GHANA: Share your Love of Cricket in Bustling Accra!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Teaching
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

You will coach cricket at the school. After school you could be involved in selecting and coaching teams for all of the schools. At weekends you may coach and train with the Ghana National Cricket team.

AKWAABA! - "WELCOME TO GHANA!"

And never is "Welcome" more meaningful than in Ghana. The Ghanaian people are among the friendliest in Africa. There is lots of the good stuff in Ghana - lots of almost overwhelming hospitality and friendliness, lots of religions, lots of languages, lots of music, dancing, action and socialising in Accra, and lots and lots of glorious open African country and sunshine! All this contributes to making this project very enjoyable.

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 hve 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 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'!

COMBINE YOUR CRICKET PROJECT WITH TEACHING IN SCHOOLS:

At the same time as teaching Cricket, you can also teach other subjects, such as conversational English or even other sports, if you'd like to. You don't need any qualifications to participate in a teaching placement in Ghana (but if you're combining Cricket with teaching English, you do need to be fluent in English).

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!

ACCOMMODATION:

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.
 

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose, but subject to school terms. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £945 for two weeks. You can participate for up to three months or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.
You'll work with a schools in Accra, coaching football in lesson times and coaching the school teams after school. You'll also be involved in organising, managing and running the Travellers Football Tournaments.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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