Street Children and Youth Care

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Program Description

Join us as a volunteer and work directly with local street children as you teach, organize games, promote healthy hygiene, and serve as a role model and support system. You will be placed in Ghana as you tackle a challenging, but rewarding, volunteer opportunity. While this can be an exhausting task, you are making a huge difference in their lives.

While Ghana has a social welfare system in place, it is overwhelmed by the number of street children and orphans. While there are centers for children, these are plagued by inadequate resources and staff are often unable to educate, clothe, and feed the children. Street youths face neglect, child labor, and physical abuse. Their only means of survival is by engaging in criminal activities which often leads to substance abuse.

MyGapYear is affiliated with excellent program on the ground to provide these children with valuable life skills, care, and support.

Highlights

Volunteer Responsibilities:

Teach English and other courses such as health, science, and math
Organize engaging and artistic tasks and activities to complement classes such as playing games, dancing, playing sports, doing art and music
Teach children important skills in life such as sewing, building, painting, cooking, and gardening
Help children to prepare food and serve meals
Promote healthy hygiene
Assist local staff and community members with important tasks such as fundraising
Help to construct and build

Qualifications

Interest in working with children

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Unlimited Pre-departure support
Airport Meet & Greet
All accommodation with homestay family
Three meals daily with homestay family
Program orientation
24/7 In-Country Support
Airport Transfers for Departure & Pick-Up
Legitimate, Sustainable & Safe Youth Care Program based in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa

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Program Locations

Kumasi, Ghana

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Program Details

Provider:
MyGapYear
Location
  • Ghana: Kumasi
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
From $1,070 USD

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