In the spirit of 2019 having been declared the ‘Year of Return’ by Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo to launch a major marketing campaign targeting the Diaspora market, the GUBA Foundation will be shifting part of its focus towards work in Ghana; and this delightful volunteering opportunity forms part of these efforts.
From its inception, the GUBA Foundation has consistently engaged in a variety of charitable ventures aimed at supporting the Ghanaian population (for example, the Foundation has donated uniforms and various hospital equipment including incubator to hospitals and other healthcare settings in Ghana to help enhance the standards of care). It, therefore, appeared appropriate to trigger a movement to bring back skills to the Ghanaian healthcare setting and provide an environment where edifying discussion can be had and clinical experience can be shared.
The GUBA Foundation volunteering program appears to be the vehicle by which the GUBA Foundation can power this. The two-week volunteering program will be an opportunity for nurses resident in the UK to give back to Ghana by sharing their skills with communities in Ghana.
Speaking about the volunteering program which is due to take place in November 2019, Dentaa Amoateng MBE (Founder of GUBA Enterprise & the GUBA Foundation) said “As part of Ghana’s Year of Return, this program is a great idea for our nurses here in the UK to get working experience in Ghana and to discover potential working opportunities to tap into. By offering this opportunity, we at the GUBA Foundation are keen to engage with nurses who want to spend some time in Ghanaian hospitals and share the skills they have learned in the UK. We hope this volunteering program creates an atmosphere where there can be an exchange of knowledge between Ghanaian nurses and UK nurses and (in the spirit of the Year of Return) create a platform where some nurses will want to return to Ghana to make a longer-term working contribution!”
Serlom Buatsi is a 27-year-old Breast Specialist Nurse who gave testimony regarding a volunteering experience to Ghana she engaged in which had been organized by the GUBA Foundation in 2018. “Last year the GUBA Foundation arranged for me to volunteer as a nurse in Ghana. It has been one of the best experiences, a real eye-opener and I’ve learnt so much! It was also a very rewarding feeling that I was able to give back! I definitely want to go again this year!”
To secure a place on this incredible venture, potential volunteers must sign up by sending a CV detailing their nursing history, and also an accompanying note communicating why they want to join, to the GUBA Foundation team via email using the address [email protected] Applications are still being accepted, with the two-week nurse volunteering program scheduled to take place in Ghana in November 2019.
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