Teaching Fellow

Teach in rural Ghana. Nursery, primary and junior secondary school placements are available. You will experience the culture, the people and much more

Rural Ghana needs you. 98 percent of adults in Abetenim are unable to read or write due to poor education infrastructure. The focus is on basic education of the younger generation in view 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, etc. 
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.   

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. Our 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 mobilising those assets to meet the education needs in the rural school.  Students can use the opportunity for internship, personal research or thesis. 

Teaching Fellow Abetenim students in the local library Classoom in Abetenim M/A Primary School It's hammock time! Workshop by M.A.M.O.T.H Association, France Kukor Community Library at Abetenim by Solterre Volunteer Accommodation, build by M.A.M.O.T.H. A A heap of palm fruits Kejetia Market, our weekly trip into Kumasi Abetenim students in a computer class Hiking to distillery that produces local gin Rammed earth workshop by Raumgeschichten e.V. The Mud House by an architect from the UK Volunteer Accommodation, design by Angeles Hevia A hiking trip Abetenim students, photo by Mirela Fiorese A Wedding Ceremony at Abetenim Arts Village Abetenim students in an art class Volunteer accommodation built by Two+Three Team Classoom in Abetenim M/A Primary School Nkabom House  by Anna Webster

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
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

Any questions? Just ask. We at NKA Foundation are happy to help you.

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 waterfall. 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.



What's included?
Accommodation and food (lunch and dinner) for the duration of your stay.

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.

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 shared. Two of the cottages have a kitchen for self-catering. So, provide vegetarian options are possible. You can buy cabbage, lettus, 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
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 NKA 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.
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?

The nearest airport is Kumasi (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.
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.
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Abetenim Arts Village, Abetenim, Ejisu-Juaben Municipal, Ashanti Region, Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana
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