Summer Camp Fun in Accra!
from £845 GBP
to £1395 GBP
Work on a summmer camp in Ghana, turn their school holidays into an enjoyable learning experience at a Travellers Summer Camp that is free for the children.
Children in Ghana have school holidays during from the beginning of August until the middle of September. Unfortunately many of the children are come from poor families and have little scope to entertain themselves during the Summer holiday.
So if you've got nothing planned, and you have anything from a couple a weeks or longer free in the summer, why not come to Ghana and have fun with the kids!
This is a special Summer project which Travellers is setting up to give the kids some something to do during the holidays that will be fun for them and won't cost them a penny. The idea is to keep them entertained and perhaps teach them some skills at the same time.What you'll gain from doing this Project:
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
The Summer Fun School will take place in the grounds of one of the local schools in Kwabenya and will be for children from all around the area, including other schools in the community. Kwabenya is a small town/suburb about forty minutes drive outside Accra city centre and a place where many of our teaching volunteers are based.What's included...
One of the obvious activities will be sports - as many varied sports as possible - plus various other children's activities, such as:
- Any ball games, like Football, Cricket, Basketball, Rounders or Netball
- Frisbee games
- Dancing - Ghanaians love to dance, so putting together a dance concert or dance competition would be fun
- Drama - Informal Drama productions is another activity that can be initiated - and all kids love play-acting!
- Music - teaching them to sing, to play an instrument and perhaps to put together a concert to be performed at the end of the holidays
- Magic tricks, juggling or circus-type activities
- Simple games like hopscotch, skipping, hula-hoops.
- Arts and Crafts
- Any creative activities, like face painting
- Reading from story books
- Or anything else your imagination can dream up that will amuse the children.
Plus the kids will be learning to use English at the same time, so they'll not only have fun, they'll also benefit from the activity. These activities will also benefit the children by improving their team-work skills, social interaction and building their confidence. You may work for only a few hours a day, or you may find that you want to devote more time to the children.
You will be left very much to your own devices, therefore being creative is very much a must. You may work with large or small groups of children, so you need to be diverse and organised, but you are encouraged to utilise any skills or passions you have, whether these are playing sport, music, drama or just games. You’ll be rewarded by how much fun the children will have!Accommodation:
Accommodation will vary, depending on your work location. You may live in comfortable guest house accommodation, but you will most likely live with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside.
Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave Ghana and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family. Sometimes members of their Ghanaian family have even gone to visit them in their home country.
Food will be local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
You can easily combine the Summer Camp Project with a Teaching, Sports or Work Experience placement.
All the time
This placement would suit:
People who want to make a real difference to the well-being of children and who want first-hand experience of real African culture. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a love of children and good dose of enthusiasm!
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“I am having an amazing time. Aloy (Aloysius is Travellers Ghanaian Manager) and the principal, Mr Banini, have really supported us and helped with anything they can. We are all building up a really good relationship with the kids so even though it’s hard, the teaching is also really good fun. This morning as I walked down the last stretch of road to school a group of children from the summer camp saw me and ran towards me shouting my name at the tops of their voices. They all grabbed me and gave me a huge hug in the middle of the street - it was a great feeling and put a smile on my face for hours!!”
~ by Jennie Elliott
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.