Volunteer to Teach IT and Computer Skills in Ghana

Koforidua, Ghana

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(48 Reviews)
  • From $940 USD for 4 Weeks

  • 4 - 12 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older

Description

Overview

Become an IT and computer education volunteer in Koforidua, Ghana, teaching basic skills and computer literacy to high school students. You don’t need official ICT certification as long as you have experience using computers and wish to share your knowledge to students, helping them to broaden their horizons and gain employment upon graduation. A few ways that you'll help include assisting students with basic computer skills, typing and general functionality, and how to use the internet for research. You’ll also teach students how to use industry-standard software, including Microsoft Office. You are invited to share any advanced skills you have, including programming, animation, audio creation, and design and image manipulation with Photoshop.

Arrival and Orientation

Fly in to 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 and orientation, and is personally available to you daily for the duration of your program to assist you, answer any questions, and provide information and support.

Accommodations

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

Field Conditions

Volunteers are encouraged to bring educational software and other computer-related equipment and materials to use as teaching aids. You’ll work from 8:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Thursday, assisting ICT teachers with hardware setup and teaching and in the computer lab. Some students haven't had experience with computers, so you'll need to be patient and offer one-on-one lessons to have a positive impact. Schools are a 20-minute bus ride or a short walk from the volunteer dormitory. With three days off each week, you'll have the opportunity to visit the heritage sites at Cape Coast, and take a safari to see wildlife. One week of local language class is included.

Your Impact

Computer literacy is an important skill in Ghana, a country with a goal to be a developed nation by the year 2029. You can help with the growing need for IT and computer proficiency as the number of jobs in the tourism industry increases. Work with high school students in underprivileged areas, sharing your knowledge and helping students expand their employment prospects.

Location

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

    Volunteers help to teach basic IT and computer literacy skills.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Koforidua, Ghana

    Volunteers will stay in a shared house with dormitory-style rooms.

  • Nearest Airport
    Accra, Ghana

Cost

4 Weeks
12 Weeks
4 Weeks

$940 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

This project accepts volunteers year round. Start dates are every other Friday. Additional projects can be combined during your trip, subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

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.

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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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