What is this Teaching in Ghana project all about?
This teaching in Ghana project has been set up in an impoverished community right outside Cape Coast. The school caters to young children to give them the education they need to succeed in life. The school has been exclusively funded through volunteer contributions and foreign government support. 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 the curriculum the children need. 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 Teaching in Ghana project?
- Volunteer teaching 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 Volunteer Teacher
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 discipline 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.
What skills do I need to be a Teaching Volunteer in Ghana?
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
Where will I work in Ghana?
About the Location
The teach in Ghana project is based in a local community right outside Cape Coast. The community is very welcoming to the volunteers as the project has been set up there for a long time by volunteers themselves who have organized fundraisers when they returned home. You will be at the heart of the Ghanaian lifestyle.
During your teaching in Ghana project, you will be staying with a homestay family, another immersive experience allowing you to learn about the culture, traditions, and sample a. variety of Ghanaian food!
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+ weeks
- Cost: £1784 / $2784 for 2 weeks
see drop-down menu for additional weekly pricing
- Requirements: Age 18+ and COVID-19 vaccination
- Location: Cape Coast, Ghana
- Working hours: Monday-Friday: 5 to 6 hours a day
- Project availability: All year round, except during school holidays
- Arrival day: Saturday
What is included
- Accommodation: Hotel stay for the first 3-nights + Homestay
- Food: Two meals Mondays through Fridays (Breakfast and Dinner typically)
- Airport: Pick up and drop off from Kotoko International Airport, Accra
- Access to personal online Kaya Community account including:
- Pre-departure information pack for Ghana
- Fundraising Guide
- How to Manage your Money Abroad Guide
- Learning Reflection Guide
- On the ground training:
- Cultural and safety orientation
- Project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support including emergency contact numbers
- Excursion Planning assistance from local staff (activity prices may be extra)
- Certificate on completion of Internship
- Supervision from qualified professional
What is not included
- Food: lunch during the workweek, and all meals on weekends.
- Routine vaccinations
- Daily transfers to and from the project
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies). All other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates 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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