Teaching English & Other Subjects in Koforidua, Ghana

Koforidua, Ghana Education

Program

Description

Teaching English and Other Subjects English is Ghana’s official language, adopted under colonial rule before the country’s independence in 1957. Children are required to speak English in school after attending primary level but many struggle, especially in rural areas where broken or ‘Pidgin’ English is often spoken in combination with indigenous tribal language. Join a uVolunteer teaching placement and work alongside teachers in elementary schools, high schools and orphanages, equipping children in rural areas with the basic skills they need to open the doors of opportunity to a brighter future.

Impact

You’ll mainly focus on helping students practice their conversational English and fine-tune their pronunciation but will also supervise and teach other subject lessons, such as math, science, physics and geography.

Field conditions

You’ll be placed at a school or orphanage in rural Koforidua where you’ll assist teachers in the delivery of classes, helping make lessons fun and engaging.

Arrival and orientation

Fly into Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and be transferred to Koforidua. Volunteers are assigned a dedicated coordinator based in-country, who leads pre-arrival, orientation, and is personally available to you daily for the duration of your program to assist you, answer any questions, provide information, and support.

Your stay

Accommodation

  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

You will stay in a safe, comfortable volunteer house with dormitory-style, same-gender bedrooms. There is a modern kitchen and bathroom, and Wifi, a landline telephone, and security system are included. You will be served breakfast and dinner each day, with dietary restrictions accommodated. Lunch can be prepared at the dorm, or use this opportunity to dine out. The volunteer house is close to Koforidua center, and has close, public transportation, shopping, and more. Staff are based at the house and provide support 24/7.

Location

You will stay in a safe, comfortable volunteer house close to Koforidua center.

Cost

from $370 USDper week

from $370 USDper week

Costs...

What’s included

  • Training and support

  • Airport pickup

  • Housing

What’s not included

  • Transportation to and from project site

  • Airport dropoff

  • Travel insurance

  • Air tickets

Start dates

uVolunteer is a small, yet fast-growing, international volunteer organization that specializes in volunteer placements in Ghana, Thailand, and Costa Rica, where they are experts in culture and customs. Founded in 2007, uVolunteer has sent more than 10,000 volunteers abroad on meaningful projects to explore new destinations and gain real world experiences. Its service-learning projects include teaching, care and community, construction, environment, and animal conservation. Additional benefits are cultural insight, adventure, and a safe environment for independent, female, and student travelers. Its purpose is to provide maximum benefit to volunteers and the communities they support, with minimal costs to participants.

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