Onyame Maternity Home

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founded in 2015
You & Ghana Foundation
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Coordinator | Albertine
Coordinator | Albertine

High­lights

Maternity home but it has a general OPD as well
Group Pregnancy Classes
Child Welfare Clinic
Safe Motherhood Program
For medical, midwifery, nursing and social work students/ volunteers
The Onyame maternity clinic is located in Olebu, a village located in the rural area of Accra. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
The aim of the maternity clinic is to provide good information and care to pregnant women and their partners, and to give women the opportunity to have a safe baby in a pleasant environment. Important is that this maternity clinic is built according to the standards of the Ghana Health Services. For example, the site of the clinic has been fenced off, a waste incinerator and a placenta pit have been built, and a neat infrastructure has been installed.

You & Ghana is helping the clinic achieve its goal of developing and implementing group pregnancy classes, a new way for Ghana to prepare pregnant women and their partners for childbirth and parenting. Students as well as volunteers will have the opportunity to gain experience in providing health education to pregnant women and prepare the parents for parenthood.

Typical day

You'll start the day meeting your co-workers to discuss the schedule for today and sharing tasks amongst everyone.
Every morning from Monday till Friday we're running our Group Pregnancy Classes during the antenatal clinic so you'll take part in this. 
After lunch you'll do hands-on in the clinic where needed, could be at the outpatient clinic, taking care of the day patients or support a lady in the delivery ward. You'll also be taking part in health talks done at the OPD area. 
On Mondays are the child welfare clinics where you'll be assisting the community health nurses. 

Free-time activities

When you're staying in Accra there are many places to visit for lunch, dinner or just a drink. 
Visit the beach, go for some historical information about Accra during a walking tour in Jamestown etc.

During weekends Ghana offers you many hideouts like a weekend at the beautiful beaches in the Western region.
Explore the slave history in the Central Region. Go for some village immersions and hikes in the forest in the Volta region and many more places in the country to visit. We're partnering with a local eco-tours travel company called Jolinaiko Eco-tours which we can easily connect you to in case you'll like to know about possible tours and highlights in Ghana and neighboring countries. 

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Study nursing, midwifery and/or social studies level
Required Documents
CV and English motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- English language proficiency
- Creative, independent and enterprising
- Flexible and loves a challenge
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:30

What's Included

Services by You & Ghana Foundation

Participation fee - Before departure

  • A good preparation & guidance from the volunteer team
  • Personal introductory meeting
  • Checklist to prepare your trip to Ghana
  • Five meetings for volunteers/students leaving at the same time. These meetings are there to get to know each other and to discuss the preparations. At the final preparation meeting, old volunteers/students join in for the transfer of the project.
  • Training on tropical diseases + children & maternity
  • Free airline ticket quote
  • Advice on choosing a good job - and travel insurance
  • Help and/or advice in arranging your visa.
  • Personal blog via website You & Ghana
  • Declaration of behaviour (this is necessary in order to be able to participate)

Project costs - In Ghana

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodation
  • Welcome drink + breakfast after arrival
  • Orientation day in Accra
  • Accommodation during the entire trip
  • Guidance throughout your stay
  • Assistance in extending your visa
  • Monitoring of projects
  • Maintenance of accommodation
  • Reliable local contacts and active safety policy
  • Emergency support

Project costs are exclusive:

  • Administration costs
  • Deposit 
  • Flight ticket to Ghana
  • Vaccinations 
  • Work, travel and cancellation insurance
  • Visa fee (+ the cost of renewal)
  • Work permit
  • Transport costs from Accra to your place of residence
  • Holiday - request a free quote via our partner organization

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

We'll pick you up from the Kotoka International airport, where we'll be waiting for you at the arrival hall. It will take us about 20 - 30 minutes' drive before we'll arrive at your temporarily new home. 

Accommodation

You'll be staying in your own apartment with a corridor, bedroom, living hall, porch and private bathroom on the first floor of an international hostel. The kitchen is downstairs and will be shared. WiFi is available and free.

Youth Hostel
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. 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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can start with this project throughout the year.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in EUR (USD)
8 weeks (min. stay)
€1,500 ($1,680)
9 weeks
€1,563 ($1,751)
10 weeks
€1,625 ($1,820)
11 weeks
€1,688 ($1,891)
13 weeks
€1,813 ($2,031)
15 weeks
€1,938 ($2,171)
20 weeks (max. stay)
€2,250 ($2,520)
Average fees
€150 ($168) /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. You & Ghana Foundation 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 You & Ghana Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Onyame Maternity Home

The Onyame maternity clinic is located in Olebu, a village located in the rural area of Accra.

$150/week

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