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Nongre C C Foundation

Youth Empowerment Teacher

Africa Western Africa Ghana Bolgatanga, Upper East Region

Engage youth in sustainable livelihood through education and vocational training programs or initiatives.

About the Program

"Youth Empowerment Teacher" is a volunteer initiative set-up (by Nongre Crafts & Culture Foundation) to engage individual(s), organizations, co-operate bodies expertise in harnessing the limited resources coupled with potentials of our rural youths towards economic and social empowerment.

The significants of this program come at a time the world, particular Africa is having to face severe poverty and the lack of hope for many youth that have been left vulnerable to many social vices.With the many potentials in arts and crafts, our foundation has seen the need to involve youth(particularly young girls), individual(s) and organizations in this vibrant economic field with the many handmade products from the rural youth and women.

Basically, we're having to face issues of unemployment, high illiteracy, gender inequality and poor educational systems.Over the years, there have been a number of interventions among these were, introducing a number of the youth into professional tour-guiding within the region, the setting up of a arts and crafts gallery shops, a community center, sponsorship of two youth to further their education in tourism, indulging the youth in technical job e.g Carpentering, electrical engineering, Building construction , youth/women groups(Shea Butter oil production and straw baskets weavers) and more significantly Arts and crafts(Straw basket weaving, bead works, fabrics-Tye/dye production).

Our program is that of a social enterprise. therefore, we appreciate a volunteer that has the expertise to support grow the various economic initiatives we have designed.Volunteer(s) shall work with team of young vibrant youth from the foundation with other from the community that are enlighten and experienced about their surroundings.

We expect a significant support and mutual partnership between volunteers, the foundation and community so at the end of the program our mission and vision is attained. Volunteer(s) will not need special equipment. 

The volunteer should expect to work with youth with diverse talents and potentials.These are potentials worth economic value hence very lucrative avenues that serve as a long term sustainable livelihood. What our foundation expect from volunteers are they should employ useful solutions to a social enterprise like Nongre Crafts And Culture Foundation. Technical know-how or practical solutions should be impacted on the youth to help them imbibe knowledge that will in the long run help them development their society.

There are various roles to be held by volunteer but basically they will teach(Arts and Crafts) in our community school that most of the kids attend. After schooling hours, volunteers will continue work at the foundation center where they shall be task with finding marketable solutions to help promote various artifacts or products from the foundation youth(mostly baskets weavers, beads works, fabric shoes/bags, Shea butter oil production, Youth In Tourism and artifacts).

The Location

Volunteers will work in a very friendly, hospital and open surrounding that will accommodate them and make it easy to communicate and be protected. They shall work in a community center close to their place of living(its about a minute or two and a biking distance of 10-15 minutes to the central town).

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Activities varies from day-to-day. 

They include:

  • Teaching at community Primary school
  • Spend time at the community center
  • Indulge youth in various handwork's
  • Offer administrative support to Team
  • Lobby for organizational support
  • Source reliable ready market for youth products
  • Learn to make various handy works and arts
  • Take part in weekends drumming/dancing

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Social entrepreneurship And Youth development at College, University or retired level
Required Documents
CV and Proof of Education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Fundraising
Marketing
Community Development
Social Enterprising
Women Empowerment
Education
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:30

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

Free-time activities

Hiking on our beautiful land of piled rocks and hills .
Spend time sporting or biking around town.
Private time at residence.
Visit to tourist sites.
Enjoy weekends drumming and dancing.

Learn to weave Straw baskets, Bead work etc


Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Included Services

What's included?

Included:

  • Workshops - As part of the volunteer program, workshops will be organized on various managerial programs to enable volunteers and youth have a deeper knowledge sharing encounter. For this to happen, facilities such Venues, resource person, food and drinks, writings materials etc must be provided
  • Forums
  • Training programs - This entails an in-depth educational training program that is aimed at vocationally empowering youth in arts and crafts.
  • Charity work
  • Foods/Drink
  • Accommodation
  • Tour
    • The volunteer(s) will be given a detailed touring of our region and the country.Opportunity to see various interesting historical sites is a package to give volunteer an unforgettable experience.
  • Transportation within community and township
    • Motorbike
    • Bicycle
    • Taxi 
  • Internet bills
  • Available internet connectivity depends on the mobile service packages therefore cost varies
  • Electricity
    • Electricity is supplied base on pre-paid meter charges


Airport Pickup at Kotoka

From Airport to Guest House
From Guest House to the Bus Terminal
From Bus terminal to Bolgatanga

Accommodation

Single room with a bath/toilet and a kitchen with a porch.

Electricity and Boreholes water available .

Volunteer(s) can live with a host family (Optional).

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

The basis of many Ghanaian dishes is something that looks like a thick porridge or puree. Certain foods that make up the Ghanaian diet vary according to which region of the country people live in. In the north, millet (a type of grain), yams, and corn are eaten most frequently, while the south and west enjoy plantains (similar to bananas), cassava, and cocoyam (a root vegetable).

Fufu is the best known and the most popular type of puree in the south and tuo-zafi mostly popular in the north. Fufu is made from a mix of cooked cassava and plantain, mashing the fufu is an extravagant ritual and hard work. Tuo-zafi is made out of millet flour. Other well known types of puree are kenkey and banku. The later is made from corn. Even rice is something turned into a kind of puree called omo tuo; this dish is considered to be a delicacy. When it comes to soup, foreigners will favour groundnut soup. Other popular dishes are red-red, which is fired plantain with beans, jollof rice (a kind of risotto), and grilled tilapia, a freshwater fish that shouldn’t be overlooked. All of these dishes are usually available in many chop bars (simple Ghanaian eating establishment).

These staple foods are accompanied by thick, well-seasoned stews. Stews come in a variety of flavours, the most popular being okra, fish, bean leaf (or other greens), forowe (a fishy tomato stew), palava sauce (spinach stew with either fish or chicken), and groundnut (peanut), one of the country’s national dishes. The local dishes are eaten without cutlery but with the hand. Food is eaten with the RIGHT hand. There are a number of different types of puree, each with its own name.

In Ghana, food and drink are offered for sale on the street, like roast goats meat, pieces of cleaned sugarcane, roast cobs of corn, coconut, bags and bottles of iced mineral water, oranges and plantain chips. The Ghanaian drink in a spot, an open air bars, usually walled by brightly colored boards. All well-known soft drinks like Fanta, Sprite and Coca Cola are readily available, as are the local beers such as Star, Club, Stone, Castle, milk stout and Guinness. If you want something extra strong, you should try locally prepared drinks, akpeteshie, (local dry gin), distilled palm wine (a real delicacy that’s best when drunk fresh) and pito. The drink favored at local ceremonies and presented to chiefs is schnapps.

SAFETY NOTE: Stay healthy by drinking bottled water or sachets, rather than tap water, and avoiding ice in drinks unless the source is known to be safe water. Bottled water for drinking is readily available throughout Ghana and is recommended. Fresh fruit is readily available. Food that is well cooked and kept hot is safest.

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)
$500.00
8 weeks
$971.00
16 weeks
$1,739.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,000.00
Average fees
$113.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Nongre C C Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Nongre C C Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Bolgatanga, 233 Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana
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