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Volunteering In Ghana!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by simon369, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. simon369

    simon369 Newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    My name is simon harker and on the 2nd of december i am travelling to ghana to volunteer for 4 weeks. I have everything booked and am all ready to go but i am just looking for some last minute funding for stationary etc to take for teh children and also for building materials so i can take part in building projects while out there.

    If anybody would be so grateful as to donae just a dollar or 2 then please message me about this project

    Any questions feel free to ask me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Simon
     
  2. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Senior Member

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    without sharing more details and proof, i might think this is just an another crappy attempt to scam few $.
     
  3. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Sounds like bullshit. Why would you need to fund the building materials? If your doing this through a proper volunteering agency then they take care of that.

    Wrong forum buddy.
     
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    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yea, sorry buddy if it's for real, but it sounds exactly like those scam emails which are coming from that continent where are you planning to go now...
     
  5. AtAllCosts

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    I feel bad for you if this is genuine, but at the same time if it is genuine then you're short changing the children in Ghana by a) not getting the funding sorted out well in advance and b) looking for it in all the wrong places. At least grab a clipboard and some evidence and hit the local town to ask people in person - this smacks of laziness.
     
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    yet another scammer :))
     
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    Hey, I am going to moon, and then i would head towards mars, would you donate dollar 1 or 2 so that i can get books for aliens on moon and mars.

    gah...
     
  8. Millygirl

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    Le sigh :( Is there no rules about soliciting money on this forum?

    OP, join a charity if you truly want to volunteer or get your friends/family/community to fund you.
     
  9. simon369

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    I admit i went about it in a bad way but though that a little post cant hurt because somebody might be interested and in that case i would have given real proof. Such as confirmations with the agency, flight bookings etc.

    However to the person who said i am short changing the children of ghana. If you search on the web you will see that there is not much funding if you want to go volunteer in person. I have paid for this out of my own pocket. My flights where £450, i have to pay to eat and live while volunteering also then i need to take my own equipment to teach with and also if i want to do building work i need to pay for the materials i use. If you can find an option that pays me to volunteer and supplies me with flights, equipment i will admit i was short changing the children but i doubt you will.

    I have work hard for the money i have spent on this project and managed to raise most of it myself. I am just looking at other ways to get a bit of extra money because every little extra bit will help.

    Sorry for posting this on the forum, it was stupid and to be honest i expected responses like this but you never know.

    Also to the person who say join a charity if i want to volunteer, I used to work for a charity called shelter in the UK on a voluntery basis but want to combine my love for travel and helping others and there is not many charitys that will fund somebody to travel abroad to volunteer when with the same amount of money they could pay a ghana person to work for months and months teaching etc.
     
  10. Hunwarrior

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    you might be legit, still , you are not asking for a donation in a clever way. Either way, i am out of this topic.
     
  11. frasierukraine

    frasierukraine Junior Member

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    Hey dude,

    Check out the Peace Corps when you head to Accra. They should be able to assist your teams' efforts after you arrive. I had an offer after undergrad to head there, but went to Dominican Republic instead for dos anos. Best of luck!
     
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    You do realize this is a Blackhat forum right? You know if I was collecting for the Girl Scouts the last place I would go to is a biker's bar, do ya capeche?
     
  13. adsense

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    Gtfo@@!!!!
     
  14. Risky Business

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    gtfo

    probably the only needed response in this entire thread


    some of the mods signatures are for a Greek animal rights group...instead of thanking them it asks at the bottom for anyone to donate.

    looks like they voided out this response


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    and good luck man. i had a friend go for a year to ghana, just be careful - thats basically all she said when she came back.