Participants will live with host families and work in the communities where they are placed. Projects include;
1. Teaching Assistant
Basic education in Ghana consists of Primary and Junior High School. Children in Primary school are between the ages of 6 -11 years old and 12- 15 years for Junior High School. Children at this level acquire basic literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills as well as skills for creativity and healthy living. Depending on the interest, skills and qualification of the volunteer, they will be assigned to a class as a teaching assistant with supervision and guidance from a permanent staff.
2.Working in Kindergaten and Nursery
In Ghana children in kindergarten are between the ages of 4 – 5 years. Depending on the skills, qualifications and interest of the volunteer, placement will be done accordingly. Volunteers will be assisting permanent staff members of the school. Teaching and learning initiatives from volunteers are welcomed. This volunteer position offers the volunteer the opportunity to learn about Ghanaian kindergarten systems and how daycare centers operate in Ghana.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute their efforts towards creating a sustainable environment for the local communities they find themselves. Projects will range from afforestation, bush fire prevention, awareness creation for good environmental practices, animal husbandry, food security and alternative energy projects to mention a few. The volunteer will assist in the daily activities scheduled by the project and also learn and share other best practices.
Participants will experience the rich Ghanaian culture by interacting with family and local members in and around the community. Participants will also have the opportunity to travel to the northern sectors of Ghana (optional)