The Republic of Ghana covers an area of 92,098 square miles, approximately the same size as the UK, with a population of 25.9 million people.

The three regions in the North of Ghana (the North, Upper East and Upper West) have remained static or suffered decline in terms of the key indices of economic and social development whilst the rest of the country has experienced a boom. If this region was taken as a separate nation then it would be considered one of the poorest countries in the world.

International Service works in the Northern and Upper East regions of Ghana. Our projects support the inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas of society, encourage young people to stay in education, and build the livelihoods of local artisans.

Aged 18-25, and looking for a life-changing three months in Ghana? Through an International Citizen Service (ICS) placement you could be working, living and making lasting change in a new community and culture. Click here to find out more.