|Volunteer in Bono , Ghana
|Heritage Charity Foundation is a community based not-for-profit organization founded in the year 2013 but legally registered in Ghana in the year 2014. Our sole aim is to provide free basic and compulsory education and health care to out-of-school children in hard-to-reach communities in the North Tongu district in the Volta Region of Ghana. Currently, we are operating a school for out-of-school children between the ages of 2 to 15 years in the Tagadzi community in the North Tongu district in the Volta Region of Ghana.
Who can volunteer
Heritage Charity Foundation School welcomes anyone who has the ability to enrich the lives of the kids in the school. Teachers, social workers, fundraisers and all those who would wish to taste the teaching experience and support us in our project are welcome. Also, people who have skills in playing musical instruments and interested fundraisers are invited to raise funds towards developmental projects like construction of permanent classrooms, kitchen for the school, construction of toilet facilities for the school and the community, and or soliciting for teaching and learning materials for the school will be useful.
Assisting teachers by helping to prepare teaching activities, teaching classes themselves (if or when they feel ready), assisting children with learning difficulties, helping children at home with their home assignments, teaching or playing games with children, etc.
What to expect
Assistance and guidance will be provided for volunteers who wish to see the city (interesting places and tourist sites like the Tafi monkey sanctuary, Wli waterfalls, Mountain Afaja, Kakum National park and canopy walkways, amongst other places). Again, various avenues will be given to teach various forms of art and sports such as dance, music and creative design, if a volunteer so desires.
The Academic calendar starts from September and ends in August:-
Term 1: Mid-September to mid-December
Term 2: Early January to early April
Term 3: Mid-May to early August
The school is managed by a management team and supervise by Richmond Smith, the Project Director, with the help of teachers in the school. Teaching staff meetings are held periodically to strategize for the future and evaluate work done. Input in the form of suggestions and ideas are highly appreciated and welcome from volunteers.
Volunteers are accommodated within the community and sometimes integrated with local families, to learn some of Ghanaian culture and food. The rooms are with beds and always available. However, same sex volunteers are paired. There is running water and electricity, though electricity in Ghana may be unreliable sometimes. Volunteers are free to prepare their choice of food themselves but are encouraged to try local dishes that are discussed with volunteers.
Accommodation & Food cost
Under one month - $300
One month - $400
Two months - $500
Three months - $600
Each additional month - $200
Tagadzi, where the project is located, is about 200 kilometres from Accra the capital of Ghana. People in this community are very lovely and kind and are ready to welcome and entertain volunteers. All Volunteers shall be met at the arrival hall of the nation’s international airport (Kotoka International Airport) and bus to the project site.
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