Overview

Help children while exploring the rich culture of Ghana’s capital.

Experience daily life in a land of more than 80 languages and 70 tribal groups as you provide education and mentorship for deserving underprivileged children. You’ll thrive in an atmosphere of personal growth and development by volunteering at the Future Leaders School to teach children (ages 5 to 16) who have never been to school. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer at Street Academy, a school that provides free education for homeless boys and girls. While teaching them basic math, English, and reading skills, you’ll also mentor them to help develop their sense of self-worth. Many of the children you’ll teach come from families who struggle to afford basic care and may also be homeless. You’ll make a huge difference in the children’s lives as you give them the support they need to thrive in school! When not volunteering you will take the Twi language class to help you in your daily conversations and interactions with Ghanaian people. You could also sit in the Intercultural Communication and Leadership class. In Ghana you can converse with nearly everyone around you, as English is the official language. Hang out with your CIEE peers, go out to watch Ghanaian movies, and meet other international students. Whatever activities you choose, you’re sure to grow as a person and a professional while studying and serving the local communities.

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