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Ghana Teaching Project

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Ghana Teaching Project

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!

Prices from $795

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.

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit this country of tremendous natural beauty
  • Earn your TEFL certificate for free!
  • Carry out vital work within the community

FAST FACTS

Location Ghana
Activities Teach English
Mark pupils' work
Preparing homework
Developing lesson plans
Extracurricular activities (e.g. sports clubs)
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Visas & equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
Free Frontier TEFL certificate
In-country Airport pick-up & drop-off
Food
Accommodation
Project orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

 


 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Although English is the national language of Ghana, many Ghanaian children grow up speaking 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. Knowledge of English is therefore essential.

You'll dance, sing, and play games with the 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.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

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.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be collected from Accra airport by a local staff member, but please aim to arrive before 8pm, as we prefer not to have volunteers travelling at night time. You will be taken straight to your homestay accommodation, where you will receive introductions and briefing on your project.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be offered accommodation with a welcoming Ghanaian host in a comfortable house attached to the community school in which the project runs. You will be provided with a bed and bedding and there are Western style toilets and basic facilities.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

During your stay you will enjoy a minimum of two tasty meals a day, sampling national dishes such as fufu, a delicious treat of mashed yams, rice, or corn. Try this with the thick soup which is a national staple and you will experience a truly authentic snapshot of life in Ghana. Vegetarians are welcome and can be catered for.

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

A truly wonderful experience  | 13 Aug 2018
Because of my previous experience of volunteering in five different countries across Africa, span...

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Developed my confidence in teaching..  | 25 Jul 2018
Prior to my departure, the Frontier staff I contacted were extremely helpful and easily contactab...

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A real eye opener  | 11 Jul 2018
I went to Ghana with Frontier and did the teaching project for a month, July 2011. Pre-depa...

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Crazy times in Ghana!  | 4 Jul 2018
I volunteered in Ghana on a teaching project organised by Frontier, for four weeks, in March 2009...

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Ghana - the only advice is to just go!  | 17 Jun 2018
If I was asked to recommend any project I am very happy to be recommending this one. You won...

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your free time you may explore your local area as you please, or arrange a tour around a village or to a particular site, taking in the many attractions Ghana has to offer. Attractions include spectacular waterfalls, the Volta Estuary and numerous archaeological caves with evidence of historical settlements.

A range of adventure and cultural activities such as visits to remote villages, wildlife safaris and river rafting trips are available. Talk to the in-country project representatives on arrival or during your stay to organise your trip! Book direct with in-country operators and help to support the local economy.

COSTS

2 weeks $795

Extra week $295

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, please arrive during the day on Monday.

Please note that this project is unavailable in January 2019. 

DURATION

2 weeks & longer

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Visas & equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt
  • Free Frontier TEFL certificate

In-country

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

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Accra (ACC)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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