Girls Empowerment

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Support vulnerable women and children in Ghana
Support a local Ghanaian grassroots organization
Get an overall insight into the work of an NGO
Work alongside experienced staff
Discover the beautiful country and culture of Ghana
We are looking for volunteers to help us in our Empowering Girls Project, which focuses on supporting girls in Ghana. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

Alliance for African Women Initiative (AFAWI) constantly ​welcomes volunteers from all over the world, to help our team with the planning, implementation and coordination of our projects. As a grassroots organization we strongly believe in the combination of intercultural exchange and regional social engagement of local employees, bearing in mind the important requirement of cultural and social understanding, when it comes to a sensitive work that is actually affecting other peoples life.

Volunteering with AFAWI will therefore give you a unique chance to learn and experience grassroots development work in a local Ghanaian NGO. You will be working in rural communities alongside our experienced staff and thus ensure equality and dignity for women and children in Ghana and help building the country from the bottom.  


Together we can bring out real positive change! 


The AFAWI Empowering Girls Project goal is to promote bridging the gender gap, in particular through promoting girl students the equal opportunity to education in school. The focus is thereby laid on installation of gender segregated sanitation and handwashing facilities, education on hygiene in general, with special focus on female hygiene (in particular during menstruation) and distribution of reusable sanitary pads and menstrual cups. 

AFAWI’s research found that very few female students were using safe and hygienic menstrual management practices and were often using  only toilet roll or used cloth while menstruating and therefore lacked of basic hygiene practices. Further the topic of menstruation was and still is highly stigmatized in the Ghanaian society, which hinders important education and proper handling of the monthly bleeding and additionally often leads to a feeling of shame, especially amongst young girls. As a result a hiding of the menstruation and a monthly absence in school during this time is often observed. Just to mention one example from 2018, when Ghanaian schoolgirls were banned from crossing a river during their menstruation, meanwhile the girls had to cross the river to reach their school. 

AFAWI therefore started with this project with a combination of installation of sanitation facilities, education and distribution of sanitary pads and menstrual cups. Once the girls were properly educated on hygiene in general and menstruation and supplied with sanitary pads or menstrual cups and further gender segregated washroom facilities were upgraded, the adolescent students were able to safely manage their periods with increased comfort and privacy. As a result, the attendance rate of the girls in school improved.

AFAWI further led workshops for both male and female students to improve the understanding of sexual maturation, contraceptive measures, healthy menstrual management and the issues of HIV/AIDS to provoke open discussion.

Journée Typique

A working day (Mo-Thu) typically starts for our volunteers at 9:00 am at the office. 

As the accommodation for our volunteers is located in the same building as our office space, the way to the work is often very short. 
Depending on the daily task, the volunteers will either work in the office on planning the next project phase (including demand analyses), or help in the organization of the installation of the sanitation facilities or the  preparation and conducting of the educational sessions. 

On other days, the volunteers will go out in the schools for the field work, accompanied by our experienced staff. In this project this means helping with the installation of sanitation facilities, the distribution of menstrual products and the conduction of educational sessions for (female) students.

The daily working routine is thereby very diverse as we are always trying to give our volunteers an overall insight into the work of a NGO. 

We normally have a lunch break together on working days if possible and the day officially ends for our volunteers at 4pm. After that, the volunteers have time to explore the city on their own or take part in our activities  (such as language and cooking classes, games night etc.). 

Activités de Loisir

During your stay with AFAWI you will have the possibility to explore all parts of Accra and the rest of the beautiful country of Ghana. The city thereby has a lot to offer when it comes to cultural activities and also it is located directly at the beach, which gives you the possibility of swimming, surfing etc. in your free time.

Our team will assist you with the planning of your weekend travel options and accompany you if you are interested in. From waterfalls over hiking in the mountains,  beautiful lakes, long coastline and national parks of Ghana - there is a lot to see.

Furthermore we offer other free time activities in our house, including local language and cooking classes, games and karaoke nights. 

Sports Nautiques
Natation
Concert /
Musique
Tourisme
Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Safari /
Zoo
Randonnée
Musée /
Opéra
Des sports
Équitation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau moyen)
Vérification des Antécédents Criminels
nécessaire
Documents Requis
CV
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
We are constantly looking for volunteers to help our experienced staff with the planning, implementation and coordination of our projects. We are therefore looking for individuals having an active interest in gender equality and grassroots sustainable development work, and share our mission and vision.

AFAWI welcomes everybody who seeks to make a real difference in this world and we will adjust the work of each person on their existing qualifications.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi

Services inclus

Services de AFAWI
If you chose to stay in our accommodation facilities the fees of 150 EUR include: 


  • Air port pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation 
  • Electricity and running water
  • WIFI during working hours
Additional Costs: 

  • Project contribution (100 EUR)
  • Registration Fee (100 EUR)
Transfert de l'aéroport Kotoka International Airport
One of our staff members is picking you up with the car at the airport in Accra when you arrive and will also drop you off on your departure day .You will recognize us on the airport with our T-shirt with an AFAWI Logo as well as a sign with your name.  The drive to our house is around 40 minutes. 
Logement
Normally the volunteers stay in our accommodation facility in a shared room with one other person. However the amount of people in one room might be more (or less), depending on the season of the year and the number of volunteers we are receiving. 

The bathroom and kitchen is shared. Cooking equipment is provided in the kitchen area. 

There is an outside and inside eating area. 

The accommodation is mainly self organized by our volunteers, but our staff provides assistance with the general cleaning, as well as the cooking of lunch during working days in the office. 

Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons

The accommodation is mainly self organized by our volunteers, but our staff provides assistance with the general cleaning, as well as the provision of water and cooking of lunch during working days in the office. 

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Kotoka International Airport (ACC) à Accra. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Ghana.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Ghana te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Ghana, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Ghana.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

There is no specific start date for our volunteers, but we encourage you to start at the beginning of a month! 
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 50 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$540
8 sem
$1 512
50 sem (durée max.)
$8 316
Coût moyen
$218 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en EUR. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. AFAWI t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec AFAWI durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
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