• Program: Volunteer Ghana
  • Location: Koforidua
  • Minimum Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Airport Pick-up: $75
  • Suitable for Groups: Yes
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Eastern Region
  • Project Site: High Schools
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
  • Meals Included: 2 Meals - Monday to Friday
  • Suitable for Families: No
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide

Overview

In Ghana, sport – especially football – is perennially popular; however, high schools in poor rural areas like Koforidua don’t have the resources to introduce students to a variety of sports. Traditional subjects take priority over physical education and a lack of funds means that many schools in Koforidua cannot provide the same opportunities for PE development as their counterparts in wealthier areas like the capital, Accra.

As a sports education volunteer, you can give these disadvantaged teenagers the chance to discover new sports and enjoy getting fit, encouraging them to uncover their potential. Volunteers plan and deliver practical and theoretical lessons in the morning and afternoon, avoiding the hot midday sun. You’re invited to bring any useful equipment like softballs and whistles along as teaching aids. Find out more about becoming a sports education volunteer in Ghana by downloading the brochure.

Your Role

Share your passion for sport with underprivileged high school students in Koforidua when you join the uVolunteer Sports Education Project. Volunteers plan and deliver practical and theory-based PE lessons, encouraging 14 to 18-years-olds to develop skills in sports like basketball and soccer and helping them achieve their full potential.

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Work Schedule

Sports education volunteers in Ghana work four days per week, Monday to Thursday. Lessons are split into morning and afternoon sessions to avoid the hot midday sun. Morning sessions: Hours are from 7am to 10am.  Afternoon sessions: Hours are from 3pm to 5pm.

Journey to Project

The schools where you will be working are located around a 30 taxi ride from the volunteer dormitory.

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