VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IN GHANA

Published

09/07/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Kasoa off Nyanyano Rd, opposite 1st pacific gas filling station
Walantu South H/No 48/1
Kasoa
CENTRAL REGION
+233
Ghana

Description

Are you looking for a place where your services are needed the most? Do you love to read with children?. Then this is the best place for you

Gadrage Aid Foundation International (GAFI) is running a project to promote reading among young students in and around Kasoa, Ghana from now till December.


Problem Analysis


The trend of academic performance in Ghanaian public schools has been a major worry to government and corporate entities.

Available statistics indicate that about 75% of the pupils who sit for BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination-Equivalent to 9th Grade) score below average. This is obviously a very disturbing situation. This problem has been attributed to the inability to read as well as comprehend English.

The responsibility falls on us all to secure for this young generation a future of hope.

Gadrage Aid Foundation International (GAFI) welcomes volunteers across the globe to help instill a love of and competence in basic reading and writing skills in primary age school children.

ADVANTAGES FOR VOLUNTEERS OR INTERNS ON EDUCATION PROJECT

GAFI's Interns and Volunteers get the opportunity to further their knowledge about education in Ghana. Furthermore, through this READ WIDE (Education) internship/volunteering program in Ghana, you will have a chance to develop your understanding of the educational system of Ghana, its challenges and how to collaborate with stakeholders to help solve them in order to have impact in the communities to achieve the goal of improved academic performance.

If you would like to Intern or volunteer with READ WIDE and gain valuable working experience in Ghana, then this is the right place and program for you!

Responsibilities:

Working with GAFI staff, Volunteers and Interns will be collaborating with leadership at local public schools to develop and implement programs that enhance literacy in young children. These programs will be delivered in both large and small groups settings.

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

info@gadrageaid.org
http://www.gadrageaid.org/volunteer-application-form/

You must be 18 years or over at the start of the program.

children between the ages of 15 and 17 are welcome to serve as peer mentors, but will have to come in groups with a leader who is 18 and above.

You must be able to speak English.

You must at least have a high school education if you want to perform formal teaching activities to the local communities.

Once you're ready, this is how the planning process goes:

1. Apply by sending your Cv or resume through info@gadrageaid.org or gadrage@gmail.com

2. GAFI will review your application and respond to you within 24 - 48 hours.

3. Once you're sure of your plans, secure your spot by making an advance payment of not less than 10% your fee

4. Your GAFI Project Manager will help you prepare for your trip.


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