Ghana childcare volunteering holiday

Price
£795 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 our team in Ghana with community initiatives. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!
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Description of Ghana childcare volunteering holiday

Price information

£795 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

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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

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.

Environmental responsibility: While our volunteers and customers are overseas, we identify and encourage simple steps to minimise their impact on the local environment. Volunteers are accommodated in simple shared accommodation with low environmental impact. Food is predominantly seasonal, sourced at local markets to support the local communities and minimise food travel miles. Single use plastic water bags are recycled into fashion garments through a partner organisation. At our office in the UK we try to recycle as much of our office waste as possible, use recycled products where available, avoid printing (no brochures) and minimise energy usage.

People

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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