Call for Participants

Sawa Sawa seeks to challenge our youth into growing and honing their skills to become changemakers in their respective communities. The programme was initiated by the five member partners of AFS in Africa (AiA), namely Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia.

The programme is also aimed at giving volunteers and staff across the AFS network an opportunity to experience AFS organizations around Africa.

The Ghana programme is based on experiential learning, with the participant-learner being guided to rediscover himself/herself, and to build on his/her strengths as a learner. Each learner is guided through what is seen, heard and experienced, as the facilitators prompt the learning process. Projects will be visited, and group work encouraged and assigned. Learning can’t be more fun than this…!

Side Attractions Visit historic slave castles and connect with history; visit Nzulenzu – the village built on stilts over the water … culture and development matters beckon; visit Kakum National Park and experience the world’s longest canopy walkway and nature’s forest factory; interact with the people of Yamoransa and learn about how AFS Ghana has intervened with the social lives of the people; get your feet wet with Sawa Sawa changemaking projects; enjoy the warmth of a Ghanaian host family; make new friends from across Africa and beyond.

Venue Accra, Ghana

Theme “A Vision for a Discerning Generation.”

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age 18+
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the AFS Vision and be willing to support AFS through volunteering upon their return.
  • Must have an interest in changemaking and community development.
  • Participation must be confirmed by your National AFS office.


Application Deadline: 30 April 2018
Arrival: Friday, 22 June 2018
Departure: Sunday, 1 July 2018

The fee is R5,000 (which does not include flights, visa, or personal expenses).

The fee covers 3 nights’ modest accommodation (double occupancy) for arrival orientation and educational tours, programme activities, entry fees, lunch and transportation outside host family, and welcome packs.

For more information about registration please mail to: [email protected] or complete the Application Form linked to below.