02 Weeks Special Volunteer and travel program
This is a unique opportunity for those looking to take a short volunteer trip as well as learn and explore about this beautiful West African country. Volunteers in this program work in the northern region of Tamale wherein they teach in local schools and make a difference in the lives of local community.
The duration of the program is 2 weeks and it starts every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
Travel/Sightseeing for 3 days is included as part of the program.
Accommodation and Meals
In Ghana, Volunteering Solutions has both options of either staying at the Volunteer house in Tamale or staying with a Ghanian local Host family. By staying with a family, participants will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions. All accommodations have water and electricity available. Breakfast and dinner will be provided to the participants in both the stay options.
Distance from the project to accommodations
The local program coordinators assist the participants in getting to the project locations from the accommodation. The participants use public means of transport for commuting.
Volunteer Work Hours and working days
Volunteers working in this project work for around 7-8 hrs a day for 5 days in a week.
Northern Ghana Wildlife Tour: - After breakfast at their accommodation, volunteers set off towards the villages of Boebeng and Fiema. These two villages help protect the black and white colobus and Mona monkeys, which the locals perceive as sacred, that live in the surrounding forests. We tour the village while interacting with the locals and learning about their history and traditions. In the afternoon, we visit the majestic Kintampo Waterfalls and spend the night in Kintampo Town.
Wildlife Viewing Tour: - After breakfast we head off from Kintampo to Mole National Park, Ghana’s largest and best game viewing park. An afternoon foot safari will provide close-up views of African Elephants, the world’s largest land mammal. In the evening, we marvel at the wildlife from the viewing platform which overlooks a busy and exciting waterhole, while relaxing in the hotel.
There are tens of thousands of girls in the city who have dropped out of school and some parents have refused to send their female children to school. Volunteers will be volunteering with a project which is designed to prepare deprived girls, such as those described above, to go to school. The main aim of the project is to provide them with the educational support and vocational training required to help them become ambitious and important members of the Ghanaian workforce.
The learning center has girls in the age group of 7-18 years and around 40-50 younger students are taught basic skills in English, Math, Social Studies and Religious & Moral Education. There is also a vocational program for teaching 10 older students basic sewing techniques and preparing them for an apprenticeship in a professional sewing shop in town.
Participants of this program will enjoy a rewarding experience by assisting the teachers to deliver lessons. During the mornings they will be working with smaller groups of students helping them with their reading, writing and numeracy skills.
In the afternoons participants will have the opportunity to support the ex-students who are now attending state school, helping them with their homework and reading and writing skills.
This project is popular with volunteers because it allows them to be entirely creative in their teaching style and use of materials, and actively encourages new ideas for improvement and development.