GHANA (Spring of 2015)
Location: Located on the Gulf of Guinea
Population: 25.2 million
Average Life Expectancy: 61.45
GDP per capita: $400
Language: Ghana states the official language is English - spoken by 21.3% of the population. There are
over one hundred ethnic languages spoken in Ghana. 11 languages hold status of being
Government sponsored - 4 are Akan ethnic languages (Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi, Mfantse and
Nzema), 2 are Mole-Dagbani ethnic languages (Dagaare and Dagbanli). The rest are Ewe,
Dangme, Ga, Gonja, and Kasem. 80% of Ghanaians speak an Akan language as a first and
In Spring of 2015, Operation Walk Syracuse is planning to go to the city of Accra, in Ghana. Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub region of West Africa.
Operation Walk Syracuse has been asked by another Ghana non-profit agency to travel to Ghana to bring life changing joint replacement surgeries to those who are in need and suffering—those without other hope for help and pain relief.
After a scouting trip to observe and evaluate everything from possible locations to meeting local physicians and building relationships, Operation Walk Syracuse will begin to make specific plans and formulate a strategy to begin preparing for the mission. An incredible amount of research and attention to detail is necessary as there are seemingly endless aspects to a project this large. Accra is the capital city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.269 million as of 2012 and second largest city of Ghana as of 2014. The modern city is centered on original built British, Danish and Dutch forts and their surrounding
Operation Walk Syracuse is already geared up, organizing, fundraising and
preparing for the opportunity to Grant the Wish to Walk in Ghana.