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Teacher with her student
Teacher with her student

Teaching in Ghana

Help eager students improve their education
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    Overview

    Ghanaian schools are structured in three main levels and operate under the Ghana education service. They include the Nursery/Primary schools, the Junior High School and Senior High School. Our main focus is on the Primary and Junior High School level, as it’s an age range that needs more help from you and other participants.

    You will be placed in one of the local schools and will be responsible for teaching students English and/or other subjects. Your role will be to offer inspiring and exciting lessons that will improve the literacy, numeracy, and communication skills of the students in your class. Help with issues such as lesson planning, discipline and cultural courtesies will be available from a number of sources, including local school teachers, the in-country staff and other participants. However, it is important to remember that your role is intended to be as independent and self-supporting as possible. This will enable you to develop greater self-confidence in your own teaching ability and organisational skills.

    Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 - 8 Euros per day.

    Objectives

    • Improve the educational prospects of village children and widen their cultural interactions
    • Gain practical knowledge from your teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
    • Assist school staff, working hands on with students and infusing new ideas in class

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Accra, Ghana
    Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival
      You will be met upon landing on Saturday or Sunday between 06:00 - 24:00. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
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      Monday
      • Breakfast
      • Introduction
      • Lunch
      • Introduction
      • Dinner
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      Tuesday - Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Teaching at the school
      • Lunch
      • Teaching at the school
      • Preparation time for the next day
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday afternoon.
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • It is a requirement that you MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana and can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you may want/need to get before starting.

    You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class such as:

    • Interesting board games
    • Books/Comics
    • And anything else you think will help

    Food

    Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

    Accommodation

    During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our center here in Accra. The accommodation is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 - 40 minutes away from the house and participants are responsible for their own transportation costs to and fro. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist participants.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Teach English in Ghana

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week