Teach in Schools, Ghana, Africa
Your base school, which is close to your accommodation, serves a settled Ghanaian community. You will have opportunity to tecah in other schools should you wish. Here you’ll work with the teachers to deliver lessons, plan activities, and take part in them.
You also have the opportunity to teach one or two days a week at a school serving the children of 1990s Liberian refugees, who continue to live in what has become a settled township. Conditions in ‘the camp’ (as it is still known) school where about 150 children are taught in classes of 30 (government schools have up to 130 children in a class) are basic. A few township people along with the founders of the school are the teachers. You will take with you lessons and resources that you have prepared or already taught in the base school.
You will visit both schools for the first two days of your volunteering, and meet the leaders and teachers, and get an idea of expectations and teaching requirements.
All lessons for every subject are delivered through English, and volunteers will assist the staff in the government school with teaching English, maths, and science. Expect to be involved in extra-curricular after school activities such as sports, arts and crafts and other games
A warm welcome to begin with, at the airport, where a transfer takes you to your accommodation, where you have 7 days full board. Your accommodation is based within walking distance of one hospital that we work with. The accommodation has good facilities, with potable water supplied, and piped water for washing.
The programme begins on Saturday when your orientation starts. You may arrive for the programme any day prior to this.
We will provide you with 4 teeshirts to wear on placement.
You will have 2-3 days a week for sight seeing, and we offer options for you to do tours of Ghana by car, either before or at the end of your placement. Self-guided tours of Ghana are difficult due to the lack of public transport, and the degree of local knowledge needed to navigate by the local totros (private taxi come bus vans).
Education is highly valued in Ghana, but not all children can go to a school. Indeed, 33% of 7-14 year olds work full-time, children as young as 4 sent away from home to learn a trade. We work with three schools (one in Accra, alongside the girls’ empowerment project), and two west of Accra which have been established by NGOs, and supporting the children through the school gives them an education, and the opportunity to escape childhood labour and adulthood poverty.
As a volunteer, you will have a life-changing impact on the growth and confidence of the children you teach, and the opportunity to help improve the English skills of their teachers, who will go on to help hundreds more attain the futures they deserve.
Apply today for your own unforgettable experience and to use your skills to help others.
40Km west of Accra
Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum 12 weeks
We are delighted to write references for volunteer alumni.
Certificate of Completion
(Holiday Clubs take place in late July and August)
4-5 consecutive days each week, Monday to Friday, depending on your preference.
Those wanting a unique, safe, and well structured experience
Trainee teachers, and qualified
Education MA students
Teachers wishing to move into international education
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