You can either teach preschool or the primary school. But you can also work as a care giver in the nursery and crèche
Future First Academy is a school for the the kids of the Kayayeis, located at old fadama (agbogbloshie).
These kayayeis are group of ladies who mostly work in big markets by carrying other people’s items for a fee. The ladies mostly come from the north of Ghana to Accra for greener pastures. These ladies come to Accra without anybody in mind to settle with. Some sleep on the streets, in front of stores, markets among others as a result they end up pregnant and give birth without any help. They do not have any family to assist them and as a result of this they had to carry their children at their backs the entire day while working. The less privileged group consists of both, children of the single mothers (kayayeis) and children of families in the community who face similar problems.
The school has a pre school and a primary class. The pre-school includes creche, nursery and kindargarten whiles the primary starts from class 2 to class 5.
As a volunteer you will either help out in the creche, nursery or kindergarten. But you can also assist the teachers in the primary school and implement extra classes. The topics are Maths, English, Sciens, Social Studies, Creative Arts and ICT.
Ghana has so much to offer to 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.
The DACF management organizes several trips to discover Ghana’s culture, nature and most relaxing places.
Our driver and a staff member will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the place where you will stay. You will visit the project together with other experienced volunteers on the next workday.
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, where you will be living with around 16 other volunteers from all over the world. We have four bedrooms with two bunk beds each and two shared bathrooms. The volunteer house is located in a very safe area in Ghana.
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.