Kids' Creative Art Centre, Ghana

The Kids’ Creative Art centre is based in the Ashanti region of Ghana near Kumasi. The art centre was built by volunteers and is now being used as a library and creative art hub for orphans and vulnerable children in the area. We are looking for volunteers to help staff the project. Ideally, two volunteers will work on the project at one time. Volunteers will assist children to develop their cognitive abilities through creative methods using constructive materials, paints, clay and drawing. They will also help to keep the centre clean, teach basic English and report on daily activities to local staff.

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What to Expect?

The volunteers in Ghana are fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area.

The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction to their host family and help with familiarisation within the local community.
 

  • Program ID: # 2221
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
    Ghana
    Ghana
    GH
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Moderately Fit
    Very Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Kumasi (KMS)
  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Women's & Youth Programs
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