The Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) would like to inform you about an exciting opportunity for students to be a part of the Summer Serve and Learn (SSL) Program offered by GHEI in 2024.


GHEI’s SSL program provides participants with a unique and immersive experience in rural Ghanaian communities. Students have the opportunity to work alongside local staff members and contribute to GHEI’s year-round health and education programs. This program offers two distinct sessions: a Community Health Evaluation session and a Girls Empowerment Camp


During the Community Health Evaluation session, participants will be involved in a thorough and in-depth evaluation of children’s health in the community, which will provide updated control data to help us improve our health programs, and help us understand how COVID and the subsequent financial crisis has affected children’s growth and vulnerability to infections, among other factors. Volunteers will help weigh and measure young children and ensure quality data collection and complete data entry.


The Girls Empowerment Camp session offers participants the chance to design an engaging curriculum and conduct an exhaustive empowerment camp. Essential themes such as sexual and reproductive health, money management, and leadership will be covered, aiming to empower and inspire young girls.


Here are the details of the upcoming sessions:


1. Community Health Evaluation:

   – Session 1: June 22 – July 6, 2024

   – Session 2: July 12 – July 26, 2024


2. Girls Empowerment Camp:

   – August 1 – August 15, 2024