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AKWAABA means "WELCOME" in Ghana. So ... Akwaaba to this beautiful country!

Overwhelming hospitality, lots of religions, languages, music, dancing, socialising. But the very best of Ghana is the people - they are amongst the friendliest in Africa, so prepare yourself to be welcomed into their lives!

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CARE FOR CHILDREN

Care for Orphans and Pre-School Children in Accra in Ghana
Work in a pre-school in Accra with orphaned and underprivileged children aged 1 to 5 years. You'll be involved in playtime, feeding, basic teaching, plus drawing, painting, music and also facilitating games.

You'll assist with day-to-day care, teaching and social interaction as well as providing a safe environment for the children to be in.

Care for Orphans and Preschool children in Ghana
INTERNSHIPS | WORK EXPERIENCE

Law Work Experience Placements in Accra in Ghana
Gain experience in the day-to-day running of a law practice with a strong emphasis on human rights. You'll visit the Ghanaian Courts and observe how they function. Cases could range from Civil and Criminal Law to Conveyancing, Probate and Property Law. If you're interested in Human Rights Law, you should be exposed to quite a lot of it in this practice. Ghanaian law follows Common Law, which is based on the British system. 

LAW WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIPS IN ACCRA IN GHANA

Medical Work Experience Programme in Accra, Ghana
Work in a private hospital that also operates an NGO that focuses its efforts in 40 communities in the Okakoi Submetro of Accra. They raise awareness about the prevention and management of Malaria, TB, HIV and Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

You'll be involved in the day-to-day activities of the Hospital, observing the doctors and nurses and increasing your own knowledge and understanding of medical practice in Ghana.

MEDICAL WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IN ACCRA IN GHANA

TV Production Work Experience Internship in Accra, Ghana
Work alongside a TV production team, from the concept idea for a piece, to the production of the model. The Studio actively encourages its interns to create new ideas and to be very much part of the team.  For people who have a passion for media this is definitely the placement to give you good experience.

The TV Production Studio where you'll work is located in Accra and is the first Media Prima's broadcasting station outside Malaysia. This opportunity to do a structured Work Experience placement in the developing world, plus the experience you gain, will be an excellent entry on your CV or Résumé. .

Print Journalism on a Newspaper in Ghana
A unique opportunity to be part of a local newspaper. You'll be able to get involved in assisting the Journalists with getting stories, gathering your own information, taking photos, writing reports, editing and more. For people who have a passion for journalism, this is definitely the placement to give you great experience.

Radio Journalism on a Radio Station in Accra in Ghana
Be part of an exciting radio team in the heart of Accra. You'll observe experts in the field of Radio/Journalism and learn how they work in Ghana. The station works on news and entertainment.

If you have past radio experience or you are studying a related subject, then it is likely you will have plenty of freedom to express ideas and create your own work assignments. You could find yourself involved with preparing news stories and researching and editing features. .

TEACHING

Teach Underprivileged Children in Schools in Accra in Ghana
Teach English to disadvantaged children in schools in the capital city. Alongside English you can also teach other subjects, such as Sports and IT, which are very popular with the children. You can teach for any length of time, from two weeks to three months or longer, in primary and secondary schools. You'll generally be asked to help out with any age groups

SPORTS

Coach Football to Children in Accra in Ghana
Coach football in dusty fields in Africa ... Many children in Ghana don’t receive proper coaching and they lack basic ball skills and understanding of Football. You'll teach them how to use their raw talent more effectively

You'll work with a number of schools, coaching football during lesson times and coaching the school teams after school. You'll also combine your coaching with some normal teaching, such as English, thus giving you a wider range of experience.

Coach Football to Children in Ghana

Coach Cricket to Underprivileged Children in Accra in Ghana
Coach cricket to children at poor schools during lesson times. After school you could be involved in selecting and coaching an Under-12s and Under-14s team for all of the schools. On the weekends you might have the opportunity to coach and train with the Ghana National Cricket team, depending on the season.

Travellers Worldwide, together with the Ghana Cricket Association, have set up a cricket development program to develop the sport in Ghana.

Coach Cricket to Children in Ghana
SUMMER CAMP

Care for Children in the School Holiday Summer Camp in Ghana
Come to Ghana and have fun with the kids! Turn their school holidays into an enjoyable learning experience using games, hobbies and creative activities. You'll use fun activities to teach them English, games, sports, arts/crafts, drama/music, magic, face-painting ... and more. The idea is to keep them entertained and perhaps teach them some skills at the same time.

We provide equipment and materials for games, competitions and general fun stuff and we also make sure they get a meal every day (unfortunately, sometimes this is the only meal they get).

Care for Children during Summer Holidays in Ghana

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"Walking to Sambel is one of the most amazing things ever! You walk up  Mosuku Road and people shout out "Obruni" but you just smile, ask them how they are and they feel respected. You don't mind the curiosity of the kids who come rushing to you... you truly feel you are doing something fantastic for the kids we have taught." Jonathan Childs

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MORE ABOUT GHANA

AKWAABA means "WELCOME" in Ghana. So ... AKWAABA to this beautiful country!

The atmosphere in Ghana is extraordinary; with its run-down shacks, half completed buildings and people trying to sell you anything and everything. From the moment you step off the plane you realise that you have arrived in a very different place and you're about to have a completely new cultural experience!

The country has an air of excitement as people strive for achievement and improved quality of life. It is a country that is full of hope and optimism. Ghanaians are proud of their culture and love welcoming people from outside to integrate and mix in with their local customs and way of living.

The air has an amazing aroma; a mixture of charcoal and local dishes cooking over an open pot. The sounds of the energetic tribal language being spoken around you will assure you…. you have landed in Africa!

Ghana is a country of cheerful anticipation. You will find that you are welcome anywhere and everywhere. The people are extremely friendly and hospitable and Ghanaians are proud of their culture and love welcoming people from outside to integrate and mix in with their local customs and way of living.

Ghana is an exciting modern African culture – open, musical and diverse. Although the country is poor, recently it has attracted new money and Ghanaians are returning from abroad and bringing new investment and ideas with them. Ghana is a stable country and truly delightful to work in and visit. It is now one of the most dynamic countries in West Africa. It was the first country in Africa to gain independence from the British Empire on the 6th of March, 1957, and today Ghana retains a remarkable sense of independence. The country is bursting with customs and tradition and has a long, rich history of crafts-people.

Ghana is very much isolated from what goes in the Western world. When walking around the streets of Accra (the capital city) you won’t find any Beckham shirts, McDonald’s or other touristy gimmicks; just real people living real Ghanaian lives. Ghana is warm, friendly and feels remarkably safe. You sense that you really are in Africa. Much of the attraction of Ghana results from its legacy as the centre of the gold, ivory, and slave trade during the 17th and 18th centuries, when the mighty Ashanti Empire held sway here. However, Ghana also possesses one of the best game reserves in West Africa, a multitude of good beaches, and plenty of hospitality.

For people who are looking to escape from the comforts and routines of our world and to enter a country that has a proud African culture and heritage, then Akwaaba [welcome] to Ghana.

"Absolutely loving Ghana, the place, the people, everything is so good. I don't even feel homesick, which is wicked." Ruth Clague, Teaching Placement

"To any volunteers: Ghana is nothing like what you will expect and there is no way of describing it without experiencing it. Don't have any doubts about coming because it is great. The people you meet are all the friendliest and I'm sure you will make friends for life. Teaching is a hard but a very worthwhile experience. The homesickness soon fades, especially when you travel on the weekends - we saw crocodiles on Saturday”.  Jessica McAlpine

Hi, Travellers, I am just emailing to thank you. Mid September I emailed you asking whether you could put me in touch with volunteers from your company as I had no one else from my company! Although I had a nightmare with my company, it turned out that I had an amazing time in Ghana. This is somewhat down to you at Travellers for ... enabling me to travel at weekends and relax in my free time with them. We all had a wicked time. Thanks a lot for also putting me in touch with Richard, and thank him too if possible.  Will Martin

CLIMATE AND SEASONS
There really is no 'best' time to visit Ghana, as the temperature is always Africa-hot and if rainfall doesn't soak you, then the humid air will. If you prefer your soaking tropical in nature, stick close to the beaches. In the south there are two rainy seasons, from April to June and September to November. Temperatures range between 21 and 32 degrees C, highest in March and lowest in August. Whatever the season, the weather gets more arid the farther inland you go.
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Local women cooking in Accra, Ghana's capital

Street Vendors

ACCRA
Accra, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, is both big-city hectic and African laid-back.  Accra may not be one of the prettiest cities by Western standards, but there is something else this African city has that makes up for lack of planning and fancy buildings. It is a wonderful city to experience. It is full of character, has a warm feel, is extremely friendly and feels very safe. It also has some great beaches!

Spend a few hours in the breezy capital of Accra and you'll swear the wind and waves off the Gulf of Guinea have infused the land and people with equatorial warmth. It is a city that is young, wild and full of soul and here you'll sample the true African spirit. During the day, the streets are full of market stalls and vendors where you can browse and buy mouthwatering foods, colourful Kente cloth, beads, or baskets. Don't forget to practice your haggling.

During the night the city comes alive with the traditional Ghanaian ‘spot’ bars and the sound of live drumming music in the warm night air.  Village-specific festivals and events occur throughout the year.

Accra itself is fascinating, very different from home. Very noisy, dusty and hot, but really colourful and vibrant. Particularly impressed by the palm trees, amazing variety of little stalls and shops and the women balancing huge bundles on their heads! We've felt very safe so far - very little hassle from people, most of whom have been really welcoming.  Caroline Allen – Law Placement Jan 2004

Capital City: Accra
Currency: £1 = 2.05 Cedis.  $1 = 1.16 Cedis (at time of writing)
Languages: English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)
Population: 19.5 million”

Ghanaians are warm, friendly, and sociable people. They are polite, open and trusting - even with strangers. They  take life at a more relaxed pace, viewing time as a series of events rather than a matter of hours or minutes. This is known as GHANA TIME - it can be frustrating to foreigners, but relax and you'll get used to it. To them, people are more important than schedules.


Ghanaian transport - the tro-tro

GHANA ON THE INTERNET

"I'm sure you must hear this all the time, but the people here are really friendly. They really go out of their way to make sure I'm OK."  Omar Choudhary, IT/Web Design Project

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