Join SPAID!

Community development in Ghana

Description: SPAID is a student-led trip that focuses on sustainable, ethical, and community-based research and development. SPAID partners with a local non-profit, HCDP Ghana, to identify and implement inclusive development projects. Participants travel to the upper Volta region of Ghana for 3 weeks (May 15-June 5) and conduct community-based participatory research while simultaneously working on a current project. This year's project is a continuation of the construction of classroom block that will serve primary level students in the village of Fodome Ahor. 

Site leaders: [[e|kcshaub,Kat Shaub]] and [[e|tltalley,TyDazia Talley]]

Important details:

  • The cost of participating in SPAID is $2,500. Participants are encouraged to apply to our need-based financial aid program.
  • Additionally, participants will be required to obtain a travel visa and yellow fever vaccine (both are required for travel to Ghana).
  • For more important information about traveling to Ghana, we recommend that all prospective participants consult the State Department and Center for Disease Control.

Joining the Team
The application deadline is February 13, 2017. Interviews will be help prior to acceptance.