Although Ghana is an English-speaking country, many school children cannot communicate effectively in the English language especially in the “remote areas” and hinterlands. Also being surrounded by French speaking countries means we cannot neglect the French language. This common challenge rises in both the rural and urban areas of Ghana and there is a real need for volunteers to assist communities and towns with a shortage of teaching staff.
The Teaching project in Ghana seeks to stimulate the interest of school children in studying and speaking French and English, while simultaneously offering international volunteers the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Ghanaian culture and education system. Volunteers are placed in both rural and urban areas in Ghana, where they assist one or the few local teachers. Volunteers on this program follow the syllabus of the Ghana Education Service, which is made available to volunteers during their orientation.