I looked online before going with Ikando and I wish that I had listened to the few reviews I read (that Ikando seemed to unsupportive and gaining a lot from volunteers' payments, with a less obvious gain for host placements).
I agree with another post in that my host placement was fine, I had no issues there.
HOWEVER when I was living in the Ikando house, I saw two other volunteers arrive for placements only for them to be told by the host placement that the placement no longer existed. To expand on this, both organisations had told Ikando to update their website as they no longer accepted placements from them (due to reasons such as Ikando not paying the small donation they are supposed to pay, for example). That means that Ikando have wittingly taken money from prospective volunteers when they know that the placement they are paying for no longer exist. That is not ethical or ANYTHING.
The support for these people seemed to be minimal- Ikando management seem to take a "hands off" approach and leave it for the direct house support staff to deal with (which is not Quarshie's job)!
In terms of the accomodation, it was OK but certainly not great.
The support from in-house staff was again OK.