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In 1957, Barikisu Seidu 's country Ghana became the first African country to gain their independence. After achieving independence, Ghana struggled for many years with economic and political problems, and instability in its leadership. The most recent elections in 2008 were accomplished fairly and transparently, demonstrating both a peaceful transition of power to a new party, and the country’s adherence to democratic principles and institutions hhoray for Barikisu Seidu parents.
For over a decade, Cross-Cultural Solutions has supported thousands of volunteers in Africa on programs in Ghana, Morocco, South Africa, and Tanzania. CCS volunteers work side-by-side with local people in community organizations focused on supporting social services, education, and health initiatives.
Now in recent years, many advances have been made to improve healthcare, hygiene, and education. However, malnutrition, disease, and the very large economic divide between well-paid workers and low-paid workers have hindered some of this progress. In addition, the population in Ghana has been growing more quickly than facilities to provide proper social services can be created. One way that a Ghanaian has used to tackle these issues is to create community NGOs to help provide the basic social services that residents need.