- Program: Volunteer Ghana
- Location: Koforidua
- Minimum Duration: 2 Weeks
- Language Requirement: English
- Airport Pick-up: Yes
- Suitable for Groups: Yes
- Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
- Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
- Region: Eastern Region
- Project Site: Orphanage & Elementary Schools
- Minimum Age: 18
- Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
- Meals Included: 2 meals
- Suitable for Families: No
- Start Dates: Every Other Friday
- Closed Dates: See program guide
Although English is Ghana’s national language, there are dozens of other tongues spoken across the country. In rural, under-resourced areas like Koforidua, where broken or ‘pidgin’ English is spoken along with various tribal languages, volunteers work with children at local schools and orphanages to improve students’ English abilities.
Planning and delivering lessons under the supervision of a qualified teacher, you’ll help children learn English in a fun, educational way, and may also teach other subjects including math, science and geography. Volunteers are not required to have any particular qualifications – as long as you’re educated to high school level and have a desire to work with underprivileged children, you’re welcome to join the project. You can find out more about teaching English in Ghana by downloading the program brochure.
Teaching English volunteers in Ghana plan and deliver lessons in schools and orphanages with the goal of improving children’s conversational English skills. As well as teaching English and encouraging interaction and language practice, volunteers also take classes on other subjects, including math, science and geography.
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Volunteers teaching English and other subjects in Ghana work four days per week, Monday to Thursday. Working hours are from 8am until 2pm.
Journey to Project
The schools where you will be working will either be is a 30 minute bus ride or a short walk from the volunteer dormitory.