Travel To Ghana with Yonkofa

Accra - Cape Coast - Kumasi - Mole - Larabanga

13 Days/11 Nights, July 2017, approximate cost $5,000

 
 

Program Outline

Welcome to our country!

Welcome to our country!

  • Day 1 -Leave USA, use direct flight to Accra
  • Day 2 -Arrive in Accra
  • Day 3 -Sight seeing in Accra
  • Day 4 -Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Castle, Sekondi Takoradi 
  • Day 5 -Drive to Enchi, Western Ghana, visit Nzulezu Village
  • Day 6 -Visit Yonkofa Project Clinic, District Hospital, Lunch with Dr. Frank
  • Day 7 -Drive to Kumasi, visit Owusu Hospital, lunch with George Owusu
  • Day 8 -Tour Kumasi and nearby villages, Kintampo Falls
  • Day 9 -Kumasi, visit college of Health, drive to Mole National Park
  • Day 10 -Tour Mole National Park, Mognori  Village
  • Day 11 -Damongo-Larabanga Villages-Tamale, late flight to Accra
  • Day 12 -Meeting in Accra may include TV station&  visit to the Maternal Health Care Channel, US Embassy, others pending

Highlights

Osu Castle, the former seat of the Ghanaian Presidency–tour the Arts Centre – Accra arts and crafts market where we can find handicrafts from all over Ghana and West Africa – Cape Coast and the Forts, Castles and Slave Dungeons of Ghana – the historic Denkyira Kingdom and Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests–Nzulezu a unique village built on water- tour rubber plantation–canoe ride on lake famous for rare birds– visit Yonkopfa Project and the government hospital in Enchi–lunch with Dr. Frank–tour Ashanti Kingdom buildings in Kumasi, including Manhyia Palace Museum–Kintampo Falls–visit College of Health & Well Being–Mole National Park, with elephants, antelopes, waterbucks, warthog’s baboons, monkeys, and more– Mognori Eco Village tour, see how the villagers organize their households, process shea butter, and prepare their staple foods;  watch cultural performance conducted by the dance assemble–ancient villages of Damongo and Larabanga, historic mosque and mystic stone situated in Larabanga, drive to Tamale– Accra meetings include US embassy, TV station, Ministry of Health, and the Noguchi Center for Infectious Diseases, the University of Ghana

Dr. Gabriella Nanci and Dr. Deborah Martin first travelled together to Ghana on a short term medical mission in 2010. They found the rural villagers put so much love and care into their sick family members, but many of their conditions would have been prevented with basic access to medicine and preventive care. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Nanci returned to Ghana, and working with local villages, conceived a project to bring sustainable healthcare to the remote areas of this struggling country. A U.S. non-profit was formed, and "Yonkofa," which means “friendship” in the local Twi language, was chosen as the name. 

The Yonkofa Project supports the work of Ghanian medical professionals, giving them a safe place to provide care and shipping much needed medical supplies. Yonkofa builds sustainable healthcare and resilient communities, the foundation for independence and economic prosperity. 

The Yonkofa Project is not simply a philanthropic effort by American doctors. It is a growing collaboration that includes physicians, local residents, Ghana’s Ministry of Health, the University of Ghana and more. 

For more information, a complete itinerary, or to reserve your space on this trip please contact Linda Wuest at lwuest@yonkofa.org