The Sports program is for those volunteers who are interested in physical activity.
Share your passion for football with Ghanaian children from deprived backgrounds. Working in communities, you will help them to develop their sporting skills. The level of talent existing in Ghana was highlighted by the country’s presence in the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. Notwithstanding that alone, Ghana again took home a bronze medal (came 3rd) when it’s hosted the 26th African Cup of Nations in 2008.
Indeed, sporting activities in terms of soccer/football is gradually been understood by most populace in the country. You will have the opportunity to help harness and develop that talent! The organization runs the program in collaboration with soccer clubs (divisions 1&2 and colts), schools, colleges.
Work with children from various deprived backgrounds, including orphans, street children and children with disabilities. Help by developing their football talent and offering them care, support and education. The Football Volunteer(s) Program operates in mainly the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. During your program, you will have the opportunity to take part in the following program activities:
Assist coaches in football classes through skill development, coordination skills, game preparation and training drills.
In your spare hours each day you will also have the fantastic opportunity to teach within local schools in area placed. The schools will vary in their facilities, but generally consist of a few classrooms with wooden desks and a blackboard, so there are loads of opportunities for you to be creative in your role and make the lessons memorable for the children!
Accra has developed a fairly western social scene in the recent years, mainly because of the large expatriate community in the city. On Friday night, singing karaoke in the champs sports bar at the Paloma Hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back into Europe. And this has its place-after a month living in the village, a cocktail and some fluent English conversation can be just what you need.
There are some great deal of bars in Accra with much more feel, and much more opportunity to interact with Ghanaians, one popular place with volunteers is ’By well’ at the southern end of Osu Oxford street, where the house band plays every Thursday evening. Cape coast also has good bars, ‘Oasis’ on the beach near the Castle is popular and sometimes has impressive live drumming and dancing shows.
Spot bars are usually relatively inexpensive, and the sorts of places local people to for their beer after work. Learning some Twi or Ewe and some Ga from the locals as the sun goes down and sip an ice-cold star or club beer can be a great and very cheap evening out. Labadi beach is also a place where volunteers go swimming and horse riding.
Ghana being a safari destination for tourists, our program has established links to various destinations for our volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to visit the famous Kakum canopy walk, Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary, Wli water falls, Cape Coast castle and the Mole national park.
You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at VolunteerMatch Ghana homestay.
Volunteers will be staying with VolunteerMatch Ghana Homestay. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteers. By staying with a VMG Homestay you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions.
VolunteerMatch Ghana strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VMG manages everything for you.