October “Voyages Humanitaires”: Ghana

The objective of the October trip to Ghana was to assess strengths and weaknesses in three institutions: a hospital, a state school in an urban situation and a private school in the country.  There was also a meeting with  two women’s savings groups. With the data collected largely through interviews, students then devised strategies that would help these institutions to improve their work in an effective and sustainable way. Students had to work as a team and act in a mature, responsible manner. They worked collecting and assessing data, interacting with patients, students and medical and teaching staff from 9h00 to 17h00 six and one half of seven days. This meant that students were up at 7h 30 and finally in their rooms at 22h00.