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Volunteer in Ghana

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Poverty is endemic in Ghana and has devastating effects on children and families. There are 1.2 million children in Ghana living in extreme poverty, often suffering from malnutrition, and not meeting child development milestones (28% of the country). Nearly 623,500 children of primary school age are not enrolled in school, in addition to one in four kindergarten-age children.

Join CCS to volunteer in Ghana to fight for girls education and combat rural poverty. Together as a movement, we can help break the cycle of poverty by systematically implementing programs that work directly with young children to help them meet developmental goals, while supporting nutrition projects, providing them with health care services that keep them in school, and support their families to create a loving home environment.

CCS in Ghana has been working for the last 20 years as a leader in early childhood education with the support of our international volunteer base.

FACT SHEET

Avg. Annual Temp.
79°F
/
26°C
Local tempature
Population Below Poverty Line
29%
Human Development Index Ranking
140/188 countries
Average Schooling for Girls
2 years less than boys
Under-5 Mortality Rate
78/1,000 live births

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN VOLTA REGION

Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Child Development
Women, mostly single mothers, need to work to support their family and rely on community support to help with childcare. Community groups and childcare centers are present to provide these essential services, but they are grossly under resourced and understaffed even in formal school settings. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct early education programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with one-on-one attention. CCS volunteers in Ghana greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves.

Global Health
In a place where modern medical facilities meet traditional healing rituals, Ghana’s healthcare system is both diverse and complex. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to an underfunded and overcrowded public health system. In addition CCS will be spearheading multiple public health projects in Ghana including malaria prevention campaigns, vision screening for children, oral health campaigns and the promotion of hygiene in schools.

Girls' & Women's Empowerment
Fostering economic opportunities for women creates financial independence and the leadership skills that builds stronger communities. These Ghanaian women are eager to receive your support and determined to transform themselves, their families, and ultimately the community at large.

Hear what the community is saying about CCS!
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"The CCS volunteers have a very positive impact on my organization because they give pupils a reason to always be present in school and ready to learn."

"The love and empathy exhibited towards the students causes our school and the community to show more love and care for these children, too. The volunteers bring the school and the community together."

"Volunteers help to teach English and they promote cultural exchange and self-expression among the students."

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Your Volta Region Staff

MAKAFUI AMENUVOR, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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I am committed to the protection of children through education and opportunities to rise from poverty.

Growing up in small town in Ghana with my grandparents, I have seen the vulnerability that comes from being raised in poverty and not having opportunities for education. I was fortunate to have parents who believed in the value of education, and attended a Technical School to further my talents in electronics. However, it was CCS volunteers who motivated me, as a young man, to follow my passions and goals of attending university to establish a career in social justice and change.

In Ghana, over 28% of the population lives in poverty at under $1 per day. With schools that are too often underfunded and overcrowded, the need for individual attention, guidance, and encouragement to children pursuing their dreams is key to a brighter future. I am committed, with CCS volunteers, to improving the possibilities for each child in my community.

Country Staff

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