Ghana Leadership Delegation departs Oct.
13 - 21, 2012Wildland Adventures and Friends of UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund) invite socially conscious travelers to embark on a leadership delegation to Ghana this October. Delegates will witness firsthand the innovative and life changing programs that UNFPA supports in order to improve the lives of women and girls in the region. âTravelers will come away with a greater understanding of the issues facing women, the UNFPA projects set up to improve their health and rights, and the very real conditions under which these women and their children live,â says Kurt Kutay, founding director of Wildland Adventures. The 13 - 21, 2012 and starts at $5,195 USD per person based on double occupancy. Prices include a $1,600 USD tax-deductible donation to Friends of UNFPA, accommodation, internal flights in Ghana, and most meals. Travelers in the Friends of UNFPA Ghana Leadership Delegation will meet tribal leaders, government ministers, ambassadors, United Nations executives, and UNFPA field workers while visiting project sites to meet the women and children being assisted by the organization's work. Project locations include the Achimota Hospital maternity wards, fistula centre at Tamale Hospital, Bolgatanga Midwifery Training School, Agbobloshie market, traditional Dagomba villages, and National Arts Centre and National Museum.âGhana is one of the most stable and promising democracies in Africa. Just last year, the World Bank declared it the fastest growing economy in sub-Saharan Africa,â says Valerie DeFillipo, president of Friends of UNFPA. âOur delegation will see firsthand how UNFPA is working with the country's government to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.â Travelers will also have the opportunity to visit the country's largest market for handicraft products at the National Arts Centre; explore Elmina Castle (a white-washed fortress perched on the water's edge and the first building constructed by Europeans in sub-Saharan Africa in the 15th Century); visit the harbor full of huge, brightly painted boats; and visit Accra's famous coffin makers â these handcrafted, wooden âfantasy' coffins are in the shape of fruit, animals, cars and planes or whatever the intended occupant desires.For more information, visit http://www.wildland.com/trips/africa/ghana/friends-of-unfpa--ghana-leadership-delegation/overview.aspx. About Wildland AdventuresRated by National Geographic Adventure as the #1 Best âDo-it-all' Outfitter on Earth and Fodor's as one of the World's Best Tour Specialists, Wildland Adventures has guided travelers through fragile natural and cultural environments for 25 years, creating innovative ways to support local people and help protect their culture, environment, and communities. Offering more than 130 unique itineraries in 28 countries, on a Wildland adventure vacation there are remarkably few barriers between visitors and local cultures, creating an authenticity in the way people travel and the places they encounter. A sample of destinations offered include Costa Rica, Peru, Patagonia, the Galapagos, Belize, East and Southern Africa, Alaska, Turkey, the Middle East, India and New Zealand. Wildland Adventures is proud to be a founding member of Trusted Adventures, an alliance of top adventure travel companies offering adventure trips around the world. For more information, visit www.wildland.com, Facebook.com/WildlandAdventures or Twitter: @WildTravel. An online press kit is available at www.tartangroup.ca.About Friends of UNFPAFriends of UNFPA was established in 1998. It is a non-profit organization, headquartered in New York, that supports the work of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. UNFPA is delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. Friends of UNFPA advance this global effort by mobilizing funds and action for UNFPA's lifesaving work. For more information, visit www.friendsofunfpa.org. About UNFPAFounded in 1969, UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency that expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives. UNFPA is on the ground, improving lives, in more than 150 countries. UNFPA accelerates progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including voluntary family planning and safe motherhood. It also advances the rights and opportunities of young people. For more information, visit www.UNFPA.org.Sample tweet: Join the global village w/ @WildTravel's Ghana Leadership Delegation to experience the work of UNFPA http://bit.ly/NPFNoY Media Contacts: Deirdre Campbell, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838, 250-882-9199 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or email@example.com