Jukwa, GhanaJukwa, Ghana

Jukwa, Ghana

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Term:

Summer

Setting:

Rural

Overview:

GESI students will live and work in Jukwa in central Ghana, about 30 min from Cape Coast. Jukwa is a proud farming town close to Kakum National Park, with the Sweet River at its core.

Partner:

Amizade

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Through GESI partnerships with Amizade and Peace Humanity International, GESI students have the opportunity to work with a huge river reforestation project along the Sweet River. The nearby palm oil factory and recently complete library also offer sector interests like literacy, agriculture, and sustainable community development.

Fast Facts

  • Formal Name: Republic of Ghana
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Currency: Ghanaian Cedi (GHS). Check XE for updated exchange rates.
  • National Population: 26,327,649
  • Poverty Rate: 24.2%
  • Religions: Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2% (2010 est.)
  • Languages: English is the official language. GESI student will take Twi during pre-departure, spoken by 16% of the population. Other languages: Ewe 14%, Fante 11.6%, Boron (Brong) 4.9%, Dagomba 4.4%, Dangme 4.2%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.9%, Kokomba 3.5%, Akyem 3.2%, Ga 3.1%, other 31.2%
  • Climate: During June-August, the average high is 87 F, average low 76 F
  • History: Former British colony, independence in 1957

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