Volunteers working in the Community Development Project work in village communities located 15-20 kms outside the city of Tamale. Our volunteers have been working with the local villagers in schools as well as construction activities over the last few years and have made a valuable contribution to their lives.
As an VolunteerMatch Ghana Community Development volunteer, you’ll be empowering local communities through a variety of initiatives. You'll have the choice of working across various comunities in Tamale-Ghana, with volunteer placements in women’s education, immersion programs, food rescue, youth support, rural community development and HIV/AIDS support and Women micro financing.
On weekday mornings, volunteers work in the Girl's Education Project or in local schools in the village. Volunteers assist the Ghanaian teachers by working with small groups of students on their English and math skills. Those volunteers who are willing to do some physical work can also assist in the construction project for the school building. Volunteers work along with local villagers and can do the painting or renovation work in the school building.
In the afternoons, volunteers can remain at the vocational school OR work with one of the other available programs. The aim of the Heath education program is to educate villagers about preventing diseases, especially for children, including prevention, symptoms, and treatment. Volunteers will work with some local people to help them translate the language for them..