OUR NONPROFIT PARTNER IN GHANA
We partner with the Ghana Permaculture Institute to offer nonprofit internships in Ghana. Founded in 2004, GPI promotes permaculture principles in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. The aim of this environmental nonprofit organisation is to stimulate productivity in the local communities while working to maintain a natural ecosystem.
The institute occupies 24 acres of farmland, which they use as a training base for local farmer groups in the area. The organisation sees many people living in poverty and using the land in such a way that degrades the natural ecosystem. Their solution to fix this problem is to educate the local people about sustainable food systems using permaculture techniques. They also use these techniques themselves to grow sustainable products.
Ghana Permaculture Institute’s production includes honey, mushroom cultivation, and bamboo building. They also produce a range of medicinal personal care products from the moringa tree, also known as the “Miracle Tree”. In our Permaculture Internship, you’ll get to see firsthand how they use many parts of the tree, including leaves, seeds and oil, to create health products with many benefits.
GPI also uses its expertise on sustainability to teach school children about permaculture, earth care, and tree growing. The organization has been running these programs since 2004 and is working on expanding beyond Ghana.
In our nonprofit internship in Ghana you’ll be working as part of a small team at the training center, which will allow you to learn all about GPI’s sustainability techniques as well as pass this knowledge onto others. What better way to gain experience not only in sustainability, but also learn what it’s like to work in a grassroots nonprofit organization.