Why Africa Needs Your Help
It seems inconceivable that a continent of such great wealth and natural resources would suffer famines, unstable governments and the unremitting grind of continuous poverty. The history of outside control of the nations that make up the African continent has contributed to the continuing political instability and wars.
What Specific Help Does Africa Need?
Several countries in Africa need things that a country with a legitimate and stable infrastructure can provide: public schools, clean water and sanitation are among them. Other needs include access to Western medicine, education, agricultural instruction and a, adequate nutrition and public health measures.
Service Trips to Africa: What Does GLA Offer?
Just because a problem seems insurmountable doesn’t mean real progress can be made step-by-step or village by village. GLA offers three different African adventures, two in Ghana and one in Tanzania.
Ghana: Children of Africa
The Children of Africa service trip is child-focused and concentrates on providing temporary educational services to children, supplementing existing schools and providing physical and educational care to orphans.
Ghana: Building Healthy Villages
The Building Healthy Villages service trip focuses on public health issues, medicine, the citizens’ limited access to medical care and building sanitation to prevent the spread of waste-born disease and provide free garden fertilizer to improve nutrition.
Tanzania: Heart & Soul of Africa
The Heart & Soul of Africa service trip includes volunteering as teachers at area schools and orphanages. Some school maintenance may also be conducted.