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Volunteer in Day-care Centre in Ghana
To receive precise information about the particular projects we consulted the project managers on the spot. They know best about the country and its inhabitants and they are familiar with the duties of the volunteers and the living situation in the community. They are experienced in handeling international volunteers and know their needs, wishes and worries. They have answered our questions about the following topics.
Questions and answers about the project:
Where do the volunteers exactly work? – Right in the community.
Is it important to have some particular equipment in this project? – First-aid kid, if possible.
What daily work can be expected? – Teaching the children the alphabet and the numbers, some administrative tasks, playing and singing songs with the pupils, handcrafting and pottering if necessary.
Is there a curriculum, which has to be followed? – Yes, the volunteers will receive a curriculum and there will also be an instruction in the teaching methods.
Are telephone and internet available and if not, where can the next telephone / internet café be found? – The volunteers live close to an internet café and public telephones. We do recommend bringing a cellular phone.
Give us an example of a typical day on the project. – Monday through Friday it can get quite hectic between 8 am and 3.30 pm.
What kind of accommodation can volunteers expect? – A host family, your own place or a guest house. Volunteers are free to share a house or flat.
Will men and women be accommodated together or separated by gender? – Men and women will always be accommodated separately.
Where is the accommodation located? – All accommodations are very close to the project site.
How are the accommodations equipped? – Running water, electricity, bed, bathroom and toilet, kitchen.
How far away is the project from the accommodation? – All projects can be reached by foot.
How do volunteers get to the projects and back to their accommodations? – You can walk there or with public transportation.
How can the volunteers wash? – Volunteers do their own laundry by hand.
Are the meals free as well? – Yes, food will be provided and volunteers will also learn how to prepare their own food.
How many meals per day? - Twice a day. Volunteers eat lunch at work. On the weekends you will receive three meals a day.
What kind of food is it most likely to be? - Local food.
Will there also be vegetarian food? - Yes.
In case that the food is not provided, where can it be bought and prepared? – Volunteers are free to eat in the local canteens as well as in the hosting families.
Weather and climate:
What is the approximate temperature? – Between 16° the lowest and 32°C the highest.
When is dry and when rain season in the country? – Rain season starts in April and ends in Augist, dry season runs from September till December.
What kind of clothing shall be brought? – Summer clothing.
Name of the currency? – Cedis.
Can Credit cards and Traveller Cheques be used in the country? – Credit cards can surely be used. Traveller Cheques are not recommended.
Is there an ATM close by? – Yes, you will find ATMs in the banks close to the project.
Free time activites / other:
Will volunteers have free time for extra activities? – Yes, they will be off work on Saturdays and Sundays.
What kind of free time activities can be found in the area? – Sightseeing, meeting relatives of the hosting family, festivals, cultural events.
Are other volunteers participating in those activities? – Volunteers are free to do their activities in small groups.
What has to be considered concerning the visa? – Either a tourist visa or a volunteer visa.
What is included in the price?
- airport pick-up
- introduction after arrival
- contact person on the project
- all meals
- 24 hour emergency service
What is not included?
- international health insurance
- transportation to the project
- personal expenses