Support the Livelihood of Women

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opgericht in 2006
AFAWI
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Coördinator | Marlene
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High­lights

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 in our LivelihoodProject, which focuses on empowering women in Ghana through provision of loans, saving accounts, business training. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
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 Livelihood Project focuses on empowering women in need in Ghana, with the overall aim of making them financially independent and giving them and their family the chance to rise above the poverty line. As women play an important role in the economical sector, but often are dependent on the income of their husbands or other family members, our project supports their creation of a new business or their expansion of an existing one (e.g. selling of water, fruits).  The project is thereby scheduled in three phases:

  1.  All women are required to take trainings and workshops.​ The workshops will go through basic business skills, finance, management and health care (incl. family planing). The health aspect is very important bearing in mind the crucial role of a women in the well being of the whole family, which therefore is directly linked to her work ability. During the sessions, the women will further have the chance to connect with others and share their ideas.
  2. In a second step, women are then provided capital in the form of small loans with very low interest rates, for investing it in a new business or expand an existing one.  
  3. Thirdly daily savings accounts are made available (locally known as “susu”) to encourage further saving for the future. Many women do not have access to bank accounts because of the accompanying costs and the long distance to bank offices. AFAWI therefore provides a chance to create a saving account through a personal collection of the saved money by our staff at the womens home or workplace. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

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, or help in the preparation and conducting of the workshops (phase 1 of the project). 
On other days, the volunteers will go out in the rural areas for the field work, accompanied by our staff. In this project this means helping with the recollection of the provided loans or further savings (Phase 2 and 3 of the project).
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.). 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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. 

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Paardrijden

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
CV
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
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.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag en donderdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door AFAWI
AFAWI is not charging for the volunteer program itself. However, if you chose to stay in our accommodation facilities (which is recommended but not mandatory), the fees are 150,00 EUR per week, including: 


  • Air port pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation 
  • Lunch (during workdays)
  • Electricity and running water
  • WIFI during working hours
  • Transportation to Project site
  • Registration Fee (100 EUR)
  • Project Contribution for selected Project  (100 EUR)

 


Afhaal aan de luchthaven op 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. 
Accomodatie
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. 
Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

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. 

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Ghana.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Ghana biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Ghana dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Ghana.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

There is no specific start date for our volunteers, but we encourage you to start at the beginning of a month! 

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$570
8 weken
$1.596
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$8.778
Gemiddelde kosten
$230 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. AFAWI zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door AFAWI gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als AFAWI jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door AFAWI

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Support the Livelihood of Women

We are looking for volunteers to help in our LivelihoodProject, which focuses on empowering women in Ghana through provision of loans, saving accounts, business training.

$202/week

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