Football and Community for Groups in Ghana
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
Through years of commitment in Accra, Projects Abroad has established a stimulating project in a safe environment. As a former British colony, Ghana is an English speaking country which will provide your group with a wonderful introduction to Africa.
Football is arguably the national sport of Ghana. It unites communities and provides hope for many. Following the success at the 2010 World Cup, the football culture is set to get bigger, with more Ghanaians wanting to get involved. Unfortunately, the lack of infrastructure and investment in football within Ghana means that many children aren’t given the opportunity to play. With the combined effort from groups and Projects Abroad it is our aim to aid this issue by giving Ghanaians the opportunity they deserve by providing the coaching, equipment and knowledge they need.
Volunteering as a group on a Sports and Community in Ghana with Projects Abroad
The project has a range of fulfilling activities for your group. In the mornings, your group will take part in a training session with the senior team followed by a meeting with local coaches to devise a training plan for the youth team in the afternoon. In the afternoon, you will be working with the youth team, coaching them to the best of their abilities. Towards the end of the group project, a 6 a-side tournament will be held where by each volunteer selects a team and is responsible for coaching their team to victory.
Community outreach work
To enhance the volunteering experience, your group will be given the chance to partake in community activities which often include painting and helping out at local schools. Other activities might include helping out a local community with rubbish clean-ups, teaching or hosting cultural events.
There are two main weekend trips available to groups in Ghana, the first being the Kakum National Park which is an area of rainforest, home to many endangered mammals including the forest elephant. Your group will be guided around the forest and be given access to treetop views along its suspended canopy walkway.
The second trip is to Cape Coast Castle which is a former “slave castle” used by the British in the trans-Atlantic slave trade throughout the 18th and 19th century. Your group will be shown around by a knowledgeable tour guide who will provide in-depth information and will also be able to answer any questions about the castle.
When there is free time in the schedule you can do other activities, such as:
- Going to the local shopping mall which has a cinema
- Going to the local sports centre which has a swimming pool and artificial football pitch
- Play board games
- Quiz nights
- Local language lessons
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.