Media Ghana

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'S media program provides a great opportunity to work in local newspaper and FM stations. This is a program where program participants practice and have real hands on experience in journalism and improve upon their communication, photography and administration skills.  

 

The program includes assisting in news broadcasting, radio talk show, and interviewing. Both the newspapers and the radio program get involved in community social programs such as exposing crime in the community, exposing corruption in the community, child abuse, child trafficking, and human abuse. Both programs serve as mouth piece for the disadvantage in the community.

 

This is very interesting and very unique program in Ghana where volunteers are heard on air nationally and in the newspapers. This is really very great; it’s once in a lifetime experience! The program is very interesting and full of fun. You don't want to miss this program.

 

If you are a journalist or inspiring to become a journalist, this is the program for you. Not only does the program expose volunteers to the unique nature of media work in Ghana, It also gives them an opportunity to gain more experience in programming, production, recording, research, reporting and many more as part of the activities on the program. Having the opportunity to meet and talk with celebrities and other volunteers on air makes the program lovely and full of fun, and also makes you feel at home. You will be scheduled for all the departments in the radio station to enable you have a feel of what happens in these departments. 

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.

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Ghana has one of the most free media in Africa and a vibrant press. Ghana enjoys media freedom and the press and broadcasters operate without significant restrictions.  You are at the right place for the right program where you can really improve upon your media skills. Our media program takes to cities and most remote villages of Ghana.

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Other Information and locations!

As a volunteer, get ready 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 aside with well experienced local journalist. The organizations you will be working with are community based organizations and  are poor in terms of equipment. There is a great need at the radio and TV stations..

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 station manager in charge of the programs/projects.  

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 

LOCATIONS:

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. 

Responsibilities:

Your schedules on the program include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.

(1) Assisting in news broadcasting

(2) Radio talk show

(3) Programming

(4) Production 

(5) Recording

(6) Research 

(7) Editing

(8) Interviews

(9) Attending events for live coverage

(10) Updating social media

(11) Reporting, understand the Ghana  media industry and issues shaping it, gain real-experience with major media house in Ghana, reading news on air to thousands of locals, mixing, digital entertainment experiences and explore Ghanaian media culture through field work while given back to the community.

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Other Information and locations!

PROJECT

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

AIRPORT

Name of the airport?                   Kotoka International Airport

ACCOMMODATION

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

FOOD

Is Food provided?                       Yes! food is provided

How many meals per day?         Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)

VISA

Visa required?                             Yes! Visa is required

Cost of visa?                                Volunteers can call the embassy

Types of visa?                              Tourist visa (Multiple visa)

COMMUNICATION

Local sim card?                           Local sim card is provided

Internet:                                       Internet modem provided and return after the program. 

VACCINATIONS

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!

PLEASE NOTE

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.

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