G-lish is written by Godwin and Gayle to bring you ‘Everything the guide books leave out about life, travel, work and volunteering in Ghana’.

Godwin grew up in Ghana; Gayle grew up on the other side of the world – a good combination when it comes to explaining Ghana to the rest of the world (you might know them in their previous incarnation at This is Ghana).

Celebrate with the Elmina Dance Ensemble (photo from G-lish.org)

Look at 17 ways to welcome 2010: Ghana style for an introduction; look further for more on life in Ghana, and the Godwin Talks series for a Ghanaian point of view.

There is also a series of in-depth posts about volunteering and volunteer work in Ghana, which are available in a downloadable pdf. The guide will be relevant for anyone considering volunteer work (in any country).

Read more:
Who is Elvis? Gayle and Godwin’s cross-cultural reflections on My partner is a foreigner
More Ghana blogs from Blogs of the World
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A thousand stories: Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie on looking past stereotypes


About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.