As a teaching volunteer in Ghana, you will be helping to provide lessons to children in one of our local partner schools. Though doing amazing work to nurture the talents, confidence and life skills of underprivileged children, these schools are often underfunded and consequently under-staffed. Ghanaian schools are very vibrant places with most pupils extremely willing to learn. You may be asked to take lessons in English, maths or science, but don't worry if you feel your strengths lie outside these areas - the children you teach will benefit from your enthusiasm and your ability to construct sentences in English. Games and sports are another important part of school life, so please be prepared to get involved with these as well.
If you like you can spend the first few days working alongside a local teacher or established volunteer, but we also encourage our volunteers to bring their own ideas and to get stuck in! You can make the classroom your own with your own rules and decoration. This will help to develop your skills as a teacher whilst providing help to those most in need.
Volunteers are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, with school starting at around 9am. Mornings are usually devoted to traditional school subjects, usually broken into classes of one hour each. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff. In the afternoons you’ll be taking additional classes but there is often time for games and sports and it will be your job to help run these.
You will generally finish your placement at around 5pm, though you’ll find that the children will often want you stay around to play! After your placement you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings
Teaching project suppliesPicture books, instruments, art, music, or other teaching materials related to your subject., Pens, pencils, notemakers, colur pens, novels, games, stickers, cryons, exercise books, story books, chalk, white board markers,
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