The Mighty Roar

Teaching Assistant in Local School

Busua, Ghana show on map

Help teach underprivileged children where you will leave each day with a real sense of achievement.

You will play an important role in supporting the local teachers and providing a different way on how the children can learn. Use some of your creative flair and imagination to provide exciting and interactive lessons where the children are extremely excited to see you and very eager to learn. There is no better way of being greeted by the smiling children running over and hugging you!

Although education is a high priority in Ghana, many schools face severe overcrowding and are hugely underfunded and understaffed. Not only this, but an overall weak infrastructure and a lack of educational materials further hamper any efforts.

It is very common in Ghana for the teaching practices to be largely repetitive and limited, which often results in the children memorising the information without actually understanding it.

You will be assisting the local teachers where you will have the opportunity to plan and lead your own classes. Your role is to create and deliver a more interactive and exciting approach to teaching, to get the children to engage.

Creating lessons that are fun and introducing some new activities really helps to enrich the education the children receive and improves their levels of literacy, numeracy and communication.

You’ll be teaching all of the core subjects including English and maths along with communication skills and basic hygiene. You will also get to introduce new extra-curricular activities, including arts and crafts, singing, dancing, games and sports!

Typical day

We currently work with 2 schools in the local community with the main government school having over 300 children with around 35-40 children per class. You will be typically volunteering from Monday to Friday from 8am to 2:30pm where you will be teaching children from the age of 4 all the way up to 16.

There is also the opportunity to create and assist in a community after school programme where you can continue the fun and enhance the children’s learning even more.

During your time on this amazing programme you can expect to help with the following:

  • Assisting the local teacher with planning and delivering lessons
  • Once familiar with the teaching system and style, you will have the chance to run your own classes
  • Organising and managing outdoor recreational games
  • Planning and designing creative activities
  • Assisting staff with various tasks around the centre
  • Teaching the children basic life skills and health management
  • Participate in our community after school programme
  • Go on special outings to the beach and conduct lessons outside of the normal environment

It is important to understand that discipline and teaching styles can be quite different to those in the UK.

Details on Arrival

You should arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra (ACC) on your selected start date, being the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to the nearby accommodation for you to settle in.

Free-time activities

You can spend your free time relaxing on the beach, learning to surf, watching the sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs or watching the sun go down at one of the small beach bars. You can also head further afield and visit the famous Cape Coast, Elimina, Kakum National Park or Dixcove!
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Safari/Zoo

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School 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, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (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.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Fees include accommodation, meals, airport pickup and a registration fee of $180

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

You should arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra (ACC) on your selected start date, being the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to the nearby accommodation for you to settle in.

The programme ends on a Saturday of your final week and you should depart the accommodation on this day. Our local team will be happy to help organise any onward journeys or book transport back to the airport.

Accommodation
You will be sleeping with up to 1 other person within your spacious bedroom with nice comfy beds, a basic en-suite bathroom, mosquito nets and a ceiling fan. Volunteers can come together in one of the communal areas and play some card games, although everyone chooses to spend their time on the beach – and why wouldn’t you!
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

All meals are provided at the volunteer house or in the local restaurant and are included within the programme fee. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and you can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Oats, sandwiches, tea, coffee
Lunch – Rice, fish, vegetables, fruits
Dinner – Rice, banku, fufu

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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)
$750.00
5 weeks
$843.00
6 weeks
$935.00
7 weeks
$1,028.00
9 weeks
$1,213.00
11 weeks
$1,398.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,600.00
Average fees
$148.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Busua/Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar 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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Busua, House Number BU79/01P

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