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Environment
We use compost toilets throughout our lodge and the compost produced goes onto our organic garden.
Our lodge is built using local materials that are sustainable and eco friendly.
We employ a group of local women to help us keep our beach clean.
We recycle and reuse when possible.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Dream Big Ghana is our sister NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) that works in our local community.
The four core programmes of Dream Big Ghana are sanitation, education, youth sports development and community health. All four areas promote sustainable development. We provide practical support and promote a number of volunteering opportunities which enables us to make a real difference in the local community.

We have been working mainly in the Dzita and Agbledomi villages for the past three years and have forged the trusting relationships necessary for community development projects to flourish. We work closely with local chiefs and community leaders, as well as representatives from local government and other organisations, and with their support have put in place a number of practical projects that are beginning to have a very real impact on the lives of the villagers concerned.

Our NGO is successful because we are careful about how we go about identifying community needs, and then working hard to ensure that our relatively scarce resources are put to good use. With all our programmes, a primary concern is to make sure that they are sustainable, as we know that without this there is little point of Dream Big Ghana working in these communities at all.

Sanitation Programme

The purpose of this programme is to construct eco compost toilets for the Dzita and Agbledomi village communities. The toilets are built using simple, cheap technologies that can be maintained by the villagers. In addition to improving poor levels of health in the villages concerned, the introduction and use of eco sanitation compost toilets generates a high quality fertilizer that has the potential to enhance crop yields.

Dream Big Ghana has prioritised this programmearea because the villagers have access to very few toilets. As a result, most people are forced to openly use the beach or the bush - which is not a pleasant experience, especially for women and young girls.

To date, we have built 62 separate toilet blocks, incorporating hand-washing facilities, each of which benefits around 20 villagers. The blocks are made up of two chambers, one which is in use and the other lying fallow, producing enough compost to cover 0.75 acres of farm land every 8 months or so.

Education Programme

Dream Big Ghana believes in changing lives through education and learning. Accordingly, we promote and support a number of activities and initiatives from primary to senior school level and beyond aimed at helping children and young people in our community to develop the skills, knowledge and values that will improve the quality of their lives.

We have recently constructed a Community Learning Centre as a contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of our local community. In addition to supporting the development of literacy and ICT skills among young people and adults, the Learning Centre acts as a central hub for activities and initiatives considered important to the community including vocational skills training for income generation, music classes and other cultural activities.

Climate

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Reviewed on 03 Dec 2017 by

The lodge's honeymoon suite was beautiful directly on the waters edge. If you want an amazingly special vacation, with exceptional hosts with amazing food, setting and tranquillity. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2015 by

I really really had a very great time at the lodge. The place itself is just paradise and I find it very difficult to say what I liked best about it! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2013 by

The best vacation I've ever been on! Great for solo travelers. I was looked after the whole way from the airport to Dzita and back again. Having my own private guide was brilliant and all the activities were amazing. I experienced the real Ghana. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2012 by

Every part of this wonderful vacation was memorable! One of, if not the best vacation that I have ever had. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jan 2012 by

The hospitality of people, in spite of their limited resources, the mentality of sharing, the smiles, the friendly attitude, I enjoyed all of this thoroughly. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Dec 2012 by

The village tours and opportunity to meet and learn about local people and customs. The friendliness and welcoming nature to visitors was a highlight. Also the canoe trip on the mangrove swamps. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jan 2012 by

There were so many memorable aspects to the vacation it is difficult to pick one! We enjoyed the relaxed pace and the fact that the operator was so well integrated into the village that we could meet with and interact with locals easily and learn and see so many new and different things. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2012 by

The Lodge is working hard to teach better environmental practices to the community and has no doubt saved many of the leather back turtles with their beach patrol program. Read full review

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