TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH REHABILITATION
Empowering people with disabilities |Equipping healthcare providers |Enacting positive, sustainable change
The purpose of GT Academy is to enhance the clinical and professional competence of healthcare professionals and students in our host countries by providing quality and accessible continuing education. We are committed to investing in the development and growth of practitioners and students by equipping them with the skills and resources required to rehabilitate and revitalize their communities.
GT SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE (GTSI)
GoTHERAPY Sustainability Initiative (GTSI) strives to partner with local communities to enact positive & sustainable change. In Ghana, stroke is the leading cause of death and disability in adults. The effects of stroke range from disabilities in self-care, mobility, swallowing, communication, cognition and bowel and bladder function. In Fall 2018, GoTHERAPY will implement the STROKE COMMUNITY RE-INTEGRATION PROGRAM (SCRIP) in collaboration with local organizations, to strengthen stroke survivor’s access to quality rehabilitation services. GoTHERAPY’s goal is to deliver rehabilitation services including occupational and physical therapy at the doorsteps and within the communities of stroke survivors in Accra, Ghana.
REHAB SERVICE PROJECTS & FIELDWORK EXPERIENCES
A volunteer experience in a developing country is the perfect opportunity to gain unique skills, exchange knowledge and immerse yourself in another culture. By participating in a service project with GOTHERAPY, your personal and professional lives will be greatly enhanced. You will be exposed to a dynamic health care systems and gain a greater understanding of another country’s delivery of care. You will tap into your creativity and come up with innovative ways to solve common problems with minimal resources.
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Ghana is deemed one of the most exciting and stable countries in West Africa. Ghana is an energetic hub that houses an abundance of activities and opportunities to experience its rich culture. This includes lively and colorful markets, golden beaches, restaurants and bars and everything in between to make your experience worthwhile. GOTHERAPY is pleased to offer service projects in Accra and Cape Coast!
Accra is the vibrant capital city of Ghana with over 2 million people, well endowed with museums and fine public monuments, busy markets, excellent restaurants and a lively nightlife. Among the highlights of Accra include the National Museum of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, The Ghana Academy of Art & Sciences, Independence Square, The University of Ghana, Korle Bu Hopsital, Makola market and the Jamestown lighthouse.
Cape Coast, is one of the most culturally significant cities in Africa. Haunted by the ghost of the past, Cape Coast was once home to one of the largest slave trading centers in West Africa. Take a guided and thought provoking tour to Cape Coast and Elmina Castle to learn about the history of the slave trade. Feeling adventurous? Complete a canopy walk at Kakum National Park and experience the forest’s wildlife. Additionally, Cape Coast is home to laid back fishing ports, beautiful beaches lined with restaurants and pubs and filled with welcoming locals.