Community Human Rights Advocate Awareness

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Coordinator | Gloria
Coordinator | Gloria
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Protecting children from abuse and trafficking
The right to education for all children
Prevention of child marriage
Awareness campaign against domestic violence
Educating women and children about their basic rights
Help raise awareness about human rights in underprivileged communities. Help support and empower disadvantaged people. HMR work in practice, and gain hands-on experience. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+

.Travel to Africa and gain practical work experience at our Rural Communities Human Rights internship in Ghana. Your focus will be on raising awareness and protecting human rights in marginalise communities. Interns work at the Dream Africa Care Foundation’s Human Rights project in the three northern region of Ghana where there's a lot of poverty  and lack of education. Your exact role will be determined by your level of experience and interest in specific areas. This project is open to anyone who wants to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people by helping give a voice to the voice less and protect the marginalize in society

These internships are ideal for anyone who wants to help make a difference in the field of human right advocacy. However, the work is also suitable if you are a student building a resume for law school or if you have a general interest in law and human rights. The experiences that you will have while interning in Ghana will give your resume an edge over the competition

On the Human Rights program you can expect to be busy at a full-time placement. This placement is best for interns with a strong interest in affecting change for the better while keeping in mind the long-term aim of the projects. Placements are demanding and must be taken seriously. In working for the Dream Africa Care Foundation’s Human Rights project, you are representing a professional organization.

You can expect to operate in rural locations, meet people at all levels of society, and engage with international and domestic authorities and organizations. It is important to demonstrate cultural understanding and flexibility. Our mandate is to empower individuals and communities as well as nurture a supportive framework for human rights rather than impose western ideals on Ghanaian society.

Human Rights - Our Mission in Ghana: The mission of the Dream Africa Care Foundation’s Human Rights project is to ultimately promote and protect the rights of the people of Ghana. We do this through three main types of work: raising awareness of human rights, monitoring vulnerable areas, and resolving human rights abuses.

While there is inevitably a legal aspect to all human rights work, the Human Rights project circles strongly around social justice and research which encompasses the three main aims detailed below. Interns seeking more direct legal experience should look at our Law internship.

Education and Awareness: Human Rights awareness is conducted for two main reasons. Firstly, to educate, as many victims of abuse are not aware of their fundamental human rights or the protection afforded to them by law. At the same time, perpetrators are often ignorant to the responsibilities they have to others. Secondly, to empower, as an increased understanding and awareness encourages legal conformity and access to justice in the future.

The Dream Africa Care Foundation’s Human Rights project regularly performs educational and awareness raising outreach work to tackle a variety of human rights issues. Interns can expect to travel to rural communities, schools, and other local institutions to make presentations and provide training. We often partners with relevant authorities to address issues of domestic violence, interstate succession, offender's rights, child labor, child trafficking, and the right to education, to name but a few.

Human Rights Monitoring: In order to identify communities and individuals in need of assistance we perform human rights monitoring. We enter areas and facilities to identify abuses, determine their gravity, assess the needs of people affected, prioritize victims and determine a strategy to bring about change.

We also monitor facilities and activities of associate organizations to offer our most effective and efficient assistance. Such assistance may be in terms of personnel secondment, sourcing funding for financial assistance, offering direct financial assistance, or simply making recommendations.

Monitoring occurs in several areas. This will vary depending on the projects running at the time, but in the past it included the following: rural farming areas, fishing and mining communities, communities of foreign nationals or seasonal migrants, city slums, courts, areas of landfill, daily media, and in facilities under the direction of state institutions or NGOs.

Monitoring also allows us to consider our own level of success so that we may perform better in the future.

Abuse Resolution: Where we have identified a victim or group of victims of human rights abuse we will proceed to assist those victims as directly as possible rather than offering assistance in a community setting. Such people come to our attention through our monitoring and awareness projects and we take it upon ourselves to identify the best means of resolve.

Typical day

You will work at the Dream Africa Care Foundation Human Rights Advocacy center from 8:am to 3:pm from Monday to Friday. some days you will travel to different part of Ghana to educate and engage with local communities. You will be working with a team of local staff with many years of experience. You will be given duties and responsibilities to undertake during your time with us.

Volunteers will be able to learn how to deal with clients and get an insight into everyday life in a legal office. The types of work you could be doing includes:

  • Working on research projects or writing articles about current topics and human rights issues
  • Writing content for the Centre’s website
  • Court trips
  • Organising Seminars and Workshops
  • Trips to different communities  for fact-finding, seminars and workshops
  • Assisting staff members in their day to day activities
  • If you have a case of your own you will be able to interview clients, write letters and notifications concerning the cases or have appointments, for example, at Court.

Free-time activities

VOLUNTEER GET THE WEEKENDS OFF TO GO ON TRIPS AND EXPLORE GHANA; Ghana has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit. Volunteers who come to Ghana experience these even more fully by getting an insider's understanding of the country. Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore. We have a lot of projects all over Ghana so you can choose to volunteer in the capital city Accra or in the Ghanaian country side.

Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. You will improve your transferable skills such as team-working, presentation and communication. Above all, this is an unrivaled opportunity to gain an insight into a completely different culture and way of life. Our projects are not all about work, volunteers get opportunities to explore this beautiful part of West Africa. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and Nzulezo Stilt Village are all within few hours from the community you will be staying in, Ghana offers an array of varying cultures and landscapes including national parks and stunning rain-forests.
Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This project is open to anyone who is passionate about human rights advocacy and helping make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people. You should be someone who can work with others. Good communication skills. Be able to live and work in rural communities. You should be open to experiencing new cultures and traditions
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation

The fees covers your accommodation, three meals a day, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff. It also covers laundry, drinking water, toiletries, salary of our local staff and local Sim card with data so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
After you have book your flight let me know your arrival date, time, flight name and flight number so that we can send our driver to pick you up at the airport. The airport is 35 minutes drive from our Accra volunteer house. Our driver will pick you up from the airport. There is only one international airport in Ghana call Kotoka international airport or Accra international airport so you will be flying into this airport. Our driver will pick you up from the airport whatever time or day you arrive at the airport.

You will be staying with a local host family in the community you will be working. The host family is usually one of the local chiefs. This is a great way to experience the cultural and the way of life of the people. You maybe staying with the same host family with another volunteer. You will have a room to yourself.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. You will get three meals a day from the host family. It's a 

combination of both local and western food.

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.
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

Our projects run throughout the year so you can volunteer with us any time that is suitable for you. Our minimum volunteering period is three weeks and the maximum volunteer period of one year. You need to apply at least four weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa and guide you throughout the process.Our driver will pick you up from the airport anytime you arrive, all you have to do is to sent us your flight details and our driver will be there to pick you up.

Because the project is located outside the capital, you will spend your first night at our Volunteer house in Accra before leaving the next day to the community you will be placed. So we will advise you to arrive at least one day ahead of your project start date.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
8 weeks
16 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$164 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Dream Africa Care 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 Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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