Teaching And Childcare Supporter

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founded in 2006
Gloria
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Coordinator | Gloria
Coordinator | Gloria
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High­lights

Volunteer and help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in deprived communities in Ghana, by helping make education accessible to all. Your presence can make a difference
Benefit from the DACF management that organizes several trips to discover Ghana’s culture, nature and most relaxing places. Volunteer and explore a new culture at the same time.
Get involved in creative projects and non-classroom based activities, which help create a stimulating learning environment
Support children as well as their mothers through engaging them with proper education
Receive a warm welcome since even the smallest positive contribution is highly appreciated. Experience the Ghanaian culture through the eyes of the community you are helping.
You can either teach preschool or the primary school. But you can also work as a care giver in the nursery and crèche

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Teaching in community schools with limited resources provides an engaging environment for educating children and teenagers. Your ideas, your energy, and your presence are exciting for students and invigorating for the teachers and parents. The students are full of curiosity about the world around them and they welcome your perspective, you will also serve or be seen as a positive role models to students, You will be place in one of our community schools where you can choose to teach a class on your own or assist a local teacher till you are confident or ready to teach solo.  

  

You can choose to teach pre-schools (age 1 to 6-years), primary (age 7 to 11), junior high or senior high school. You may also be involved in creative projects and non-classroom based activities which help create a stimulating learning environment. All our community schools are very understaffed this is a common phenomenon in both rural and urban areas of Ghana, hence the need to recruit and place volunteers in communities where there are simply insufficient teachers to cater for the number of children.  

 

You will be effectively placed in rural and urban communities where you will teach solo and assist the few teachers available to teach basic causes like English, Mathematics, Science, French, Spanish, creative art, drama, music, and Computer from per-schools(1-year to 6-year), primary(7-year to 12-years), junior high or senior high schools. 

  

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to the following below; 

  

  

>> Prepare lesson notes 
>> Organize learning materials 
>> Develop a teaching method 
>> Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and demonstrations 
>> Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and supervisor 
>> Access the performance of the students through work assignments, etc 
>> Organize recreational games with students 

 

Note: If you think you cant teach in a classroom with many children you can have one -on -one teaching lessons with one of the children who is lacking behind the other children. 

  

You will receive assistance from us regarding the lesson plans and teaching curriculum. There will be a Teaching Guide book to assist you in your daily work with the children. You can bring along teaching materials and new teaching ideas, picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs. Classes are generally in session five days a week from 8am to 1:30pm. You have the rest of the day to yourselves; you can explore the city with the other volunteers.  

 

Typical day

In Ghana the sun arises at 6:am in the morning and sun sets at 6:pm all year round. The project started from 8am every morning after breakfast, the school is about five minutes walk from the volunteer house where you will be living with 16 other volunteers from all over the world. So you will walk to the project with the other volunteers and our project coordinator. You will help teach from 8am to 10am then take a 30-minutes break for the children to pay games and activities. Teaching starts again from 10:30am  to 12:30 then its launch break. After 35 minutes launch break classes start at 1:05pm to 2:30pm when the close. You have the rest of the day to yourself to explore the community with the other volunteers or you can choose to help out at our Orphanage which is very close to the volunteer house. you can also choose to help children in the community with their home work and learn how to read.


Ghana is very safe so most volunteers usually go out in the evening to experience the Ghanaian night life and make new friends . The Volunteer house is about ten minutes walk to the beach so some volunteers usually go there to relax and enjoy some Ghanaian local bears and drinks.


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. 

Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. 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, Wli waterfalls 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
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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 level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You should be able to deal with a great bunch of kids in a small place. A calm character and stress resistance will be an advantage.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation

 This covers your accommodation, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff.
The fee also covers your food, housekeeping, laundry service, drinking water and unlimited wireless internet access in the volunteer house in Accra.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Our driver and a staff member will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the place where you will stay. the airport is only 35 minutes from the volunteer house so our driver will pick you up from the airport anytime of the day or night you arrive. After you book your flight please send us your flight details so that our driver can be at the airport in time to pick you up.

Accommodation

You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house. It depends on the location where you want to be placed. Our main location is the volunteer house in Accra, where you will be living with around 16 other volunteers from all over the world. We have seven bedrooms with two bunk beds each and two shared bathrooms. The volunteer house is located in a very safe area in Ghana.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteers. We will prepare special food for you if you need to follow a special diet. The food is mostly western, but If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. also offer local dishes to our volunteers. If you are placed in a host family you might have more local dishes.

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

Our projects run throughout the year so you can choose to join us anytime that is suitable for you. The airport is only 35 minutes from our volunteer houses anytime you arrive our driver will be there to pick you up from the airport.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$512
5 weeks
$640
6 weeks
$768
7 weeks
$896
11 weeks
$1,408
19 weeks
$2,432
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,400
Average fees
$128 /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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Teaching And Childcare Supporter

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