Teaching and Community for Groups in Ghana

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Ghana
A student in Ghana is assisted by a Teaching volunteer
A student in Ghana is assisted by a Teaching volunteer

Our Teaching and Community projects in Ghana are situated in the Akuapem Hills. This project will give your group the opportunity to make a lasting impact on other people’s lives as well as your own. During the project your group will be immersed into the vibrant and loving culture of the Ghanaian people, making your time away from home that little easier.

Education is not common place in Ghana, for many children it’s hard to come by. Many children have limited access or none at all to educational services making life an uphill struggle for many. This is why our Teaching and Community project was setup. With the combined effort from groups and Projects Abroad, it is our aim to help give more Ghanaian children the education they need to put them on the front foot in life.

Volunteering as a group on a Teaching and Community Project in Ghana with Projects Abroad

High School Special volunteers involved in the football club literacy initiative
High School Special volunteers involved in the football club literacy initiative

There are a range of fulfilling activities for your group to do. When your group are teaching you will be working alongside local teachers as an assistant, teaching students of all ages ranging from primary to university level. Your enthusiasm, time and hard work will work towards the achievement of our long-term goals in an effort to promote positive development throughout Akuapem and the surrounding areas. These goals tie in with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 1,4 and 8 that we work in partnership with to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote, lifelong learning. As well as ending poverty and promoting economic growth.

Volunteers often find themselves assisting with other subjects and running extracurricular activities such as arts or sports. If you have a specific interests or a particular skill please let us know when you apply. We will always try our best to match your skill set to a relevant school to maximise the educational benefit to the children as well as your experience as a group.

Community outreach work

2 week volunteers painting in Ghana
2 week volunteers painting in Ghana

Your time will be split so that in addition to spending time teaching you will also be able to have a lasting impact on the school itself, by helping with painting and renovation work. Other activities might include helping out a local community with rubbish clean-ups, teaching or hosting cultural events.

Weekend Trips

Scenic landscape of Cape Coast Castle, a historic fort built by Europeans in Ghana
Scenic landscape of Cape Coast Castle, a historic fort built by Europeans in Ghana

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:

  • Play board games
  • Local language lessons
  • Go to the local shops

If your group has any specific requests for any other activities please do let us know when your group applies.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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