In almost all communication as a Ghana coach, I present myself as a Ghana expert. I have struggled with that expert status, do I truly know so much? And can I help everyone who travels to Ghana? Gradually, I am learning to embrace my knowledge and at the same time I recognise my limits. In this article, I am not going to bore you again with reasons why I deserve this expert status, you can already read that in a previous blog. I am going to tell you about my limits, about who I cannot help as a Ghana expert.
“I had a wonderful time in Ghana and I even fell in love with a super cute guy! I actually didn’t want to go home at all! And now I’m going to save hard to be able to go back again. I so hope he can come this way one day too!”
I have often heard these stories, in many variations. That’s what you get when you run a guesthouse, mentor volunteers and love to listen. In this blog I give tips on how to make this relationship successful.
I want to experience what life is like in Ghana! A wonderful reason to come and volunteer in Ghana! You can already feel it coming…. As beautiful as this reason is, it often goes 'wrong'. I'm going to share in this article how I mean this. But first I'm going to repeat that I don't want to discourage anyone from coming to Ghana! Contrary!!!! I want everyone to discover Ghana. But not to save Ghana…… To enjoy everything Ghana has to offer!
“That is what many people tell me when I ask; Why do you want to volunteer in Africa? My answer…. Then you should stay home and send a donation to a good (local) project. Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? It is absolutely not meant to be! I don’t want to scare you off from coming. Just by coming, you are helping the local economy, so your goal is already achieved. Do you want to know why I take this position? Read more!
Although there is a lot of information about vaccines for Ghana and malaria prophylaxis, most guests still ask my advice. I think this is because I understand that vaccinations are a necessary evil when you want to come to Ghana. Some vaccinations are quite expensive, as are the malaria tablets. And fair is fair; getting vaccinations is really not fun and sometimes quite painful. In this blog you can read my advice on vaccinations for Ghana.
In 2001 I came to Ghana for the first time as a 20-year-old. I had saved very hard, bought half a wardrobe, arranged the visa and there I went! I had gone through the practical Ghana preparation, otherwise I could not start the journey. But otherwise I had hardly read...
My name is Patricia Zoer and I want to use this article to explain why I chose to professionalize Ghana coach. I do this on the basis of 6 why questions that have been asked of me. Of course you can already find a lot of information on the website, but I think it is important to give you a glimpse into my thinking towards Ghana coach.