STAESA runs its amazing school program and extended its programs to other schools that are desperately in need of extra hands and skills to help.
STAESA education program is an organized set of learning activities designed to enable students to develop knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes relevant to the students' individual needs. This is very busy program and volunteers will have direct contact with the students.
The program is in two folds: In the morning you are at the school. You have your own classroom with a teacher as a guide for few days or a week while teaching the children. During free time at school you have fun with the children. The program continue in the orphanage after school. You can also choose to stay from morning till evening in the school to work with the teachers.
Resources are really in short in 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 both the school and 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. Anyone from the 15 and above can join this program. You don't need qualification or previous experience to join us. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with other foreign volunteers.
Students, families, corporates, groups, individuals and aged are welcome to join us and touch lives.
Are you looking for a program where you get direct contact with the children? STAESA program provides you that. From the day of your arrival till you leave back home you can never have enough of these amazing.
All our programs in Ghana include free weekend sightseeing. You can also join us in the other subsequent 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, thanks for sharing in our vision to give these children a better education. This is an amazing busy program where you really feel useful working full time with kids in the School. Most of the children are from a very poor families and communities. The school is very poor with amenities. There is a great need in the schools..
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with a very smart children in primary school (6-12 Years), junior secondary school (13-15 Years), senior secondary school (16-19 Years) and the staff of the school.
You can also choose to work in the pre-school (1-5 Years) You can never have enough of these children and the children cant have enough of you resulting into a great bonding and wonderful life changing experience between you and the children. This is really a life time experience They are so amazing and smart. They just want to have you always with themselves to make them smile. Speak to us. We are ready to help you happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
The total population of the Children in a particular class is 35 to 40 The program provides an opportunity 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 in the school include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
Read to children, listen to children read, go over word lists with children, practice skills with flashcards, indoor and out door games including face painting, work on particular skills (e.g Personal hygiene, counting money, math and computer lessons) with student or small group of students, help in the teaching of subjects including life skills and science subjects
Tell or read stories related to lessons, help students who need remedial work, help students catch up on missed work, provide help with writing assignments, field trips, help in organizing presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist)
Assist in planning other special classroom days.
Other activities: Construction of classrooms block, construction of toilet, construction library and renovation work on the existing classrooms block (fixing windows, fixing doors, floor concreting, painting, art works, electrical works and plumbing works)Helping in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch, helping in the school farm, HIV/AIDS club program, Environmental club and fund raising activities( for school feeding activities, free school uniform and free school books)
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks min-1y max
Any 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 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.