Congrats on having such an adventurous daughter and being willing to help her explore that!
I have friends that have spent time in Ghana. I’m pretty sure one of them did a program much like this, may have even been the same thing.
I’ve heard that Ghana is a pretty nice place- very relaxed. It’s considered one of the “good places to go” in West Africa. It’s got a fairly large ex-pat community and gets some tourism, so chances are she won’t be out in the middle of nowhere. Living in Africa does have it’s interesting parts but in general people are very welcoming. If she is with a host family, it is almost certain that the host family will take very good care of her, and will probably give her more restrictions that you would!
Programs like these can be a good first experience living abroad and my friends that have done them have had positive experiences. No doubt it will broaden your daughter’s horizons. Having lived in Africa is always a good conversation piece.
But don’t expect anyone to take the “volunteer” part too seriously. Programs like these have a reputation for being extremely expensive vacations for rich kids. Among Americans abroad, they are kind of seen as a sucker’s deal. To put things in perspective, I lived like a king in Cameroon on $150 a month. I think the average Ghanaian makes like $500 a year. So when people come in paying $3,000- which could hire a nice Ghanaian to do the job for the next six years you realize it really is just play-acting volunteering. Someone is making a ton of money off this, and it’s not the people you are “helping.” So think of it as a vacation, and remember how fortunately you are to have that option.
Ghana has a Peace Corps program and Peace Corps people can be copious bloggers, so you might try seeking out some of those for more insight about what it is like to work in Ghana. If they have net access, PCVs will usually be more than willing to answer questions- part of our job is helping others understand the countries we are living in.