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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
As a global education volunteer in Ghana, you'll help under resourced schools create a more positive learning environment that improve educational outcomes for children. Volunteers will be introducing new, exciting experiential learning techniques to make school fun in often overcrowded and under resourced classrooms. Volunteers will team together to teach basic English, Math and Science classes 3 days a week and spend the other 2 days constructing a playground to add fun and activity to the student's days. Available on all start dates in Ghana.

Sports Leadership
Sports and recreation is important to the health, well-being, and social development of students. Schools in Ghana lack both the physical infrastructure for safe play and structured sports activities that engage students. As a sports leadership volunteer in Ghana, you spend 2 days each week on the field teaching a soccer camp and 2 days constructing a field or court for other sports activities. Additionally, volunteers spend time each week, in the classroom teaching the importance of exercise and nutrition. Available in Ghana on the July 7, 2018 start date.

Global Health
Basic sanitation infrastructure in Ghana schools is a critical need and causing a multiple health challenges for children. To address this need, as a Global Health Volunteer in Ghana, you'll spend 3 days each week constructing hand washing stations and teaching students the importance of sanitation. Additionally, you will set up potable water stations for safe drinking water for the children to mitigate the spread of water-borne illnesses. On your final day each week, get deep into the unique Ghanaian health system shadowing at a local hospital. Available in Ghana on the July 21, 2018 start date.

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 2018 Start Dates:
June 23 (Global Education); July 7 (Global Education or Sports Leadership); July 21 (Global Education or Health)

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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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