Crossover Volunteer Ghana

Childcare assistant and mentor

Adaklu, Ghana show on map
Hopes to help orphans and needed childs in thirteen Adaklu communities attend school. The project will provide uniforms and shoes for 300 orphans This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

 Our Child care programme is focused on addressing the individual needs of the children, offering them love, care and Attention. Many children in Adaklu do not have the opportunity to go to school because one or both of their parents have died. The guardians who care for the orphans already struggle to provide for their own children because they are subsistence farmers. Many times they cannot take on the educational expenses of additional children. The Ghanaian school system requires that children wear uniforms to attend school. The family of the student is responsible for providing the uniform, placing another expense on their already strained resources. As a result many orphans are unable to attend school. This greatly limits their ability to achieve their full potential. Members will obtained a list of orphans and needed in thirteen communities and document their names, class level, and measurements. The orphans who have received uniforms in the past will be guaranteed a uniform. Any new openings in the program will be distributed evenly between the thirteen communities. The community and the chief will determine which orphans have the most need, and they will be added to the program. If the number of new orphans exceeds 300 their names will be put on a waiting list.

Free-time activities

- learning of how to play drums and dance with local People the traditionel dance of Volta Region: Borborbor, Agbadza and Kpanlongo Dance.
- learning of how to cook Ghanian Food with your host family
- learn the local language, called Ewe
- participate and visit local Festivals, as the Yam Festival, Kente Festival
- Volunteers get weekends off allowing them in their ample time to explore attractions in and around the city. Here are some exemples for trips which can be organized:
-> Monkey Village in Tafi Atome (close to Hohoe)
-> Wli Waterfalls, the biggest in West Africa
-> go to different beaches, like Busua, Butre, Cape Coast, Emina Castle
-> trip to Accra, the capital City of Ghana, to see the National Museum, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, lighthouse in Jamestown, Markola market, Art Center, Aburi Garden
-> visit Capa Coast Castle and Emina Castle, acient slaves Castles
-> Kakum National Park, where you can do a canopy walt
Places to visit in your holidays:
-> Mole National Park where you can see elephants, bamboos, antilope, warthog
-> Paga Crocodile Ponds, where you can see how crocodiles will be feed

Swimming
Concert/Music
Hiking
Sports

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers need to be adaptable, flexible and prepared to be at times emotionally challenged. They need to have experience in childcare.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Crossover Volunteer Ghana (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Crossover Volunteer Ghana

Airport Pick-up
Volunteet Orientation
Host family- accommodation and meals
Program development and management
24/ 7 in-country support
Administrative expenses

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

An Airport Pickup Guide (APG) will meet you at the Accra Airport. Please make sure to verify with me the date and time or your flight arrival.

Accommodation

Adaklu. Bed room with a somall hall. Volunteer would have share bath room.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be fed three meals a day including breakfast.
Your meals will typically consist of traditional Ghanian dishes, including rice, beans, maize meal, root, vegetables, fish, meat and Vegetarian meals.







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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$900.00
5 weeks
$1,055.00
6 weeks
$1,210.00
7 weeks
$1,365.00
9 weeks
$1,675.00
11 weeks
$1,985.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,000.00
Average fees
$196.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Adaklu/Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Crossover Volunteer Ghana will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.
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 Crossover Volunteer Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Adaklu, Ho - Adidome Rd, Adaklu

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