Volunteering Teach Computer Skills in Ghana
In order to achieve its goal of becoming a developed country by 2029, Ghana needs to train its workforce for the future. As a volunteer teaching computer skills & IT, you can help equip high school students with the basic skills necessary to make a positive contribution to Ghana’s growing economy and secure a bright future for themselves.
Computer skills are increasingly desirable in Ghana, where rising tourism is creating more jobs and contributing to a rapidly developing economy.
Volunteers can help high school children in poor, rural Koforidua learn basic computer literacy and gain experience with programs like Microsoft Office. Volunteers are not required to have any official ICT credentials – as long as you have experience using computers and a desire to share your skills, you are more than qualified to join the project.
From basic skills to more advanced computer functions, sharing your knowledge with high school pupils in underprivileged areas gives them opportunities they may otherwise never receive.
Find out more about IT and computer education volunteering in Ghana by downloading our information brochure.
- Program: Volunteer Ghana
- Location: Koforidua
- Minimum Duration: 2 Weeks
- Language Requirement: Int. English
- Airport Pick-up: Yes, for $75
- Travel Insurance: Not included
- Suitable for Groups: No
- Region: Eastern Region
- Project Site: High Schools
- Minimum Age: 18
- Accommodation: Volunteer House
- Meals: 2 Meals Daily
- Start Dates: Every Other Friday
- Suitable for Families: No
Your role as a volunteer
As an IT and computer education volunteer in Ghana, you’ll support high school children in their educational development. Teaching basic skills like computer functionality, typing and use of simple programs like Microsoft Office, you will help students realize their potential and become more employable.
Tasks may include:
- Assisting ICT teachers in the computer lab
- Showing students how to use simple software like Microsoft Office
- Teaching students to use the Internet for research
- Assisting with basic hardware setup
IT and computer education volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday. Working hours are from 8am until 2pm each day.
Journey to work
The schools where you will be working will either be a 20-minute bus rideor a short walk from the volunteer dormitory.
The Teaching Computer and IT project is closed from the second week of December for three weeks and for three weeks at Easter. The project is also closed during July and August for summer, reopening in the second week of September.