Although Ghana is officially an English-speaking country, teacher shortages mean school children often don’t have the best opportunities to learn the language. Native and fluent English speakers bring authority and expertise to these lessons, which make a huge difference to the learning ability of students.
Volunteers on the Teaching project work in rural communities, either teaching solo or assisting local teachers. As well as teaching English and other typical lesson topics, music, math, geography and arts are also incorporated into the syllabus, and as a volunteer, you can bring your own resources to assist with these lessons.
This project is ideal for volunteers who are teachers, aspiring to become a teacher or simply interested in education.
Volunteers will have the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, so don’t need to be qualified or experienced as a teacher to participate. However, volunteers are encouraged to come prepared by completing some relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognised TEFL certification at a discounted rate.
Please note the school year is broken up into three terms, with four week breaks in between. Because volunteers assist children in schools, if you apply for the Teaching project during these holiday breaks, it will be unavailable. During these times, you can work with school directors and placement staff on school holiday workshops.
School Holidays 2021:
- April 19th - May 2nd
- August 9th - September 5th
- Mid-Dec - mid-Jan 2022 (dates are still to be confirmed)