Ghana: Children of Africa™
Beating drums, children’s laughter and Ghana’s warm greetings welcome you to become family in the heart of West Africa.
- Develop educational resources that can be used to tutor children at a village primary school
- Help build and refurbish school facilities
- Discuss current social issues facing Ghana’s women and children
- Hike to a beautiful waterfall
- Learn traditional African dance, batik fabric dyeing, drums and percussion
- Explore outdoor markets and visit historic sites
On This Program you will...
Step onto the flat, sandy land of Ghana and immediately hear the laughter of children everywhere. This laughter will be the soundtrack to your trip, and a source of energy as you volunteer among one of Africa’s most passionate and kind communities. Ghanaians are known for their smiles, vibrancy and welcoming nature—you’ll see bright colors in the land, stitched into traditional clothing and adorning your Home Base. Your presence will infuse the school with excitement as you work towards projects to uplift and develop the surrounding school community.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
Volunteer in primary schools to help improve English skills of local children, develop educational resources that can be used to tutor those who might be falling behind and contribute to each school’s needs, including making improvements to the facilities. Split your time between teaching and campus refurbishment projects to serve every aspect of the school, and learn all about education in Ghana. Try to keep up with the children as they invite you to play soccer and schoolyard games after class!
Immerse yourself in batik cloth dyeing and drumming workshops, as well as a crash course in the native language. You’ll be given a Ghanaian name by the local chief and have the opportunity to visit a seamstress for custom-made clothing made from fabrics you select. You’ll hear from local experts on topics like traditional gender roles. On the 21-Day Flagship Program, dive into the nation’s history as a hub of the slave trade with a visit to Fort Prinzenstein.
Experience full immersion in Ghana’s rich cultural heritage as you are invited to actively participate in drumming and dancing, explore outdoor markets and take part in cooking lessons with staff at your Home Base, who will treat you like family. You’ll also experience the natural surroundings of Ghana with a beautiful waterfall hike. On our 21-Day Flagship Program, go on a two-night excursion where you’ll get to explore Ghana’s cultural heritage in the Ho region.
GLA operates two Home Bases for this program; both located in rural village settings outside the capital city of Accra. Home Base for the 21-day program is located in Anloga, which borders the coast, and Home Base for the 14-day program is located in Krobo, which is three hours inland. At both Home Bases, accommodations are basic, but clean and safe. Students sleep in gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms with cold-water showers.
Dates & Tuition
Children of Africa™
21-Day Flagship Program
|JUN 24 – JUL 14, 2023|
|JUL 18 – AUG 07, 2023|
|JUN 22 – JUL 05, 2023|
|JUL 09 – JUL 22, 2023|
|JUL 26 – AUG 08, 2023|
Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- In-country transportation
- 3 meals per day
- Professional full-time staff and experts
- 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
- Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
- Educational materials