A TEAM of volunteers from Burton Albion Community Trust have landed in Ghana for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to raise funds, as well as make a difference in one of the poorest parts of the world.

In Partnership with African Adventures, an 18-strong group have travelled to Woe, in the Volta Region of Ghana. After an overnight stop at The Young Shall Grow International in the country’s capital Accra, the group will spend ten nights at Tegbi EP School, a government-administered primary school which was founded in 1946 in Woe, Ghana.

The school provides an education to 550 children between the ages of four and 20, from kindergarten up to the third (and final) year of junior high school.

This year’s group of 18 volunteers consists of community partners, students from BACT’s Football and Education programme, BACT Staff and community members. All volunteers have been fundraising hard to raise the £2,350 required to travel, as well as collecting donations to take over to Ghana to support the community. The donations include school supplies, clothes, sanitary products, and sports equipment.

Brewers in Ghana 2024 will see volunteers continue the work they have started at Tegbi EP, completing the well, extending the school security wall and building a trim trail for the kindergarten class.

Will Newbolt, Partnership manager at African Adventures said: “African Adventures is pleased to continue the partnership with Burton Albion Community Trust. BACT has now taken over 130 individuals on life changing volunteer trips. Having constructed a canteen, a school library, supplied permanent goals as well as supported in the construction of a well which has enabled water access to the school.”

Brewers in Ghana Volunteer, Suzi Alliss said: “This year will be my third trip to Ghana, and I go back because I find it life changing and life enhancing. It’s good to see the constant evolution of the projects that we work on.

“There are things every day that remind me how lucky I am to have the things that we take for granted. We shine a light together and give the community a ray of hope in their uncertain world”.

Community Engagement Manager and Trip Leader, Paul Gaskin said: “Travelling back to Ghana will be another amazing experience. Being able to provide this opportunity to our community and to really make a difference internationally is amazing, but it also allows us to raise funds to support the work that Burton Albion Community Trust do in East Staffordshire”.

Burton Albion Community Trust would like to thank all the corporate and individual sponsors who have supported our volunteers to be able to make this trip. Without your continued support this trip would not be possible.

You can keep up to date with the trip via BACT social media channels.

If you are interested in travelling to Ghana with Burton Albion Community Trust, please complete the expression of interest below: