Our mission at Links is to foster global citizenship through partnerships, community driven international development, and cultural education programs.
In partnership with Ghanaian communities and organizations, Links coordinates trips for you to participate in community development work in Ghana.
Please join in Links Across Borders initiatives. You may volunteer, travel to Ghana, or donate funds and books.
Hi, my name is Sylvia Morrison. Read The Back Story to find out how Links Across Borders began.
I decided to forego Christmas shopping and send money for a party for children in Sankore, Ghana. The photographs and stories about the children moved me to continue to send financial support for tuition and school supplies for several children.
After many years of dreaming about travelling to Africa, I made my first trip and spent four weeks learning and sharing with in various communities in Ghana. I visited Uganda for the first time and by the end of my four week visit, sponsored six children.
I traveled to Ghana, Uganda, Togo, and Benin. The life-changing experiences and learning that I gained visiting these communities shifted my focus from charity to community building work. I registered Links Across Borders in 2009 to formalize this work and give others opportunities to participate.
Links Across Borders funded sustainability projects for orphaned children in Uganda. A group of college students and community members travels with Links to Ghana leaving every May to Reconnect, Reclaim and Remember in cultural immersion, learning tours, and community work.
On October 19, 2013 Women's Courage Awards presented Sylvia Morrison an award for Excellence in Education for her commitment to community development through education.
May 2014 Links Across Borders journeyed with a group of 18 post secondary students, and community members, including one from Long Island, New York on a successful cultural immersion, community development, learning experience, 3 weeks in Ghana. The participants all agreed that this was a transformative experience for them, that they would recommend for others. We completed the second library, which now has approximately seven thousand books and seven computers. Click here to see pictures from this trip.
Links Across Borders is partnered with Ingle International to provide travel insurance for all Links Across Borders travellers. Learn more about insurance plans for Canadian travelers. Even Canadians covered under their provincial health care plan need travel insurance when travelling abroad.