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Dream Africa Care Foundation

Teaching And Childcare Supporter

You can either teach preschool or the primary school. But you can also work as a care giver in the nursery and crèche

Ghana is a country of dramatic change and optimism, which is reflected in the schools in which we work. Though they are often over-crowded, understaffed and under-funded, a real enthusiasm and a hope for the future seem to permeate through the students. 

It is going to be hard to maintain this as more and more skilled teachers continue to leave for EUROPE and AMERICA in search of lucrative teaching contract, because of this we welcome any assistance from volunteers to teach basic causes like English, French, Computer, Mathematics or Science from pre-schools, primary, junior high or senior high schools. 

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.   

You don’t need qualification to be part of our teaching project just basic knowledge of the subjects, you can volunteer for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of 12months.

Your contribution will go a long way to make a difference in a Child's life. You don’t even need to speak the local language where you are volunteering. The program is open to all volunteers whether you are on a gap year, at university or wanting a career break. All we require is a good standard of spoken English.

You will find a warm welcome awaits you from our students. Assisting teachers in schools with limited resources provides an engaging environment for educating children and teenagers. Your ideas, your energy, and your presence are exciting for students and invigorating for the teachers and parents. The students are full of curiosity about the world around them and they welcome your perspective, you will also serve or be seen as a positive role models to students.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

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. 

You can assist the teachers in the primary school and implement extra classes. The topics are Maths, English, Science, Social Studies, Creative Arts and  ICT. You may also be involved in creative projects and non-classroom based activities, which help create a stimulating learning environment.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You should be able to deal with a great bunch of kids in a small place. A calm character and stress resistance will be an advantage.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 12:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Dream Africa Care Foundation are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

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.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$86
/week
$86
/week
4 - 50
weeks
4 - 50
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation
As a volunteer you pay a monthly or weekly fee. This covers accommodation, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff.
The fee also covers your food, housekeeping, laundry service, drinking water and unlimited wireless internet access.
Airport Pickup at Kotoka

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.

Accommodation

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.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

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.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$350.00
5 weeks
$434.00
6 weeks
$517.00
7 weeks
$601.00
11 weeks
$936.00
19 weeks
$1,605.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,200.00
Average fees
$86.00/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. Dream Africa Care Foundation 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 Dream Africa Care Foundation 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?
Old Fadama (agbogbloshie), Accra, Ghana zoom="6"

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