School Teaching Assistant

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Coordinator | Mansur
Coordinator | Mansur
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Gain English Fluency and learn the culture by leaving and working with the locals in the communities
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience
Become more open and adapt to working with a team of educational professionals.
learn about our educational system , its possitives and negatives and help in making meaningful inputs.
Make memories and life time forgetable experience with the people yor meet during your stay.
Voluntary teaching assistant work in Ghana is an ideal way to get involved and help improve the welfare and education of children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

As a volunteer in our school project, you will have the opportunity to teach children in Yikene Primary School in Bolga. Most children in these schools are between the ages 3 - 15 years.With a wide range of subjects to select, volunteers can choose to teach English Language, Arithmetic and Information Communication technology which are the most common past volunteers love. Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of a trained teacher.

A class contain between 20 - 35 students. We do encourage volunteers to add their own creativity to make their class sessions lively and engaging for the children.

In our education project, you will learn among other things:

• How to relate with school children

• How to control a class

• How a typical class sessions in Ghana are held

• How to conduct class assessment

Volunteers who arrive during normal school periods will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical class sessions in the school.Future For Africa organizes extra classes for these school children during the vacation period which usually fall within our summer programme.

We also provide assistance for volunteers to adapt,especially those who find it difficult engaging these children either because of language barrier or lost of class control to make teaching and learning easier and interesting.

By the end of your volunteer period with these children, you would have imparted knowledge to them and also get to engage with one on one.


o Prepare lessons note to serve as a guide during teaching lessons.

o Conduct daily class exercises and assignments to evaluate students understanding of lessons taught in class.

o Establish rules for students to abide by.

o Making sure students are well controlled and are of the best behavior to ensure maximum discipline and order in class.

o Manage and find solutions to problems in the class whiles teaching.


o Identify good students in class and award them.

o Identify weak students and those with special needs in class and help them out.

o Identify emerging problems in the school and help find solutions to them.

Typical day

A program/timetable for your stay will be designed by the program coordinator, and you will have the chance to contribute to this program to ensure that you make the best use of your time in Ghana. Depending on what you will be doing, your days will start at 8am and will end at 5pm. You will also have free time for personal explorations and to plan any projects that you would like to implement in the community.
Please note that your safety is very important to us. We will provide the support and guidance you need to carry out your work. You are also welcome to talk to our coordinators in your home countries.

Free-time activities

Volunteering for Future For Africa is flexible. This provides you with great chances to get out and see as much of Ghana as you can. Weekends provide a good time to get into the cites and the countryside  and see the sights or even take an overnight bus to an attraction further afield and you can take a few extra days on to weekend trips to make them worthwhile. Places to visit includes Mole National Park, Kakum National Park ,Paga Crocodile Pond ,Tongo Hills , Green House Eco Village Karimenga and the Cape Coast Castle



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
Education Requirements
mathematics, English, science, information technology at high school level
Required Documents
CV and Certificates
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
be ready to render your service.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Future4Africa

The services we provide include.
- Accommodation
- Transportation (airport pickups)
- Administrative support by the staff as you volunteer
- 3meals a day
The little participants pay is divided into three parts, where 70% goes to the program-participants costs during the stay. Another 20% goes directly into our development projects. The final 10% will be spent on administrative costs.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
You will arrive at kotoka International Airport or tamale airport and a staff of future4Africa will pick you up from the airport.
Future4Africa has a volunteer house located at the Yikene.
The house has almost all the basic facilities you need and there is an opportunity to interact with other participants from all over the world and the wider community.
Dorm Room Bungalow
Food & Beverages
3 (three) meals a day with water 
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.
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

You will arrive at kotoka International Airport or tamale airport and a staff of future4Africa will pick you up from the airport.
Volunteers can join this program anytime throughout the year.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$100 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Future4Africa 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 Future4Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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