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Teaching English and Science

    Volunteer Requirements

    fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

    Start & Duration

    Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

    Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

    Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

    Food and Accommodation

    enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

    The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

    Orientation

    SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

    A typical week

    beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

    Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


    Weekends:
    The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

    Cost Breakdown

    Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

    Cost Breakdown

    • 17% Operating and administration costs
    • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
    • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
    • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
    • 22% Direct costs on the ground

    NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

    Volunteer
    Teaching English and Science

    this-is-ghana-for-youAs the name suggests, under this project GHV are sent to different types of schools to teach English. Children at these schools come from less privileged families and the administration is not well equipped to handle the quality of their education. Short staffing and teacher student ratio is also an issue here.

    A usual class would comprise of 20-30 students. Placements are given to volunteers both at the primary as well secondary schools depending on their level of education and proficiency in English teaching.

    In our effort to help improve the education in Ghana , GHV is involved in a voluntary teaching project with governmental and non-governmental schools in Ghana whereby trained/partly trained teachers and volunteers with the interest are invited from other countries to assist in teaching English Language, Mathematics,Science,Geography,History, IT etc.
    Here are the dates of the academic semesters in Ghana

    1st TERM: 
    Start Date: January 10 to April 12
    School Holiday: April 13 to May 1
    2nd TERM:
    Start Date: May 2 to August 4
    School Holiday: August 5 to September 12
    3rd TERM:
    Start Date: September 13 to December 15
    School Holiday: December 16 to January 1

    Role of a Volunteer

    Volunteers can teach any subjects like English, Math, or Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools and engage themselves in the following activities:
    •  Teach conversational English, Math, or Science to students who age between
    2 -10 in primary schools and 11-16 in junior secondary schools
    •  Read literature and improve the low comprehension level and poor pronunciation of students
    •  Provide theoretical and practical assistance and aide the teachers
    •  Interact with the students

    As a volunteer in Teaching English in Ghana project, you will work for 5-6 hours a day and 25-30 hours a week. Apart from English, volunteers can also teach Math, Science or any other subject that might be of interest and help to the students. As a volunteer fluent in English, you can also aide local schoolteachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus also developing their conversational skills.

    • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science
    • Read literature and work improve low comprehension levels and poor pronunciation skills
    • Provide theoretical, practical assistance and aide the teachers
    • Interact with the students

    Ghana has three academic semesters a year:

    1st Term: 
    January 10 to April 12
    School Holiday : April 13 to May 1

    2nd Term: 
    May 2 to August 4
    School Holiday : August 5 to September 12

    3rd Term: 
    September 13 to December 15
    School Holiday : December 16 to January 1

    Dates of academic semesters can change and these provided dates are approximate.

     

    Skills/Qualification Needed

    There are no specific qualifications needed to join teaching in Ghana project beyond a fluency in English, but your understanding of Ghanaian culture and language can help improve the experience for you and your students. Consider enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. No previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and be positive role models for students.

    Project Locations and Free Time Options

    All Our volunteer projects are located in and around cities. Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centers to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love traveling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle and the ancient buildings.

    GHV staff is ever ready to offer volunteers guidelines before traveling.

    Accra

    Country Info

    Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

    Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

    The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

    A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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      Volunteer Requirements

      fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

      Start & Duration

      Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

      Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

      Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

      Food and Accommodation

      enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

      The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

      Orientation

      SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

      A typical week

      beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

      Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


      Weekends:
      The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

      Cost Breakdown

      Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

      Cost Breakdown

      • 17% Operating and administration costs
      • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
      • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
      • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
      • 22% Direct costs on the ground

      NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

      Volunteer
      Teaching ICT in Ghana
      The Role of Volunteer

      ARA pics copyConsider yourself to be a bit a computer whiz? Here is a perfect volunteering opportunity for you!  This is a very basic set up and often the computers will break and the local people are unable to fix them. Our partner would be interested in having volunteers with computer knowledge to teach students from the local school about computer usage, computer programs, internet safety, and computer maintenance.

      The local team would also help volunteers to set up classes with adults from the community to extend their computer abilities to enable them to access better employment options. It would be fantastic if volunteers would work with some local adults on computer maintenance so small problems with the computers could be fixed even if no volunteers are there.

      This program would not be full time and it would be expected that volunteers would spend some time at the school or orphanage as well.

      Accra

      Country Info

      Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

      Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

      The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

      A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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        Volunteer Requirements

        fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

        Start & Duration

        Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

        Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

        Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

        Food and Accommodation

        enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

        The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

        Orientation

        SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

        A typical week

        beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

        Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


        Weekends:
        The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

        Cost Breakdown

        Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

        Cost Breakdown

        • 17% Operating and administration costs
        • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
        • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
        • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
        • 22% Direct costs on the ground

        NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

        Volunteer
        Teaching in junior high school

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        Education as vital, it is the central force that holds the corners of every nation. It is to be widely experienced if a nation wants to enjoy an outstanding development and success. GHV has presented herself as a body readily available to help improve upon issues concerning education in Ghana. Moreover GHV opens her doors to volunteers around the world to visit Ghana to assist in teaching.
        Volunteers assist on this program by teaching English to nursery school children, primary school children, and community leaders in the area.  Volunteers will also provide much needed education on HIV/AIDS by raising awareness in the local community and rural areas of Ghana.

        The aim for these schools is to provide a holistic approach to education so that children are also learning life skills along with academics. All lessons are taught in English and volunteers are invaluable in working with these children.

        Volunteers in Ghana can contribute to the delivery of a range of subjects, including English, sports, computer skills, and basic life skills. Whilst formal qualifications and TEFL experience are always beneficial, volunteers on this program do not need to possess formal teaching qualifications to participate. Once orientation is completed, and volunteers are familiar with their surroundings, they may be allowed to teach on their own. Otherwise, their role will be to simply assist local teachers with their daily duties.

        Often, the local teachers themselves gain greatly from the contact with native English speakers, and this exposure, along with the practice they gain can also enhance the teachers’ career prospects.

        The engagement of volunteers to arrive in Ghana to teach in our schools which continues to see an unprecedented shortfall in teacher to child ratio, will help improve teaching and learning as volunteers who arrive continue to share best practices from their home countries.

        While the government tries to help solve these problems, we believe the government cannot do it alone and we deem it appropriate to spear head an education for all campaign by recruiting committed volunteers to support in this endeavor.

        Most of our projects are in elementary schools in and around the traditional Koforidua area, about an hour and half north of Accra. You will generally be asked to take the scheduled English classes for a range of ages or alternatively be assigned to one particular class and assist with all subjects throughout the day. Your encouragement, praise, and some fun and interactive lessons are often all that are needed to spark an interest in the language and a desire to learn more. Your friendly Ghanaian teaching colleagues act as supervisors and ensure that you feel happy with your classes. They will have a good command of the English language themselves which will make your life that much easier.

        French, geography, music, sports – particularly soccer – drama, art, and many other extra-curricular subjects are always welcome additions to the curriculum in most of our placements. Provided you can offer the basic provision of conversational English lessons, our partner schools are eager to let you develop the children’s interests in other areas as well.

        In our effort to help improve the education in Ghana , GHV is involved in a voluntary teaching project with governmental and non-governmental schools in Ghana whereby trained/partly trained teachers and volunteers with the interest are invited from other countries to assist in teaching English Language, Mathematics,Science,Geography,History, IT etc.
        Here are the dates of the academic semesters in Ghana

        1st TERM: 
        Start Date: January 10 to April 12
        School Holiday: April 13 to May 1
        2nd TERM:
        Start Date: May 2 to August 4
        School Holiday: August 5 to September 12
        3rd TERM:
        Start Date: September 13 to December 15
        School Holiday: December 16 to January 1

        Role of a Volunteer

        Volunteers can teach any subjects like English, Math, or Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools and engage themselves in the following activities:

        • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science to students who age between 2 -10 in primary schools and 11-16 in junior secondary schools
        • Read literature and improve the low comprehension level and poor pronunciation of students
        • Provide theoretical and practical assistance and aide the teachers
        • Interact with the students

        As a volunteer in Teaching English in Ghana project, you will work for 5-6 hours a day and 25-30 hours a week. Apart from English, volunteers can also teach Math, Science or any other subject that might be of interest and help to the students. As a volunteer fluent in English, you can also aide local schoolteachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus also developing their conversational skills.

        • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science
        • Read literature and work improve low comprehension levels and poor pronunciation skills
        • Provide theoretical, practical assistance and aide the teachers
        • Interact with the students

        Ghana has three academic semesters a year:

        1st Term: 
        January 10 to April 12
        School Holiday : April 13 to May 1

        2nd Term: 
        May 2 to August 4
        School Holiday : August 5 to September 12

        3rd Term: 
        September 13 to December 15
        School Holiday : December 16 to January 1

        Dates of academic semesters can change and these provided dates are approximate.

         Skills/Qualification Needed

        There are no specific qualifications needed to join teaching in Ghana project beyond a fluency in English, but your understanding of Ghanaian culture and language can help improve the experience for you and your students. Consider enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. No previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and be positive role models for students.

        Project Locations and Free Time Options

        All Our volunteer projects are located in and around cities. Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centers to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love traveling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle and the ancient buildings.

        GHV staff is ever ready to offer volunteers guidelines before traveling.

        Accra

        Country Info

        Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

        Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

        The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

        A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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          Volunteer Requirements

          fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

          Start & Duration

          Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

          Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

          Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

          Food and Accommodation

          enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

          The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

          Orientation

          SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

          A typical week

          beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

          Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


          Weekends:
          The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

          Cost Breakdown

          Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

          Cost Breakdown

          • 17% Operating and administration costs
          • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
          • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
          • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
          • 22% Direct costs on the ground

          NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

          Volunteer
          Teaching in a Basic School

          The main duties of a Volunteer Teacher basic School in Ghana will be to assist the local teachers with English lessons. However, your presence and involvement in every aspect of their schooling will be an invaluable contribution to the children involved in this project. From English conversation and writing skills, to sports activities and games, your participation and simply your presence will have a huge and beneficial impact on these children. You will also have the opportunity to impact the children in your own way by bringing your own set of skills/knowledge/interests to teach them.

          Volunteers will be working in community schools in villages preserving a simple and traditional way of life. Most secondary pupils start to learn a second language at about ten years old. The role of the native English-speaking volunteers is to teach conversational language skills.

          Volunteers receive some help from the local teachers regarding lesson preparation and content. The pupils of the villages have good attitudes, limitless enthusiasm and curiosity for learning. The volunteers will work around 4-5 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

          This amazing program is completely dependent on the generosity of donors and volunteers such as yourself, and is a truly amazing opportunity to be involved at the front line of poverty and make a real contribution to those who need it the most.

          In our effort to help improve the education in Ghana , GHV is involved in a voluntary teaching project with governmental and non-governmental schools in Ghana whereby trained/partly trained teachers and volunteers with the interest are invited from other countries to assist in teaching English Language, Mathematics,Science,Geography,History, IT etc.
          Here are the dates of the academic semesters in Ghana

          1st TERM: 
          Start Date: January 10 to April 12
          School Holiday: April 13 to May 1
          2nd TERM:
          Start Date: May 2 to August 4
          School Holiday: August 5 to September 12
          3rd TERM:
          Start Date: September 13 to December 15
          School Holiday: December 16 to January 1

          Role of a Volunteer

          Volunteers can teach any subjects like English, Math, or Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools and engage themselves in the following activities:
          •  Teach conversational English, Math, or Science to students who age between
          2 -10 in primary schools and 11-16 in junior secondary schools
          •  Read literature and improve the low comprehension level and poor pronunciation of students
          •  Provide theoretical and practical assistance and aide the teachers
          •  Interact with the students

          As a volunteer in Teaching English in Ghana project, you will work for 5-6 hours a day and 25-30 hours a week. Apart from English, volunteers can also teach Math, Science or any other subject that might be of interest and help to the students. As a volunteer fluent in English, you can also aide local schoolteachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus also developing their conversational skills.

          • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science
          • Read literature and work improve low comprehension levels and poor pronunciation skills
          • Provide theoretical, practical assistance and aide the teachers
          • Interact with the students

          Ghana has three academic semesters a year:

          1st Term: 
          January 10 to April 12
          School Holiday : April 13 to May 1

          2nd Term: 
          May 2 to August 4
          School Holiday : August 5 to September 12

          3rd Term: 
          September 13 to December 15
          School Holiday : December 16 to January 1

          Dates of academic semesters can change and these provided dates are approximate.

           

          Skills/Qualification Needed

          There are no specific qualifications needed to join teaching in Ghana project beyond a fluency in English, but your understanding of Ghanaian culture and language can help improve the experience for you and your students. Consider enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. No previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and be positive role models for students.

          Project Locations and Free Time Options

          All Our volunteer projects are located in and around cities. Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centers to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love traveling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle and the ancient buildings.

          GHV staff is ever ready to offer volunteers guidelines before traveling.

           

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          Country Info

          Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

          Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

          The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

          A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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