Accommodations at BMC

Housing

One of the staff houses at BMCThe hospital compound has 11 houses. Several of those are occupied by career missionaries, others by hospital staff, and the rest are designated as guest houses for volunteers.  Houses 6, 7, and 8 are most often used by our visitors.

House #6 is split into several guest rooms, each with their own bathroom. House #6 is also where community meals are served daily (see “Food” below). There is air conditioning in a few of the rooms.

Bathrooms have hot water available for showers. Washers and dryers are available for use (see “Costs” below)

Food

Volunteers enjoy a meal together after a hard day's workBMC has cooks employed to prepare meals for volunteers. The cost of meals is included in the daily rate to stay in our guest houses (see “Costs” below). Lunch and supper are prepared daily. Breakfast is not prepared. Instead there will be some items available such as eggs, cereal and oatmeal for you to prepare your own. You may want to bring breakfast bars for yourself.

Let us know ahead of your arrival of any special diet needs or requirements-vegetarian, diabetic,etc. If there are certain food items you feel you cannot “live without”, bring with you. You may also want to bring some snacks, granola bars, candy, dried fruit, crackers, etc

Internet & TV

The main guest house (House #6) has a TV with DVD player available for volunteers to use. There is a small collection of DVD movies and TV shows as well. These films were brought out by past volunteers and missionaries and left behind for future visitors’ enjoyment.

A missionary kid studies in the school house Internet access is also available in the school house at the bottom of the hill (east side of the hospital compound). The school house used during the day by our missionaries that home school their kids. On weekdays we ask that volunteers not use the school house from 9AM to 1PM while the missionary kids are being home-schooled.

If you bring your own laptop or wifi-ready mobile device (iPad, iPhone, etc…) we can set it up to use the wireless internet access available in the school house.

**IMPORTANT** Our internet service is now much faster that it was in the past. However, we pay for the data we use – it is not an unlimited use service. Therefore we ask volunteers to be responsible in their browsing and avoid video streaming services and downloading large files.

Costs

Note that costs are listed in US dollars ($). Payment must be made to the BMC guesthouse in Ghana cedis (GHS). Please calculate your costs based on the current rate of USD->GHS.

All Inclusive – Lodging/Meals/Internet/TV per day

Single rate $20 (see amount in GHS)

Couple rate $25 (see amount in GHS)

Family rate $30 (see amount in GHS)

Lodging/Internet/TV but No Meals

Single rate $7 (see amount in GHS)

Couple rate $10 (see amount in GHS)

Family rate $13 (see amount in GHS)

Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Single rate $3/$4/$4

Couple rate $4/$7/$7

Family rate $6/$10/$10

Transportation

75 GHS/ person one way, 150 GHS/ person RT

Air Conditioning

2 GHS per hour

Laundry

5 GHS per load for washing

5 GHS per load for drying