Summer School and Reading Club

founded in 2008
KickStart Ghana
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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We are enhancing the sporting and educational opportunities available for the people in the Volta Region of Ghana to fulfill their potential to succeed. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Project Details

During the school holidays, KickStart Ghana volunteers will contribute to one of our extra-curricular education and activities programmes. We have been working at local schools in the area providing holiday activities and classes that would not usually be available to the children.

Each summer KickStart Ghana works with a local school for their children for a section of their children age 11 -15 to attend a summer school and reading club.

The project is focuses on non-compulsory and extra-curricular education. The three key aims are:

  • To increase the educational attainment of the students
  • To help increase the opportunities available for extra-curricular activities
  • To broaden the experiences of the teachers involved in the school.

KickStart Ghana, in conjunction with the PTA, Governors and Head Teachers of schools designed the summer programme that would give children much better access to Ghanaian teachers (18 to 1) to work on the following core curriculum subjects:

  • Math
  • Science
  • English
  • Citizenship

The programme was also designed to have lessons that focused on extra-curricular development. The four key focus areas were:

  • Physical development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Language and communication skills
  • Cognitive development

These lessons are delivered by a mixture of Ghanaian and European volunteers, all with the relevant skills and training.

Our volunteers have also taken part in a summer reading club that allows children from the surrounding area access a wide range of books to practice their reading and English language skills.


Madam Alorbi, the Head Teacher of St Cecilia said, “I think the summer school has gone very well. That is reflected on the attendance levels positively. It has been full of activities".

“My teachers’ methodology has learnt from your teachers, especially in how they present their lessons. We have learnt from them. They have a lot of learning and teaching materials, the lessons are rich. I have enjoyed the teachers work. Their input is more than the normal classes work and the children have benefited".

“There is a traditional problem of parents providing exercise books but the ones provided by KSG means it has been much easier for work to go on. The children have benefited from this.”

Requirements: Volunteers must have past experience of working with children in a structured environment, such as scouts, guides, summer camps, youth clubs etc. Past teaching experience would be an advantage but is not compulsory. References will be required.

Typical day

6am - 7:30am         -      Breakfast
7:30am - 7:45am    -      Leave for placement
8:00am                     -      Work begins
12noon - 12:50pm  -      Lunch
1:00pm                     -      Afternoon section begins
2:45pm                     -      School over                          
4:00pm - 5pm          -      Reading club
6pm - 7pm                -      Dinner

Free-time activities

After a long day of work, our volunteers have free time to take a stroll to see the immediate environment, go shopping, play fun games with others, enjoy music, etc. And during weekends  volunteers will travel to beautiful tourist site such as the Monkey Sanctuary, Highest waterfall in West Africa, Hiking, Beautiful beaches on the coast, canopy walk, visit to historic sites such as the slave trade castle, museums, traditional festivals etc.

Ghana is know for beautiful tourist sites, rich culture and histories. And our volunteers' free times are always full of fun and very refreshing.

Water Sports


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
at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by KickStart Ghana
  • Pre-trip support
  • Airport pickup when you arrive
  • Airport drop-off when you leave
  • One night’s accommodation at a hotel in Accra on your first night
  • Transport from Accra to your project in Ho and back to Accra at the end
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each weekday
  • Accommodation for your entire stay
  • Arrival orientation
  • Pre – departure information
  • 24-hour support
  • The use of a safe in the house for personal belongings
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
  • Airport pickup when you arrive
  • Airport drop-off when you leave
  • One night’s accommodation at a hotel in Accra on your first night
  • Transport from Accra to your project in Ho and back to Accra at the end
Walled house self contain with all amenities inclusive

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Ghanaian and continental meals, and purified water.

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

Volunteers can join during holiday times and summer times in the Ghanaian Education calendar.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$173 /week

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

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