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Women's Empowerment Programs - Ghana

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Location

Ghana: Rural Areas

Description

Volunteer abroad in Ghana. International Volunteers offers a variety of internships and volunteer programs aimed at improving the quality of life of women throughout Ghana. We will carefully select volunteer placements, based on your experience, qualifications and areas of interest. Opportunities are available in both urban and rural areas. Areas of focus include small business development, health care, HIV/AIDS education and support, legal issues and other ongoing community development projects.

Highlights

Experience the easy rhythm of Ghanaian life while becoming part of the community. Ghana is an incredibly diverse country with a vibrant cultural heritage. Participants stay with local host families, gaining firsthand knowledge of daily West African life and are often invited to community events such as weddings, funerals, and festivals. The program allows time for independent travel, so participants can see what Ghana has to offer including the elephant herds in Mole National Park, the Ashanti capital of Kumasi and the white beaches of the Gold Coast.

Program Duration

5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month

Term

Throughout the year

Dates

Throughout the year

Qualifications

Depending on their experience and education level, volunteers can assist with day-to-day activities and chores or help with planning and implementing programs.

Intern Types

  • Communications
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Marketing, Ad, PR
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology
  • Women's Studies

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Prices vary by duration. Please contact us!

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure Support: International Volunteers staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help participants prepare for their travels.
* Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Accra and provided with transportation to the hostel they stay at during the orientation.
* In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a four day orientation in Accra which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Ghana; a historical overview and introduction to Ghanaian culture; cultural classes including dancing, drumming and cooking; and visits to landmarks such as Nkrumah Masoleum, the National Cultural Center, and the beach.
* In-country Staff Support: Our partner organization in Ghana has years of experience working with visitors to Ghana. The coordinators are very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Volunteers will also meet a network of English speaking Ghanaians through their host families and placements.
* Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Ghanaian life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants. Placements are throughout Ghana, often in places well off the beaten track.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Adult Education
  • Aids
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Community Organizing
  • Consciousness-raising
  • Economic Development
  • English Teaching
  • Family Planning
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Labor Issues
  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Literacy
  • Marketing
  • Micro-enterprise
  • Microcredit
  • Organizational Development
  • Popular Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Teaching Accounting
  • Technical Assistance
  • Women

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical international volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. We have placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application