The Deaf Teahing Aid Volunteer Program

Published

04/26/2018

Start Date

05/15/2018

End Date

12/20/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Ho
Afede Street
Ho
Volta Region
233
Ghana

Description

Get involved in promoting quality education and self-development among hearing impaired children in our Teaching Aid Program in the Volta region of Ghana. In a country where the topic of disability and special needs is often neglected, more awareness around the issue and action is required. Many people, especially children, live with disabilities and because of it are unfairly disadvantaged and limited with regards to education and educational outcomes. Many are unsure of whether they will get the opportunity to pursue their dream careers or professions. 

 

Help change this reality! With motivation, and support children with disabilities don't have to be unsure of their capabilities. Share your skills, and talents and help support and motivate these young people, and allow them to see their own potential. Whilst contributing to the growth of these children's self-confidence and empowerment, you can also experience more about the vibrant country. Ghana is a wonderful country with a hospitable culture and beautiful people; hopefully by working with some of these children you will be able to learn and experience this whilst leaving your mark and building life-long connections!

Come volunteer in Ghana at a school for the deaf. The school houses 280-320 children from the ages of 6 to 22 years old. Volunteers will assist a local teacher working in various educational institutions, such as a Kindergarten or a junior high school.

Volunteers could teach English, Maths, Integrated Science and Social Studies. There may also be opportunities to teach vocational classes such as practical tailoring, carpentry, catering or shoe & sandal making. If you have special skills or are interested in vocational classes please let us know ahead of time.

 

The school is closed for holidays from April to mid-May; from the end of July through to the first week of September which marks the beginning of a new academic year; and over Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

 

Volunteers will be placed with local host families that are living within walking distance to the school. Although volunteers may choose to take a shared taxi which would cost equivalent to around $0.50 each. 

 

Volunteers are not required to know ASL but knowing ASL will make your volunteer experience exciting since you will be able to communicate with the students easily.


Visit our website to read more: www.nexgenyoutforce.wixsite.com/ngyf

or contact us directly through: next_generation_team@yahoo.com

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

next_generation_team@yahoo.com
https://nexgenyoutforce.wixsite.com/ngyf/get_involved

Volunteers for the Ghana Program must:

 

  • be in general good health
  • be able to tolerate heat
  • be able to speak English fluently
  • obtain a credible police check from your native country as you will be working closely with children
  • be a mature individual
  • be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by an adult.


Volunteers for the Teaching Program must also

 

  • be available to volunteer for a minimum of 1 month

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