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Welcome to Ho, Ghana

High School Volunteer Opportunities in Ho, Ghana

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We know you’re unique and that you have your own interests, which is why we offer specialized volunteer paths that you can choose from. Select a focus in Global Education, Global Health, or Sports Leadership. Follow your passion and explore how you can make the world a better place.

Global Education
In Ghana, the primary schools lack basic resources in the classrooms and recreational spaces outdoors. At Kpatove E.P. Primary School in Adaklu and Poly Basic School in the center of Ho, teen volunteers will spend half of each week teaching English, math and science to the 150 students through creative, fun techniques to students ages 6 through 12. For the remainder of each week, volunteers will design, construct, and decorate a playground alongside the children from the school.
Project runs June 22- July 20

Global Health
There is a severe need for basic sanitation infrastructure in Ghanian primary schools, where too often, children do not have access to running water or washing facilities. Teen global health volunteers will be working at Amezudeve DA Primary School, Blidokope, and St. George Anglican Primary in Ho with the 250 students who come from primarily farming or weaving families. For 3 days of each week, volunteers teach in the classrooms on the basics and importance of basic hygiene. The remaining 2 days each week, volunteers will be setting up a hand-washing station and observing local health practices at a public hospital.
Project runs July 20- August 17

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As a High School Volunteer Abroad in Ghana, you’ll be welcomed warmly into a colorful tribal culture with your team of global change-makers.

Whether you choose between one, two, three, and four-week sessions on any of the start dates listed below, you’ll be sharing the experience with a group of your peers, all ages 14-18, and like you, they’ve decided that dedicating their summer to serving others abroad while learning more about themselves is a pretty cool challenge to take on.

And that healthy dose of adventure you’re craving? Don’t worry, you’ll get that too! We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories and photos of natural wonders, mountains,and waterfall swims to share with your friends and family back home.

Ghana Summer 2019 Start Dates:
June 22, July 20

View Ghana 2019 Teen Recommended Flights

FACT SHEET

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
Voices from the Community
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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 Ho 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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