Program posted by: DREAM GHANA FOUNDATION - Internship and Volunteering Abroad Programs
Posted on: July 27, 2012
This is a program for students and organized groups wanting to study Ghanaian
language and culture. The program teaches a Ghanaian languages most "Twi" ( a predominant language spoken by about 80% of the 22 million Ghanaian ) and some Ghanaian local drumming and dancing lessons.
When you come on the program, you will be introduced and thought about the history, the people, the culture, the language and more especially the local drumming and dancing, which has it own meaning and explanation. You will have the opportunity to travel other rural parts of Ghana, also see tourist attraction areas and the way of life of the people in those areas. If you wish to teach basic English or Mathematics in a primary school or assist in an orphanage as additional activity we would easily arrange for your involvement.
The program is based in Accra and it offers the participant opportunity to explore the richness of Ghana's arts and crafts- wood carvings, drum making, weaving and a range of African artifacts. This opportunity is also suitable or available for;
Tourists Career Breakers Student travelers Researchers etc
Visit our website for more information on this placement opportunity.
OUR SAFETY MEASURES. Your well being while volunteering with us is our priority we make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinator will provide whatever support you may need at every step along the way and making necessary contacts on your behalf, including an in-depth volunteer handbook and in-country informational materials and regular visits as required by participants. Program Managers also provide extensive telephone support from enrollment to departure.
Arrival Orientation Our always available program Directors will coordinate a city orientation and tour at the beginning of each program to familiarize volunteers with their new surroundings and host family.
During the orientation process, program Directors will take you through reviews about health and safety information as well as cultural customs.
We operate programs in carefully chosen areas that offer a safe environment for the volunteer. Although Ghana is a very peaceful country we take great strides to ensure the safety of our volunteers.
Our staff are always available to assist you with any personal, in-country support and our volunteers are registered at their embassy or consulate, in other for the volunteer to stay informed about news and local happenings. Our host family are carefully researched and chosen.
Hospitals & Doctors If you require medical attention, our Directors will take you to an accra base Hospital which is popular with foreigners and provides a reasonably good standard of health care. It is about 30 minutes drive from your host family.
The accommodation we provide are HOME-STAY arrangements. The families who host our volunteers are couples with or without children, joint families, single parents. Our friendly host family housing consists of a comfortable house in a safe, conveniently-located neighborhood, Clean, fenced. Lodging arrangements always have basic amenities like modern toilet facility and running water (including hot water where appropriate). Volunteers will have a room for him or her self with a comfortable bed and a fan. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) which are prepared daily and served by the host family when ever you are at home. The meals are traditional, but very nutritious by Ghanaian standard. If you wish to arrange your own food due to special dietary restrictions or preferences, then discuss it with DREAM GHANA ahead of time. Utility bills are taken care of by the host family.
THE PROGRAM IS $600 F0R THE FIRST 1 WEEK TO 3 WEEKS, EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK IS $150
What is included in your program fee;
Airport transfers ( Pick up and Drop of )
All accommodation ( Home Stay )
Your meals and Utility bills
Orientation (everything you need to know about Ghana or Africa)
Country and Emergency Support
Location of Programs: Various locations in Accra and other parts of Ghana
Arrival Airport: Kotoka international airport, Accra (airport code ACC)
Working Hours: Flexible; Monday to Friday approximately 30 hours per week, all other times are free
Getting to the project: Dependent on location, 30 minutes to 1 hour multi-people taxi ride or commercial bus transporter (budget approximately US $10 per week)