"I am a Nurse Practitioner. I was a volunteer with ASAP on the October 2015 trip to Ghana. I not only had the opportunity to provide Heath care to those in need, I was able to share in the roll out of an exciting literacy program. A rewarding experience to say the least. I can't say enough about the people of Ghana, who are so gracious, appreciative and welcoming! To be a part of a great organization that is passionate about helping the less fortunate in remote areas of Ghana was an experience of a life time. To be able to experience the culture made the experience even better. The trip was not all work, we did go on a safari and spending the last few days at the Cape Coast, a perfect ending to a great trip! Looking forward to going again! "
-Pam E. ASAP Team Volunteer
"If you are interested in being fully immersed in Ghanaian culture while providing life saving health care then ASAP is the avenue for you. I have never felt as fulfilled as I did while on this mission. The rural areas we visited were in desperate need of medical attention. We also spent time educating locals on how to care for their health in our absence. They were very receptive to our topics which included water collection and storage techniques, wound care, nutrition, and many more. In partnership with Sem Frontierras, we visited schools who participated in our literacy project. If you are looking for a non- profit you can simply sign up with and travel with, this would not be a good fit. We were personally involved in fundraising for the medications we needed for villagers, preparing the educational presentations, and researching medical conditions and treatments we could potentially see in that environment. In my opinion, because of my involvement in those areas, I was better prepared to handle the "culture shock" and felt more fulfilled as a human and healthcare provider." -Kaelyn T. ASAP Team Volunteer
It is always very interesting and also heartwarming when the plights of the rural poor are touched with a golden spirit of hope for a new life. I was so fortunate as an assemblyman to welcome a medical team from A. S. A. P in America to offer free treatment to people of all kind in four different communities. I was personally moved by their unparalleled love, care and concern for the ordinary people even in their state of ill-health. The passion and the enthusiasm with which they did the work was so amazing and exceptional as well as inspiring to me. For this, I may not have enough words to show our appreciation and profound gratitude to all the team members, but the Almighty God will richly reward you all for that wonderful gift of new life. You will forever be remembered in our prayers and may you have an excellent touch on all your endeavours. Thank you very much