Teach English in Ghana

Price
895 excluding flights
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Duration
14 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
1 - 5 people
More info
This trip is available for up to 12 weeks.
Families can join this project with children from 7 years old.
Offers
We are still looking for volunteers to support teachers and inspire further learning alongside our team in Ghana. Flexible and free date changes personal support from our friendly team!
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Description of Teach English in Ghana

Price information

895 excluding flights
Convert currency:
This trip is available for up to 12 weeks.
Families can join this project with children from 7 years old.
Make enquiry

Check dates

2021: 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec
2022: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec

Holiday information

Diet:
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Environmental responsibility: The charity in Ghana has actively helped the local community to have access to safe drinking water by providing local wells. These wells were dug in partnership with local communities, builders and volunteers. Over the last 5 years the charity has also built school toilets through community partnership projects which have helped improve the sanitation of the local environment. The charity is building rain water harvesting equipment for local schools in the area to collect and save every drop of water to be used for washing their hands. The volunteer accommodation is serviced by rainwater harvesting for showers and taps.

The building materials are locally sourced.The volunteer food is predominantly locally sourced from villagers at the local market. While volunteers are in-country, we encourage them to buy locally and support local businesses. Volunteers are accommodated in simple shared accommodation with low environmental impact. While our volunteers and customers are overseas, we identify and encourage simple steps to minimise their impact on the local environment.

People

Social responsibility: Before volunteers depart we provide them with a detailed information pack on the area they will be visiting. We try to educate and encourage our volunteers to understand and respect the local cultures and customs and get involved with local communities.

Economic responsibility: For over 10 years we have been providing volunteers to help at charitable projects around the world. A UK charity has now been launched to build on this success by providing financial assistance to overseas causes as well. The organisations we work with are often struggling to fund the work they are doing so every penny raised makes a real difference.

The majority of the fee that volunteers pay goes directly to the project which provides employment for local staff. While volunteers are in-country, we encourage them to buy locally and support local businesses.

The charity started their work in the community in Ghana in 2006 when they completed their first well which allowed a village of around 300 people to access safe drinking water. Since then they have expanded into helping other villages by building wells and school toilets through community partnership projects.

They actively promote health education through school and community seminars. In 2007 the charity built an information centre, health centre and library which helps to educate the community on health, hygiene, sanitation and family planning while working in partnership with local government staff.

Although education is free in Ghana pupils are required to have shoes and a uniform in order to attend and for some of the poorest families this is not financially possible. The charity works alongside the local Head Masters to identify the families most in need and has provided over 700 school scholarships in over 60 remote villages. Volunteers provide additional English lessons at the local schools.

The charity has built a strong long term relationship with the villagers and has built a new health centre, well and toilets within the community working alongside local partners. Volunteers are welcomed into the village individually by the village Chief including a special drinking ceremony and after this you are under the protection of the Chief during your stay!

This trip has been screened against our policies for working with vulnerable children.

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