Farming and Education Supporter

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founded in 2006
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Coordinator | Marlene
Coordinator | Marlene
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High­lights

Work alongside professionals on a Farm in Ghana
Experience the Ghanaian way of living in local surrounding
Support an NGO with Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Tasks
Make memories you will never forget on the weekends while traveling the beautiful country
Get a detailed insight into the work of a grassroots NGO
We are supporting a school in Ghana to build and grow vegetables on its own farm and provide nutrition education for the students. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The farming project is a project that was launched in cooperation with the organisation H.O.P.E for Tomorrow Inc. For the farming project, we support a primary school in Adenkrebi by providing a nutritious lunch to aid in food security and combat malnutrition. At the beginning of the project, the school is supported financially by us to provide a nutritious meal for the students.

We are in the process of developing our school garden to provide direct access to vegetables and fruits for school lunch  The farm also includes a poultry section. Furthermore, our goal is to generate income from the garden. The funding will be slowly withdrawn until the school becomes self-sufficient.

Our team and an extension officer from the community assists the school with the garden. The biology teacher, who also teaches agriculture as part of the curriculum, will assists our team and help to integrate the school garden into the lessons, so that the theoretical knowledge can be experienced in practice. The children have the opportunity to observe the garden as part of an extracurricular activity.  We are further currently developing a nutrition program in conjunction with the lunch initiative and school garden to provide education to students to reduce malnutrition among the youth.

Furthermore, AFAWI, H.O.P.E for Tomorrow Inc. will perform training on the topics of nutrition and health and provide assistance to students impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Community

Adenkrebi is a very small community, so we rely on the help of the community to carry out this project. A member of the community has provided the land on which the school garden will be built. Furthermore, the community provides us with an extension officer who manages the garden and carries out the work there. The caterer who prepares nutritious meals for the school is also a member of the community.

Students

The aim of this project is not only to provide the students with a nutritious meal but also to educate them about nutrition and health. The students can visit the school garden several times and to experience what they have learned in the agricultural lessons. The students are also given some responsibility because it is their garden, and they have to oversee it. The students are not expected to work on the farm, but to acquire various soft skills through monitoring, controlling, and researching.

Typical day

A working day (Mo-Thu) typically starts for our volunteers at 9:00 am at the office. 

As the accommodation for our volunteers is located in the same building as our office space, the way to the work is often very short. 

Depending on the daily task, the volunteers will either work in the office on planning the next project phase, or help in other daily tasks, such as report writing, data evaluation and all other aspects of working tasks of an NGO. 

On other days, the volunteers will go out in the rural areas for the field work, accompanied by our staff. In this project this means helping with the farm work or visit the farm and the school for monitoring and evaluation purposes as well as hosting of workshops. 

The daily working routine is thereby very diverse as we are always trying to give our volunteers an overall insight into the work of a NGO. 

We normally have a lunch break together on working days if possible and the day officially ends for our volunteers at 4pm. After that, the volunteers have time to explore the city on their own or take part in our activities  (such as language and cooking classes, games night etc.). 

Free-time activities

During your stay with AFAWI you will have the possibility to explore all parts of Accra and of course the rest of the beautiful country of Ghana. The city thereby has a lot to offer when it comes to cultural activities and also it is located directly at the beach, which gives you the possibility of swimming, surfing etc. in your free time.

Our team will assist you with the planning of your weekend travel options and accompany you if you are interested in. From waterfalls over hiking in the mountains,  beautiful lakes, long coastline and national parks of Ghana - there is a lot to see.

Furthermore we offer other free time activities in our house, including local language and cooking classes, games and karaoke nights. 

Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
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 (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We are looking for dedicated individuals that are supporting our cause and are able to work under supervision and independently in an office setting as well as in the field.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by AFAWI
If you chose to stay in our accommodation facilities the fees include: 
  • Accommodation (incl. water and electricity & night security officer)
  • Lunches on weekdays
  • Airport pick-up and Drop Off
  • Volunteer Intern Orientation Material
  • WIFi (during working hours)
  • Transport to Project Sites
  • 24/7 support in Ghana by AFAWI staff members
  • Internal Trainings 
  • Travel assistance (organized Travel Tours are not included)
  • Project contribution 
  • Registration Fee
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
One of our staff members is picking you up with the car at the airport in Accra when you arrive and will also drop you off on your departure day .You will recognize us on the airport with our T-shirt with an AFAWI Logo as well as a sign with your name.  The drive to our house is around 40 minutes. 
Accommodation
Normally the volunteers stay in our accommodation facility in a shared room with one other person. However the amount of people in one room might be more (or less), depending on the season of the year and the number of volunteers we are receiving. 

The bathroom and kitchen is shared. Cooking equipment is provided in the kitchen area. 

There is an outside and inside eating area. 

The accommodation is mainly self organized by our volunteers, but our staff provides assistance with the general cleaning, as well as the cooking of lunch during working days in the office. 
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
The accommodation is mainly self organized by our volunteers, but our staff provides assistance with the general cleaning, as well as the provision of water and cooking of lunch during working days in the office. 

Lunches during working days are included in the programme fee.
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.
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We are accepting volunteer throughout the year. 

One of our staff members is picking you up with the car at the airport in Accra when you arrive and will also drop you off on your departure day .You will recognize us on the airport with our T-shirt with an AFAWI Logo as well as a sign with your name.  The drive to our house is around 40 minutes. 

The work starts one day after your arrival in our accommodation in Accra, Ghana. 
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$550
3 weeks
$715
4 weeks
$880
5 weeks
$1,045
9 weeks
$1,210
17 weeks
$3,025
50 weeks (max. stay)
$8,470
Average fees
$222 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. AFAWI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with AFAWI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Farming and Education Supporter

We are supporting a school in Ghana to build and grow vegetables on its own farm and provide nutrition education for the students.

$202/week

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