Sport and Education in Ghana

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Sport and Education in Ghana

Duration: from 2 months to 12 months
Countries: Ghana
Lattitude’s sport programme in Ghana works in partnership with Football For Hope (FFH) which uses sport to help re-engage young people.

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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This placement would suit:

Someone who is mature, hardworking and looking for a challenge. You should have an interest in sport and be up for teaching children life skills.


* In depth matching process to align your skills and interests with a placement that really suits you

* Assigned Volunteer Coordinator to help with all pre-departure support and offer guidance

* Pre-departure briefing

* Airport pickup

* Accommodation & food

* In-country orientation

* In-country support

* 24/7 support

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All year round



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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