Teach and connect with Busua community

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Coordinator | Mirjam
Coordinator | Mirjam

High­lights

Working in a local community, making impact like you are part of it.
Use your creativity, you are free to organize workshops or teach specific skills.
Part of a family of dedicated Teach on the Beach members.
This village is located at the ocean and a perfect place to surf.
We are ensuring that children have access to education and scholarships. Volunteer or partner to impact lives! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The program is very important for the children and our community. Most children don't have facilities to do their homework, and we are able to help them with it. Parents are working hard and don't have time or the ability to support their children how they would like to. We can! This way parents can focus on the job and make sure there is (for example) food to eat. Meanwhile the children are able to work on their education, the most powerfull thing in the world! We believe it is important to learn from all over the world. That's the reason we like to work with volunteers. We believe you can contribute with your experience, but trust us: the children will teach you so much as well. It can be so refreshing to hear a vision or the dreams they have. We are a NGO and are always happy with any donation. That way we can provide scholarships to some of our students or buy them school supplies. All donations are used for the children and our community. 

Every day we have a diverse program for the students.  When you come to support us and our community, you support all these programs. We are working towards that you will run this independently. The After School, Newshour  will be on the same day. So it all is part of your volunteering on a daily base. Below are the programs that you offer.

After school program:

The students come to the building after school. You are present to receive and support the students with their homework. If necessary, you will provide lessons. This program is very important for the students. The children are eager to learn. They have the facilities in our building that are needed to get the most out of their educational career.

The After-School Program is one of the first programs we started running at the facility.  We have enrolled over 500 kids in the community for free. This program is focused on English, Math, Science and homework completion. We have tables red, yellow, orange and green where we assign students based on their class levels. We have added a reading comprehension class where students read and demonstrate their understanding of a variety of texts. Teachers and volunteers will also assist the students with their homework. We have worked with over 1000 volunteers both short and long stays to help educate the children in the community to allow them to perform better academically. The student results are amazing to see as their achievement is clearly reflected in their end of term exams.


Working Hours: Mon-Friday, 2:30-4:30pm

Activities: Organize, plan, assist, teach lessons, take attendance, tutor students and mentor.

Newshour program:

In the evening you watch the news with the children. We believe that it is important to learn from your own environment but also from the rest of the world. This makes you a world citizen. For that reason we watch the news and debate about it. In this way we want to teach the children to be critical of news and to form their own opinion.

The News Hour Program, otherwise called Neighborhood News Hour is a platform for students to watch nightly news with our volunteers. We discuss issues related to politics, economy, war, conflict, terrorism, climate change and things that are happening in the Busua community. We have managed to work with over 100 kids in the community providing them with the necessary support to understand what is happening around them and also the world at large. Volunteers help with difficult words and concepts to help the children understand and communicate what is happening in their own country and how it is different or similar to Ghana. 

Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Activities: Organize, plan, mentor, explain big words, take attendance, select one student a week to present on a news story.

Photome (optional):

This program will start in the near future. We want to ask our future volunteer to think along to start this. There are several reasons why photography will have a place in our program. For example, a photo can tell more than 1000 words. You also see more by looking closely and observing. These are skills that we believe can teach the students a lot.

We are all familiar with the current trends in the world and the impact of photography in the social, economic and political spheres. Teach on the Beach has realized the need to teach kids basic skills away from the classroom. There is a need to have space for kids to be able to learn something new and be creative in the process. We have realized photography is fun and an art that can make a difference in the lives of people. Our focus is to provide photographs that is well organized in frames to families in the rural area as much as possible and in so doing their own kids will be in charge of taking the photographs. However, they will be coordinated by experts and volunteers.

N/B: This is a new project “PhotoMe” that is opened for volunteers and any photography lover around the world that wants to contribute to making an impact in society. 

Activities: Create a photo studio, teach, mentor, take attendance, prepare monthly reports, organize exhibition and raise funds. 


We always like our volunteers to use their own skills and interests. For that we can arrange something according to your wishes. However during daytime the kids go to school. We can arrange you to volunteer at the school as well. If you decide to come and support us, you do not need to bring any material with you. Of course all donations that can support the program are very welcome.  If you do want to give something to the children, we please advice you to buy something local. That way we also contribute the community.  You can expact us to be your partner, when you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate! 

Typical day


You wake up and hear the ocean. One of our crew members will prepare breakfast for you. From the balcony you can see the coast and eat your breakfast in peace. The village is waking up, and you may already see the first surfers catching waves. Your day will be classified according to needs and possibilities, in consultation with us.

In the afternoon the students come from school towards the building. This is the moment you’ll be very important to our children. Homework support and tutoring!

We are always interested in your talents and ambitions and are happy to give this a place in our program. For example, you can choose to give yoga classes, maintain the building, do an internship at the local school or organize other sports and game activities and teach basic photography under the ‘PhotoMe’ class. Other input is more than welcome, as long as it fits our vision and mission.

In the evening you support the ’News Hour’ program. You will watch the news and discuss and talk about the topics. Besides you help them understand some of the hard vocabulary. 

At the end of the meaningful day there is space to talk it through and perhaps have a drink together.

 

Free-time activities

We can help you organize weekendtrips to the nearest villages and other tourist places for an additional fee.

Besides Busua, our village is well known for great surfing. So we will make sure you can practice your surfing skills at one of the best surfing schools. 

Also we can hike to Butre, a village nearby. Or visit Fort Metal Cross, also on walking distance. 
In the evenings we sometimes have bonfires and nice music. So the perfect occassion to relax. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at At least High school level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
It is important that you have an open mind. It is even more important that you don't just come to teach, but also want to learn from the children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 20:30

What's Included

Services by Teach on the Beach
• Includes three meals a day with water (local food) 
• Accommodation (a room at the Teach on the beach building) 
• Airport pick up and drop off (5-6 hrs drive)
• Onsite experienced Director

N/B pricing doesn’t include air fare   

Airport Pickup at Takoradi Airport

Kotoka Airport is located in Accra, which is an 5-6 hours drive to Busua Beach.


Accommodation

At the TOB building, with a great view on the beach. The room has a fan. It is a simple but neat room, as you can see in the pictures. 

When you prefer to stay in a hotel, that is possible for extra cost. We collaborate with 'The Laughing Goat'. If you want that option you should contact us so we can make you a price. 

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Breakfast could be: tea with egg and bread, oat with milk plus egg and bread, rice water with milk and egg and bread, pancakes

Lunch could be: fried yam with egg stew, rice with egg stew or fish, 

Dinner could be, rice balls with groundnut soup (in the soup has fish or chicken), rice with egg stew, spaghetti with egg stew, jollof rice with meat

For special dietry we can assist them in the food situation but that will be an extra cost.
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 Takoradi Airport (TKD) in Takoradi. 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

This is something you discuss with the crew. We are here to help you and think with you. 

When you arrive at the airport we will come to pick you up and travel with you to Busua. Of course you'll first have time to get used to the environment before we start the program. 

Don't forget: Everything goes in dialogue with you!! Collaborating is about working together, and we will work together with you. 


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 26 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 450
6 weeks
$ 670
8 weeks
$ 890
10 weeks
$ 1,100
20 weeks
$ 2,000
26 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,300
Average fees
$ 100 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Teach on the Beach 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 Teach on the Beach during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Teach and connect with Busua community

We are ensuring that children have access to education and scholarships. Volunteer or partner to impact lives!

$100/week

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