All our programs in Ghana include free weekend sightseeing. You can also join our four to five (4-5) days sight seeing which include the safari and the estuaries. The magical meeting of the river and the ocean.
STAESA is working very closely with communities to provide clinics, basket courts, shelters for orphans and street kids, classrooms to increase infrastructure, to eradicate learning under trees, to eradicate overcrowding in the classroom, to support and enhance reading among the kids in the communities, to build toilets to improve upon sanitation in the communities and to earmark sites for development.
The project include construction of classroom blocks, construction of public toilets, construction of libraries, construction of youth centers, construction of spots and recreation facilities, construction of medical centers, renovation work on the existing buildings - fixing the windows, doors, plumbing work, electrical work, concreting the floor, fixing the furniture in the classrooms, painting , art work, landscaping and assistance to beautify public places.
Our program provides architects and non architects a chance to strengthen their skills set and expand their professional network. The aim of the program is to bring hope into the communities and to see our volunteers doing something that leverage their interest and goals. While volunteering won’t pay bills, it’s very interesting and rewarding to give back to the communities by providing something unique that communities don’t have. How cool is that!!!!!
There is something for everyone, swing a paint brush, pound a nail - from extension, renovating new buildings. It’s really interesting program and full of fun!! You don’t need to be an architect to join us. The program also provides an opportunity for the donors to see the empirical evidence of their donations.
Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. STAESA’s construction project is run in both rural and urban areas in Ghana. Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program for a day or two before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educational and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. You are never alone on the program. From start to finish we 24/7 with you.
Our next construction project. Dont miss this! Classroom block, Clinic and Toilet are needed here. Lets do it again!
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer on construction project, we are sharing in your vision to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of Ghana. This is an amazing busy program. You will be working full time along side with well experienced local construction. The communities are poor in terms of development. There is a great need in the communities.
The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with local folks under the supervision of well experienced contractor in charge of the project.
You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm, Helping in painting works in the hospital, Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football, basketball, volley ball or long tennis. This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of Ghana
Aflao - Near Togo ( The French speaking country) and the ocean
Hohoe - Near the tallest amazing waterfalls and tallest mountain
Kpando - Near the Monkeys Sanctuary, The Volta lake and the famous Island. The past volunteers cant stop talking about the Island.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country.
Your schedules on the program include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
(1) Molding block
(2) Mixing concrete
(3) Laying blocks
(5) Dug trenches for the building foundation
(6) Assist in directing other builders
(7) Supervise other employees on site
(8) Assist in buying and transporting building materials to site
(9) Project management
(10) Renovation work on existing buildings fixing
Concreting the floor
Fixing broken furniture in the classrooms
Painting , art works on the wall, landscaping and assisting in beautifying the community.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks min-1y max
Requirements? Not needed
Working hours? Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Name of the airport? Kotoka International Airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Ghana
No worries!! Ghana is the most safest and peaceful country in Africa! You are perfectly safe in Ghana traveling alone or in a group. As in anyplace, petty crime such as pick pockets could be a problem for you if you do not remain aware of your surroundings.
But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
In general people are extremely friendly in Ghana and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Ghana and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Ghana
The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. North of Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to November while South Ghana experiences its rainy season from April to mid-November. The tropical climate of Ghana is relatively mild for its latitude. The harmattan, a dry desert wind, blows in north-east Ghana from December to March, lowering the humidity and causing hot days and cool nights in northern part of Ghana
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Ghana
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.