Empowerment of Women

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High­lights

Become part of a team working on developing sustainable empowerment initiatives
Experience the Ghanaian culture and see some historical sights
Gain practical experience needed for a career in social impact
Opportunity to complete online courses endorsed by the University of Richmond in the United States
Upon completion earn a professional reference
Travel to Ghana to increase awareness of gendered approaches to health & wellbeing. Work on improving computer literacy and English skills of local women and girls. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Join an international team of students working on projects to empower local women in Ghana. The focus is on enhancing vocational skills (IT, English or commercial catering) as well as providing workshops on healthcare, confidence building and gender equality. 


As a participant you could get involved in hosting workshops and training sessions with various themes which may include but are not limited to: menstrual health and fitness, women’s rights, English and computer skills.

By providing this support and educational sessions, local women and girls become empowered to make determined choices, improve quality of life and importantly improve contribution to economic and social development. 


All activities aim to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #1 No Poverty, #5 Gender Equality, #10 Reduced Inequalities. 


This program includes an optional Community Development online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.


Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.


Estimated Schedule:

6-10am: Early morning survey

12pm: Lunch

1pm - 4pm: Afternoon survey

6pm: Dinner

9pm: Bed Time/Night survey




Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.


These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Kakum National Park 

  • Elmina

  • Cape Coast Festival 

  • National Museum and centre for cultural research 

  • Bojo Beach 

  • Makola Market 

  • Fort San Antonio

  • Mole National Park 

  • Whitewashed Castle


The possibilities are endless!


Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Negative PCR test
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills required. All training is provided online 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
Airport pickups are provided from Kotoka Airport within a specified time period. 
Accommodation

Facilities may be more basic than you are accustomed to please travel with an open mind and a willingness to adapt to local conditions. Participants will live in a home and share rooms with other participants.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Meals are included and participants will take it in turns to cook meals for the group. Dietary requirements can be catered for. There is a local supermarket for snacks.

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 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

2021

  • 17 Apr 2021
  • 01 May 2021
  • 15 May 2021
  • 29 May 2021
  • 12 Jun 2021
  • 26 Jun 2021
  • 10 Jul 2021
  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 07 Aug 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 04 Sep 2021
  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 02 Oct 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 27 Nov 2021
  • 11 Dec 2021
  • 25 Dec 2021

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1,806
2 weeks
$2,056
4 weeks
$2,681
6 weeks
$3,556
8 weeks
$4,244
10 weeks
$4,931
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5,619
Average fees
$1,137 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI 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 GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Empowerment of Women

Travel to Ghana to increase awareness of gendered approaches to health & wellbeing. Work on improving computer literacy and English skills of local women and girls.

$910/week

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