French Teaching Assistance

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founded in 2011
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High­lights

Enjoy the rich Ghanaian culture through the local name you will be called based on the day you were born
Learn our family system by staying with a local host family
Gain the spirit of resilience to help you have another perspective of live
Visit our tourist attractions and learn about the slave trade in Africa of centuries ago
Get the experience of bargaining for goods and services.
French is a compulsory subjects thought in our schools. We seek for volunteers who can engage students in everyday conversations to help them in their studies.

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Ghana been surrounded by French speaking languages calls for the need for French to be a language in our schools. French language is been thought from lower primary 1 to Junior Secondary. Some of our schools especially the orphanage schools don't have French teachers to help teach it.

We therefore seek for French speaking volunteers who can come in to either teacher French, assist French teachers or just to play with the children using everyday basic French conversation words as well as helping to explain their French homework. 

This placement does not need a qualified teacher; anyone who is able to communicate freely in French qualifies for this placement.  

Once acquainted with the school and the curriculum, volunteers in Ghana get the chance of teaching independently. It is important that volunteers are flexible as there are a number of other tasks they can help with. These might include helping children with their homework, arranging games and activities, cleaning the classroom and assisting teachers with administrative duties.

It is not compulsory to have prior teaching experience or to have completed formal teacher training to volunteer in Ghana for this program. Volunteers level of involvement within the classroom can be tailored to suit their skills and interests. A willingness to share and an ability to be proactive is important and will make volunteers a valuable addition to any classroom.

Where will I work

This placement is available in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast. All these locations are safe, secure and friendly to foreigners. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose any of the location and volunteers on long stay of more than a month can do the placement in two different locations.

Accra is the capital and seat of government, it has  a lot of beaches and lot of shopping mall stock with a lot of foreign products. Kumasi is the second capital and the garden city of Ghana. It has a lot of historic centers and the biggest open outdoor market in West Africa. Cape coast has beaches and also the historic center for slave trade.

What You Can Bring

There is a lack of teaching materials at most centres. Volunteers can bring materials like french story books, rhyming books, and pencil colours, crayon, drawing papers, etc. Some of these materials can also be found in the local market for ready purchase. Most importantly you bring a big heart and smile.

What we expect from you

You must be passionate about children,  Ready to assist placement staff to take care of children and ability to work with children from all kinds of background and with specific needs and attention.

What you can expect from us

Our staff is available to you 24/7 to give any necessary support. We will assign one staff to take care of your needs.

Who You will Work with

Volunteers work closely with other teachers and staff and report to the headteacher of the school on assignments and also when you have any issue at the school. Volunteers are also paired with other volunteers if any to work on similar projects.

How Do I Get to the placement

For the first day, volunteer will be taken to the school. Our staff  will show volunteer how to get to the placement, the direction to take, the particular vehicle and the amount to pay for the transportation. This is repeated the next day if volunteer thinks he still can't make it until the volunteer can make his/her way. The same is done for the returning to the home-stay after the school ends.

NOTE: As this program involves working closely with orphaned and at risk children a four week minimum commitment is required to participate

Typical day

Volunteer’s  are likely to work for  8 hours with flexibility.  A typical day goes like this:

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 7:30am walk or a ride to placement
  • 8:00am Instructions on assignment for the day
  • 8:30am volunteer work begins
  • 12:00am Lunch/Snack break/Rest
  • 1:00pm volunteer work resume
  • 4:30pm Closing( Volunteers have the option to continue base on the need)
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • Evenings Time to socialize with host family to know the culture, traditions etc


Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekend to explore the 16 regions of Ghana. Each region has its unique culture and tourist sites. Volunteers are advice to read more about Ghana's tourist sites to help them have a fair idea of where their interest will be. 

We help volunteers to choose tourist sites and give advice on safety check, accommodation and recommend tour guide if the need be.  There is a monkey sanctuary, mole safari ride, waterfalls, open street market, museum etc that volunteers can visit as well as local festivals  like akwasidae, Homowow,  Aboakyire, chalewote festival etc.

During the week days too, volunteers can go to the shopping, market centers or to relax at the beach after volunteer duties ends.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming

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 (basic level) or French (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School minimum level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to think outside the box
Ability to work with special needs children
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by SFLIG volunteers

Our main focus   as an organization is to support girls education. Volunteer fees therefore help us to put girls through school at different levels, providing them with quarterly supply of sanitary towels and other personal hygiene items etc. 

  •  Pre-departure support
  • Visa letter and documentations
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation (as specified above) with utility bills
  • Food/Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Program supervision
  • Donation to placement
  • Donation to  girls support

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Our representative will be at the airport arrival hall with a sheet of paper with your name for easy identification, Upon meeting you, He will then drive you straight to your placement location. 

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay with a host family that will be provided by SFLIG, which is very safe for volunteers and this will help them to adjust, adapt and know the Ghanaian culture and that of the community intern will be doing the volunteer work. The selection of a host family will deepen on the information that will be provided on the application form the volunteer will fill and submit. 


These host families are people who have been investigated and have good record and have good health. There are periodic checks to see if they are still u to standard. The accommodation is part of the program fee. Accommodation in hostiles and dormitories can sometimes be organized for group of interns from 6 upwards working on same or similar project or working at the same project site. Volunteer will have a room of her own or mostly likely to share a room with a fellow volunteer. A bed will be provided and any other necessary things like a table and chair will be provided and volunteer will have access to T.V, radio, electricity, kitchen, toilet and bath, clean water.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Host families are responsible for providing breakfast and dinner everyday. Due to the distance between project area and home lunch can’t be provided and volunteers are advice to go with a snack. The foods served mainly consist of continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. Local food

That is mainly made from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize is served alongside. It is also very common for an intern to find a familiar dish in restaurants in different cities. Volunteers are provided with well treated water which is purchased from certified producers of hygienically bottled or bagged water.

Volunteers with special dietary needs like vegetarian should let us know, so we can prepare their preferred meal. Those with allergies should let us know too.

Internet Access
Good 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

Volunteers are free to arrive at any day of their choice but we advice volunteers arrive on Fridays or Saturdays, for them to have some rest and settle in before volunteer duties start on Monday. ( Volunteers are also allowed to determine when they want to start upon arrival).  Volunteers can arrive at any time of the day but arriving in the evenings means volunteer will have to spend long time at the airport due to long queue because most  flights arrive in the evening. Therefore volunteers can look for flights that arrives mid morning or early afternoon.

Our representative will pick up volunteer to the his /her host family's accommodation. 

This program is all year round and volunteer can extend length of stay upon arrival.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
7 weeks
$900
9 weeks
$1,100
11 weeks
$1,300
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,600
Average fees
$154 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. SFLIG volunteers 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 SFLIG volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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French Teaching Assistance

French is a compulsory subjects thought in our schools. We seek for volunteers who can engage students in everyday conversations to help them in their studies.

$154/week

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