COME TO GHANA AND HAVE FUN WITH THE KIDS. Turn their school holidays into an enjoyable learning experience using games, hobbies and any creative activities at a Travellers Summer Camp that is free for the children.
If you've got
nothing planned and you have anything from a couple a weeks or longer free this
summer, why not come to Ghana and have fun with the kids!
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).
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
Africa and Ghanaian culture.
The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and
knowing that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa and Ghanaian culture.
The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Our first Summer Camp took place in 2005 at St Matthews School and three have been a great success for all involved! Since then, the volunteers all loved it because they got to really give hands-on attention to all the children in an informal setting. Volunteers have made comments like, "the best time of my life", "I loved every minute of it and I'm going to miss my children!" and the best one, "I'm coming back for next year's camp".
The children love the Summer Camps - they're kept entertained and have somewhere to go during school holidays when there's no one around to look after them, and they get a meal and win prizes! The prize for our volunteers is the big grins across all the kids' faces :-)
One of the obvious activities will be sports - as many varied sports as possible - plus various other children's activities, such as:
The kids will be learning to use English at the same time, so they'll not only have fun, they'll also benefit from the activity. These activities also benefit the children by improving their team-work skills, social interaction and building their confidence.
The Summer Camp will take place in the grounds of one of the local schools in Kwabenya and will be for children from all around the area, including other schools in the community. Kwabenya is a small town/suburb about forty minutes drive outside Accra city centre and a place where many of our teaching volunteers are based.
You may work for only a few hours a day, or you may find that you want to devote more time to the children. The school will remain open during the holidays because they are also running extra-curricular academic lessons for the children who need them.
However, during the holiday period it is likely the school will have only one member of staff present as the rest of the staff are likely to be away on holiday. For this reason you will have the opportunity to become quite involved in the structure, running and development of the camp, which will require you to work on your own initiative for a lot of the time. For this reason, being creative is a must.
You may work with large or small groups of children, so you need to be diverse and organised, but you are encouraged to utilise any skills or passions you have, whether these are playing sport, music, drama or just games.
Past volunteers made a real difference by introducing a fun and creative way for the children to express themselves and learn about new things. You’ll be rewarded by how much fun the children will have!
So if you haven't got anything planned and you're free for a couple a weeks or longer this summer, why not come to Ghana and have fun with the kids.
Our Ghana Manager and his team will look after you well. You'll get lots of advice about the do's and don’ts of Ghanaian culture, what to do and where to go.
To read a report from one of our volunteers on the Summer Camp, click here.
Got any questions? Please email us:
Your accommodation will vary, depending
on your work location. You will either be staying in a family run hostel
or with a host family. The hostel is a comfortable guest house
accommodation, with 11 rooms, the owners are very friendly and they are
Ghanaian so you can still experience the culture. Alternatively you may
be staying with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep,
work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays
enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside.
"My family - Lizzie and Prince are lovely. The children are very sweet, and I feel extremely lucky to have been placed with them. The house is of a Western standard in most ways, and Lizzie's cooking is excellent. I feel a part of their family already."
Food will be local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do. Read about what it's like to live in Ghana. As always, our Local Manager will look after you well and will always be on hand to help and offer advice.
Support & Backup:
To read about the excellent Support
& Backup we provide before you leave and during
please click here.
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