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School Support & Teaching Volunteer

As a teaching volunteer in Ghana, your primary focus will be providing free lessons to local children. You’ll generally we expected to teach English, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies, but are also encouraged to educate to your own strengths. For example, there is often plenty of opportunity to help with sports, music and arts & crafts. Whilst it’s important to follow the local curriculum in order to guarantee continuity and long-term improvements, teaching to your own strenghts is part of what makes volunteering valuable.

By volunteering as an educator, you can help local teachers with large classes, ensuring that pupils receive more personal attention and tutelage. “We encourage volunteers to be flexible and be prepared to work in different areas so you can make the greatest difference wherever it is needed. Language teaching is often one of the most valuable services volunteers can provide. Whilst English is widely spoken in Ghana, local fluency and teaching standards are not always as high as they could be. By setting an example of English pronunciation and grammar every day, you will create an improvement in your pupils’ language skills. 

If you have studied or are enthusiastic about teaching, you can be an invaluable aid to the schools we work with. Even if you have not or do not plan to study teaching, don’t be put off. As long as you are willing to follow the lead of local staff and more experienced volunteers, you can always help. Just make sure to know and accept your limits and to bring all your commitment and enthusiasm. School holidays tend to fall in April, August and December. If you plan to travel at these times, the structure of your programme may be different from normal. However, there are always extra classes and workshops to get involved with so it is still worth volunteering on our teaching programme during these times. 


Program Fees (US$)

Duration

All projects

1 week

N/A

2 weeks

$900

3 weeks

$1,265

4 weeks

$1,600

5 weeks

$1,870

6 weeks

$2,140

7 weeks

$2,410

8 weeks

$2,680

9 weeks

$2,950

10 weeks

$3,220

11 weeks

$3,490

12 weeks

$3,760

 

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN GHANA

In your spare time in Ghana, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Experience Traditional Culture: Engage with the vibrant local culture by attending traditional dance performances, participating in festivals, and visiting local markets to experience Ghanaian arts and crafts.
  • Explore National Parks: Discover Ghana’s diverse wildlife and natural beauty by visiting national parks like Mole National Park or Kakum National Park, where you can go on safaris and explore canopy walkways.
  • Try Ghanaian Cuisine: Sample delicious Ghanaian dishes like jollof rice, banku, kelewele, and fufu to savor the country’s unique flavors and culinary delights.
  • Attend Sporting Events: Ghana is passionate about sports, especially football (soccer). Attend a local football match to witness the fervor of Ghanaian sports fans.
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