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Child Care Ghana

Help provide a safe and nurturing environment for children while also providing you with valuable experience in early childhood education.

You will be able to participate in a variety of activities with children, such as playtime, story time, and assisting with basic care needs. Due to unfortunate circumstances, an increasing number of children and minors are being left to fend for themselves in many parts of the country. You can help a dedicated team of local staff in their efforts to help Ghanaians in need by teaching, renovating, and completing a variety of other tasks.

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Description

Program Description

The teaching staff is frequently overworked and appreciates any assistance that can be provided. Working as a teacher’s assistant or on other projects at school provides invaluable support to the staff and often frees up their time to give the children the one-on-one attention they require.

Your ability to communicate in English will allow you to assist with English lessons, which will provide the children with a valuable skill and boost their confidence. You will also need a lot of creativity during your placement because lessons can be unpredictable and each child’s needs are different.

You should also be prepared to participate in games and other enjoyable activities, which are frequently designed to allow children to express themselves independently. It is also possible that you will be able to participate in manual labor, such as repairing and painting classrooms and school buildings.

It is critical to understand your role, responsibilities, and expectations before beginning your work.

Your role is to:

  • Create a nurturing and safe environment in which the children can thrive.
  • Engage in imaginative play, storytelling, and creative activities.
  • Support the development of social and motor skills through interactive games and exercises.
  • Develop a love of learning through age-appropriate educational activities.
  • Collaborate with staff to plan and carry out engaging projects.
  • Provide individual attention and care to each child, ensuring that their needs are met.

Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 – 8 Euros per day.

Aims & Objectives

The Childcare Program aims to provide a nurturing and safe environment for young children under the supervision of trained childcare providers.

Some additional goals include:

  • To improve participants’ early childhood education skills and experience.
  • To provide the participant with hands-on experience in an intercultural setting.
  • Create a loving and nurturing environment in which children feel safe and supported.
  • Encourage each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
  • Encourage creativity, imagination, and self-expression through play and activities.
  • Encourage a sense of curiosity and a love of learning from a young age.
  • Broaden your perspective to others who may not be as fortunate
  • Improve the children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions
  • Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Introduction
  • Lunch
  • Introduction
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Working at the school
  • Lunch
  • Working at the school
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:        On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        –

Additional Requirements

  • In order to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants in the program, certain measures have been put in place, particularly for specific age groups. Those who are older are required to obtain medical clearance, as this acts as a precautionary measure to ascertain their physical ability to partake in potentially strenuous activities. Similarly, participants who are under 18 years old must have a signed parental consent form, as this guarantees that their parents or guardians are aware of their involvement and approve of their participation. Due to the active nature of the program, it is essential for all participants to possess a decent level of fitness since a significant portion of the activities will take place outdoors under the heat of the sun. By adhering to these requirements, the program organizers can maintain an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone involved.
  • It is required that you have a yellow fever vaccination and obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana, and you can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you want/need to get before starting. Other vaccines to consider: diphtheria, Hepatitis B; Meningococcal meningitis, rabies, and typhoid. Selectively advised vaccines – only for those individuals at highest risk: Cholera.

Additional Equipment

There is no specific equipment required for this task; however, we encourage you to bring any Teaching materials you may have, such as:

  • Games, books, color pencils, chalk, rulers, etc.
  • Pictures from your country, family, and friends
  • Other small cultural objects from your country of origin

Others:

  • Modest or business casual attire is required while on the school grounds. It must be totally covering the knees and shoulders (nothing revealing, tight fitting, sheer, low cut, or with any offensive/inappropriate displayed on it).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottles and hydration packs
  • Personal medication / Personal first aid kit