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Teacher for IT & Computer Skills

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Computer skills are increasingly desirable in Ghana, where rising tourism is creating more jobs and contributing to a rapidly developing economy.

About the Program

In order to achieve its goal of becoming a developed country by 2029, Ghana needs to strengthen and upskill its workforce for the future; join the uVolunteer IT and Computer Education Project to equip high school students with the basic ICT skills necessary to make a positive contribution to Ghana’s growing economy and secure a bright future for themselves.

Computer skills are increasingly desirable in Ghana, where rising tourism is creating more jobs and contributing to a rapidly developing economy. With your help, disadvantaged high school children in Ghana can pick up simple ICT knowledge like basic computer functionality and experience with programs like Microsoft Office, improving their skill set and enhancing their employability. Share your skills and encourage students to fulfill their own potential.

We try to solve these simple yet expensive issues for public high schools by providing them with volunteers, international students for whom using a computer is second nature.

Who will you be working with?

Volunteers will be working along side the IT teacher the school helping teach the curriculum of the school and working with practical assignment with small groups of students. 

Do the volunteers have to bring special equipment?

No, there's no need to bring any special equipment but we would recommend you bring your laptop. 

Your Role as a Volunteer

As an IT and computer education volunteer in Ghana, you’ll support high school children in their educational development. Teaching basic skills like computer functionality, typing and use of simple programs like Microsoft Office, you’ll help students realize their potential and broaden their horizons.

Program Location - Koforidua

Authentic African living Set in a scenic valley at the foot of sacred mountain Obuo Tabri, Koforidua - or Kofftown - is the lively capital of Ghana’s Eastern Region.

Centrally-located within an hour’s drive of the airport and Ghana’s capital city Accra, Koforidua is friendly, laidback and largely free from tourists, offering an authentic cultural experience for visitors volunteering abroad in Ghana.

Koforidua has an array of local attractions, including rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls and bustling local markets.

From Koforidua, you can discover the beaches of Busia, travel out to Lake Volta, explore the Ashanti region and much more.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of your volunteer project, you will be accompanied to your placement by your coordinator and introduced to project.

You will meet the staff of project be given an orientation of the project and you will also be assigned your working assignment and schedule. On this day your coordinator will volunteer with you to help you settle into the project. On the way back home your coordinator will show you how to travel to work and back using public transportation so that you feel comfortable to so the following day.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day looks something like this:

7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer dormitory

7.45 AM Volunteers leave the dorms and travel to their projects by public transport or walking depending on distance to project. 

12.00 PM - 1.00 PM Lengths of lunch breaks are dependent on the project you are placed on. Most volunteers join project staff members at a local restaurant, eat with teachers and students at the school or venture out to explore the local food options.

4.00 PM - 6.00 PM After work volunteers usually return to the dorms and the group explores the local area, go to the gym, goes shopping or sightseeing. This time is free to explore Koforidua.

6.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer dormitory

7.00PM Depending on the day of the week we plan several social activities such soccer, local dance classes, going to church, BBQs, cooking classes, hair weaving or visiting a local spot to relax and people watch. 

Details on Arrival

Our program arrival days are every other Friday, with volunteers arriving at Kotoka International Airport.

Arival Dates - 2017

January 13, 27 - February 10 & 24

March 10 & 24 - April 7 & 21

May 5 & 19 - June 2, 16 & 30

July 14 & 28 - August 11 & 25

September 8 & 22 - October 6 & 20

November 3 & 17 - December 1, 15 & 29

Arrival Dates - 2018

January 12, 26 - February 9 & 23

March 9 & 23 - April 6 & 20

May 4 & 18 - June 1, 15 & 29

July 13 & 27 - August 10 & 24

September 7 & 21 - October 5 & 19

November 2, 16 & 30 - December 14 & 28

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or College of High Education 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 and Thursday from 08:00 - 15:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at uVolunteer are happy to help you.

Contact Project Manager

Free-time activities

Days off - What to do?

With three days off every week, you’ll have plenty of time to explore all that Ghana has to offer. From the sandy beaches along the coast to the architecture and arts of Accra, Ghana is full of unforgettable experiences – make memories to treasure when you volunteer abroad in Ghana.

Most of the uVolunteer projects are located in Koforidua – also known as Kofftown, the capital of the Eastern Region. The city is located centrally just a 45-minute drive from the Ghanaian capital Accra, making it relatively simple to explore in all directions. 

Cape Coast & Elmina

World heritage sites, slave trading posts and shrines

Kokrobite

White-sand beaches, wild water sports and traditional fishing

Accra Arts Center

Authentic African art, handicrafts and haggling

Mole National Park 

Exotic ecosystems and beautiful biodiversity - Cheapest Elephant Safari in Africa

Nzulezu

Freshwater lakes, rich history and water village culture

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$210
/week
$210
/week
4 - 12
weeks
4 - 12
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Included Services

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Services by uVolunteer
  • Dormitory Accommodation
  • 2 Meals Monday to Friday (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Volunteer Project
  • Pre-arrival Information & Support
  • In-Country Orientation (includes City Tour)
  • Daily Local Staff Supervision
  • Social Activities
  • Media Documentation
  • Letter of Completion

 What’s Not Included in Fees - Flight, Visa Costs, Insurance, Transportation, Airport-Pickup

Flights: It is your responsibility to purchase a return flight to your your program destination. The cost of this ticket will vary depending on where you live. We do not book flights for volunteers.

Visa Costs: The majority of our participants do not need a visa to travel to our three program destinations. When you do need a visa, it should cost no more than US$75 and we will provide you with any supporting documentation needed for your visa application but it is your responsibility to apply for the visa.

Travel Insurance: It is mandatory for all volunteers participating on the uVolunteer program to have a travel insurance policy. The cover you choose should cover for things like medical emergencies, travel disruptions, damaged or lost luggage, and the loss of expensive items such as smartphones, laptops and cameras. The cost of your policy will depend of the duration of your trip and the what covered, budget $50 – $95.

Local Transportation: Traveling to your work placement is key to culturally integration, and an important part of your time abroad. Some volunteers will be able to walk to their projects. Those whose projects are not within walking distance will have to take a short local bus ride, or a local taxi ride costing no more than $2 daily. Sometimes project staff may provide volunteers a lift from the dorm to work and back. You should budget for about $2 daily for travel to your placement.

Airport Pick-up & Drop-off: It is your responsibility to travel to your program destination upon arrival. Having volunteers take care of their own pick-up and travel to our program location enables us to offer such a low cost volunteer program fee. Your pre-arrival information will detail the travel options available for arriving to your program destination.

We can arrange airport pick-up for you at cost of $75 per person.

Personal Expenses: During your 4-day working week you should spend no more than $40 weekly for Costa Rica and $20 for Ghana & Thailand. You can spend much more or less depending on your social activities and habits.

Weekend trips & Travel: During your 3-day weekend you will spend most of the money that you will bring on your trip. Budgets for weekend trips should be around US$150 Ghana. These are low figures so budget for more if you plan on doing a lot during the weekends. Because of orientation, you will not be able to travel during your first weekend.

Accommodation

Dormitory Life

Our program is based around our volunteer dormitory (the Dorm). Only volunteers, authorized maintenance personnel and staff are allowed inside. 

The dorm is the central hub of volunteer life and it is used for all social activities during your placement. Dormitory life means ‘group living’ so please come prepared to be living in such an environment. 

Dorm Rooms 

Dorm rooms are to be kept closed at all times, this is your private space within the dormitory. Dorm rooms are single sexed rooms. All rooms are fitted with bunk beds. There may be 2, 4 or 6 volunteers sharing a room. 

We will provide all volunteers with clean bed sheets each week.

Volunteers will have sufficient of storage space in the Dorm for your personal belongings. Some dorm room will have keys other won’t. If the rooms don’t have keys you will be provided with keys to the main entrance. The Dorm is a safe space so feel free to bring any electronic devices that you many need during your trip.

Friends traveling together

If you are traveling with a friend, we will try our best to accommodate you in the same room if possible. Couples can only stay together in the same room if there are no other volunteers in the room; otherwise couples will be placed in individual single sexed room.

Showers

Ghana: Showers are always taken cold in Ghana. You may have to use a bucket to shower, if we have water shortages. 

Note: You will need to bring a towel, shower gel and shampoo for your showers.

Kitchen usage

The Dorm has a kitchen that is available for volunteers to use to cook food. Volunteers who decide to cook should only use their food and not that of other volunteers and you should always immediately wash-up after using the kitchen. Private storage space is provided for each volunteer to store food in the kitchen. You may use the kitchen to prepare you lunches.

Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner (Monday to Friday) will be served daily at the dorms. The food will be local cuisine and can be made to suit all dietary needs. If you do not inform us of any dietary needs during your application, we may not be able to cater for you on arrival.  

Weekend Meals: Most weekends volunteers travel around their program destination and will cater for their own accommodation and food.

Lunch

We DO NOT provide lunch for volunteers. Some projects may provide you with lunch, but do not count on this as we have no control over this and project policy can change any day. Please bring a budget for your meals at lunchtime. You can use this time as the perfect opportunity to try out the local lunch options available close to your project. 

Budget: Local lunch at a local restaurant: $6

Budget: 1.5 liter bottle of water: $0.80

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$840.00
5 weeks
$1,050.00
6 weeks
$1,260.00
7 weeks
$1,470.00
8 weeks
$1,680.00
9 weeks
$1,890.00
10 weeks
$2,100.00
11 weeks
$2,310.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,520.00
Average fees
$210.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Koforidua/Ghana between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. uVolunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 uVolunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Ghana

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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
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ghana and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ghana.
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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