Come to Sawla!
Route to Our Origins Tours
Volunteer with Us
Conduct Research with WIACT
WIACT provides a field site and hosting platform for students, faculty, and international volunteers who are undertaking research on indigenous languages and history, as well as the ecological and cultural traditions of the African savannah.
Discover your roots, learn about indigenous Africa and its traditional cultures, participate in daily life and cultural events, and even volunteer. We have projects such as advancing knowledge about indigenous philosophies, practices, and ecological understandings; helping with language documentation and indigenous education; or family empowerment through small business development.
WIACTS hosts international volunteers, study tours, and Route-to-My-Origin visitors to Ghana with an emphasis on rural Savannah region villages and traditions. The northern half of Ghana is the poorest area of the country, and tours bring new business opportunities for local families.
We also emphasize exchange of ideas between visitors and local community members so that we can learn from each other: Visitors to the region learn a very different and much more positive picture of Africa than what is typically portrayed in media, and local communities gain new ideas and opportunities brought by visitors.
So be prepared to share from your culture with us, and we will share ours with you!
Participate in your choice of WIACT’s ongoing research and/or practice initiatives, e.g.: researching native fruits trees; recording elders talking about how various plant and tree species have been used for medicines, crafts and building materials; or documenting native animal, bird, and insect species.
WIACT provides a field site and hosting platform for students, faculty, and international volunteers who are undertaking research on indigenous languages and history, as well as the ecological and cultural traditions of the region.
Culture & ecology tours
Our Savannah region tours enable visitors to experience African rural life, visit historical sites, and see Mole National Park. Learn about indigenous philosophies, tribal histories, family life, and economies, and enjoy cultural entertainments.