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Play and Learn Foundation

After School Teacher

Accra, Ghana

The organization is based in Ghana and provides help and guidance for underprivileged children in Ghana by providing educational opportunities through play.

Teaching at the Play and Learn Foundation 

Play and Learn Foundation seeks to engage children who don’t have access to a quality education. The Foundation seeks to help  both boys and girls gain access to a  good education through the after school program. A normal session at Play and Learn will entail an academic session with volunteers from universities both national and international, communities, companies, NGOs and sympathisers. The educational curriculum  includes reading and analytical skills, creative writing, english, mathematics, science and other areas relevant to their studies in school. Mentoring, guidance and career counselling programs to also help the kids find out their expertise in order to follow their dreams. Hence Play and Learn will give these boys and girls the opportunities to thrive and survive in the harsh conditions presented to them through no fault of theirs.

Social Networking

Cultural and educational tours are organised for the kids to expose them to parts of their country they never knew they existed. The aim of the Foundation is to socialise these children with all walks of life both professionally and culturally through trips, fun fares and inter school football tournaments. This social networking will also help expose the kids and help create friendships that will aid in their development.

Other Tasks
Lastly, volunteers with extra skills and experiences can help with other administrative work. These includes writing of grant proposals, presentations of the Play and Learn project to Corporate Companies, International Organisations,Philanthropists and other Ngo’s for sponsorships,partnerships and donations, organisation of events to create awareness about the organisation and also fun stuff for the children to enjoy and other specific projects. 

Typical day

Play and Learn Foundation believes that a strong basic education and the development of  soft skills, not necessarily taught in Ghanaian basic schools, will empower children from deprived communities to become leaders and relevant to the country as a whole.

Hence activities scheduled are all geared towards achieving these objectives. Volunteer teachers have three days in the week (Usually Mondays,Tuesdays and Fridays)to meet the designated kids they are supposed to tutor after school from 3pm to 5.30pm. Every semester has a curriculum in English, Math and Science that they are to follow. Learning takes place usually in an open space which is usually the football field. This is to create a different learning environment since they have been in school more than half of the day.

Learning activities are supposed to be fun sessions, where lessons are taught through games,debates,creative and innovative activities that triggers brainstorming,curiosity and critical thinking within the children. The children trickle down from their homes and are usually all seated and ready to learn by 3.15pm. Volunteers are however given the independence to come up with their own unique ways of delivering their planned lessons. Also, the ratio of children to each teacher ranges from 1:5 to 1: 8. This allows the volunteer teacher to get to know the strength,weaknesses and uniqueness of each kid.

At the end of each volunteering period, the teachers are required to write a paper on their experience with the organization and the children, the pros,cons and suggestions that will help in making the organization more successful in its service delivery.

Free-time activities

Ghana is a beautiful country with very hospitable people and filled with so much adventure. There are a lot of fun activities and these are as follows.

Travelling and Sightseeing: Ghana has ten regions and each region is unique in its culture and attractions. The Central region is historical with the Castles and forts used during the slave trade, it has beautiful beaches and it is home of the Kakum national park which is home for nature lovers.

The Western region is also home of so many beautiful beaches like Busua beach and cape three points. It is also the home of the village on silts at Nzuelezu.

The Volta region is naturally beautiful in terms of landscape and vegetation. It has the monkey’s sanctuary, the Wli waterfalls and hiking of the tallest mountain in Ghana which is Mt. Afadjato.

The Eastern region is the home of the Koforidua bead market which has a lot of handmade beads, artifats and crafts.

The Ashanti region is the home is the Ashanti King and his Palace is a big tourist attraction. Volunteers can also visit the Bonwire market and learn the origin of Kente weaving and even learn how to weave. The region also has the largest market in the West-African Region called the Kejetia market.

The Northern region has the Mole national park where volunteers can go see elephants.

All these trips can be taken during weekends when volunteers have some free time and depending on the time of the month every region has festivals that they celebrate in which a lot of cultural celebrations are showcased.

Other Activities: However, after work in Accra there are various that one can enjoy ranging from varieties of restaurants, jazz and live band music, Salsa, Bars, night clubs, reggae nights at the beaches,bowling ,go cart racing. Ghanaians love nightlife and there are always varieties of events all year long. The people in general are happy, love music, dancing and always want to have a good no matter where they find themselves.


Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, Math and Science at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 - 18:00

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Any questions? Just ask. We at Play and Learn Foundation are happy to help you.

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Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

We will pick up volunteers from the airport and send them to arranged accommodation facilities.

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. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.
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