Orphanage homes are less care in Ghana and samba have taken this opportunity to help these kids with the help of volunteers assisting the orphans with basic needs.
Samba Africa voluntary Organization (SAVO) welcomes you to Ghana, the land of hospitality, rich culture and traditions.
SAVO is a volunteer driven non-profit NGO based in Kumasi (Ghana) which aims to provide best opportunities for the needy people in under privileged communities through better health, education, and sustainable development.
Our program is based on a collective commitment to support the Goals and thus we defend an integrated approach to sustainable development. That means that our projects not only aim to lift people out of poverty but also:
• Promoting education to reduce illiteracy:
• fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases:
• Helping and creating opportunities for the Orphanages
• promoting culture in West Africa
Orphanage in Ghana (Africa) is a public, religious, fraternal,
philanthropists or a private institution for the care and protection of
children without parents.
Orphanage homes are usually under resourced and staffed. Your assistance is therefore needed in all endeavors of the home including Teaching, cooking, serving food, sports assisting them to bath etc. by volunteering in the orphanage home; you invaluably leave a positive indelible mark in the lives of these children.
Skills, interest as well as the need of the home determine your role in the orphanage home. Volunteers help in the management of the home, teach English, mathematics, science and computer, counsel kids, exchange cultural views, teach hygiene, cooking, feed children, help have their naps and other recreations.
These orphanages work not only to house and feed the children but also to offer the empowering benefits of education and healthcare. The main responsibility of a volunteer at any of the orphanages is to spend time with the children and give them the attention and love they need. Volunteers will organize games and activities for the children and can help teach in the schools associated with the orphanage. Working in an orphanage requires motivation, energy, patience, and resourcefulness
Education is a prominent aspect of working with orphanages in Ghana; therefore, volunteer working in orphanage project will also join school (teaching) during the week from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The typical school day is:
Evenings are fun
times as you organize games, art activities, singing, dancing, helping with
cleaning, cooking, gardening and physical maintenance. and other
creative education and extra-curricular activities. You will be there to
help with homework and encourage their academic progress.
Weekends, are free days to volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighbourhood.
On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).
The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteer and SAVO-Ghana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst SAVO-Ghana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread.
Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet. Lunch; plantain or rice or yam with vegetable stew or similar. Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.