Trip | Volunteer in Ghana
IT Project Volunteering in Ho, Ghana
about this position
About this position
Overview: Volunteering in a computer project in Accra, GhanaThis computer project is designed to teach the local community basic computer skills to further develop the standard of computer training in Ghana. Recently, teaching and dealing with computers has become an integral part of the Ghanaian education plan to enable children to gain computer skills before they graduate. However, this new law can often no be implemented due to a lack of teachers. This lack is therefore to be compensated by volunteers who can teach children and adults how to deal with a computer. The course itself takes place either directly in the organization's training center or in one of their partner schools.
What to expect
Description: Volunteering in a computer project in Accra, GhanaAs volunteer in this project, you will prepare and implement various teaching methods that will teach the participants not only how to use a computer but also the necessary theoretical background knowledge. The basics of the following programs should be taught: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and also the general handling with Windows and the Internet. A plus are knowledge in additional programs such as MS Access, adobe Photoshop etc. It is important to refresh your own memory in the required programs in order to be able the answer all the questions, as well as to be able to carry out the lessons in an efficient way. A certain amount of patience is also required, as most of the participants will work with a computer for the first time in this project. Donation Note: In order to develop the program further, donations in form of used laptops, LCD monitors, keyboards, USB drives, webcams and many other computer accessories are always needed.
Itinerary of your stay abroad
Volunteer abroad program
Start date of project
The volunteer projects run throughout the year. Therefore, we are open for your individual suggestion, which we are going to propose to our partner organisation.
Time of arrival
We recommend to arrange an arrival a few days prios to the start of the volunteer project. You can move in to your guest family up to 3 days before the official project start at no additional costs. You then have enough time to recover from the long flight, get to know your host family and make your first trips.
Arrival at the Airport
Arriving in a new country is always exciting. We want your arrival to be as relaxed as possible. One of the staff members of our partner organization will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your host family or your shared flat. He/she will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it. If you cannot find a flight at the desired date, don’t worry. You can choose another one a few days earlier or later.
Within the first days of your arrival one of the team members of our partner organisation will pick you up and show you around. You will get to know the country and its people and you will be informed about Do’s and Dont’s. The program will be held with more volunteers at the same time. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know like-minded globetrotters. Your local contact person will provide you with further useful hints for a good starting point into a new lifestyle.
The project starts
On the first day of your project, you are usually accompanied by a member of our local partner who will answer all of your questions. The further project days your local contact person will always be available for you via phone if you have any concerns or issues to share with somebody.
Free time & weekend
The weekend is totally yours! You may ask your local contact person from our partner organisation about upcoming events, sights, shopping tips or other must see’s. On some days there will be field trips organized by our partner organization. We recommend you to join them as it is always fun to experience a new country with others.
You shall contact your local contact person a few days prior to your departure to inform about options for your airport drop-off. It will not be included in the services of the volunteer projects, but our expert will help you organize it.
Accommodation volunteer abroad in GhanaYou can either stay with a host family or live in a homeshare with other volunteers. Most of the accommodations provide electricity, toilets, bathrooms, phone, kitchen and dining room. If you prefer to stay with a host family, you will get an own room and usually 3 meals per day (breackfast, lunch, dinner) are covered. Become a part of the family and their everyday activities. You will get an insight into the culture, society and improve your language skills. All host families underwent a selection procedure to ensure quality and safety. Please make sure before registration which option will be covered by your selected volunteer work and state whether your want to stay in a host family or in a homeshare.
Service volunteer abroad - what's in and what's not inServices for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it: What's included:
- Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
- Assisting visa application
- Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
- Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
- Accommodation (host family or shared flat or apartment)
- 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Organization of a rental car or scooter if demanded
- Orientation on site through a staff member
- Tips and information about freetime activities
- Prepaid SIM card for your phone
- Contact person during your stay abroad
- 24-hour emergency number
- Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns