Light for Children
Focus: Community and Education.
Light for Children – Ghana is a non-governmental, child centred, development organization, without religious or political affiliation. It provides welfare to the needy and disadvantaged children in society, and also focuses on community and humanitarian services.
The organization was set up in response to the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on families, communities and on innocent children in Ghana and the NGO's focus is on children in Ashanti region. The effect of the epidemic on these helpless orphans and vulnerable children, especially HIV-positive ones, is tremendous and far-reaching.
These children are often left in the care of their grandmothers who are sometimes too old and lack the financial and material resources to take care of them. Those who are HIV positive have a lot of difficulty in getting the anti-retroviral therapy, their main source of survival and existence.
Costs & Benefits
Light for Children – Ghana has a number of volunteer opportunities, volunteer activities include working: at an orphanage; a school for the deaf; teaching; agriculture and forestry; sports coaching and medical volunteering.
Light for Children is also able to offer internships in the following areas; Radio, TV and paper journalism; Medical and women and youth empowerment.
2 weeks: $400 3 weeks: $450 4 weeks: $650 5 weeks: $750 6 weeks: $800
8 weeks: $850 Additional week attract $75
Fees include accommodation with host families but not food.
Minimum age for a volunteer is 18 years.
English language skills are required
Location: Adum-Kumasi - Ghana
Average cost per day: $25
Focus: Education and Community Projects
Skills needed: Volunteers must be aged 18 years and over and speak English