Make a REAL difference in Ghana with Education Support Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of children in Kumasi City and the general rural Ashanti Region. Volunteers may choose if they want to work in the city or in a rural area. Whichever location and school the volunteer is placed in, they will assist in a range of subjects, including mathematics, science, geography, social sciences, history, business education, art and music, as well as English. The teaching takes place in nursery, primary and secondary schools where volunteers initially either shadow or teach under the supervision of a local teacher. Once acquainted with the school and the curriculum, volunteers in Ghana will be given the chance to teach independently. Volunteers’ level of involvement within the classroom can be tailored to suit their skills and interests. A willingness to share and an ability to be proactive is important and will make volunteers a valuable addition to any classroom. With a decent education, these children will have a greater chance of employment and a better life.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide an education to children in Kumasi City or in the rural Ashanti region
- Improve the future prospects of the children in these areas
- Show compassion and provide assistance to vulnerable children
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!