Journalism for Groups in Ghana

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Accra, Ghana
Volunteer learning the different aspects of working in radio
Volunteer learning the different aspects of working in radio

The capital of Ghana, Accra, is an excellent place to kick-start or expand your journalism career. Accra is a lively City with politics at the heart of its democratic society, there is always something worth writing about. Most groups will live and work in Accra being exposed to the colourful Ghanaian culture.

Journalism opportunities are often hard to come by. This project offers the opportunity for your group to gain an insight into the workings of the media in a culturally and politically diverse environment. All whilst gaining valuable work experience in a professional context to enhance your CV and improve your prospects in the highly competitive journalism industry.

Volunteering as a group on a Journalism in Ghana with Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad Journalism volunteer, Maelle Thome from France, holds a Photography workshop for the High School Special programme at the Projects Abroad Romania office.
Projects Abroad Journalism volunteer, Maelle Thome from France, holds a Photography workshop for the High School Special programme at the Projects Abroad Romania office.

Your group has three main journalism options in Accra, print, radio or TV.

Working with a Newspaper in Ghana will you give your group the experience of an energetic newsroom, alongside the chance to acquire key skills, vital to a career in media.

Live FM, Radio XYZ and Radio Atlantic are just some of the stations where past groups of volunteers have been placed. Stations vary from talk-based shows to news and music, ensuring that there is a station that best fits the interest of your group. We pride ourselves in offering the best opportunities and experiences to our volunteers so you could find yourself on air on your first or second day!

We also have a placement at Metro TV, where you will gain first-hand experience of the daily activities of a busy TV station. Your placement will begin with an induction to get your group settled in and up to speed with jobs like reporting and scripting news programmes. You will have the opportunity to work in various departments such as sport, entertainment and business.

Weekend Trips

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

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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