Trip Details

The teaching staff are often overworked and therefore welcome any help that can be given. Working as a teacher’s assistant in the school or taking on other projects, provides the staff with invaluable support and often frees-up their time to give the children the one-to-one attention they need.

Your ability to speak English will mean that you can help with English lessons which can provide the children with a valuable skill and added confidence. You will also require a lot of creativity during your placement, as lessons can be unpredictable and the needs of each child are unique.

Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 – 8 Euros per day.

Aims & Objectives

  • Broaden your perspective to others that may not be as fortunate
  • Improve the children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions
  • Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!

Trip Itinerary

As a volunteer teacher in Ghana you should also be prepared to join in with games and other fun exercises, often geared towards giving the children the chance to express themselves independently. It is also likely that you will be able to get involved with manual work, such as repairing and painting the classrooms and school buildings.

Monday
Breakfast
Introduction
Lunch
Introduction
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Working at the school
Lunch
Working at the school
Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our centre here in Accra. The accommodation has a pool (donations for maintenance are requested) and is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 – 40 minutes away from the house. Limited WIFI is available in the common area. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist volunteers.

  • Standard Room
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages (Water,Tea,Coffee)
  • Persons per room 2 -14
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Safety box
  • Bed linen

WIFI is available, but in very limited supply. Personal SIM card is recommended.

Food Arrangements
Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

Trip Country Info

Ghana

Population: 27 million
Capital: Accra
Language: English
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH?)
Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)

This multicultural nation is in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara. Bordered by the Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north, Ivory Coast in the west and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana’s President is both head of state and head of the government. They now have one of Africa’s strongest economies, which together with their democratic political system have made them to a regional power in West Africa.

This country has succeeded in keeping its culture alive for centuries making it an amazing place to visit. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and today Ghana is also the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof
Open Minded
Team Player
Criminal Record Check

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa