School Trips - Care Volunteering in Ghana
Since 1998, Projects Abroad has been sending volunteers to the intensely colourful land of Ghana. This former British colony is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people, as well as its great beaches, wild savannah and dense rainforests. It is English-speaking and provides your group with a wonderful introduction to Africa; it is politically-stable, safe, affordable and rewarding to visit. In recent times it has attracted new money and many Ghanaians are now returning home from abroad, bringing new investment and ideas with them.
However despite this, Ghana remains a poor country and appreciates any outside help, particularly for its children. The country’s social welfare services are overstretched and many of its care-centres have such a large number of children that the staff struggle to feed, clothe and educate the children in their care. As a group you will be involved in various mind-stimulating games and educational activities, all of which will provide the children with the individual attention and emotional support that they need to enjoy a normal childhood. You will also help with various tasks of running and improving the centre to aid the staff and to make the environment better for the children that will use it for years to come.
Why should you consider Projects Abroad for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Your students will gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills that can’t be taught in the classroom; these can only be experienced and admired from being fully immersed in a new culture and environment. Each trip is customised and tailored to the needs of your group, so whether you want to combine certain projects or you want to include some more travelling, we will do everything possible to make this happen. With 25 years of experience behind us, Projects Abroad ensures that not only will your group have a worthwhile and fulfilling experience, but you’ll always be safe and supported throughout your trip, and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime.
- Care & Community in Ghana 14 Days
Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Travel to Akuapem Hills and Country Induction | Project workshop and town orientation
Day 3 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Arts & crafts with Children at Care Centre
Day 4 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Educational games with Children at Care Centre | Drumming and Dance Lessons
Day 5 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Sport activities with Children at Care Centre | Quiz Night
Day 6 – Visit Aburi Botanical Garden and Wood Market | Games and Activities with Children at Care Centre
Day 7 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Games and Activities with Children at Care Centre
Day 8 – Trip to Cape Coast | Visit Cape Coast Castle | Coconut Grove Beach
Day 9 – Canopy Walk at Kakum National Park | Visit Bojo Beach | Shopping in Accra
Day 10 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Songs, dancing and activities with Children at Care Centre
Day 11 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Arts & crafts with Children at Care Centre | Cooking Lesson
Day 12 – Paint Classrooms at Care Centre | Sport activities with Children at Care Centre | Quiz Night
Day 13 –Visit Bead Market in Koforidua| Games and Activities with Children at Care Centre
Day 14 – Complete Painting Project | Farewell Party with Children at Care Centre | Farewell Dinner
Day 15 - Departure
Prices from £1,195pp
*Excludes flights and visas
What size groups do you cater for?
All group sizes of 5 or more. Free staff place for every 9 students.
Is there first aid on site?
The group will be accompanied by Projects Abroad staff throughout the trip who are trained in the correct procedures to follow regarding medical emergencies or illness. We’re fully insured, we offer 24 hour support from our local team and out team in the UK. We also conduct a full risk assessment prior to the trip that meets our strict health and safety guidelines. Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Travel Aware” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA). Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Know Before You Go” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA).
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Disabled facilities can be offered on request.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Visitors with special educational needs can be catered for on request.
Our experienced staff will guide you every step of the way, whether it’s providing you with fundraising support or writing you a tailor-made schedule to your exact specifications, we will go the extra mile to make sure that your group has a safe and unforgettable trip. We can also come in and give a presentation to the staff, students and parents to answer any questions and inform you about the exciting and worthwhile adventure that lies ahead.
Free Staff Places
Current School Trip Offer
We offer a free staff place with every 9 students that sign up.
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