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Group Size: Avg. 5-15
Trip code: GHTO
Duration: 2-12 weeks
Ready to take on a new challenge, explore Africa, meet loads of new friends abroad and make a real difference to kids’ lives? Take up this amazing teaching and childcare opportunity and enjoy a gap trip exploring Ghana at the same time! Ghana is known as the ‘Gateway to Africa’ and this vibrant land of year-round sunshine is one of the most friendly, exciting and welcoming destinations in Africa. Located in the awesome, laid-back capital city of Accra, this programme offers an incredible new challenge, a brilliant teaching experience and the chance to make a difference in kids’ lives. Volunteering at a childcare project and school you’ll get teaching experience, get involved in fun games and activities and help Ghanaian kids reach their full potential for the ultimate feel-good factor. Get to know Ghana on this rewarding and challenging childcare experience: It’s the ideal all-round introduction to amazing Africa.
Ghana is a warm, welcoming and laid-back destination for anyone wanting the ideal introduction to Africa. If you want to enrich the life of local Ghanaian kids, gain amazing childcare experience, teach in a Ghanaian school, explore the wonders of Africa and make loads of new friends along the way this is the perfect volunteer programme for you!
Being so close to the beach and the capital city of Accra means your free time can be spent seeing the sights, lazing on a sunny beach or partying with your newfound friends. Ghana is one of the most secure and friendly destinations where you can relax, get to know the locals and explore the country at your leisure.
If you know you’ve got a lot of love and attention to offer kids who haven’t had the best start in life, then you can make your mark at this teaching and childcare project in gorgeous Ghana. Many Ghanaian kids have been left to fend for themselves and are in need of support, care and education to help improve their future. Make a real difference to the lives of kids Ghana by working alongside local staff to provide much needed schooling and care.
When you arrive at the project you’ll spend a couple of days getting to know your fellow volunteers. You’ll get a full introduction to Ghana and learn more about the school and childcare project. You’ll have a city tour of Accra and visit a vibrant local market. It’s a fun-packed few days, rounded off with a trip to some local bars with your fellow interns! This sociable start will set you up for the rest of your exciting stay in Ghana.
Your Volunteer Role
During your time volunteering in Ghana, you will get the opportunity to work at both a local school and a childcare project in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
As a volunteer, you’ll help run English lessons at a local school, giving the children a valuable new skill and increasing their confidence. There will also be the chance to take part in fun games and after-school activities and bring fun, friendship and positivity to the daily lives of these Ghanaian kids.
The school day normally starts around 9am and finishes around 2pm, with 2 teaching sessions (from 9-11am and 12-2pm) with an hour's break.
Help out at a local childcare centre for underprivileged kids, providing education to many children, including orphans, who do not have access to mainstream education. Taking part in small group lessons and one-to-one teaching with these amazing kids, you'll also get involved with playing games and activities with the kids to encourage and support them in every aspect of their day-to-day life.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
As well as teaching and looking after the kids’ general care and wellbeing, you can also get involved with after-school sessions such as homework clubs. If you wish, you might also get the opportunity to work in a special school providing emotional support and care to child with special educational needs. There may also be opportunities to get involved with manual work at the school, repairing and painting school buildings.
Ghana is such a wonderfully welcoming and friendly country, your free time is all about having fun and amazing African adventures as you explore the best Ghana has to offer. Your hours of volunteer commitments are usually between 4-6 hours a day, leaving plenty of free time!
Accra is close by for art galleries and museums as well as shopping and all the practicalities such as banks and healthcare. Try awesome activities such as go-karting or visit Accra’s cinema. A beautiful, clean beach is only a ten minute drive from your accommodation. Group activities are often arranged such as African dancing, drumming or nights out in bars across Accra – and of course the famous beach party!
There are lots of opportunities for arranged weekend activities, which can be organised for you at an extra cost of around £100. These two-night trips offer organised and effortless ways of seeing some of Ghana’s top sights and you can take a trip with your new friends.
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