NKA Foundation

Teaching Fellow

Kumasi, Ghana show on map

Teach in rural Ghana. Experience teaching at a local school.You will get the unique opportunity to get to know the culture, the people and much more.

About Us

The NKA Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the United States. NKA exists to serve undeserved communities. We do this by creating project sites where individuals, groups and institutions can interact with the undeserved communities to build cultural bridges for knowledge and skills transfer. NKA projects promote volunteerism, especially through  the use of arts and design. NKA projects are developed and managed by volunteers dotted all over the globe.


Project Aim

NKA Foundation has the aim of building cultural bridges between Africa and the rest of the world. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Rural Ghana needs you. 98 percent of adults in Abetenim are unable to read or write due to  the poor education infrastructure. The focus is on basic education of the younger generation. We want to achieve that in the next 10 to 15 years, the youth of today will be educated adult leaders in the community, who will in turn influence the upcoming generation. Take the Challenge. Be our volunteer!

Nursery, primary and junior secondary school placements are available. Volunteers are needed to teach one or two of the following school subjects

  • English 
  • Maths 
  • French 
  • Computers
  • Sciences
  • Social studies 
  • Arts and craft 
  • Music
  • Sports
The volunteer can also get involved in designing teaching aids and working with teachers to introduce new learning techniques to improve learning outcomes among students. You will get to shadow a local teacher before leading your own lessons in the classroom or in the community library.  
 
What should you bring?

If you are motivated about changing lives of those growing up in poverty through education and innovative learning techniques, then this is the program for you. NKA Foundation program is open to university students, gap year persons, working professionals, retirees and mission trips. Learn by discovering what resources the community already has and by mobilizing those assets to meet the education needs in the rural school.  

Typical day

There is no typical day in Ghana. As a volunteer at a local school you will experience everyday a new day.

Details on Arrival

The program is available from December to January. Volunteers are welcome all year!

Free-time activities

Immerse in the local culture and lifestyle. Live and work among the local people. Take part in some of the social events in the everyday life of the community, such as weddings, naming ceremonies, community labor, burial celebrations, meetings and gain new skills.

Go on an expedition to observe and photograph wildlife or waterfalls. There will be opportunities for day-trips to experience any of the regional attractions, lush forest hikes or mountain climbing as well as guided tours to explore the nearby villages.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
Motivational Letter
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, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 14:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by NKA Foundation.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
NKA Foundation (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 NKA Foundation

Accommodation and food (lunch and dinner) for the duration of your stay.

Accommodation

It's a guesthouse at the arts village, which is less than a quarter of a mile from the school. Both the arts village and the school are in the village of Abetenim. The accommodation consists of one dormitory building that has a kitchen, and 8 cottage buildings for our guests. Most of the bathrooms are shared. Two of the cottages have a kitchen for self-catering. So, providing vegetarian options are possible. You can buy cabbage, lettuces, carrot, rice, beans and fruits in the local market.

Dorm Room Bungalow
Food & Beverages

There is also a Kitchen building that is for cooperative kitchen, where lunch&dinner can be prepared for international volunteers by our local cook. Our menu consists of both local meals and interntational foods. By cooperative kitchen, we imply that some of our international participants are encouraged to get involved in the planning, shopping and preparing of the dinner in line with their national cuisine. It has been more of a dinner party, a time to come together to sample national cuisine.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kumasi Airport (KMS) in Kumasi. 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)
$640.00
5 weeks
$800.00
6 weeks
$960.00
7 weeks
$1,120.00
9 weeks
$1,440.00
11 weeks
$1,760.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,840.00
Average fees
$160.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. NKA Foundation 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.
Reservation

The social project site is open in Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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