Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Global-Cultural Solution
Posted on: July 3, 2013
We implement football/soccer as a main sports program. Share your passion for football with African children from deprived backgrounds. Working in communities, you will help them to develop their soccer skills. The level of talent existing in Ghana was highlighted by the country's presence in the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany and quarter finalist in the 2010 World Cup hosted on African Soil for the first time in South Africa. You will have the opportunity to help harness and develop that talent!
The program is organized in partnership with a local soccer academy in the Eastern Region of Ghana. During the program, you will have the opportunity to take part in the following activities which include assisting the academy only coach in football classes through skill development, coordination skills, game preparation and training drills, help in the organization of training sessions and competitions, give advice and lessons on football tactics, provide advice on health issues and requirements, take part in competition football camps and local tournaments, and optional teaching within the academy or local schools.
The goal of this project is to primarily develop football (soccer) in Ghana, and discover lots of talents in rural communities, especially at the soccer academy.
In addition to each program comes an attractive package which includes the following;
This program is all about training sessions. It is divided into three (3) daily sessions. The first and third sessions are on the football/training pitch while the third session is the classroom work duties (optional). The first training session starts from 6:30am to 8am. Breakfast follows soon afterwards. Classroom work or second session starts immediately at 9am in the school premises in the village till 2:30pm; lunch is at 1pm. The afternoon/third session starts at 3:30 for about 3 hours. Dinner is at around 7pm. Weekends are for friendly or competitive games. Games are mostly played between 2pm and 5:30pm, but trips can still be organized!
GCS mostly provide both on-site and host family accommodation for volunteers. Accommodation will sometimes be in shared rooms with typically no more than 4 to a room. Volunteers will have access to electricity, bathroom with shower and flushing toilet. Most projects are walking distance from the accommodation which will help minimize transport cost. Volunteers are placed with screened Host Families; this is to make sure the family is healthy and do not have any communicable kind of disease dangerous to volunteers' health. Placements are very flexible with your individuals/groups preferences and requests.
Know before you go:
Visitors to Ghana are expected to acquire a valid Passport and a Visa. All passports must be valid for at least six months on arrival in Ghana. GCS provide support for volunteer visa applications including references being required by Ghana Embassies abroad. Contacts and addresses of Ghana High Commissions will be provided including a Letter of Support. It is recommended and required of a volunteer to visit a health center in their home country for yellow fever and other health related vaccination, and also request malaria prevention drugs.
GCS Staff will guide you through every process in your preparation for the trip in our pre-departure welcome information pack in newsletter formats. The newsletters are contained in ten (10) different formats with varied information.
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