GHANA: Teach English to disadvantaged children in Accra!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Teaching
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

You are likely to be in demand everywhere.  As well as teaching conversational English, you can also teach other subjects, such as Sports and IT, which are very popular with the children.

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Teaching the children in Ghana is very satisfying, as it is in most African countries, because the children actually do want to learn. Your teaching will be spread over 10-16 hours per week, to children of a range of ages 5-15. The schools are a mixture of primary and junior secondary. Although English is the official language, a multitude of African tribal languages are spoken, such as Ewe and Ga. Your help is very much appreciated and schools embrace our volunteers wholeheartedy. Before you leave, you'll be provided with a mountain of information on just about everything to do with Ghana and your placement, including a Teaching Guide to help you to structure your lessons.

TEACHING MUSIC:

Although music is extremely popular amongst the children at the schools, it has been dropped from many schools due to lack of funding. Therefore, as you can imagine, giving the school (and the children) free access to music teaching is a very welcome addition to the school and frequently will be the only access to formal music teaching that the children will get. You'll most likely be based in the Asylum Downs suburb of Accra, close to the centre of the city. Here we have two schools that have some rudimentary music facilities and instruments. The children are friendly and kind of city-confident - they have no hesitation and 'helping' you on the keyboard or dancing to any music that's being produced. You don't have to have qualifications - if you can play any type of instrument, you’ll be very welcome. You will teach music either at a primary or junior secondary school. Although you will be mainly teaching music, you may also assist with other classes.

LOCATION:

AKWAABA – "Welcome" to this beautiful country and to the disadvantaged children you'll teach who will bowl you over with their charm. There is lots of the good stuff in Ghana - lots of overwhelming hospitality, friendliness, religions and languages. There's also lots of music, dancing, action and socialising in Accra - and lots and lots of glorious open African country and sunshine! Teach English to children in schools. You can also teach other subjects, such as Music, Sports and IT, which are very popular with the children.

Most of our schools are based in the small town of Kwabenya, which is a small town/suburb about forty minutes drive outside Accra city centre, We also have schools in Asylum Down, which is is more centrally located in Accra, and in East Legon, close to the city. There is lots of the good stuff in Ghana - lots of overwhelming hospitality, friendliness, religions and languages. There's also lots of music, dancing, action and socialising in Accra - and lots and lots of glorious open African country and sunshine!

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 difference to them
► And maybe best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to 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.

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 £795 for one week. 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.

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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