Working with volunteers not only provides the students with an international perspective, it also gives them the confidence to interact with foreigners, which will be vital for them if they intend to pursue a business career. In your spare time Accra of
- Accra, Ghana
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Economic Development, Education
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- Become a volunteer in Ghana and help to empower disadvantaged young Ghanian's by providing them with the skills they need to gain employment and lift themselves out of poverty. Because Secondary education is not free in Ghana, for many impoverished youths it is simply not an option. This project makes secondary education accessible to the poorest people in the region and focuses on teaching them the skills needed to work in business, and even go on to set up businesses of their own. The project achieves it's aims by providing students with a proven, practical, and hands-on curriculum that will give them the skills and certification required to secure employment once they graduate. There are a variety of courses offered by the project. Most of them are based around around English, computer skills, and other specific business modules but there are also practical courses such as craft making.
Working with volunteers not only provides the students with an international perspective, it also gives them the confidence to interact with foreigners, which will be vital for them if they intend to pursue a business career. In your spare time Accra offers much to explore, with plentiful museums, beaches and a large number of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops to fill your evenings and weekends.
Most people in Ghana either live in poverty or take basic jobs to support their families. This programme allows them to gain otherwise unavailable skills and have access to jobs that will improve their situations and create a passing on of knowledge to the community. Past graduates have gone on to have careers as typists, stenographers, private secretaries, web-designers, computer technicians, and data entry assistants, amongst many other things.
- Setting Description:
- The programme is located in Accra, a bustling town with waterfront and a increasingly modern built up skyline. Accra is at once exhausting and exhilarating with the hustle and bustle giving way to coveted areas of peace and tranquillity.