Teaching and Community Work in Ghana

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Teaching and Community Work in Ghana

Duration: from 2 months to 12 months
Countries: Ghana
Although Ghana is one of Africa’s most stable countries, there are still many children and adults that live in poverty with low life expectations. This is your chance to make a difference.

Teaching and Community Work in Ghana

Situated on the coast of West Africa, Ghana is a country full of beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and the world’s largest artificial lake – Lake Volta! Hailed as one of Africa’s great success stories, Ghana is reaping the benefits of a stable democracy in the form of fast paced development. Although a stable country, many Ghanaians live in poverty, so volunteers really do make a difference. English is learned at school and widely spoken, but a little effort to learn a few phrases in one of the local languages will go a long way.

Many of our host schools are run as private charities to help the local community. The majority of schools have a kindergarten (2-5 years), a primary department (6-12 years) and several have a junior secondary department (13-15 years). We also have placements in a senior secondary school (16-19 years) which is more suitable for graduates.

Lattitude volunteers can teach a variety of subjects including English, Maths, Science and other subjects depending on their skills and the school’s needs. Volunteers working with pre-school children will also do some care work and help with any extra-curricular activities. Schools are very under-resourced, but you will find that the students are eager and willing to learn and the more effort you put in the more you will be rewarded. Resourcefulness, initiative and ingenuity are key attributes needed.

There is plenty of opportunity for proactive volunteers to get involved in more than the role of a teacher. Often volunteers set up extra-curricular clubs such as sports coaching, drama or music clubs. These clubs are often very well attended by the local school children and become a great part of the week for the community and also the volunteer to enjoy.

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User comments:

“I have to admit my heart is still in Ghana. It was a phenomenal, life-enhancing and truly unforgettable experience. ”

Lucy, Teacher


In depth matching process to align your skills and interests with a placement that really suits you
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Pre-departure briefing
Airport pickup
Accommodation & food
In-country orientation
In-country support
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About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months. 

We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.


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