Empower pupils with vital IT skills in Ghana

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Coordinator | Benjamin
Coordinator | Benjamin
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High­lights

Empower young students in Africa with digital & soft skills
Gain insights in social entrepreneurship in Africa by visiting our local tech start-ups
Enjoy living in a typical African Lodge - right at the Beach.
Feel true appreciation of our students - they love our program
Build skills in fundraising and keep our project alive
Teach pupils in rural schools in digital & soft skills that really matter for their future. Run & develop our education program together with our local team. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
50+
We care about true impact. This is why we put a high effort in designing, preparing and conducting the school workshops. We are dedicated to empower our students to make a real change & impact for Ghana.

  • Key part of our program are workshops at schools with pupils aged 12-18 years (Junior & Senior High School)
    • On 3-4 days per week, we run workshops at local schools
    • Our program is on top of the regular school curriculum and have a focus on digital & soft skills
    • We use experimental coding (Raspberry Pi) and tools like LEGO & Eit-ech to practically teach
      • Critical thinking
      • Team work
      • Leadership
      • Communication
    • The topics are prepared from us and are easy to learn & adapt for the volunteers - you do not have to be an IT expert to create impact!
    • However, we are always happy to include your ideas!
The volunteers support our local team in creating, preparing and conducting these workshops and initiatives. Based on your experience and interests, you can focus on the topics that are most interesting for you and were you can create the biggest impact.

For this role, we do not charge our volunteers any fees. To keep our project running, part of your work will be fundraising activities to contribute to our operating budget. We will support you with tools & approaches, but also need your dedication, ideas and support on this topic.

Typical day

Every day is different in Africa, ...
... but a typical project day looks like this:

  • 8-9 am african breakfast in your lodge (+jogging at the beach if you like?!)
  • 9-10 am morning briefing with the team
    • preparation of next school session
    • fundraising ideas & activities (social media, approaching new sponsors etc.)
  • 10-12 am school session I
    • 1-4 volunteers run the school workshops together with 1-2 local staff
    • the roles will be discussed upfront
  • 12-2 pm african lunch break
  • 2-4 pm school session II, content development & fundraising with the team

Free-time activities

Our little paradise Kokrobite is a hot spot for backpackers & volunteers, interested in the "untouched" pure Africa - off the beaten track. You can swim & surf in the ocean, there are Yoga and drum lessons available, each weekend there are legendary Reggea nights and the vibrant capital Accra is just an hour away. You can also explore the surrounding villages, mountains and pure beaches along the Gold Coast. Africa is different and never boring - that's a promise.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- high motivation
- interest to work with children 12-18 years
- interest to understand African culture
- adaptable to new situations
- motiviated to contribute to our fundraising
- willigness to activate own network for fundraising
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:30

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

One of our team members always pick you up from the airport and ensures that you arrive safely at your lodge. The airport is approx. 1 hour away from the project. Akwaaba to Ghana!

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

Details on arrival

You are always welcome - the start dates are fully flexible. We always pick you up from the airport!

Please note that we do not charge any fees from you. However, you have to cover your costs for accomodation (approx. 100 EUR / week). We partner with local beach lodges and can give a recommendation for the best spot. It is basic, but lovely!

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 16 weeks

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Empower pupils with vital IT skills in Ghana

Teach pupils in rural schools in digital & soft skills that really matter for their future. Run & develop our education program together with our local team.

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