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.
About the Program
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
Samba Africa Voluntary Organizations Orphanage in Ghana 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.
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, volunteers in the 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.
The program is available from January to December. You are welcome to join us all year!
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.
Schools in Ghana are currently struggling with overcrowded classes, lack of learning materials, Teaching clasrooms as well as lack of skilled teachers
Samba Africa offers positions to work in public health, working towards better access and health awareness in several communities in Ghana.
Farming project is designed for those volunteers who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and don’t mind getting their hands dirty
Health is also one of the fundamental needs of a human. come and lets us make changes in Ghanas health sector.
The green environment invites you to join a volunteer program in forest conservation; This project is specially designed to suits volunteers.
Samba Africa invites you to come on an unforgettable trip to the land rich in history, culture and tradition.