Peace Corps Ghana traces its roots and mission to 1961, when President John F. Kennedy sent the very first 52 Peace Corps volunteers to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in Ghana. Those volunteers were received warmly by Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on August 30, 1961. As we at Peace Corps Ghana are fond of saying: "Peace Corps was born in America, but learned to walk here in Ghana." Nearly 50 years later, Peace Corps' relationship with Ghana is as strong as ever. During that time, nearly 5,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in all 10 regions of Ghana, working on issues ranging from AIDS education to water & sanitation and environmental preservation.
Today, Peace Corps Ghana is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology, education and business development. Additionally, we equip our volunteers to help implement critical initiatives like the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Food Security Initiative. Peace Corps Ghana Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build better lives for themselves, their children, and their communities.
There's quite a bit going on at Peace Corps Ghana. Please explore the following sections to learn more about our mission, history, and current activities.
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- Number of States/Regions – 10
- Largest State/Region – Northern Region
- Official Language(s) – English
- Area (KM2) – 239,460 km2
- Population – 22,931,299
- GDP (Purchasing Power) – US$ 60 billion
- Currency –Cedis and Pesewas
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Volta Region, Ghana