Teaching in Ghana

Company : Volunteer.Travel
Location : Ghana
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

Surrounded by the beauty of Ghana, teach in a local school and improve the livelihoods of the children. You could even help with school plays and football matches!

Experience a true Ghanaian welcome from the children of Ghana, surrounded by the natural beauty of this wonderful country, and truly integrate yourself into a friendly and hospitable culture. Teach underprivileged children and give them the opportunity to make something of their lives. In your spare time you could swim in waterfalls, spot elephants, baboons, crocodiles, and antelope on the African plains, or dance and socialise to the Ghanaian beats.


Although English is the national language of Ghana, many Ghanaian children grow up with the local tribal languages of their families, such as Ga, Twi and Ewe. However, to communicate with fellow Ghanaians in education, business, and all official areas of life, they must have a good command of English.

You'll dance, sing, and play games with children as well as teach them English. Literacy is key to education and future jobs for poor children, enabling them to move beyond subsistence farming. Illiterate children have few educational options, and your presence in the school gives them the gift of the language of commerce, allowing them to access stable and secure jobs, and high school and college scholarships.

Many schools in Ghana rely entirely on volunteer support in order to remain operational and your work on a Ghanaian teaching placement will be invaluable in maintaining the ongoing educational opportunities of the local people.


Your work schedule will cover a comprehensive, varied and enjoyable teaching programme in a small local community school, enabling you to engage fully with your pupils and awaken your creativity and initiative.

You will benefit in terms of your personal and professional experience and will be encouraged to formulate ideas and develop your teaching skills and techniques. Working with local teachers and on your own you will be directly involved with marking pupils work, preparing homework and assembling innovative and effective lesson plans. As well as this you could also get involved with a range of extracurricular activities depending on your personal skills and interests, whether it be helping to direct a school play, organising a choir, or helping select a sports team, just use your initiative and get the kids involved. Whatever you decide, you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from inspiring these underprivileged children, whilst enhancing your own skills and experience significantly.

Costs / Benefits

Before you go

Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Visas & equipment advice


Airport pick-up & drop-off
Food (minimum of two meals a day)
Project orientation
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

Booking / Enquiry

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