All around the world, millions of children are excluded from education because of their gender, disability or background. As a teaching volunteer in Ghana you will be helping to provide lessons to children in one of our local partner schools.
These schools are often underfunded and consequently under-staffed. Education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty. However, countries lacking substantial educational infrastructure can face a number of unique problems: rural access, gender inequalities, child labor, and more. These problems required equally unconventional solutions–here’s how AEO is working to solve the education gap. In almost all cases the focus of our volunteer work is to improve the standards of written and spoken languages at the projects where we work.
Volunteers get involved with a variety of activities from teaching at a nursery school all the way through to teaching at a secondary level. Through our different program we are able to use volunteers with a range of skills and experience. We even run a program for teachers to use their holidays to volunteer abroad called Travelling to Teach. Our group programs allow university students to fund-raise for the charity and use their summer holidays to improve the infrastructure at some of the schools where we work. .This is where you come in.
WHERE WE WORK!!
As a result of rural poverty and the rapid development of regional economy and urbanization, more and more peasants leave their countryside to work in the city in recent years. Some of their children follow their parents to move to the city where they are called migrant children, and some stay with their grandparents in the countryside and called left-behind children, or some of them even stay in the countryside alone.
This phenomenon is supposed to stop although these peasant workers helped develop the economy in the city. It is a serious problem that cannot be neglected because all of these children are not only facing the problem of dropping out of school, but also starting to live with unrest and to be under pressure. In addition, an increasingly number of rural
schools become obsolete, as well as the countryside sparsely populated and poorer. In that way, how could such a village attractive good teacher to come and teach there? Therefore, rural education is still facing the problems of funding shortage, teacher shortage, inferior teacher quality, unbalanced teacher allocation, and that cycle repeats.
Volunteers are placed in both rural and urban schools to contribute their skill alongside the permanent teachers. Volunteers therefore do not have to very fluent in English before they join our program. All languages are accepted to be taught in placement of schools.
Pass on your knowledge, skills and language to enhance the learning ability of students through volunteering.