Teaching English & Other Subjects in Koforidua, Ghana

Koforidua, Ghana

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uVolunteer

New Program
(48 Reviews)
  • From $740 USD for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 12 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older

Description

Overview

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.

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.

Accommodations

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.

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.

Your 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.

Location

Koforidua, Ghana
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Koforidua, Ghana

    Koforidua is the Capital city of the Eastern Region in Ghana.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Koforidua, Ghana

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

  • Nearest Airport
    Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra, Ghana

Cost

2 Weeks
12 Weeks
2 Weeks

$740 USD

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

Project Start Dates

Organization

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.

Reviews (48)

anonymous

Jan 01, 2016

I arrived in Accra on January 13, 2012. My volunteer coordinators were waiting for me at the airport; they have been helpful and kind since then. My experience was wonderful because of their guidance and support.

Saturday's orientation provided useful cultural information and helped me to navigate through the ...
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Billy F Beltz

Jan 01, 2016

Disclaimer: As a Co-Founder of Volunteer Forever, I want to make it clear that we do not receive any revenue from uVolunteer and I'm not incentivized to leave a more positive review than what would be an accurate assessment of my experience.

This review is for the Teach PE ...
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Beth Carter

May 11, 2015

My name is Beth Carter, I am a 21 year old film student from Brisbane, Australia. I have always loved traveling and only recently discovered volunteer tourism.

I decided to take part in the turtle conservation project through uVolunteer as I not only wanted to visit Costa Rica but also ...
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Rocio Dos Santos

Feb 21, 2015

I couldn't help but to feel nervous and excited whilst waiting for my passport to be stamped at San Jose airport. I soon saw Gabi once I walked out with a huge smile and an also huge sign that said avic, my portal to an amazing experience I had ... +more

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