This was the project's third visit to the town of Ho, Ghana

Ghanaian community boosted by Annual Fund project

Exeter students travelled to Ghana to volunteer in sport and education projects with support from the Annual Fund.

The Student Guild’s fifth ‘International Project’ trip saw ten undergraduates leading activities in the city of Ho.

The group worked with KickStart Ghana, which combines education and physical activity to improve the lives of young people. 2012 brought the biggest amount of projects the charity has ever undertaken in Ghana.

Activities on the three-week trip were organised by team members and chosen based on their strengths. Projects varied from dance to painting to a UK-Ghana letter writing programme.

Students worked in an orphanage leading educational sessions and games with the children. The group also taught at a summer school, refurbished and redecorated a school, and ran football sessions in the local community. The letter writing project linked Ghanaian pupils to a school in Exeter in the hope that they will form a regular partnership with the assistance of the International Project.

The University's Annual Fund awarded over £180,000 in 2011/12 toward a range of projects. The Annual Fund aims to support projects on all of our campuses that would otherwise not receive funding. Donations make a significant and immediate impact upon the quality of the Exeter experience for our students.

Find out more about other Annual Fund projects.

Date: 5 November 2012

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