Few children in rural Ghana have access to quality education.Many communities lack actual school facilities, as classes are taught under the shade of mango trees. Often, teachers refuse posts in villages that have inadequate classrooms and resources, leaving the eager students with little hope of a career outside of subsistence farming. Even in communities with adequate school facilities, teacher-to-student ratios are upwards of 40:1. ADANU has been successfully placing volunteers interested in teaching English, French, Mathematics, Science, or IT in these communities. It doesn’t matter what level you’d prefer to teach, there are endemic needs from pre-school through senior high. We don’t require formal teaching qualifications, as we know your eagerness, personal expertise and experience will help empower the burgeoning Ghanaian youth. Depending on your teaching experience and comfort level, we can arrange for you to either pair with a local teacher or lead a class on your own. Our local schools are thrilled when international volunteers join their staff, and you’ll be provided with as much lesson plan, curriculum and prep assistance as you’d like! Teaching abroad with ADANU will make a lasting difference in the life of every child you teach—join us in transforming the next generation of Ghana’s best and brightest!.
Whether you’re a professional teacher hoping to temporarily relocate to a classroom across the world or an eager and personable person hoping to make a difference, our Teach Abroad program is right for you. Access to quality education in rural Ghanaian communities is extremely poor; many schools have classes with 45+ students, and there is a serious shortage of teachers in these rural communities. Many professional Ghanaian teachers will refuse to be placed in villages with poor educational infrastructure and a low overall standard of living; these communities are stuck in a cyclical mire of poor resources, inadequate classrooms, too few teachers, and low academic performance. In Abutia Agodeke, one of our most committed and promising communities, there are 6 classes of students and 3 teachers; even the most driven, talented students find it impossible to thrive under these conditions. Zero students in Agodeke passed the entrance exams for senior high school this year; every minute you spend with the students in communities like Abutia Agodeke is time well spent.
There is no standard placement for ADANU teaching volunteers, as some chose to spend one week teaching with us while other prefer to spend a whole semester here. Most of our volunteers who come to Ghana for a Short Term Volunteer Vacation will spend at least a few hours in the classroom, while others prefer to spend their entire week with the students; it’s up to you! While all of our programs are entirely customizable, here is a sample itinerary and program fee.
Length of Stay: 3 Weeks
Accommodations: Three meals per day, homestay in your teaching community
What’s Included: Airport pick-up/drop-off, transportation to/from host community, several day trips to local destinations (Wli Waterfalls, Kente Weavers, Monkey Sanctuary, et al), and Adanu souvenirs .
Our Teaching Abroad program offers both would be teachers and already qualified to offer the time in teaching of mathematics,english and schience in Ghana
Few children in rural Ghana have access to quality education.Many communities lack actual school facilities, as classes are taught under the shade of mango trees. Often…