Dream Africa Volunteer Service Teaching Program
Focus: Community and Education.
There are fifty two major languages and hundreds of dialects spoken in Ghana with English, the official language of Ghana, spoken by many. It’s the government of Ghana’s policy for English to be used from the start of primary education up to the tertiary level.
Children in rural communities are very keen to learn and improve their conversational English. Most of the schools also put extra emphasis on English education as well as mathematics. Children are attracted to school by the presence of volunteers, and your presence is also a proven morale booster for parents as well as limited teachers is a great inspiration for students.
Inexperienced and experienced volunteers can teach vocabulary, assist with pronunciation and support students as they practice speaking English.
You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer on our English teaching project. Apart from teaching English, Volunteers can teach other subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Creative Arts. There is no need to have a TEFL or TESOL qualification to participate in this project. English is an official language of Ghana, but most children first learn an African language like Twi, Ewe and Ga so their English is weaker.
Usually you will teach about 18 hours of conversational English lessons per week. You will also need to take time to prepare your lessons, and correct your students’ work. Many volunteers choose to help out in other areas too, helping students with extra-curricular activities like sports, drama or music lessons for example. Arrangement can be made for you to teach in a pre-school if that is your preference.
Costs & Benefits
Prepare lesson notes.
Organize learning materials.
Develop a teaching method.
Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and demonstrations.
Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and supervisor. Access the performance of the students through work assignments, etc.
Organize recreational games with students.
You will need to improve the low comprehension level and poor pronunciation of students, provide theoretical and practical assistance and aide the teachers interact with the students.
Volunteers will receive assistance from us and the local school regarding the lesson plans and teaching curriculum.
Costs in Euros
2 Weeks - 250
3 Weeks - 300
4 Weeks - 400
Extra Week - 60
Accommodation, Food (3x), Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off, 24/7 In-Country Support and Supervision, Donation to Project Fund, Orientation and Training and Certificate after Completion of Project.
Must have a High School qualification to teach at primary level, and a college degree to teach at secondary level.
Teaching in Local Schools
P.O.Box HP 181,
Tel: 0023 3247070980 or 0504070980
Location: Ho,Volta Region, Ghana
Average cost per day: 14 Euro
Focus: Community and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.