Volunteers will work with young children and sometimes older people base on a volunteers request to develop their interest in a range of sports and increase their skill base. In addition to the obvious physical benefits of physical education, the program helps to give the children mental discipline and heightens alertness and coordination.
The program will generally involve physical training, teaching the kids how to work as a team, bringing the best out of the players and also give the children more self confidence. Football is extremely popular in Ghana (as it is in most African countries) and therefore volunteers are encouraged to introduce different sports to the children (volunteers may need to bring special material and equipment for this as there is a chance it cannot be purchased in Ghana).
However, football training can still play a large role in the program and generally football matches will be also arranged between volunteer teams and others from neighbouring villages or towns.
Timber Nkwanta SDA Primary School Timber Nkwanta is a small rural community with a small population of mainly farmers. This placement is rural. Volunteers work at Timber Nwanta SDA Primary School where they take sports education classes from 2:30pm until 6:30pm. Volunteers will also arrange games against other schools in the community and region. Most children are in school between 7:30am to 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Therefore during these hours, volunteers will generally take one or two classes at the school to ensure they are busy and fully contributing. This is only an example placement which is one of many offered by IVHQ in Ghana and not necessarily the one you will be working at.
Cost & How to Apply for this Program
This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$270 (1 week) to US$2320 (24 weeks)
Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay
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