There’s a huge amount of enthusiasm for sport in Ghana, and by helping to provide structure around games in schools, fun-loving volunteers can bring a whole lot of joy to students.
As a Sports Teaching volunteer, you’ll be based in schools, helping to develop the interest in physical education and increase students’ skills in a range of sports. It also helps to encourage discipline, and enhances alertness and coordination among the students you’ll be working with. Volunteers help to structure games before and after school.
One of the big aims for volunteers is just to help kids have fun. Sport has the added benefit as a platform to teach students about teamwork, bringing the best out of the players, and developing their self-confidence. Football/soccer is a popular sport in Ghana, but you’re also encouraged to introduce new sports from home. To teach these sports, you may need to bring equipment with you, as it may not be available for purchase in Ghana.
This project is well suited to individuals with a love of sport and real enthusiasm for supporting youth development and working with young people. Previous teaching experience isn’t required, but you may also be required to teach other classes, such as math, English, science, geography and history, as sport is usually taught in the outside school hours.
Please keep in mind that during the school holidays, you’ll work on school holiday workshops that will be created by the school directors, placement staff and other volunteers.
School Holidays 2021:
- April 19th - May 2nd
- August 9th - September 5th
- Mid-Dec - mid-Jan 2022 (dates are still to be confirmed)