Sport and Education 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.
In the Cape Coast area, FFH is part of an extensive network of NGOs, from which it draws partners in the delivery of its activities. In summary, FFH provides grassroots educational programmes that seek to promote development through sport. It provides a 48 week curriculum to girls and boys aged 4-15 to provide them with the health and social skills they need to live healthy and productive lives.
Volunteers on this placement will be helping to educate the users through a range of different sports. You should have an interest in sports and be confident in focusing on raising awareness, training, peer education, resources development and teaching.
Accommodation and Food
Volunteers are allocated a house or nearby accommodation or they will live with a host family. Most accommodation is quite basic with some furniture and a small amount of cooking equipment. Food is supplied but volunteers should bear in mind that they are living within poor communities and will probably need to supplement their diet with extra food which they can purchase and prepare themselves. This may work out at around an extra £0-£10 a week, depending on volunteer needs and the placement.
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