Teaching Assistant

One of Child Survival Aid Ghana’s primary goals is to promote all varieties of volunteering through cultural exchange.

Child Survival Aid Ghana is a registered non-profit organization that is dedicated to assisting underprivileged children in rural communities to achieve their full potential with the assistance and support they need in education. The volunteer/internship programmes is designed for students from Colleges, High Schools and Universities all over the world the unique opportunity to participate in our projects and programs to gain working experience in their field or future career.

Teaching Assistance: Are you ready to use your teaching skills to improve education for children around the communities through an immense volunteer service-teaching project? You can do so much more than just teach English on this project; you will be working side-by-side with your students, sharing perspectives and encouraging cultural understanding. As an English teacher you will also be exposing your students to one of the world’s most spoken languages. Students range in age from primary school age to the elderly – but no matter who sits in your classroom, teaching English is bound to be an extraordinarily fulfilling experience. There are many rural schools that require volunteer. As a volunteer you will help to empower school children by giving them the skills they need for their future and to make their voice heard.

Volunteers will have opportunities to assist with teaching in the following areas: 

Pre-School (2-5 year old)

Primary School (6-11 year old)

Junior High School (12-14 year old)

Teaching basic computer skills, in both school and community classes.

Helping children with reading and choosing books.

Subjects range from language and literacy, English, Mathematics, French, Science, Computer Skills, Environmental Studies and Physical development and many others to creative activities such as music and art. This program does not include a training process, therefore the volunteer is expected to be able to conduct classes independently or assist teachers in the classroom.

Additionally, teaching volunteers may involve other educational projects such as organizing quiz competitions amongst other schools and improving reading habits among school children.

A teaching qualification is not required but volunteers must have the passion, confidence and willingness to teach. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of under-privileged children like orphans. The projects offer you a great way to experience the Ghanaian way of life and intercultural exchange.

Opportunities in teaching: –English instruction in the world is spotty at best, so volunteering to teach English will provide young students with a supplement to what they learn in school and will give people who never took English courses the opportunity to learn the language. It is also an excellent opportunity to give those living in low-income communities a chance to broaden their horizons and have access to the language that fuels the global community.

Skills needed to teach: – If you are thinking about volunteering to teach and have no teaching experience, don’t worry! The teaching placements are flexible – from tutoring students to teaching an entire class.

Your role and responsibilities:- Volunteers can teach any subjects like English, Math, or Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools and engage themselves in the following activities:-

  • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science to students whose age are between
  • 2 -10 in primary schools and 11-16 in junior secondary schools
  • Read literature and improve the low comprehension level and poor pronunciation of students
  • Provide theoretical and practical assistance and aid the teachers
  • Your will assist teachers in English lessons and other academic subjects, teaching will focus on improving conversation and their grammar skills.
  • Daily interaction with the students and encouraging them to speak English in their daily discussion

Benefits to the volunteer

 Volunteers will benefit in the following ways:

  • Improve on your social and technical skills transferable to any business environment.
  • Develop interpersonal, team building and practical problem solving skills through their interactions with the disadvantaged.
  • Explore career opportunities since you will be gaining hand-on work experience needed to take up international assignment.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Volunteers can teach any subjects like English, Math, or Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools and engage themselves in the following activities:

  • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science to students whose age are between

2 -10 in primary schools and 11-16 in junior secondary schools

  • Read literature and improve the low comprehension level and poor pronunciation of students
  • Provide theoretical and practical assistance and aid the teachers
  • Your will assist teachers in English lessons and other academic subjects, teaching will focus on improving conversation and their grammar skills.
  • Daily interaction with the students and encouraging them to speak English in their daily discussion

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Maths, English, ICT, Science, French and others at University, Colleges, High schools and others level
Required Documents
Volunteer are required to send CV to us.
Other Skills
There are no specific qualifications needed to teach volunteers but strong work ethic, ability to work independently or as a team, and willingness to follow direction; and good interpersonal skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 14:00

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Free-time activities

During the free time, volunteers have spare time they have opportunity to explore other parts of their local town to socialize with the community people. Long weekends can be taken to travel to visit tourist attractions like Mole national Park, Larabanga ancient Mosque, Kintampo waterfalls, Paga crocodile Ponds and the ancient Slave Camps. On the weekends volunteers also take a trip to Cape Coast to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle. If volunteers wish to volunteer over the weekends they can join local teams and visit other orphanages (or other children helping organizations) to spend time simply playing with and entertaining the children.

Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
The fee includes:
Host family / Hostel accommodation during your project
Three times daily local and continental meal
24/7 support from Child Survival Aid Ghana
Certificate of Appreciation/ letter of recommendation after completion
Free SIM card on local mobile telecom network
Air port pick up






































































What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.
Airport Pickup

We arrange for pick up from the Kotoka International Airport Accra. It is important that we receive arrival information (airline, flight number, date and time of arrival) at least two weeks ahead of the date

Accommodation

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteer and Child Survival Aid Ghana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst Child Survival Aid Ghana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Host families are responsible for providing the volunteer breakfast, lunch and dinner all days. In some instances, due to the distance between project site and home, volunteers go along with a lunch pack. The foods served are mainly continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. local foods are served alongside and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$820
5 weeks
$1025
6 weeks
$1230
7 weeks
$1435
12 weeks
$2460
20 weeks
$4100
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10250

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. Child Survival Aid Ghana will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$205/week
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 Child Survival Aid Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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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.
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P.O. Box TN 1661 Teshie-Nungua Estate, Accra Ghana, West Africa, 233 Accra, Ghana