Volunteer opportunity posted by: ELI
Posted on: March 17, 2013
It is an incredibly rewarding experience to volunteer in an orphanage in Ghana. Over 170,000 children in Ghana have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic alone. Many more children have lost their parents to accidents and other illnesses. ELI works with orphanages throughout Ghana that provide food, shelter, and education to thousands of children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or found living on the street. The children receive basic care but are lacking the attention from adults necessary to thrive. Volunteers will help with the daily activities of the orphanage including feeding the children, leading activities, helping with homework, and other activities. All the school-aged children attend local schools with the neighborhood children. While the older children are at school, volunteers will assist the house mothers with the younger children and chores in the orphanage. The most successful volunteers are flexible and able to adapt the daily activities to the given day--remember each day is different!
Project Duration: This program can last any length of time from two weeks to six months. The typical duration is 6 to 8 weeks.
Program Cost: Costs vary depending on length of stay. Please inquire for specifics
Program Does Not Include:
The volunteer placements are in both rural and urban areas throughout Ghana. Each volunteer is matched with a placement on an individual basis depending on what the volunteer is looking for and the needs of the orphanages. Participants are provided with breakfast and dinner each day with their host family.
Participants must be at least 18 years old or older at the time of their program.
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