Rural communities in Ghana often don’t have access to proper childcare facilities, and volunteers on the Childcare project can provide education, care and attention to children from low-income families. The aim of this project is to ensure these children are given the best possible opportunities and are supported in their health and learning. This is done in an informal manner, with less classroom time and more support outside lessons.
Volunteers on this project contribute to the community by helping with food preparation and meal distribution, ensuring children receive proper meals each day. Work also involves providing care and entertainment by assisting with homework, providing exposure to casual English language and playing games after school. There may also be the opportunity to introduce your own educational activities and lessons.
You’re welcome to bring along books, pencils, basic first aid supplies and musical instruments to help your volunteering. These supplies can generally be purchased in Ghana, which also supports the local economy.
This project is well suited to volunteers with a warm and caring nature, who love working with children and are passionate about supporting early childhood development.
Please note the school year is broken up into three terms, with four week breaks in between. Because you generally work with children in schools, if you apply for the Childcare project during holiday breaks, it may be unavailable. During these times, you’re able to work with school directors and placement staff on school holiday workshops.
School Holidays 2020:
- April 8th - May 5th
- July 30th - September 8th