Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Teaching Assistant for Children

Kumasi, Ghana show on map
Help Ghana to overcome struggles in the school sector like overcrowded classes, lack of learning materials, teaching classrooms as well as lack of skilled teachers. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs
About Us

SAVO-Ghana is one of the fastest growing volunteer organizations in Ghana. We are dedicated to give meaningful and affordable volunteer programs across Ghana.Samba Africa Voluntary Organization has demonstrated its ability to develop and permanently institute long-term solutions to pressing orphanage issues and health problems in the country, the true way of assisting people.

Project Aims

Samba Africa Voluntary Organizations aim is to succeed in sustainable advances in health care as well as in the orphanage homes by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mostly, schools in Ghana are currently struggling with overcrowded classes, lack of learning materials as well as lack of skilled teachers. As a volunteer at Samba Africa Voluntary Organization  you will help to empower students by giving them the necessary skills they need for the future and to make their voice heard.
We offer opportunities for volunteers to assist with teaching in the following field:
• Pre-School
• Primary School
• Junior Secondary School

About the Program

Subjects vary from language and literacy, science, computer skills, maths, environmental studies, physical development, and psycho-social skills to creative activities such as music, dance, and art.
This teaching program from the Samba Africa Voluntary Organization does not include a training process; therefore the volunteer is expected to be capable of conducting classes independently or assist teachers in the classroom.
Community School
Several schools are included in our volunteer teaching project in Ghana. All details can be provided to volunteers upon completion of the registration process

What we expect from our Volunteers

This role is suitable for a flexible, mature, caring, motivated and self-directed person.
A teaching qualification is not required but volunteers need to be much confident in the above listed subjects and preferably have or be studying towards a university degree. Your level of experience will decide the age group that you work with.

Typical day

The public school system in Ghana runs on this daily schedule 8am- 3pm. However the private alternative provides extended hours from 3pm-5pm.

08.00am – School start

10:00 am – Intermission

10:30am - 12:00 pm – Classes

12.00pm-01.00pm – Lunch Break

01.00pm-03.00pm - Classes

03:00 pm - Pupils are released 

Volunteers will supervise local teachers in preparing weekly lecture notes, teaching students and organizing sports activities. Teaching advantages include providing literacy, numeracy, peace education, and creative activities such as drama, dance, and art. Teaching materials will not be available, volunteers are requested to bring or purchase materials in Ghana.

Details on Arrival

The educational/ teaching program in Ghana is not available all-round the year. It is available during the curriculum sessions of the schools: January-April, May-July, September-December.

Here are the dates of the academic semesters in Ghana

1st TERM: 
Start Date: January 10 to April 12
School Holiday: April 13 to May 1
2nd TERM:
Start Date: May 2 to August 4
School Holiday: August 5 to September 12
3rd TERM:
Start Date: September 13 to December 15
School Holiday: December 16 to January 1


Airport pickup info:

On the day (or night) of your arrival, Samba Africa Voluntary (SAVO) Staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International airport to welcome you And transfer you to a hotel with Fan  or air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your Assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to our office in Kumasi.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days for the volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

Program 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)
Education Requirements
Math,English ,science, Painting &Drawing, Music & Dance,Social Studies etc at univerisity and High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This role is suitable for a flexible, mature, caring, motivated and self-directed person.
A teaching qualification is not required but volunteers need to be much confident.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO).

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Airport pickup Upon Arrival, accommodation,  food, utility bills included in the fees. Hotel bills upon Arrival in the Night, Samba Africa T- Shirt 👚,Transportation to Volunteer Final Destination,



Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with fan rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation

The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. Its advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet.  Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.

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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 550
5 weeks
$ 688
6 weeks
$ 825
7 weeks
$ 963
11 weeks
$ 1,513
19 weeks
$ 2,613
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,875
Average fees
$ 138 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.
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 Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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