Each spring, a team of Moulton Sixth Form students embark on a trip to Ghana where they join forces with a company called Venture Force, who specialise in volunteering expeditions.
The aim of the trip is to contribute to ongoing community projects, with past expeditions helping to build facilities for the Eugemot orphanage in the Volta region of Ghana, such as accommodation blocks and medical facilities.
Students have the opportunity to stay with residents of the local community and learn more about life in rural Africa as well as participating in visits that take in some breath taking sights and allow you to get close to the indigenous wildlife.
In the past, some students have been so influenced by their experiences on the Ghana expedition that they have taken part in the trip in both Year 12 and Year 13 and some have even taken a gap year before university to continue their association with Venture Force. The local residents, particularly the children, are incredibly welcoming of their guests and most students find it incredibly difficult to say goodbye to their hosts.
Students that return from the expedition do so having been through both a memorable and life affirming experience. This truly is the ultimate volunteering opportunity.