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Ghana international volunteering

KickStart Ghana

A fantastic UK-Ghanaian charity, KickStart Ghana (KSG), is looking for volunteers to support their summer school programme which takes place in a town called Ho. The charity work with local schools to empower disadvantaged young people and help equip them with the life skills to succeed. During weekends the team can visit some of Ghana’s little known but stunning coastlines, as well as explore the poignant reminders of the slave trade history. The main focus is for all volunteers to support the summer school activities and depending on skills and experience, volunteers can deliver sessions around sport/ PE, books/ reading, confidence and aspiration raising, the environment/ space and lots more.

Volunteer role(s):

  • Prepare and deliver fun and educational sessions as part of KSG’s summer school programme;
  • Provide one-on-one classroom support;
  • Support the afterschool reading club;
  • Deliver football coaching with local semi-professional club (for FA level 1 football coaches only).

Project location: Ho, Ghana

Duration: 4 and ½ weeks volunteering

Project dates: approx. 28th July – 4th September 2017

Team size: 9

Cost: from £1,200-£1,400 (actual cost is £1,450 but all first time volunteers will receive a £250 bursary towards an international volunteering project). Inc. all travel, accommodation and food.

Fundraising: In addition to the fees, each volunteer has to raise a minimum of £400 which will be donated directly to support KSG programmes.

Information sessions:

  • Tuesday 18 October 2016, Macaulay Hall 111, Headingley Campus  15:45 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 19 October 2016, The Gateway, Leslie Silver Building, City Campus  16:30 - 17:00

Selection event: 18 November 2016

Application deadline: 11 November 2016

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Ghana 2017 Volunteer Information PDF