While most children in Ghana do attend school, the standard of education can be fairly low, and schools are often under-resourced and overcrowded. Through this program, volunteers will contribute towards developing these schools in a sustainable way by assisting in the classroom, planning and delivering extra-curricular classes, and by working in resource and staff development. Key focus areas for this program include planning preventative health workshops, teaching English language, music arts and crafts, and delivering creative and structured play activities for creche, preschool and young students. You may also have the opportunity to assist in the classroom with curriculum subjects such as maths, science or literature, for primary and high school-aged children.
From Monday to Friday, you’ll be planning, designing and delivering educational classroom sessions and extra-curricular activities for students from under-resourced local schools. In doing so, you’ll be helping to provide local schools with the capacity they need to ensure all students benefit from both creative and core-curriculum based lessons and you will be involved in activities that promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) including Goal 4: Quality Education.
From helping to improve the school environment, assisting in the training of local teachers, to organising classes, educational games and activities with the students, there is always plenty of valuable work to be done across GVI’s many local partner schools. So as a participant you’ll work with GVI’s skilled field team to identify areas where you can be particularly effective and where your help is needed the most at that time by the local community.
Weekends are yours to enjoy the many local beaches and restaurants, the tropical surroundings, to take in the sites, or simply relax at base with your fellow volunteers. There are many activities to choose from such as trying your hand at cooking a local dish, learning how to dance or playing traditional instruments. Doing so not only gives you the chance to fully experience the culture of the Cape Coast region but also supports small local businesses.