International Law and Human Rights Defenders

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founded in 2001
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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High­lights

Volunteer will focus on raising awareness and protecting human rights in marginalized communities.
Areas Volunteer will focus include women’s rights, children’s rights, youth empowerment, etc.
Perform other tasks, such as administrative work and visitor education.
Spend time exploring this African country over the weekends while making friends with the other interns from around the world.
Opportunity to conduct your Research
Volunteer in this project to promote and protect the basic human rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Ghana. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

With its history as a developing country, Ghana is an important place to get involved in campaigning for human rights and make a real impact on people’s lives. Our Law & Human Rights internships in Ghana are based in Kumasi, the garden city of Ghana. Although voted as one of the most beautiful cities in Africa, Kumasi maintains a noticeable disparity between rich and poor. A huge indicator of this can be seen when walking in town or in Taxi and viewing the housing situation around.

Interning on our Law and Human Rights project in Kumasi-Ghana, will give you the opportunity to work with a well-established Law firm, alongside like-minded interns and passionate staff. You will gain first-hand experience of law and human rights work in practice, gain knowledge about the legal system, and learn about community involvement. Interns are given the opportunity to get involved at grass roots level, raising awareness about human rights to a variety of people throughout Ghana.
We have placed many interns, from high school, universities and college students to graduates and professionals. The work is suitable to all who have a general interest in human rights and are willing to work hard and dedicate their time to improving the lives of others.  

Role of Intern Responsibilities of Interns on the Law & Human Rights Project in Ghana.

Your placement will typically involve several elements. You might be producing information resources, such as research reports or consulting with clients, handling case work and writing up legal opinions on these cases, or visiting court to observe different proceedings. At other times you might visit community groups, schools, or shelters to carry out

Workshops on specific human rights aspects. There is plenty for you to become involved with and you will definitely be kept busy!
Your legal experience will determine the level of legal work you will be involved in and some of the more important, complex legal work may be reserved for those who have legal experience. It is also important that you have a good level of English to participate in this project. Strong English skills are especially relevant if you wish to work with the legal services.

All interns need to show a good level of initiative; how much you get out of this experience is related to what you are prepared to put in. Interns, who get involved, ask questions, and make an impact on their supervisors will have a fantastic learning experience.
All interns need to be flexible, communicate well, and work hard as internships are demanding and must be taken seriously. You will be representing a professional organization and you may sometimes have deadlines to meet.

Please Note: Volunteers/Interns pay a fee to the company before accepted into the company.

Typical day

Volunteer will start each day with breakfast with your host family. Get dressed in semi-formal, conservative clothing before heading off in a tro tro or shared taxi. On your first day, Samba staff will accompany you to ensure you know your way around.

Volunteer day start at 8am and you’ll finish up at 5pm, Monday to Friday. However, your hours may be longer if you’re doing outreach work. You’ll get an hour each day for lunch.

On an average day, you’ll arrive at the office and meet up with your supervisors before heading to human right advocacy center or community outreach. At the outreach, you’ll interview community members, collect data, and raise awareness through educational talks. After returning to the office around midday, you’ll review the information you collected. Once you have analysed the information, you and the human rights staff will be better able to assist and advise community members.

In the afternoons, you can use you time to conduct independent research for current initiatives. Volunteer can also plan presentations for educational campaigns, attend meetings, or assist with project planning for future outreaches.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days for the volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood.    Once you are done for the day, you can spend time getting to know your host family. Over the weekends, you can explore the beautiful countryside and learn about the slave trade at one of the many national museums. You’ll also have the chance to visit Cape Coast and walk through the old fishing town or relax on the beach

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

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)
Education Requirements
at level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No special skills are required but Volunteers with passion.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Hotel and meals bills in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to Kumasi/ Final Destination
  • Transport to host family / project site on First day
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Accommodation
  • Utility Bills
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Super (Dinner)
  • Samba T-Shirt
  • Free Sim Card/Data Sim
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation
The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. It's advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net.

Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet. Lunch; plantain or rice or yam with vegetable stew or similar. Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.

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

Samba  runs volunteer programs year-round

Airport pickup info:

On the day (or night) of your arrival, Samba Africa Voluntary (SAVO) Staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International airport to welcome you And transfer you to a hotel with Fan  or air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your Assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to our office in Kumasi.

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)
$450
3 weeks
$550
4 weeks
$650
5 weeks
$812
9 weeks
$1,462
17 weeks
$2,762
50 weeks (max. stay)
$8,125
Average fees
$194 /week

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

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International Law and Human Rights Defenders

Volunteer in this project to promote and protect the basic human rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Ghana.

$194/week

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