The minimum legal age to work in Ghana is 16, but close to 30 % of children between 5 and 14 work illegally in the informal sector, according to government statistics. Over a million underage children work in Ghana. Volunteers work directly with working children and their families, fishermen and schools to stop child labor practices in the area and raise awareness about children’s rights.
Our street children project helps children and adolescents who have no access to education. As a volunteer you would support the existing local team to make an impact in the local community. This program allows children to learn important life skills as well as get to have fun and take part safely in different activities.
Shoddy infrastructure is an enormous problem in Ghana. Run-down buildings are a common site, and include schools, hospitals and community centers. While construction in Accra is on the rise, nearly all of it is going towards high-end developments where money and influence is. Volunteers bring energy and manpower to help build schools, and renovate buildings serving Accra’s poor.
Join our volunteer teaching placement in the friendliest nation in Africa — gain teaching experience while changing the lives of local children and school teachers. Teach in a classroom as a volunteer teacher, or as a volunteer sports coach. Further options available - please just ask for what you look for! Organization is constantly building new partnerships with projects in need.
Before your study starts you wish to collect valuable experiences in medicine? In Ghana you have the chance to support local doctors in their daily work. We can either provide a placement in one of Ghanas biggest hospitals or in so-called "Mobile Clinics" outside of Accra in the more rural regions. With this options you can get real insights in your pre-selected field of interest!