“Last year the GUBA Foundation arranged for me to volunteer as a nurse in Ghana. It has been one of the best experiences, a real eye-opener and I’ve learnt so much! It was also a very rewarding feeling that I was able to give back! I definitely want to go again this year!” – Serlom Buatsi, age 27, Breast Specialist Nurse.
The GUBA Foundation is proud to present a two-week volunteering tour at selected hospitals in Ghana in November 2019. This promises to be an unforgettable opportunity and the experience of a lifetime for nurses in the UK with a dream and/or desire to volunteer abroad.
In the spirit of 2019 having been declared the Year of Return in Ghana, the GUBA Foundation will be shifting part of its focus towards work in Ghana, and this delightful volunteering opportunity forms part of these efforts. In the past, the GUBA Foundation has engaged in a variety of charitable ventures aimed at supporting the Ghanaian population; we have donated uniforms and various hospital equipment including an incubator to help enhance the standards of care. We have always supported hospitals in Ghana so it is only right that we bring back our skills to the Ghanaian healthcare setting. Our two-week volunteering tour will be an opportunity for nurses resident in the UK to give back to Ghana by sharing their skills with communities in Ghana.
Speaking about this volunteering tour which is due to take place in November 2019, Dentaa Amoateng MBE (Founder of GUBA Enterprise & the GUBA Foundation) said “As part of Ghana’s Year of Return, this tour is a great idea for nurses here in the UK to get working experiences in Ghana and to discover potential working opportunities to tap into. By offering this opportunity, we at the GUBA Foundation are keen to engage with nurses who want to spend some time in Ghanaian hospitals and share the skills they have learned in the UK. We hope this volunteering tour creates an atmosphere where there can be an exchange of knowledge between Ghanaian nurses and UK nurses and (in the spirit of the Year of Return) create a platform where some Ghanaian heritage nurses return to Ghana to make a longer-term working contribution.”
So, what do you need to do to give yourself a chance at securing your place on this incredible venture? Simply sign up by sending your CV detailing your nursing history, and also an accompanying note communicating why you want to join, to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Saturday June 1st 2019, with the two-week nurse volunteering tour of Ghana scheduled to take place in November 2019.