Work With Pre-School Orphans In Accra
from £1795 GBP
to £7945 GBP
Work in a pre-school in the Kwabenya region of Accra with orphaned and underprivileged children. You'll be involved in a variety of activities, such as playtime, feeding, basic teaching. You can give these children a boost by helping them to learn basic numerical and English skills, drawing, painting, music and also facilitating games. This is where you'll help to develop their audio-visual skills from a young age.
You'll care for and teach children from a mixture of social backgrounds, aged between 1 to 5 years. Your help will go a long way to giving the children a better start in life, assisting with day-to-day care, teaching and social interaction as well as providing a safe environment for the children to be in.Requirements
Self-reliance, independence and initiative are highly appreciated and a sense of humour when the electricity fails, or buses don't turn up, will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!
Like all our destination countries, the culture in Ghana is different to what you're used to. For example, the people are exceptionally friendly and helpful, with big smiles and a relaxed attitude. On the other hand, the living standard falls short of UK or Western standards. And Ghanaian time is when someone says, "See you at 10.a.m.," - what they really mean is, "I'll see you sometime tomorrow" ... And then they may not turn up at all.
The pace of life is slower and more relaxed. This must be borne in mind and you are expected to live within local cultural rules. But you'll quickly get involved in the daily life of the local people and pretty soon you'll feel completely at home - Ghana has that effect on you!What you'll gain from this project
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into real Ghanaian culture.
- You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
- 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.
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Your accommodation will vary depending on the type of placement you're doing and where you are located. 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.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.
Costs vary depending on how long you want to stay for. Prices include food and accommodation, 24/7 support and backup before you go and throughout your placement, as well as meeting you at the nearest airport. When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.
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This placement would suit:
This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of real Ghanaian culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm!
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“Being in Ghana is fantastic, there’s no other word for it. As for the country itself - what can I say? It really is one of the most wonderfully diverse places I’ve ever experienced. The people, the climate, the schools, the sights and smells all contribute to create a friendly atmosphere in which you feel very secure and very welcome from the moment you arrive. The instant you step off the ‘plane into the dust and the heat, you can see at a glance that the next three months in Ghana are going to be like nothing you’ve seen or done before, but that only adds to the excitement and the pleasure you get out of it.
In terms of all the other volunteers, I don’t think we could get on any better. We all seemed to have settled in very well with each other and many a lasting friendship has been made. Right, my time is fast running out so I must dash. Sorry again at taking so long to reply and do tell me if there’s anything else you need to know. Thanks for making all this possible!” Charles Fowler
~ by Charles Fowler
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.