excited to see how the usual school is working which will start this week. The youngest children need to learn the Alphabet and writing down letters on a little chalkboard. I think with 3 or 4 years some of the children are too young to go to school so the teachers also give them toys to play with. It was really interesting to teach all the little kids and in the beginning I was just an assistant to the teacher and helped out because you have to teach 3 different classes on the same time. The KG1 and KG2 also learn some simple English and mathematics and I was really motivated to help them in growing up and learning something new. This was sometimes difficult because it is very hard for the little ones to understand English very well and listen to my instructions or my help. When the teacher realized that I was working with the children and really cared he was going outside the classroom so that I had problems to explain to them some things and they did not understand well or they didn’t have a good behavior when I was alone with them. I also sang songs with the little ones and was really happy that they were trustful when I played with them at the break time.

After two weeks I moved to the Class 2 and 3 but there were only few children because of the vacation. It is very nice to teach them mathematics and English because in the future I am going to be a teacher in Germany too and I am happy to practice a lot. But still in these ages in some cases the kids need someone to explain an exercise or new subject in their own language (Twi).
Last week Williams and the other members of GLOVO organized a kids camp for 30 children which are supported by GLOVO. I was very excited for the camp because I and my friends collected a lot of stuff for the kids in Germany so that I could use it for some workshops with the kids in Ghana. The first evening I taught the children my German song which some of them already knew from the school (Mango Mango). I was very happy when they sang it for me and also the next days the song was stuck in their heads. All the volunteers prepared some things for Creative Art where the kids could paint and draw some pictures, made bracelets, did some handicraft work and played some games such as UNO or Memory. I was very glad the Kids liked all these opportunities to create something new and work on some things they might not have in their homes.
Malena, Isaac and Hope
Of course a lot of Volunteers helped out to fill the program but without Williams and GLOVO this kids camp wouldn’t have taken place. Additionally to his usual work he started to create the schedule and organized some experts to talk to the kids about important things such as the hygienic situation especially in the case of Cholera and Ebola. This year it was the first Kids Camp but GLOVO tries to organize it every year by now. There were a lot of things to realize so that all the kids, the Volunteers and the managers could sleep at the GLOVO Village and also got some food. Especially from this case you can imagine how Williams is supporting the children in the school and also in the Forster Home where some orphans found a new home and family.
The team of GLOVO is working hard to create all the things they would like to give and offer the children. They have done a lot of work by now and still try to improve everything. I hope they can realize all their conceptions at the GLOVO Village in the next years. 

Glovo Team 2014.

I am Heidi and I am from Germany. I was in Ghana and did volunteer work there for six weeks. In August and September 2014 I worked at the GLOVO-School as an assistant teacher. This weeks were different:
Heidi Schnak

In the first and the second week were vacation, but nevertheless I taught in one class math and English. The children in this class were at the age of two to six. That is why there were three groups with different possibilities to learn something. The little children who were two and three years old exercised to write numbers and letters on small tables with chalk. Sometimes they got something to play, for example dolls. The children who were four and five years old also learned to write numbers and letters. I taught some of them to write short words and sentences and to count and calculate until ten. With the children at the age of five and six I practiced writing in English and calculate plus and minus until 20 with the help of bottle lids. They had exercise books and wrote with pencils. That is why I got bladders an some fingers: because of sharping a lot of pencils. ;) Sometimes it was hard and stressful to teach three different groups of ages. When a teacher was in the classroom I was able to teach the children more and better. On some days we sang songs. I read with them the story of the three little pigs and showed them some German games, poems and songs.
Glovo village

During the third week there was a kids camp at Glovo village, because of the ending of the summer holidays. At these four days volunteers and children sang songs, did creative arts, played games and had fun together. But also we had some lessons to learn more about the rights of children in Ghana and about health and illness. We went to a village to clean it from plastic rubbish. I missed to speak with the people there, so that they learned more about environmental protection. It was great to see how the children enjoyed to play games and to try new things, for example to paint with water colours. Soup balloons were also very popular. These days, which I spend together with the other volunteers and the children, were very great adventure and a good experience.

In the fourth week we walked through the communities and villages next to the school. There we registered new children for the GLOVO-school, because the school restarted in the next week, in my fifth week in Agona Swedru.

Glovo Team 2014.

 My name is Vanessa and I am from Germany. I took part in the GLOVO Project for six weeks. During my volunteer time I was working as assistant teacher in the GLOVO School. From the middle of August to the middle of September it was vacation time. In these four weeks I taught the children in class four in English and Mathematics. It was a vacation class with ten kids. We practiced English reading, learned English grammar, did addition and subtraction and compared numbers up to thousands. Sometimes it was difficult to teach the children and to explain something to them in English because of the language barrier. That is why it is important to have the support of the teachers for translation and explaining.
Vanessa - Germany
Furthermore in the first week of September a Kids Camp over four days toke part on the school and orphanage terrain. It was a funny time with all the kids, volunteers and the GLOVO Team together. We did a lot of creative arts, played games, sang songs and also learned important facts about health protection and rights of children in Ghana. For the following Kids Camps it would be good to have more information for the kids about their health protection, about keeping the environment clean and maybe some facts about other cultures. One day during the Kids Camp we all together cleaned up a community. In my opinion besides that it is important to inform the communities about how to keep the communities and the surroundings clean and how to avoid rubbish on the ground. Moreover the children in the Camp got new school material like pencils and exercise books as donations. The week after the Kids Camp the volunteers and the teachers went to the communities for registration of new children for the GLOVO School.

On the 15th of September we cleaned up the GLOVO School and prepared all for the next day – the school re-opening day after vacation.
Beside the teaching time in school I got to know so many other volunteers in that project, got to know the culture and saw some nice places of the country. So it was a great time in Ghana.
For the future I hope the GLOVO-Project will grow more and more and will be successful. Therefore I hope GLOVO will reach and support a lot of children to give them a great future.

Glovo Team 2014.



Hey :)
My name is Anna-Leese Kavanagh and I have been working with GLOVO for just over a month now. I have been in Ghana for almost seven months already and will be spending another five. During this time I have been moving to different orphanages or foster homes and volunteering. They are all in Agona Swedru, the first one I worked at was an orphanage in Aboso I worked there for just over four months. Now I am working at GLOVO Foster Home till the August school holidays when I will change again to an orphanage in Anchiase.

Working in GLOVO Foster Home has been an amazing experience so far. When I first came I did not know what to expect and I keep getting impressed with every new thing I am learning about GLOVO. When I first arrived William Yirenkyi introduced me to the project and laid out my daily duties, I thought this was very professional of him. My usual jobs in a day are to help change the clothes of the nursery children in the school, assist with the cooking of the lunch, clean the foster home, wash the children’s clothes, cook with the Foster Home mum Naomi and also serve the lunch to the teachers, KG1, KG2 and nursery. In the afternoon when the children come home from school I help them with homework, write them further exercises and of course play with them. These jobs vary depending on the day and I am always up for anything needing to be done.
I really enjoy these jobs and work with some pretty inspirational women and men. They all care so much for the children and the future of GLOVO. I am learning so much everyday from the adults and the children it is incredible. I think GLOVO has got some great projects including the foster home, the farm, the school and the clinic. These projects have got the possibility to positively impact the future for the children involved and it is very exciting. While I have been  working here I have felt very welcome sometimes to the extant where I feel more like a guest then a staff always making sure I am out of the sun, sitting down, drinking plenty of water and eating good food, they care for all their staff like this.
At the beginning, for the first two weeks, my working day started by taking the school taxi at 7am and then taking the school bus home at around 3pm. I found that I was not getting enough time with the children at the foster home since they would be in school all day so now I have changed my working time. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I take the school bus home at 5pm, it has improved my working day even more by allowing me to get to know the children well. They really are amazing people so intelligent, hard working and with the best manners. Always coming to carry my bag or       helping me with small tasks. I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to these children.
The foster home is only a new project and still needs a lot of support. The first house is almost complete but still needing the wiring, tiling and other odd jobs to be complete. There are also plans to start a second house. This is all very exciting but of course can’t be done without the help and support from the community, I look forward to seeing how GLOVO progresses in the future. 

Anna-Leese Kavanagh

Hi there!
A couple of days ago I came back to Ghana for the second time. I worked in the GLOVO school as a volunteer last year. I was teaching in the nursery class. It was really fun playing with the kids and helping the teachers. People in Ghana are so hospitable and friendly. You immediately feel at home here. I really wanted to come back, because I want to help Williams and his wonderful project. He works really hard to help the orphans and to build the GLOVO School. 


So I brought some supplies and laptops for the school. 

They're so thankful for ever help they get. It's wonderful to see how the school has changed since I came here. There are some new buildings and there is a new playground. The kids and the teachers have new uniforms and they even built a house for the orphans. The school keeps on growing every day.

Hello everyone!
 My name is Charlotte and I'm working as a volunteer for the Glorious Vision Orphans (GLOVO) school. I'm in Ghana for a couple of weeks now and it has already been the most wonderful experience in my life! I'm living with a host family that takes really good care of me. They are really nice and they prepare really good food for me, such as fufu, banku, rice, etc. I love it.
Every day I take the school bus with all the teachers and some of the children of the GLOVO School. The bus is really crowded and it's too small to carry all the people to the GLOVO School. I teach the youngest children in the nursery school. There are 45 children in this class. I have to sing with them and teach them the alphabet. It's really fun! Sometimes I help the other teachers in the other classes with their writing exercises. Almost all the kids have uniforms but they are in need of books,
pencils, erasers, and also financial support to pay for the fees.

My experience at the GLOVO school has opened my eyes about the situation in Ghana, especially when I went to the villages and the schools where the orphans live and go to school. Some of the schools are in a really poor condition. There are bricks missing in the walls and there are holes in the roof. Some of the schools don't even have walls. The black boards are in a really bad state and some of the schools don't even have good desks or chairs. When I saw the schools and the villages
with my own eyes I realized that this is a wonderful project. They are helping the orphans a lot. Williams is supporting the orphans with food and with all the things they need for school such as books, uniforms, pencils, erasers, etc. But they still need a lot of help to supply the children. If they don't get education they will never get out from this poverty... The orphans should really get a chance to go to school. Williams is building a village where they can stay and go to school.

I really hope Williams can build the GLOVO village where the orphans will be living in the future.  But to build this village there is a big need for fundraising


Hi, I’m Brittany Seidl and I’m a 21 year old volunteer from Minnesota, USA. This was my first trip overseas and it’s been going great so far. I’m staying with Williams and his family and they have been very good hosts. I was interested in helping out with healthcare here. The GLOVO clinic hasn’t been built yet so I work in the pharmacy at the Swedru Government Hospital on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Friday. On Wednesdays and Thursdays I help out at the GLOVO school.
In an average day, I get up at 5 or 5:30AM to get ready and eat breakfast before the bus comes. On days I go to the pharmacy I help count pills and keep record of sales, everything that is computerized in the US is done by hand here. As a result the technicians are expected to make more decisions regarding dosing and substitutions for medication than at home. Everyone at the pharmacy is very friendly and I hope I can keep in touch with them once I go back home. Many people use whatsapp to keep in touch since international calling and texting can get expensive. I’ve also found Viber to work well.
On days I go to school we start out by picking up the other volunteers and many of the children. Almost all of the kids have cute little blue and green uniforms, and we change the little ones into play clothes once they get to school so that they do not get their uniforms dirty. I’m at the old school site and help with the smallest children; the kids here start school when they’re only 3 years old! On Wednesdays we all worship before beginning classes, and then the kids spend the day singing songs as well as working on their English and Math.
The new school site (Glovo Village) is where the older students go for classes. In the future there will hopefully be more classrooms and a foster care facility for the GLOVO kids as well as volunteers. I visited the site one day and got a tour of where the bathrooms are being built. Much of the land is being built on right now and I’m excited to see what it’ll be like once it’s done. The rest of the land is being farmed until there is enough funding to complete the construction project.
In the afternoons I sometimes go to the market to shop with other volunteers. The cost of living here is much less than at home, so things are a lot less expensive. People actually do walk around with baskets on their head, selling various items. It’s convenient because if you want to buy something you don’t even have to move because someone is bound to come walking around with it. I really like the fabric that people sell and have already had a couple dresses made for me at the tailor.
This has been a really great experience for me. Williams’ family has been very welcoming and it’s great that his kids Caro and Collins are so close to my age. I hope that I can remain friends with the family and keep in touch with them after going back home.  All the people I meet on the street are friendly, and often ask to take me as their friend within 5 minutes of meeting me. I’ve learned a lot from working in the hospital as well as with the kids. The kids are so adorable I’ve been trying to take lots of pictures so that I can remember the people I’ve met as well as the trip overall.
 This has been a very rewarding life experience and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to come to Ghana and help out such a great organization.

 When I came to Ghana, I was not really sure what to expect. I had not been given many information prior to my arrival, I only knew that somebody was going to pick me up at the airport and that I was going to stay in a host family. During my 10 weeks of volunteering, I got many expressions of Ghana. On one hand, it is a developing country with all related problems. On the other hand, the local people are very friendly and welcoming, the weather is nice and warm und the food is delicious.
Staying in a host family provided a good insight into Ghanaian family life as well as the opportunity to try all the local food. Experiencing a completely different culture makes you realize that many things which you considered being “normal” in a western culture might not be “normal” at all in Ghana. Many things work very different in Ghana, but as long as you are willing to adjust your plans spontaneously, everything works out in one or the other way. And as the people are really helpful, you never get lost.
I worked as a teaching assistant in class 1. I had 10 kids in my class and taught them mainly in mathematics, creative arts, French and ICT. The equipment of the school is quite simple, the kids do not have their own textbooks so you have to write and explain everything on the blackboard.
Many of the kids do not speak much English, so communicating with them is not always easy. But this offers the chance and an incentive to learn some words and phrases in Twi, the local language.
Overall, I really enjoyed my stay in Ghana.
Jonas Dittmer

Anna Stiina Tuovinen

I'm Anna, a freshly graduated teacher from Finland. I spent two months volunteering for Glovo in spring 2013. My job was to assist the teachers at a local primary school. I mainly taught English, ICT and creative arts to classes 1-6. The teachers at the school were very welcoming and the children stole my heart from day one. Schools in Ghana face many challenges due to limited resources, so the work was not always easy, but I found it very rewarding and interesting. On the weekends I would travel with friends or spend time with my lovely host family. I will always remember the wonderful people I met and the beautiful experiences we shared.



I had many expectations for my volunteer placement in Ghana. I knew it
Ernst van Dijen
was a developing country and as such, expected to see simple wooden
buildings, meet very nice people, experience poverty at first hand, but most of all, help contribute to the development of children. After spending 4 weeks in Ghana I can say that most of my expectations were almost correct and so far, it has been a very valuable experience.
Searching through the AIESEC database for a possible internship found a few good opportunities in Ghana. But the one at GLOVO I found the most interesting because of the possibility to live in a Ghanaian family and to teach the children.  

The first moment I arrived at the school I will remember my entire life. The children were so enthusiastic and happy to see an 'obruni'(light skin person). Because the English is not all that good it is difficult to really learn something from them but helping the teachers in the school is satisfying. The way they teach the children here in Ghana is comparably different from Holland. It’s really different. So it has been a great learning experience to see how they teach the children and assist them.
Living with a host family really gives you the opportunity to learn the Ghanaian culture. They adopt you as their own child. The food is good; we eat a lot of fufu, yam, and banku. 

These are all very nice Ghanaian meals. After 6pm it starts to get dark and you are expected
to be at home with your host family. Since the day starts at 6am, the
evenings are short, and I go to sleep around 10pm.

When considering coming here it is important to consider possible ways
to help build the new Glovo village. At the moment money is needed to
build the second school building. But after that it is important that
Glovo can support itself by finding a way to raise its own money.
So thinking about how to raise money before coming here would be
appreciated by the Glovo management.

Overall, it has been a great experience to be here and sometimes I
think I learn more from them than they from me. But that is the most
beautiful part about the internship, the mutual learning is great!


Now I´m in Ghana for the past three and a half months and I really enjoy my time here.
Every day is filled with little surprises and adventures; this is because

everything is so different from Germany! That makes it very exciting to be here.
I learn a lot from the people and their way of living.
It´s very good, that we are staying in host families – so we live very close to the Ghanaian culture. And I really like my host family. They told me a lot of their thoughts about the country, showed me how to
wash my clothes without a washing machine, taught me how to prepare Fufu and so on...
But the best about Ghana are the children. I love it when the kids come to me and call me “Madam Foa” (they can´t pronounce the l and the r) and start singing one of the songs, I taught them.
At the moment, I´m a teaching assistant in Class 1 and I really, really enjoy the time with the pupils.
They are always so excited and happy. It’s so nice to help in teaching the kids Maths, ICT, English, Creative Art, P.E and French. In the breaks we have a lot of fun together by singing songs, playing games or just talking. Of course not every day is easy in Ghana, but the children make me forget the problems.
In two weeks I already have to say “Goodbye!” to them and that makes me quite sad. We had a great time together in GLOVO-School and I will miss them a lot.


I remember, when I arrived in Ghana, the first things I noticed were
heat and a very bad traffic. But I have to say one can get used to it
very fast. In school, too: My first impression was good and exhausting
at the same time. The children are lovely and want to show you a lot
of things. Most of them are interested in doing something with you,  some are shy, some even afraid. But to see the development, when they start to like you and are happy to be with you doing your hair or start listening to what you say, accepting you as a volunteer. It's nice to see them learning and remembering the things you taught them and when they smile at you in the morning saying, "Good morning, madam!". I learned the names of my class very fast and so I can do the register every morning to help my teacher and correct the homework they got the last day. We had one girl in our school that cried her whole first week when she saw one of us “obroni” (light skin). But in the end we could even give her our hands and talk to her without anything happened. Sometimes it is hard to explain new things to the children in the lower classes, because their English is not too good but it will work out in the end because they understand more than they speak. It is fun to work in school and also with the teachers. In some breaks we are laughing all
together about stupid stuff. I learned a lot from the school and I hope the children do too.

Hello together!  I am a volunteer from Germany and arrived one month
ago. School went on vacation but I’d already spent two weeks
there. I joined the teacher of the nursery class, which means the
youngest children in school. The children are (of course) very loud, but also want to learn as much as they can. Until now I taught them two songs and am very happy about it. During the breaks they come to
me and want me to sing it again and again. Because of my orientation through Williams and Lawrence (the secretary) I was able to integrate very well in the Ghanaian culture, especially my host family. Right
from the beginning I am a family member and really enjoy spending the mornings and evenings with them. I am looking forward to enjoying this school term as well as all the other experiences I'm going to have.
Thank you GLOVO and kultur-life for giving me the chance to be a part of this project.

Hello Glovo Friends
My name is Fabian and I´m 20 years old. I was part of 
Glovo for 3 months (from March to June). 

The whole time I was working as teaching assistant for Class two – the oldest children at Glovo – School.
The first time in a different environment wasn’t easy for me, but there were a lot of people who tried to help me. 

After a few days I was getting more and more active and I tried to give a small input. Every day you can change things even if they are very small. This was and this is still my motivation to go to Glovo – School. The pupils and teachers are very regretful that we are anxious to fill the lessons with new ideas and thoughts. However, after a few weeks I recognized that a lot of them kept some of my ideas in their minds.

Since my arrival at the beginning of March I observed some improvements. Especially the second school - building is very important for the development of Glovo. Nevertheless the change to plastic boxes where we keep the books for all students is mentionable. I am sure that there will be more improvements in the future to let Glovo grow. 

Hi GLOVO-Friends

My name is Hanna andI am staying here in Ghana for 3 months.
After finishing school in Germany I wanted to do a volunteering project in Africa. When I searched in the Internet I found GLOVO. It was difficult to find an organization which want volunteers for a short period of time, but with GLOVO it was possible to stay just 3 months. The non-governmental-organization is supporting children to get a good education and is helping to insure them.

After a short orientation I started my work at Glovo Academy school. I teach the children in Maths, English, Natural Science, Physical Education and Creative Arts. In the break time I play with them or show them how to build a ship or airplane from a sheet of paper. Sometimes after school  I go to the market in Agona Swedru to buy delicious fruits or fabrics or I help my Ghanaian mother to cook. On weekends I travel with the other volunteers through Ghana or we enjoy the day on the beach.

So if you want to experience something completely different from Germany, delicious food and great people then join GLOVO !
You will never forget your trip to Ghana

My name is Florian Zetzl. I was introduced to Glovo in September 2011 as an ICT teacher for the governmental school next to the office of the organization.
Here I am also working as a director for the library.
I never expected a great surrounding like this in my school and in the Glovo Staff.
In Glovo I was involved into the House-to-House Monitoring, which is a great possibility to have an impression about problems and solutions for a good childhood in Ghana.
In December I traveled with the director Williams Yirenkyi and his son to Asifaw, a village near Koforidua.
Because of the problematic situation of the people in this village we are trying to raise a project for their support, called Asifaw Foundation.
Glovo was always a good help that enables me to see a lot of the Ghanaian society, the challenges and succeeds. Especially I was surprised about the fact, that you can present your own ideas for improvements.
Without a doubt I would never think about a change in my project.

Florian Zetzl.

Carsten with some Glovo children
In September 2010 I arrived as one of GLOVO's first two official volunteers. Employed by the
German Red Cross, funded by a government scholarship I found myself in the unique situation of having two employers: AMAC, a local basic school where I joined the staff to teach ICT, and
GLOVO, the school's direct neighbour. Soon I joined Williams and Ophelia, the second volunteer, visiting villages, monitoring families and children, examining schools and carrying out community outreaches (i.e. local video shows aimed at raising awareness for social issues such as child neglect, teenage pregnancy, Malaria prevention etc.). Though ultimately Williams is in charge he gave us a great deal of freedom to come up with own ideas and concepts, always welcoming personal views and projects such as the NHS venture. In October Ophelia and me developed the idea of insuring all GLOVO children within the national NHS scheme in order to support their health and clearing the way towards their legal right of free healthcare. Prior to that parents often hesitated to hospitalize their children, even in case of dangerous injuries or diseaseas as they feared horrendous costs – today the project is an essential part of GLOVO's work and has been expanded towards other regions. I consider that to be a great example of a prolific cooperation between GLOVO and its volunteers.

Carsten and Ophelia
Working for GLOVO actually has multiple benefits. It gives you the opportunity of visiting places most other volunteers don't catch sight of and it provided a deep insight into Ghanaian society and local socio-economic issues. Seeing how NGO's work, where they succeed and where they fail is an extraordinary useful experience. GLOVO – as basically any organisation – has strengths as well as flaws, but in my personal opinion the positive points vastly outnumber the weaknesses.

Though I cannot predict it for sure I belief that as long as you know what to expect and aren't under the illusion that your short-term work will safe the world, working for GLOVO will be the right choice and might prove to be a great experience you'll hardly ever forget. If you are dedicated, work hard and find William's approval, he might invite you to his home and stuff you with coconuts, sugar cane and pineapple from his garden.


I am Hanna from Germany and I will join the Glovo project from June to September.
At this time I can´t tell so much about Ghana, because I wasn´t there, but the people, I have contact with, are very kind and helpful.
I have seen many pictures of the nice and different country and I am looking forward to join the project.  
It will be a great time!
Later I will report more!

With pleasant anticipation

Hello, I'm Kofi from France. I'm 18 years old and the last year, I decided to do all my possible to live a volunteer experience.
Now, I'm at the end of my 2 months as a teacher in Glovo Academy next to Swedru. Glovo takes very good care of the volunteers which arrived from all parts of the world. Teaching and spending time with these so nice children is very enjoyable. I already miss them a lot! We have as much to learn from the children than to teach, it results a very good exchange. In some ways, children are really wise because from their pure and natural happiness , they show us the keys of our own happiness.
My experience was a success and full of good moments as well with my host family than in the school. Adapting myself to another culture and learning from it is very interesting. Swedru is a nice play to live, the nature and the area are beautiful and the town very enjoyable.
If you want to live this kind of adventure, be sure that Glovo can welcome you very well and make you feel comfortable with your new work, staff and way of life.
Keep it moving!

It is time for Africa!!!

You are thinking of going abroad? You want to go to Africa? Come to Ghana and join into GLOVO Project! The kids at school will be very, very happy if they get teached by you.
During the house to house monitoring you will have the chance to see, how families do live in Ghana and you can also see a lot of the country.
One nice family will be your second home during that time and after it as well.
Stop thinking on going abroad – come, come soon and stay as long as it is possible JJJ
You won’t regret it!

Dear friends of GLOVO!
My name is Verena Kroemer and I am a German 22-years old educated kindergarten teacher. Already seven months of my one-year volunteer service I have been working for GLOVO and I can truly say that I am very grateful for the possibility to work with this NGO.

Unlike other volunteer jobs I am fortunate that the work for GLOVO brings a great range of various activities with it, which reach from my secretary work in the office, over teaching in our school, to our visits to the surrounding villages in cases of monitoring etc. In my eyes it is a great experience to visit all the children under our care at home, to spend some time with them and to monitor the different situations as best as we can. Because through those visits I, on one hand, get the chance to see and experience the ‘real Ghana’ and on the other hand it always reminds me of the reasons for and the importance of all the efforts GLOVO is making for all those disabled, orphaned and vulnerable children.
Also with my background of being a kindergarten teacher I can state that the concept, the visions and aims of GLOVO and on behalf of that, the work that we are doing, is very reasonable and worthy!
In the end, one point I shouldn’t skip here, is that when I came to Ghana about seven months ago I expected Glorious Vision Orphans to ‘only’ be the project I would be working in but very soon I learned, I experienced, I felt that it is not like that. I spend most of my time here in Ghana with this NGO and the people working for GLOVO have become my friends…my second family! So I think it is rather appropriate to say that GLOVO is a major part of my life over here in the country of the Gold Coast.
I am very happy to be able to say that and I want to encourage future volunteers to also become a part of the GLOVO family, to share ideas, bring in your own thoughts and support GLOVO through that.      The experiences you are making here will enable you to ‘think outside the box’, they will change your life and no one will be able to take them away from you. Of course in some situations I find myself wondering what I am doing this for but if we then for example go to the villages, when I can sing some songs or play some games with the children, when this puts smiles on everyone’s faces, I am very sure again that I am so lucky to be able to work together with GLOVO!
The sunniest greetings from Swedru-Ghana to all of you,
Verena Kroemer

This is a great opportunity for all volunteers the Past, Present and the coming ones. Just send your text to
 ( info@glovo.org ).