Womens Economic Empowerment & Vocational Training

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

Contribute towards sustainable women’s empowerment initiatives in Ghana.
Explore Ghanaian culture and discover West Africa's hidden, historical gems.
Meet participants from across the world, developing your cross cultural skills.
Develop your confidence, teamwork, leadership and leadership skills.
Explore the decaying slave forts found along the Cape Coast
Assist Ghanaian women to gain freedom of choice, financial independence, and access to employment opportunities through vocational and skills-related training.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Across Ghana, women have a lower average annual income than men, are less likely to own land or property, and are often expected to manage most childcare and household concerns. Through combined efforts with local partners, you will be working together to provide women with vocational training to improve their financial independence, employment prospects and to boost their confidence and quality of life.

 

On this program, participants will work directly with local women and female students of all ages, via various engaging projects in the traditional fishing communities of. YearOut Africa’s projects in Ghana help these women to learn practical vocational skills, such as IT literacy, English language, business management, curriculum vitae writing, financial planning and more. Participants will assist in delivering practical workshops and ensuring that YearOut Africa helps deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities. 

Based in the lively and enchanting beach-side village of Nungua, Teshie & James Town, your time and efforts will help the women of the community improve their self-determination, increase families’ and communities’ quality of life, and help women to meaningfully contribute towards increasing the general productivity as well as economic and social development of women.

Typical day

First Day: On the first day of the volunteering placement, you will be escorted to the project by our local staff and introduced to the staff at the project you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house or homestay.

8.00 AM Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. Work and hours are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at.

2.00PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel home, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.

6.30 PM Dinner at the volunteer house or homestay.

Free-time activities

YearOut Africa volunteers are in luck as their host country is unique and has a lot to offer. You can get your wildlife fix at Mole National Park, where you’ll glimpse the iconic animals which have made Africa famous. You’ll see 90 species of mammals that make their home there, including elephants, hippos, cheetahs, baboons, and antelope. Kakum National Park boasts a suspension bridge canopy walk, and Wli Waterfall offers great hiking with spectacular views. For water lovers, you will find a number of unspoiled beaches and world-class surfing.

Ghana is steeped in history, its impressive buildings a testament to a sad and tragic heritage tied to the brutal slave trade and architecture buffs will have their fill of a variety of structures. Be sure to visit Cape Coast Castle, an impressive white-washed seaside fort where you can learn about the poor slaves who were held there and then carried away from their homes on great ships.

Volunteers in Ghana will also have the chance to explore a vibrant colorful culture. Bustling markets like Kajetia with its 11,000 stalls, are a great place to meet locals and pick up a variety of goods such as the renowned and beautiful wax print Kente cloth fabrics. Ghana also offers delicious cuisine, and a wealth of restaurants, bars and grills to taste the local fare and experience a little nightlife while you are out and about.

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
Strong support and advocate for NGOs
Should be able to work independently and in teams
Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 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

Airport Pick UP

YearOut Africa’s Coordinator will be at the airport to pick you up; no matter what time you arrive.

 

Accommodation

YearOut Africa provides a decent, clean and safe accommodation for all our volunteers / interns.

Volunteers / interns are accommodated in a volunteer house where they live with other volunteers​. In some locations, volunteers are accommodated at their placement or stay together in a volunteer house alongside a local family.

There are separate rooms for male and female volunteers with shared common room and toilet facilities. Living is basic but the majority of volunteer houses have electricity, while only few have running water.

Power cuts are common in Ghana and most rural houses do not have running water during times of drought. Bedding (pillows and sheets) is provided, however it is recommended that volunteers bring their own towels and mosquito nets (these can also be purchased in Ghana).

You can also purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone to keep connected.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers / interns in Ghana are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Breakfast generally consists of tea and coffee, and a hot breakfast. A typical lunch and dinner can include meat and vegetables with rice or noodles​.​ If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

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

All Year Round

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 22 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,200
7 weeks
$1,400
9 weeks
$1,800
11 weeks
$2,200
22 weeks (max. stay)
$4,400
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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Womens Economic Empowerment & Vocational Training

Assist Ghanaian women to gain freedom of choice, financial independence, and access to employment opportunities through vocational and skills-related training.

$200/week

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