Ghana: Children of Africa™

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OPERATING FOR THE 2021 SEASON. IT IS CURRENTLY PLANNED TO RETURN IN 2022. SEE SESSION DATES FOR 2022 BELOW.

Highlights

Beating drums, children’s laughter and Ghana’s warm greetings welcome you to become family in the heart of West Africa.
  • 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 classroom with excitement as you inspire students toward success in school.

Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!

Community Service

Volunteer in primary schools to help improve English skills, 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!

Immersive Learning

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.

Adventure

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.

Lodging

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

Ghana

Children of Africa™

21-Day Flagship Program
2022 Dates
 June 24 – July 14, 2022
 July 18 – August 07, 2022
 
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $5,399
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 60
Language Hours: N/A
14-Day Program
2022 Dates
 June 25 – July 08, 2021
 July 12 – July 25, 2021
 July 29 – August 11, 2021
 
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,799
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 40
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 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