Teaching Volunteer Project in Ghana

Accra, Ghana

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25 people
14 days
Code: GHVTC1
Activity and Adventure, English, Maths, Primary, Science, Secondary, Teaching, Volunteering Abroad
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In comparison to ‘western’ standards, the quality and breadth of education in Developing World countries is usually limited. Ghana is no exception and most of the schools are under-funded and under-staffed. However, as a teaching volunteer on a career break or volunteer holiday, your contribution will make a significant difference to the level of education available to many young Ghanaians.

Your Teaching Volunteer Placement
Ghanaian schools operate at three key stages and there are a number of different levels at which you can teach: Senior Secondary School, Junior Secondary School and Nursery. With the younger children, you will have the opportunity to teach English as a foreign language, helping your students develop their fluency and conversational confidence. For the older children, English skills are stronger so there will be ample opportunity to teach a broad range of subjects. The current syllabus covers English Language, English Literature, Math, Science, French, IT, RE, Design, Construction and Agricultural Studies. There are also opportunities to teach drama, journalism or PE. Furthermore, you will have a chance to teach extra curricular activities of your own choice. There are countless opportunities to take advantage of and you will leave your school having had a truly eye-opening experience.

All programs start every Monday of the year. You can arrive at the airport on a Saturday or Sunday to receive a free airport collection service. We'll supply you with full details when you book.

You can come for any period from 2 weeks plus. There will be an additional charge for each extra week you want to come, so please get in touch to find out more.

Note: some National holidays may disrupt activities.

Accommodation and Food
The accommodation is basic but comfortable and you will stay in a dormitory style room. The accommodation has a very sociable atmosphere and you will find it a great place to relax and unwind in the evenings. The accommodation is also centrally located to the placements. Shops and other useful amenities are either a short walk or taxi ride away.

You will be provided with three meals a day, comprising a mixture of local Ghanaian and Western style dishes.

Travel and Adventure in Ghana
You will be encouraged to explore Ghana during your free time so you can sample some of its breathtaking sights and meet some of Africa's friendliest people. The capital, Accra, is full of great places to visit and you will meet both locals and other travellers at a variety of bars and restaurants that provide authentic African live music and dancing. There are also a large number of western-style pubs and clubs, including an Irish Bar, an American Sports Bar and a series of dance-venues very close to where you are living. And, if you fancy a football experience to remember, then prepare yourself for watching Hearts of Oak at the National Stadium where the locals wave flags, blow horns and dance on the roofs of the terraces!

Other Options in Ghana
It is likely that there will be a whole variety of other activities you can get involved with while you are away. Because we have focused in-country teams, they will be able to inform you of other opportunities both inside and outside the capital. This gives you a unique chance to combine projects and experience the country in a whole variety of ways.

Visa
Most foreigners will require a visa to enter Ghana, we recommend you apply for a tourist visa. You can check your visa requirements by visiting the Ghana High Commission website nearest to where you are based.

Everyone will also require a yellow fever vaccination to enter Ghana and a certificate to prove you have had this. You should contact your travel nurse to discuss this further.

In-Country Staff
Your safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us. That’s why we have dedicated in-country teams to look after you throughout your placement. Our staff live nearby, can be reached 24-hours a day and will check-in with you throughout your placement to ensure everything is running smoothly, and you are happy in your new environment.

24-Hour Emergency Support
In addition to our in-country staff, you will benefit from our international support network. You will be given emergency contact details before you leave which you can call in the event of a crisis. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country and UK, pre-departure advice and access to a personalised travel centre full of extra information to help you be well prepared for the trip.

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