Opportunity’s Impact in Africa
Celebrated as West Africa's "golden child," Ghana is a beautiful country filled with bustling cities, peaceful beaches, rich culture, and kind people. Nestled between the coast in the south and national parks in the north, you'll find communities full of hardworking entrepreneurs, successful farmers harvesting yams and sugar cane, and parents raising their children. Despite a tumultuous history marked by the slave trade and economic poverty, Ghana is now in a season of economic growth and looking ahead to a bright future. As famous Ghanaian Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, said, "To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there."
Traveling to Ghana with Opportunity will open your eyes to both the beauty and challenges of this incredible place. Experience the origin of your favorite chocolate bar by meeting cocoa farmers, practice your math problems and spelling lists with students, and visit the workshops of talented craftsman. Fall in love with the country, and return home transformed.
Accra, Ghana is listed as one of Conde Nast's 18 Best Places to Travel in 2018!
The Opportunity Experience
Insight Trips are safe, eye-opening, and unforgettable adventures. You will be in expert hands when you travel with our experienced team of field staff and trip leaders. They will give you the insider's view to the places you visit and take you beyond the typical tourist traps for a true local experience.
You'll spend time with experts in the field who know the culture inside and out. Their personal perspective will give you an intimate understanding of the communities you visit and will demonstrate how we work alongside our clients to create opportunity, fight extreme poverty, and ignite significant and lasting transformation.
Come journey with us. We'll take care of all the details and ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. It will be an adventure unlike any other—one that will change you forever.
An Insight Trip offers a chance to form connections across barriers and borders that you just don't get with other tours.Linda Martens, Insight Trip Traveler
Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Local Opportunity staff will meet you upon your arrival and take you to your hotel for a good night's rest.
Begin your day at the main Opportunity office with breakfast and a briefing by local senior leadership. Head into the community to be inspired by a Trust Group meeting and meet our clients.
After breakfast, visit local schools supported by Opportunity, and meet school proprietors and their students. Hear about all the ways our EduFinance program has helped make schools more accessible and effective.
Catch an early flight to Kumasi, where you will meet Opportunity staff and leaders at our branch. Walk the fields with smallholder farmers and discover the challenges they face. Learn how our Agricultural Finance and rural savings programs are helping them expand their farms and grow more food to feed their families and communities.
Check out of the hotel for a return flight to Accra. Take a trip to Elmina Castle and the Slave Fort on the Cape Coast to remember this important part of Ghana's history. We will end the day with a debrief dinner with fellow travelers and Opportunity Ghana leaders.
Experience the colorful, crowded marketplace in Accra and hear stories from Opportunity clients. Depart for home with a new respect for the courage and dignity of our clients and a new appreciation for the importance of Opportunity's work in Ghana.
June 16-22, 2019
Total cost (single occupancy): $4281
Total cost (double occupancy): $3166
Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (excluding incidentals), emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Africa airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.
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