The African Test
Focus: Various Community and Education.
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The African Test was founded with the help of MakeSense consultants at Grenoble Ecole de Management (France). Africa Test aims to help young children exit poverty through the learning of new skills and creative initiatives.
Africa Test invite volunteers to Africa and invite them to own a project of their own to create an impact on children - ( http://www.theafricantest.com/payback.aspx ).
Africa Test has recently contracted the S.S.M.A.R.T Centre, a centre where all the items helping the creativity of children are stored. The centre is resourced through donations and Africa Test aim to equip the centre with instruments, IT equipment and books. The first donation was made last summer and the money went into the construction of the centre
Africa Test are also developing the Volunteer Tourism sector, Africa Test invite adventurous individuals who wish to have more than a simple volunteering experience. The African Test (through The Lifestyle and The Chase) offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in Africa by living like an African and participating in day to day outdoor activities (Treasure Hunting, Selling in the market).
Costs & Benefits
Africa Test volunteers are invited to develop and take ownership of their own project to create a positive an impact on children. The scope for volunteers is endless, only limited by their ideas, energy and imagination! Volunteers from all backgrounds with a passion for improving the lives of children are invited to make a difference.
The program incurs no fees at the moment for participation. However, participants will have to incur in their own costs the following:
Flight, Insurances, Visa, Vaccinations against local diseases (see your doctor) , Host family charges (about £50/week) , The Youth Hostel in Accra on arrival ( £15/day).
Airport pick up and dropping, Pocket money for all your additional trips, Donation to the S.S.M.A.R.T centre (£100).
We advise participants to take a minimum of £300 to cover personal costs once in Ghana for 2 weeks.
In order to participate, you will also need to:
Be over 18 years old
Contribute to the volunteers’ blog (www.tasteafrica.blog.com)
Have good knowledge of the English language (unless you are coming in a group with fluent English speakers/ you can propose an idea for The Payback that does not require English language skills)
The African Test
Grenoble Ecole de Management
12 rue Pierre Semard
Average cost per day: £10 - £15
Focus: Various Community and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.