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Dream Africa Care Foundation

Maths and English Teacher in Local Fishing Village

Accra, Ghana

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 smoking 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 organizing free classes for them aimed to teach 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. We have started a community school for the children in the village and a evening tutoring to help the children with their home works since 98% of the adult population in the fishing village cant read and write.

Volunteering in our community schools with limited resources provides an engaging environment for educating children and teenagers. Your ideas, your energy, and your presence are exciting for students and invigorating for the teachers and parents. The students are full of curiosity about the world around them and they welcome your perspective, you will also serve or be seen as a positive role models to students, You will be place in one of our community schools where you can choose to teach a class on your own or assist a local teacher till you are confident or ready to teach solo.

You can choose to teach pre-schools (age 1 to 6-years), primary(age 7 to 11), junior high or senior high school. You may also be involved in creative projects and non-classroom based activities which help create a stimulating learning environment. All our community schools are very understaffed this is a common phenomenon in both rural and urban areas of Ghana, hence the need to recruit and place volunteers in communities where there are simply insufficient teachers to cater for the number of children. You will be effectively placed in rural and urban communities where you will teach solo and assist the few teachers available to teach basic causes like English, Mathematics, Science, creative art, drama, music, and Computer, from per-schools(1-year to 6-year), primary(7-year to 12-years), junior high or senior high schools.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to the following below:

  • Prepare lesson notes
  • Organize learning materials
  • Develop a teaching method
  • Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and demonstrations
  • Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and supervisor
  • Access the performance of the students through work assignments, etc
  • Organize recreational games with students 

You will receive assistance from us regarding the lesson plans and teaching curriculum. There will be a Teaching Guide book to assist you in your daily work with the children. You can bring along teaching materials and new teaching ideas, picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs. Classes are generally in session five days a week from 8am to 1:30pm for the morning school and 5pm to 7pm for the evening tutoring. You can choose to teach only in the community in the morning or the evening tutoring or do both.

We will also like to have you to help teach children in our orphanage how to read and write, this is optional if you have free time from the community school and you want to help out at our orphanage your participation will really benefit the children you work with, while gaining valuable skills yourself.

Typical day

The projects starts at 8am in the morning, you will teach your own class or assist a local teacher. You and the other volunteers with the assistants of our project coordinators Prepare lesson notes, Organize learning materials Develop a teaching method, Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and demonstrations, Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and supervisor, Access the performance of the students through work assignments, Organize recreational games with students. You will teach at the school in the morning and help the children in the fishing village with their home work at the fishing village in the evening.

Details on Arrival

Our projects run throughout the year so you can volunteer with us any time that is suitable for you. Our minimum volunteering period is two weeks and the maximum of one year. You need to send us your application at least three weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa and guide you throughout the process.

Free-time activities

VOLUNTEER GET THE WEEKENDS OFF TO GO ON TRIPS AND EXPLORE GHANA; Ghana has so much to offer 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. Volunteers who come to Ghana experience these even more fully by getting an insider's understanding of the country. Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore. We have a lot of projects all over Ghana so you can choose to volunteer in the capital city Accra or in the Ghanaian country side. 

Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. You will improve your transferable skills such as team-working, presentation and communication. Above all, this is an unrivaled opportunity to gain an insight into a completely different culture and way of life. Our projects are not all about work, volunteers get opportunities to explore this beautiful part of West Africa. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and Nzulezo Stilt Village are all within few hours from the community you will be staying in, Ghana offers an array of varying cultures and landscapes including national parks and stunning rain-forests

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date. Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
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 08:30 - 14:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Dream Africa Care Foundation are happy to help you.

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We are a local NGO with limited financial resources, as a volunteer you have to buy your own flight ticket to Ghana and traveling insurance.

The only cost involve in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay a flat rate of $350 each for a month or two weeks stay. This means if you are staying one month or two weeks you pay the same amount of  $350)

The only cost involve in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay a flat rate of $350 each for one month or two weeks. (This means if you are staying one month or two weeks you pay the same amount $350) , this cost covers your three meals a day, accommodation, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff. ,laundry, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home.

Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. 30% of the money you are paying for food goes to feeding and educating the children in our orphanages.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

After you have book your flight let me know your arrival date, time, flight name and flight number so that we can send our driver to pick you up at the airport.
The airport is 35 minutes drive from our Accra volunteer house. Our driver will pick you up from the airport. . There is only one international airport in Ghana call Kotoka international airport or Accra international airport so you will be flying into this airport. Our driver will pick you up from the airport whatever time or day you arrive at the airport.

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 and volunteer region. Our volunteer houses and local host family homes are located in very safe areas in Ghana. 
We have volunteer coordinators, who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way. The volunteer house you will be staying is very close to the beach, art craft center and the market so there is always a lot to do.

Dorm Room Guest Family Youth Hostel
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
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)
$350.00
5 weeks
$434.00
6 weeks
$517.00
7 weeks
$601.00
11 weeks
$936.00
19 weeks
$1,605.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,200.00
Average fees
$86.00/week

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 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 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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