Tanf Ghana

Teacher In Rural Schools

Accra, Ghana show on map

Non-profit | Tanf Ghana

Work in Ghana to provide impoverished, orphaned and street children in one of partner schools (Any subject of your preferred choice).

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

If you are interested in the education sector you could work as assistant teacher at one of our partner schools. You will be able to teach any of the classes and any subject, so it would be good if you could indicate your preference when applying so that you can be allocated to something that interests you most. To become a volunteer teacher you do not need to be a professional teacher and will have no problem teaching if you have just finished secondary school. The children are all very excited and curious. They want to find out more about the volunteer and their home country. By providing them with an overview of life at home, you are expanding their world awareness. In addition, volunteers reaffirm the value of education and motivate the students to concentrate on it. In addition, volunteers are a great assistance to the teachers that often have to teach the students for many different subjects and for the entire day. They can also share their teaching ideas with the teachers and show them how schools are run elsewhere.

Typical day

Wake up around 7.00 am, bath, breakfast. Start work at 8.00 am in assigned institution. Work as your schedule provides. Lunch at around 12 noon at the workplace or a nearby restaurant. Return to work until 3.00 pm. 
The number of working hours ranges from 3 to 4 hours per day; (optional) though the schedule is flexible to suit the volunteer. After working hours, the volunteer plans how he/she uses the remainder of the day. The volunteer can help with other community projects, including first aid training, planning health programs , or sports, games with the school children, or just relax and enjoy some free time. At about 6.00 pm supper is served, warm friendship from colleagues at work and town folk to keep you company and show you around and immerse into Ghanaian culture. Ghanaian's are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. 

The volunteer may also wish to spend their free time with other international volunteers in the area.
Weekends are for your free time. We will be more than happy to show you around the local area or visit places such as the beach, the capital city, Cape Coast Castle, National Park etc. You may also wish to travel independently or with other volunteers to different parts of Ghana or other neighboring countries.

Details on Arrival

We pick volunteers from the airport and drive them to our volunteers house, which is located 30 minutes driver from the international airport. We accept volunteers anytime of the year. Before volunteers arrive in Ghana, we send them a volunteer handbook which contains information they require to prepare for their time volunteering with us.

Free-time activities

The volunteer may also wish to spend their free time with other international volunteers in the area.
Weekends are for your free time. we will be more than happy to show you around the local area or visit places such as the beach, the capital city, Cape Coast Castle, National Park etc. You may also wish to travel independently or with other volunteers to different parts of Ghana or other neighboring countries.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
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.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
English, Maths, science,ICT etc at High school level level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
teaching, healthcare, childcare, administration, social media, fundraising, blogging, sports etc
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 12:30

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Tanf Ghana (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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Tanf Ghana

Pre-Departure Handbook (Details on everything you need to know about your arrival to Ghana), Airport transfers from Accra airport (Pick Up and Drop Off), Rent and Accommodation throughout your stay,Breakfast and Supper throughout your stay, Utility bills (extra Electricity, Water and Gas) Compensation to host family,Orientation transportation and tours (first three days of arrival to familiarize yourself with the community you serve) Day Tour to the capital city,Accra (seeing the major sights)

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Volunteer will be picked up from the airport to their placement.

Accommodation

We have two options, Host family and volunteer house that has flush toilets and bath in most of the towns. In the rural areas, you will have to manage with a pit toilet & bath.You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, If you are living in the volunteer house, you will be sharing a room with other volunteers with the same sex. The volunteer house often has up to ten volunteers, so it can be quite fun as you know you room mate.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast lunch and supper, Vegetarian food available

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)
$ 650
5 weeks
$ 780
9 weeks
$ 1,300
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,050
Average fees
$ 142 /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. Tanf Ghana 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 Tanf Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Accra, BOX CT 9853 Cantonment

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