STAESA runs its amazing orphanage program and extended its programs to other orphanages that are desperately in need of extra hands and skills to help deliver and run programs.
The aim of this program is to see children happy, educated, grow physically and spiritual hence we are working with lots of children in the orphanages. This is very busy program and volunteers will have direct contact with the kids. The orphanages are attached to schools in other to develop the kids academically. In the morning you go to the school with the children and together with the teachers at the school work and have fun with the kids.
The program continue in the orphanage after school. You can also choose to stay from morning till evening in the orphanage to work with the little charming ones.
Resources are really in short supply here, but it’s amazing to see the children always happy and getting involved in anything fun! Volunteers are allowed to bring children books, toys, old shoes, t-shirts, soccer balls and old computers for the orphanage.
The program also includes renovation work in both the school and in the orphanage (fixing the floors, fixing the windows, fixing the doors, land scaping, painting the class rooms).
Project location very safe, Communities are very welcoming and the children are very lovely to work with. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
You don't need qualification or previous experience to join us. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with other foreign volunteers.
Everyone from the age of 15 can join us. Students, families, corporates, groups, individuals and aged are welcome to join us and touch lives. Do you recall when you were a child with your parents and being in nursery school when your days were filled with making dirt sculptures, coloring, story time and just running everywhere because it was more fun than walking? Why not relive those glory years by giving back to the disadvantaged children who are with or without parents, without love, hope and life. The kids are waiting for you.
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.
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer, are you ready to get yourself dirty with these kids. This is an amazing busy program and working full time with the kids is really a great feeling. The program includes orphans, street kids, need kids, poor kids and physically challenged children. There is really great need at the orphanage.
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with the kids from the age of 0 to 17 years. The total population of the kids in the orphanage is 40 and above. The program provides an opportunity for you to work directly with the kids and the staff at orphanage.
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. The orphanage is open during the weekends also and you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring in the books, clay work, and art work on the wall.
2 Any indoors and outdoors games, football, volley ball, basketball, music and dancing, helping in the kitchen to prepare food for the kids, renovation work, fixing the doors, windows, doors. health education, Entertainment. You can also help on the farm.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks to 1y max
Any requirements? No experience
Working hours? Mon-Fri. 8am-4pm
Name of the airport? Kotoka International Airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent and Accommodation on site.
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water, light, bed, toilet, bathroom and 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 to onto the program
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.