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Volunteering

Welcome here! KITA accepts volunteers from all fields and countries to work with us on our community development programs in reaching out to farmer groups, planting trees, work on organic stuff or teach in our affiliate basic schools to help improve the livelihoods and the environment of the people we work with and help us achieve our goals.  To learn more about our programs visit community development dropdown menu. By being a volunteer of KITA you join the KITA Network of International Volunteers and enjoy the family relationship that exist among them. Share your time with us in Ghana and you will have a great time. Read more below: Volunteers for Sustainable Development and Environment Description: The Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kumasi (KITA) is a non-profit making non-governmental institution providing vocational technical training, extension, and consultancy in general tropical agriculture to practising and prospective farmers. It is also involved in rural development and community extension addressing global warming, climate change and stimulating employment creation and economic development KITA was established in 1984 as a follow up to a research report in 1976 that proposed that an agricultural technical college be established to cater for young school leavers who wish to take up farming as a career and to improve upon the skills of traditional farmers in Ghana. Volunteers will teach both at the college and in basic schools, plant trees, maintain the forest garden, carry out design projects (farmland and village), produce and process food stuff and vegetables, raise seedlings, design special sustainable community development projects, work with farmer groups, work on micro-finance, develop project proposals, help develop the college, train and lecture etc. Participants also get time to enjoy festivals, visit tourist centres and students’ hometowns, meet prominent chiefs and state personalities and partake in African culture. Volunteers and interns stay in a hostel, with families, or in hotels and meet students from all over the world. To apply, please email your CV/Resume and a brief covering letter to: Lovans Owusu-Takyi. Organization: Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) / Professional Farmers College (PROFACO) Project Location: Ghana, West Africa Contact:  Lovans Owusu-Takyi Email:  director@kitaghana.org, Website: http://www.kitaghana.org Period: Year round Languages: English, French Who can volunteer? Adults of both sexes 18+ Commitment: 1 week minimum Cost: Volunteers/interns receive free accommodation but contribute £100/US100 to support the project. Pick-up from airport provided. Notes: KITA will assist applicants with invitation letter for visas. Come join and experience Ghana in a great different way!! Akwaaba!! To read about some of previous volunteers activities at KITA see here: KITA has developed a strong partnership with: Development Without Boarders / Développement Sans Frontières (www.developpementsansfrontieres.org) in France who sends volunteers to KITA to support our projects. See below the experiences of a volunteer who just left Ghana. Olivia Martin. http://www.oliviainghana.wordpress.com/ To view pictures of volunteers activities who have been to KITA view here: Thibault Haettel, http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150341519831367.341857.637381366&type=3#!/Grow.Tibs?sk=photos Keivan Villatel http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637381366&ref=ts#!/kiewan KITA has also been receiving volunteer interns from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada - Leane Marie Reich,(http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637381366&ref=ts#!/photo.php?fbid=10150253452951745&set=a.479728161744.267129.608841744&type=3&theater) Laura Peterson(http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637381366&ref=ts#!/photo.php?fbid=421674450463&set=t.884005463&type=3&theater), Ryan Lebbeck, (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637381366&ref=ts#!/photo.php?fbid=379706254270&set=a.432652649270.208236.516274270&type=3&theater) Michelle Schram (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637381366&ref=ts#!/profile.php?id=588700091&sk=info) among others.

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