Ghana provides the opportunity for volunteers from worldwide to volunteer in the orphanage homes by teaching and doing other related activities for vulnerable children. This Amka Afrika Safaris volunteer placement is well organize in order to create new life into these unfortunate and neglected
sharing fun, love, and education with them.
This project includes orphanage and day care center for children who live at the orphanage until they are adopted by families that can well take care of them.
Lots of orphanages in Ghana are poorly managed, limited workers, and faces lots of problems to run the centre and for that matter the centre needs volunteers to help with the day-to-day activities of the centre with works like cleaning, cooking and serving food to the children. Volunteers are also required to provide some Basic English education to the children, and organize physical and sports lessons.
Role of Volunteer
These children’s age ranges between 3 months and 12 years respectively. In this project volunteers would be expected to:
• Teach Basic English and Math’s
• Teach them how to wash their face and brush their teeth
• Guide them to learn their lessons
• Serve their food or sit beside them while eating so that they may feel the societal environment
• Help them in preparing to go to school, check their uniforms, shoes, neatness and cleanliness of the kids.
• Volunteers would also help the children to draw pictures as well as playing games with them.
• Volunteers would also help with the cooking of the orphan’s food and engaged in various related activities requested by project staffs.
•Develop creative programs such as dance, arts, music, etc.
• Organize physical and sports activities
There are no special qualifications for Orphanage project in Ghana but people with kind heart for children, compassion and love for the children are required for this placement.
Amka Afrika Safaris manages room/food for volunteer. Volunteers live with host families and we manage a separate room and local meals three times a day. Volunteer will also have regular visitation to project site and host family, 24hrs every week access to our office in Ghana and mobile number of our coordinators. Our staffs also visit volunteers every week as part of the program.
Our Orphanage Project Locations and Descriptions
Amka Afrika Safaris organize teaching project/Placement in all the regions of Ghana. Teaching in small and urban towns like Kumasi, Cape Coast, Accra, Brong Ahafo, Koforidua, Konongo, Nkawkaw, Sunyani, Tamale and Nsawam.
In these towns you can find unique tourist attraction centres, shops where you can do shopping’s, banks, telephone booths and internet cafes available in these towns.
Where volunteer can go for weekends and longer periods:
Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centers to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love traveling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle and the ancient buildings.
Amka Afrika Safaris -Ghana staff is ever ready to offer volunteers guidelines before traveling.
A typical day of a volunteer in the Orphanage Project.
Morning: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast -Help the children to brush their teeth and get them dressed. Serve breakfast and clean their beds. Teach the children about health and hygiene, bath them, check their neatness and accompany them to school.
Day: Serve Lunch. Take care of the children in the orphanage. Help them to learn some Basic English whiles playing with them. Arrange activities like games, music, drawing, etc. Bring children back from school and help them in their homework
Evening: Serve dinner to the children. Help in the kitchen and also in washing dishes, wash their clothes, cleaning of the orphanage premises and guide them to sleep.
Dates of Project: 1st and 15th of every month, and because this project is ongoing volunteers can choose their own available date to volunteer.