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Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Language Course & Culture Experience

Samba Africa invites you to come on an unforgettable trip to the land rich in history, culture and tradition.

About Us

SAVO-Ghana is one of the fastest growing volunteer organizations in Ghana. We are dedicated to give meaningful and affordable volunteer programs across Ghana.Samba Africa Voluntary Organization has demonstrated its ability to develop and permanently institute long-term solutions to pressing orphanage issues and health problems in the country, the true way of assisting people.

Project Aims

Samba Africa Voluntary Organizations aim is to succeed in sustainable advances in health care as well as in the orphanage homes by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance.

Volunteer in Ghana

Akwaaba means welcome to Ghana the land of gold, and the gateway and heart of West Africa! Ghana's history started almost 2000 years - mainly trade in gold, salt, kola nuts and ivory existed among Ghanaian’s and sub African states, this brought Europeans to the shores of Africa and to the country formerly called Gold Coast.


Samba Africa Voluntary Organization invites you to come on an unforgettable trip to the land rich in history, culture and tradition. Meet Ghanaians - noted for their warmth, hospitality and friendliness. This Program takes place in Kumasi, a historical city of the Ashanti Kingdom of gold during the first 2-weeks of your arrival in Ghana.

About the Program

Volunteers will experience sites steeped in history and bustling markets with exquisite arts and crafts.
Sambas cultural immersion project offers many volunteers the opportunities to explore the villages and experience the cultural attractions assisting them to obtain knowledge of facts about the local culture and customs.

Participants will also get to know an ancient way of cooking / preparing meals, palm wine tapping, farming with a local host family, joining a community durbar, weaving of the colorful / popular kente cloth. Volunteers will be taking through trip sessions to the nearby villages. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization encourages all volunteers to apply for this project alongside their chosen projects in Ghana. This project would be supervised by a well trained SAVO staff.

You are encouraged to bring out issues, discuss and gather as much information as possible

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Program lineup!


7 -14:00
First week (Twi lessons) Volunteers would be taking through a week of Ghanaian language (Twi) lessons with a professional Twi teacher. Lessons included: History of Ashanti’s kingdom (golden stool), and Ghana. Ghanaian local names and dates of birth Social and common words used in daily activities.

DAY 1
Orientation
Welcome to SAVO-Ghana. Major facts about Ghana and the projects, host family, culture and profile of the region and necessary health precautions.

DAY 2
Class Begins
The of manner of Ghanaian greetings, conditions, age, introduce and identify people; phrases qualify and quantify people and objects, numbers etc. Visit the market and interact with the local community in free time.

DAY 3.
Class Continues
Colours, Weather, feelings, family, making request and commands with informal future tense, training, shopping and bargaining.

DAY 4
Class Continues                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


DAY 5
Sight Seeing
A visit to the historic attraction centers, Ashanti palace museum, military museum, craft shop and principal streets o etc.

DAY 6
Class Continue 
Parts of the body, physical expressions, etc

DAY 7
Closing
Closing of Ghanaian language and culture program.

SECOND WEEK (VILLAGE STAYS) Volunteers would be transferred to a local historical village of Bonwire. During the village stay, volunteers would be staying with a local host family where they would have the advantages of practicising their language lessons with host families while observing the rural village life of Ghanaians and Africans.

Details on Arrival

The Program is available from January to December. You are welcome to join us all year!

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic 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 07:00 - 14:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

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 neighborhood.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
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Contact & Reservation
$131
/week
$131
/week
2 - 50
weeks
2 - 50
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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The program fee covers
Airport pickup upon arrival.
Accommodation and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
Transportation to project site first day.
Accommodation and meals in Accra prior to departure.
Drop-off at airport on departure day.
Accommodation, Utilities,Meals - Breakfast, lunch and super
Letter of recommendation

Airport Pickup at Kotoka

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAAV) 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).

Accommodation

The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. Its advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

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. or volunteer can choose to eat local foods.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$400.00
3 weeks
$500.00
4 weeks
$600.00
5 weeks
$700.00
9 weeks
$1,100.00
17 weeks
$1,900.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$3,100.00
Average fees
$131.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ghana. Please check the visa regulations for Ghana.
Travel Seasons
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Living Costs
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Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Kotoka (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Ghana while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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