Empowerment of Women

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Punti Salienti

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+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
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!


We also include local/cultural activities once a week for up to 8 weeks!

These activities may include: 

  • Participate in a cultural food exchange
  • Join an evening of West African dance and drumming 
  • Learn to make Ghanaian fruit smoothies
  • Trek up Kokrobite Mountain
  • Learn to surf on Kokrobite Beach
  • Enjoy a Ghanaian fish BBQ on the beach 
  • Learn the history of the transatlantic slave trade
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Coast


Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

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 lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

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.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

2022

  • 08 Jan 2022
  • 22 Jan 2022
  • 05 Feb 2022
  • 19 Feb 2022
  • 05 Mar 2022
  • 19 Mar 2022
  • 02 Apr 2022
  • 16 Apr 2022
  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 14 May 2022
  • 28 May 2022
  • 11 Jun 2022
  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 09 Jul 2022
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • 06 Aug 2022
  • 20 Aug 2022
  • 03 Sep 2022
  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 01 Oct 2022
  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 29 Oct 2022
  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 26 Nov 2022
  • 10 Dec 2022
2023
  • 07 Jan 2023
  • 21 Jan 2023
  • 04 Feb 2023
  • 18 Feb 2023
  • 04 Mar 2023
  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 01 Apr 2023
  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 29 Apr 2023
  • 13 May 2023
  • 27 May 2023
  • 10 Jun 2023
  • 24 Jun 2023
  • 08 Jul 2023
  • 22 Jul 2023
  • 05 Aug 2023
  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 02 Sep 2023
  • 16 Sep 2023
  • 30 Sep 2023
  • 14 Oct 2023
  • 28 Oct 2023
  • 11 Nov 2023
  • 25 Nov 2023
  • 09 Dec 2023

Availability
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Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1.954
2 weeks
$2.290
4 weeks
$3.018
6 weeks
$3.802
8 weeks
$4.418
10 weeks
$5.146
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5.874
Average fees
$1.222 /week

L'organizzazione fa pagare i suoi compensi in EUR. La tabella dei prezzi in USD è soggetta a fluttuazioni valutarie. GVI vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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.

Perché prenotare con Volunteer World

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Opzione Flex
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Vi rimborsiamo le spese se GVI annulla il vostro viaggio
Supporto & Mediazione
Ti copriamo le spalle, qualunque cosa accada
I nostri servizi sono gratuiti!
Tutti i costi del programma sono addebitati direttamente da GVI.

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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.

$1091/week

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