The Creative Arts project is based in schools in Kumasi. The Ghana Education Service have recently included arts as part of the curriculum in the hope to improve the children's creativity. Since this is new to the education system, there is a lack of creative arts teachers and there is a desparate need for volunteers to help staff the project.
Volunteers will assist children to develop their cognitive abilities through creative methods using constructive materials, paints, clay and drawing. They will also help to keep the classroom clean, teach basic English and report on daily activities to local teachers. In addition to creative arts lessons, volunteers can spend time assisting the teachers in other subjects.
This is a great program for creative volunteers as they will have the opportunity to design and implement recreational and educational activities for the children. We encourage volunteers to use their skills and interests to develop fun things for the children to do such as music and dance, arts, crafts and much more.
Volunteers will have a curriculum to follow, however, they are also allowed to teach any creative subject or activity that will benefit the children. Resources are limited so donations from volunteers are greatly appreciated. This is important for those volunteers who are designing activities that might be new and need a lot of materials.