On Thursday, more than 130 volunteers — most aged between 16 and 24 — were evacuated out of Ghana by the Spanish Embassy after being threatened and sexually harassed by a group of armed men — allegedly sent by Yes We Help itself.
Lured by Instagram pictures of smiling volunteers embracing African children and promotional posts from a handful of “Insta-Celeb” influencers, the volunteers paid €850 each for their stays — not including travel, visas or vaccinations.
Ghana is touted as “very friendly” and “stable” by websites hoping to promote Ghana’s tourism industry. The part these websites leave out is that Ghana had a horrific civil war in 1994, is world renowned for muggings of tourists, and the little publicized fact that the majority of the country looks like this:
How stupid and naive does one have to be to send a young woman, in the height of her fertility, to the least civilized continent on the planet? Do the parents of these young women desire what can be reasonably expected to happen to them?
These women have likely been taught that they are inherently racist. Because they mean well, they overreact in the wrong direction and dangle themselves like fresh papayas in front of the roving bands of rapists left over from Africa’s great brain drain into Europe. If you thought Africans were trouble, based on the ones coming and misbehaving in Europe, wait until you meet the ones too “set in their ways” to conceive of a lucrative existence in the Northern Hemisphere!