Teach Underprivileged Children

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founded in 2018
YearOut Africa
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Coordinator | Kormi
Coordinator | Kormi
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High­lights

Teach English, mathematics, science, et cetera to children in rural communities in Ghana
Give children in Ghana access to Arts education.
Teach Information Technology (ICT).
Show a fresh approach as well as enthusiasm to entertain and motivate the children
Living in Ghana – a TRUELY unique opportunity
Teaching volunteers works with teachers to improve participatory teaching methods, classroom management, assessments and gender equality in the classroom. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Teaching volunteers works with teachers to improve participatory teaching methods, classroom management, assessments and gender equality in the classroom. Volunteers will also help develop primary education projects focusing specifically on early childhood development, literacy and basic health education.

We offer placements among all classes of the Ghanaian education system, these are:

  • Primary School
  • Junior High School
  • Secondary School

Volunteers will be placed in Primary and Junior High Schools which are located together therefore adding an extra level of flexibility to meet everyone needs.  Secondary is usually reserved for qualified individuals as once students have completed this level they are university ready.

Ghanaian students of all ages and backgrounds appreciate the opportunity to interact with fluent English speakers. Volunteer will be teaching English and other subjects such as mathematics, geography, science, social studies, life-skills and have lots of fun in the process. Whether you are a seasoned teaching professional, or have never set foot in a classroom, you can teach English vocabulary and assist pupil with pronunciation, and help improve the local students’ English language competency and conversational skills.

What Should I Bring?

Regarding your placement we advise bringing plenty of school materials, arts & crafts items and some ideas from teaching resource websites. These will prove invaluable throughout your placement as there is a lack of materials able to purchase in the local area. Basic pens, pencils and cheap paper are available as well as moderate priced photocopying should you wish to bring activity sheets.

What Happens During School Holidays?

During school holidays if a volunteers placement falls within these dates then we will organize a holiday school. Usually in a remote village where the children are more than willing to join in, these days usually are more focused to arts and sports from lunchtime onwards.
The school holidays usually fall three times a year; few weeks around Easter, few weeks around August and a few weeks during December.

Typical day

  • 07:30am - Volunteer transport leaves the volunteer house to project sites
  • 08:00am - School starts
  • 10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Break
  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm - Lunch Break
  • 03:00pm - School closes
  • 03:30pm - Return to volunteer house
  • 03:30pm onwards - Free time / Optional after school tutoring sessions
  • Please note this an example of a schedule. Times vary on different schools and term time.

Free-time activities

Mid Week Free Time

After school and evenings offer these local opportunities around the local area:

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Swimming
  • Sightseeing (Waterfalls and breathtaking scenery)
  • After school & Homework Clubs
  • Sports facilities
  • Live Music
  • Plenty of Nightlife
  • Restaurants & Hotels providing western cuisine

Weekend Free Time

Most volunteers will travel at weekends, across Ghana we have many amazing experiences which you can discover. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Safari
  • Museums
  • Slave Castles
  • Canopy Walk
  • Waterfalls
  • Malls and Cinemas (Showing latest films)
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Surfing

We are on hand to offer any advice that you might need.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding

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 High School / Secondary School level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You must be fluent in speaking English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement
  • Weekend Trips

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

YearOut Africa's memeber of Staff will be at the airport to pick you up.

Accommodation
Bedrooms 
Bedrooms are shared usually between 2 - 4 people. Most bedrooms are a medium size and come with a mix of single, double or bunk beds. All doors and windows in the house are covered by mosquito netting or covered completely however you are more than welcome to bring a mosquito net for your bed although usually not necessary.

Bathrooms 
There are 3 shared bathrooms in the house so offer plenty of space and privacy during your stay. Most of the time we have the benefit of running water which is a local luxury so showers and toilets will work as usual. We ask to consider others when using the water as it's a valuable commodity in Ghana.

Kitchen 
We have one large kitchen with modern facilities such as gas stove, fridge freezer and a range of utensils. It is a self catered placement however plenty of food stuffs can be bought from the market such as bread, rice, pasta and many fresh ingredients. We also have connections with local people in the town who will be able to prepare your meals or teach you how to cook local dishes.

Living Room -
There is a large living room with sofas, TV and a dining set for use by the volunteers. Evenings are often spent in here and volunteers are welcome to bring DVDs or memory drives with movies to watch although local television channels are provided.


Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with 3 Meals a day 

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.
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

The Project runs All Year-Round

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 30 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,200
7 weeks
$1,400
11 weeks
$2,200
19 weeks
$3,800
30 weeks (max. stay)
$6,000
Average fees
$200 /week

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

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