This teaching in Ghana project has been set up in an impoverished community right outside Accra. The school caters to children from the age of 5 to 14 that have fallen behind while attending public school for a variety of reasons. They either have been missing too much schooling and are unable to catch up. Or their carer cannot afford the school uniform and minor expenses a Ghanaian public school requires. The Teaching in Ghana project provides the children with some basic education to help them get ahead in life, as well as two meals (breakfast and lunch) a day, which they probably wouldn’t get otherwise.
The Teaching in Ghana project also works with the local government schools to provide additional support to local teachers to avoid other children to fall behind. The school’s classes are large with over 45 students per teacher, making it difficult for the teachers to provide the one-on-one attention some pupils might need. The Teaching in Ghana project works with the school headteacher to follow through the needs of the students at any given time.
Why choose this project?
- Volunteer teach in Ghana to local children with difficulties and make a local impact while improving their educational prospects.
- Assist local school staff and provide them with additional resources while infusing new ideas in classes.
- Gain real-life experience in teaching abroad in a limited resources country and gain self-confidence as a result.
Role of the intern
Depending on your interest and qualifications, you will be teaching local children according to the Ghanaian national curriculum. You may be placed in the local community school with a handful of children, or you may be placed in the local government school in larger classroom settings. The real need for the project at the moment is to teach students English as well as reading, but you may be asked to teach other subjects. Your responsibility will be to improve the literacy, numeracy and communications skills of the students in innovative ways. You might be expected to plan the lessons, give disciplines while respecting the local culture. Volunteers tend to bring a lot of creativity to teaching that is not traditional in Ghana. And in some cases, students learn better through games and innovative ways.
A positive and dynamic attitude is required for this project. Also, patience and flexibility is key to be working with the children. Someone independent and self-supporting is important to teach these children with an often difficult situation at home.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Teach in Ghana and contribute to the future prospect of local students
Learn about the local community
Discover a new country and a new way of life
About the Location
The teach in Ghana project is based in a local community right outside Accra. The community is very welcoming to the volunteers as the project has been set up there for a long time. You will be at the heart of the Ghanaian lifestyle, while not being too close to the chaos of Accra. Yes, The centre of Accra is only 20/40 minutes away depending on traffic. So you will have the opportunity to visit the bustling city of Ghana with its local markets and an active nightlife.
Your accommodation is based within walking distance of a few commerce, restaurants and cafes/bars. At the volunteer house, you will share a same-gender dorm room and a bathroom. The dorm room typically accommodates up to 14 people. The accommodation is basic but comfortable with a good sense of camaraderie between the volunteers and many communal areas indoors and outdoors.
What to do in your spare time
You will be ideally located to go visit some of the main Ghana tourist attractions such as the Volta Lake, Cape Coast, Elmina and the Mole National Park for wildlife viewing.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2 – 12 weeks
- Cost: £588/$1029 for 2 weeks
£198 / $346 for each additional week.
- Requirements: age 18+
- Location: Coastal Town of Accra, Ghana
- Working hours: 5 days a week, 6 hours a day
- Project availability: project not running during school holidays. Check with your placement advisor for the dates.
- Arrival day: Sunday
What is included
- Accommodation: same gender dorm room for up to 14 people in a volunteer house with large indoor and outdoor communal areas
- Meals: 3 meals a day Mondays through Fridays
- Airport: Pick up from Kotoko International Airport, Accra
- Training: Pre-departure info pack, learning reflection manual, on-site orientation and project induction
- Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
What is not included
- Airport Drop off
- Transport to and from projects (costs range from £2 – £5 Euros per day)
- Meals on the weekends
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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