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Teaching and Community Development

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Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana

SEDARVP GHANA


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Teaching and Community Development

On this essential education program, volunteers are placed in a school in Ghana which has

high levels of staff shortages as a result of limited funding and inadequate resourcing. These

schools are also usually attended by orphaned and underprivileged children. For these

reasons, volunteer teachers in Ghana are desperately needed here. The teaching which

volunteers in Ghana undertake varies and can cover one or more of a wide range of

academic subjects, as well as practical vocational skills. These skills help

students to improve their career prospects. Volunteers play an invaluable role in teaching

children and supporting their educational needs, helping them to increase their chances of

higher levels of education, and thus the chance for future employment and a brighter future.

Volunteers can plan and teach lessons in subjects including English, Math, Science,

Physical Education, Health, HIV awareness and any other subjects that the volunteer has

knowledge and interest in. Volunteers can also plan fun activities and sports programs for

recess times and after schools. As a volunteer in this project you will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, depending on your interests and abilities. These volunteer opportunities do not require

specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for

short and long-term placements, throughout the year. Volunteers certainly get an incredible

life experience from participating in our placement program. Upon arrival, most volunteers

test all projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.

The first days of their placement will be orientation and adjustment to Ghanaian culture. After this initial period, your placement work will begin. The type of work you are involved in will

depend on your interests, skills, level of experience, as well as your comfort level. Youth sports lessons are in high demand and volunteers with coaching or athletics skills are welcome!

 

Goals of this Project:

 

 Provide English language skills and teach other subjects to vulnerable children in Tamale

 

 Teach and interact with marginalized children in Africa

 Improve the future prospects of this impoverished children, and

help them to break the poverty cycle

 Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures

 

 

How You Can Help

 

 

Volunteers play an important role in helping improve the education of the impoverished

children in Ghana. They will give back by sharing their knowledge and helping children

achieve their goals, while also gaining the chance to learn so much about the children and

our Ghanaian way of life. As well as helping by teaching the curriculum, volunteers will also assist at some schools with the development of sustainable projects such as gardens, farming and

water sanitation projects. Volunteers are more than welcome to help with these or develop

their own projects along with local staff and students. Volunteers will be assigned to the

schools that need volunteers the most at the time of their placement. This promises to be a

very beneficial program for both volunteers and the wonderful children in the school.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following

tasks

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 Teaching English and other subjects to children attending the school

 Assisting teachers and volunteers in classes

 Teach subjects the volunteer has an interest in (i.e. sport, music, art)

 Create games in English for the students and spend time playing with students

 Help on sustainability-related projects, or the ones volunteers devise

 

On this essential education program, volunteers are placed in a school in Ghana which has

high levels of staff shortages as a result of limited funding and inadequate resourcing. These

schools are also usually attended by orphaned and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Tamale, Northern Region, GH

How to Apply

Phones:. On arrival local SIM card has to be purchased at $1 in order to aid

Communication in the country with local networks. One will need 2 passport size photos and

a copy of your passport in order to activate the local SIM cards. Local internet cafes are also available where by a volunteer can walk in with your laptop and buy 2 hours’ time code of Wi-Fi which is 1 $ for two hours in some places.

 

Wi-Fi: This is not available volunteer home. You can also purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone to stay connected always.

 

ATM (cash machines): various local banking systems have cash machines distributed in

Various towns. However local mobile banking systems (mobile money) are also in place to

aid where cash machines are not available especially in the rural areas of placement.

Laundry: This is to be done by the volunteer or the local staff at an extra cost. This

Depends on the quantity usually between $5-$7.

 

Phones:. On arrival local SIM card has to be purchased at $1 in order to aid

Communication in the country with local networks. One will need 2 passport size photos and

a copy of your…

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