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Who They Are
WUSC is a network of professionals, students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders who together provide opportunities to some of the world’s most disadvantaged youth.
WUSC works with and through its southern partners – government, civil society and the private sector – to strengthen education systems, expand employment opportunities, and foster an environment in which the aspirations and full participation of young people can be realized.
What They Do
WUSC works towards a world in which all young people can grow up in safe, secure and supportive environments, have access to high quality education opportunities from early childhood to adulthood, are able to secure fair, decent and fulfilling employment and can actively participate in all aspects of their society’s development.
The in-country Experiential Learning Placements are organized by WUSC who work alongside our partners to address the different needs and gaps in the community. Using the interests of the participants as a guide, they coordinate successful placement sites to meet the goals of both the student and organization.
With over 17 years of work in Ghana, WUSC has perfected its support system in-country. Upon arrival, all participants will receive a five-day orientation which will introduce them to Ghana, the cultural do's and don'ts, history and current events, getting around town/markets, health and safety, the local lifestyle (food, music, social life and bargaining) as well as placement consultation and preparation.
Following the orientation, WUSC is made available day and night to answer any questions or concerns from the students as well as to respond to any immediate emergencies.