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Street Children Volunteering Program in Ghana
Street Children Volunteering Program in Ghana

Accra , Ghana

Street Children Volunteering Program in Ghana

Trip Highlights

  • Soak in the African vibes while living in Ghana and contribute to the lives of the underprivileged kids
  • Provide educational support to children & adolescents, ensuring a brighter future for them
  • Engage them in leisurely/ extra-curricular activities and share important life skills
  • Shower the children with ample love & happiness, while assisting the local team with the daily tasks
  • Meet some like-minded travelers from different parts of the world and work for a common cause
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Overview

Overview

Being a volunteer for the Street Children Program in Ghana, you'll be working with a bunch of underprivileged kids, aiming to provide a good future for them. In association with a local NGO in Accra, Volunteering Solutions has been trying to uplift the lives of children between the ages of 6 months to 12-years-old. 

Ghana is a developing country and numerous families are living below the poverty line. The parents often leave their kids in search of work, and these kids struggle alone, barely making it to school, growing up without any proper support. Our main aim is to help these children, provide them with basic education and nurture them for a better future. You'll be working at a shelter home, assisting the local Mothers (Mamas, as they are called), helping them with daily chores like teaching the kids about health and hygiene, preparing food for the kids, and playing with them while showering them with love & care.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and have a passion for working with children. You should also be proactive and have the ability to take initiative. All volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report prior to joining the program. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program.


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

As a volunteer for the Street Children Program in Ghana, your main tasks would be:

  • To provide adequate attention to the kids and adolescents daily
  • Educate them about health, sanitation, hygiene, etc
  • Teach English, encouraging them to study for a better future
  • Involve them in extracurricular activities and games
  • Help with the preparation of the food and feed the little ones
  • Assist the local staff in their day to day activities and managerial work, as and when needed

Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteers mainly work from Mondays to Thursdays, between 8 AM to 1 PM. Breakfast is served before 8 AM, after which you’ll get started with your work.


Living

Living

Volunteering Solutions strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VolSol manages everything for you.

Arrival & Orientation

You will meet our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you'll be transferred to the accommodation. Later, you'll travel to the project site after the orientation program.

Accommodation 

You'll be staying at a homestay with Mamma Mina, who has been hosting volunteers and interns in Ghana for years. You'll surely have a 'home away from home' feel with her, as she'll ensure to feed you like a mom! You'll be sharing the space with other volunteers. There's a living room where you can chill with Mamma Mina and her family. There's also a large beautiful garden.

Meals

Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the accommodation. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, meat, and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.  Famous Ghanaian dishes include Banku and Fufu. Participants are given a mix of local and western meals.

During your Free Time

There is also a lot to discover around in Accra. In addition, after work you can do a relaxed stroll in a shopping mall not far away. Experience the vibrant Ghanaian Capital Accra in all its facets. 

On the weekends you can do a variety of trips to places such as Cape Coast, Kumasi, Canopy Walk and many more options to choose from.


Dates

Dates

2024

January

07

14

21

28

February

04

11

18

25

March

03

10

17

24

31

April

07

14

21

28

May

05

12

19

26

June

02

09

16

23

30

July

07

14

21

28

August

04

11

18

25

September

01

08

15

22

29

October

06

13

20

27

November

03

10

17

24

December

01

08

15

22

29

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Costs

Costs

4 Weeks $1078
5 Weeks $1199
6 Weeks $1346
7 Weeks $1481
8 Weeks $1615
Extra Week $140

Please Note: -An application fee of $229 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 5% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment)

What are you Paying for?

  • Airport pick-up & Drop off at the airport
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Support from long term experienced staff
  • Welcome meeting and Orientation 
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Accommodations
  • Donation to our ongoing work
  • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost) 
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Flights
  • Cost of the daily traveling to the project 
  • Public transport and extra transfers
  • Private expenses on site
  • Visa and vaccinations

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