True Companion Foundation

Special Needs Teacher

Cape Coast , Ghana show on map

Teaching and assisting children with special needs and helping them to learn career skills

Children are the world, the future of our planet. Quite often, children with special needs are left in the mercy of the bad conditions of society to determine their faith. The ones who are lucky to receive formal education by virtue of their parents financial standing are left idle after school since they do not hold any career skills to make them useful to themselves and the society at large. TrueCorp- Ghana therefore seeks to resolve such challenge by training, educating and assisting children with special needs to read and write, have basic life skills as well as hold career skills that makes the useful in their working age. We believe that getting children with special needs to school is the first stem to changing their view about themselves and the world in general and providing them with the needed support is the right kind of love we can show not them but the world.

Volunteers work with project coordinators and primary school children daily. Other aspect of the programme involves working with youths and household heads of communities. 

The project community is peri-urban fishing communities but the project organisational office is in an urban city. 

Surroundings at work are basically a picture of a poor community. 

Typical day

On a typical day, a volunteers gets to school at 8:30 am and makes necessary preparation for the child with special need under his or her care. The volunteer at 9:00 goes to class to teach the children on the school's curriculum (Maths and English) using interactive teaching method with teaching and learning materials. The class is then splited into section where montisory teaching is practiced: one volunteer, one child. The volunteer assist the child in writing and reading till 12:00 noon break.

Classes resume at 1:00pm where the volunteer moves with the special child to class to learn career skills. School closes at 2:00pm and the volunteer is responsible for making sure that the child under his or her care gets home under pre-arranged procedure between the school, the volunteer and the child's family.

Free-time activities

Visits to Heritage Tourist Sites:

  • Hiking at Eco-Tourist Sites 
  • Canopy Walk way 
  • Weekend Safari Trips
  • Night Clubs and Parties
  • Visit to beaches and resorts

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Math, Environment, Sanitation, Public Health at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Special Children Teaching
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 14:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
True Companion Foundation (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by True Companion Foundation

The following is an expected project expenses: airport pick up and drop off, accommodation on arrival, accommodation at project location, 3 meals, internet and transportation.



Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Would be picked at the arrival terminal and sent to a resting accommodation if a other members of a team are expected to arrive within 24 hours.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in about 5 kilometers away from project school. Accommodation includes Dormitory (Hostel) which is spacious enough for 4 volunteers in a room, camping normally done during tour trips and outreaches in rural areas when a further journey needs to be made, Guest family and guest house.


Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Camping
Food & Beverages

three square meals plus snack is provided. Drinks stored in fridge for volunteers is enough for their stay.

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)
$800.00
8 weeks
$1,500.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,000.00
Average fees
$204.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cape Coast /Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. True Companion 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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Cape Coast , Methodist Diocesan Complex, Cape Coast

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