“Everyone Should Do It!”

I spent a month in Ghana (July 2015) with Enliven Mama Africa this summer and I brought my 13 year old daughter with me too. We both had the time of our lives and have actively encouraged everyone we know to do it. If you're reading this wondering if you should volunteer or not then all I can say is 'stop worrying and do it!' I can remember being apprehensive when I first thought about it as there is a lot to think about but I can honestly say you will not regret it. Many people have asked me about my time in Ghana and I think I have answered everyone differently. There was just so much to see and do and experience, from the minute you leave the airport, the staff on the team are there for you from the minute you land until you go home again and every one of them go out their way to make sure you are ok. They are friendly, hardworking, really lovely people. My daughter is desperate to return and due to family commitments I won’t be able to return as soon as she would like, however, I know if she went out without me she would be well looked after.


Written on: 14/10/2015


“The best month of my life”

An amazing charity, with staff who are some of the friendliest, most dedicated people I have ever met. The staff make you feel completely at ease and welcome from the outset, and are also happy to help with any problem or need you may have. This is particularly needed when entering a culture so different from our own in the UK, and therefore was something I particularly appreciated.

The month trip has the perfect balance of worthwhile projects and also relaxing, fun and adventurous excursions allowing you to contribute to the amazing work the charity provides but also experience the best of Ghana’s attractions. You have the opportunity to visit the girls and it is great to see how the money you fundraise is being used to make such a big difference to their lives.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I would 100% recommend the trip to others. It sounds generic but spending a month in Ghana has been a life changing experience in so many ways. I can never stop talking about my time there to my friends and family and I just wish I could go every year! I cannot recommend it enough.


Written on: 31/08/2015