Coach Cricket to Kids in Accra
from £795 GBP
to £1795 GBP
On this project you can coach cricket to children who've rarely seen the game played - but it doesn't stop their enthusiasm to learn! Your role will be to coach cricket at schools during lesson times; after school you could be involved in selecting and coaching an Under-12s and Under-14s team for all of the schools. On the weekends you might have the opportunity to coach and train with the Ghana National Cricket team, depending on the season. So if you love cricket and want to teach this is the perfect placement for you.Project Overview
Ghana is not the first country to spring to mind to play the sport but after years of England being beaten by Sri Lanka and Australia, England have now found a new competitor - in the hot, dusty African fields of Ghana. We're looking for cricket enthusiasts as volunteers who can continue with the ground work that our volunteers have already started. We also want to expand the cricket programme to other schools, hopefully culminating in an annual Cricket Tournament. At the moment teaching cricket takes place in three schools and you may have the chance to work at all three.
Part of the uniqueness of Cricket is that the game also embodies a philosophy and discipline based on "fair play" and other life skills - so you'll actually be teaching the children more than 'just cricket'!What you'll gain from doing this Project:
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa.
- 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 tremendous difference to them.
- And maybe best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Your accommodation may vary, depending on where you are located. You may live in comfortable guest house accommodation, but you will most likely live with a host family in their home. 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.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, restricted only by any possible visa requirement.
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.
All the time
This placement would suit:
An Africa-loving cricket enthusiast or anyone who wants to try something completely new. You should have a reasonable knowledge of cricket. No qualifications required, but you must have lots of iniative and be prepared to be very proactive.
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“The level of cricket may not have been high, but it was one of the most enjoyable days I have spent on a cricket pitch. I’ve watched and played cricket all over the world, at all levels and only on rare occasions have I felt like I did after the tournament was over. The rush of pleasure from seeing how much the children enjoyed it was for me unrivalled.”
~ by Tom Thorley
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.