Maths and English Teacher; Fishing Village

A teaching project in a poor neighbourhood in Accra. You can teach your own class. The maintopics are Math and English, the kids are aged from 8 to 16


The Fishing village project is based in Teshie-Fishing Village next to the sea.  Fishing and smooking of fish is the main occupation of the adults of these families. However children of these families are mostly seen roaming about in the community without any schooling. Two young men in the community who were fortunate to have education decided to assist these families who cannot afford to take their children to school by organising free classes for them aimed to teacch them how to read and write. The news about these new free classes quickly spread through the community and children started the classes in their numbers. Dream Africa Care Foundation upon hearing the news decided to support this idea of the young men.  

Dream Africa Care Foundation has been running the project since 2010. The clases take place in the evening. Since some of the children are going to school it is also possible to attend this evening classes. Some children come with their homework for help, others with questions for explanations and the main subjects taught by the volunteers are maths and english.


As a volunteer you will teach in English and Math’s. The lessons are taking place from Monday to Thursday in the afternoon. A class usually consists of 5 to 30 people.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
17 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High school level
Other Skills
Everyone has some unique, personal skills which can be contributed.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 16:30 - 18:00

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Free-time activities

Ghana has so much to offer to volunteers, with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit.

The DACF management organizes several trips to discover Ghana’s culture, nature and most relaxing places.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding

Services

What's included?
As a volunteer you pay a monthly or weekly fee. This covers accommodation, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff.
The fee also covers your food, housekeeping, laundry service, drinking water and unlimited wireless internet access.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Our driver and a staff member will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the place where you will stay. You will visit the project together with other experienced volunteers on the next workday.

Accommodation

You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house. It depends on the location where you want to be placed. Our main location is the volunteer house in Accra, where you will be living with around 16 other volunteers from all over the world. We have four bedrooms with two bunk beds each and two shared bathrooms. The volunteer house is located in a very safe area in Ghana.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteers. We will prepare special food for you, if you have to follow a special diet. The food is mostly western, but we also offer local dishes to our volunteers. If you are placed in a host family you might have more local dishes.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$350
5 weeks
$434
6 weeks
$517
7 weeks
$601
12 weeks
$1020
20 weeks
$1689
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4200

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Dream Africa Care Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$86/week
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 Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Budgeting
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Airport
The nearest airport is Kotoka (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
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