Teaching and Community Work in Ghana

Location: Ghana: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

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3 Crescent Terrace Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PE England

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Phone: + 44 (0) 1242 241 181

Description

Volunteers are needed to support the teaching and ongoing community work in Ghana. We have roles available for volunteers with and without teaching experience.

Volunteers with teaching experience can work alongside the local teachers to support lessons and run lessons in specific topics. The students at the local primary and middle school are aged between 6 to 21 years old.

Volunteers that do not have teaching experience run after school and lunch time sessions which can include:

Playing educational games
Creative arts and crafts
Songs, music and dance
Organising quizzes and competitions
Playing sports
When the schools are on holiday, the team of volunteers organize popular school holiday activities camps for the local children.

Teaching volunteers work with the local team to educate local communities on the importance of hand washing and school attendance through interactive sessions

Highlights

Volunteering as a teacher in Ghana allows the school pupils to increase their level of conversational English, as well as receive new teaching concepts from experienced teachers in the classroom. Experienced teachers are able to share their skills and techniques with the local teachers.

Volunteers are able to provide additional lessons to the school which has limited resources by providing lunch time, after school and holiday classes.

Although English is the national language of Ghana, the level of English in this area is low. All primary and secondary school subjects in Ghana are taught in English, so a good understanding of the language is vital for furthering their education. Education is key to solving many of the root causes of poverty and by providing additional English tuition, volunteers are directly improving the children’s prospects.

Increasing health education and the understanding of hygiene through the charity initiative means that less children fall ill from preventable diseases, and thus less time is taken off school unwell.

The charity that you will work alongside in Ghana started their work in 2006 when they completed their first well which allowed a village of more than 300 people to access safe drinking water. Since then, they have helped many other villages to alleviate poverty with the help of volunteers on projects which include building wells, a clinic, schools, toilets, improving education and health initiatives.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

* A comprehensive information booklet and pre-departure support
* Travel advice and assistance
* Pick up and drop off at Accra airport
* Transfer to the village
* Local introductions and tours
* Training, including health & safety and cultural introduction
* Local language lessons given by the Headmaster of the school
* Accommodation (shared with other volunteers)
* Food
* Ongoing support, help and advice from our local team

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Youth Development
  • Youth
  • Teaching
  • Sports
  • Grassroots Organization
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Anthropology
Age Range
18-80
This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ghana

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded

2001

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