Footprint Child Development Centre | Volunteer in Ghana
Footprint Child Development Centre is a non-profit private school and kindergarten for economically and socially challenged children in Awutu Breku, Ghana. The school is placed in Awutu Breku in the central region of Ghana, nearly 50 kilometers outside Accra.
Go VolunteerAfrica through its volunteer in Ghana program is able to provide the facility with support and help. This could be in the form of improving the existing facilities, assisting the staff, teaching and helping with the general running and administration of the school and children’s centre. Volunteers usually help in refurbishing existing buildings, improving facilities, teaching Basic English, drawing, drama, conducting games etc.
With limited staff, resources and facilities, Footprint Child Development Centre is struggling to provide care, love and support to these lovely children. Being hugely understaffed, the school has few learning or extra-curricular activities.
Footprint Child Development Centre has a mission to educate the Ghanaian child, combining academic excellence with individual character development within a diverse and multicultural background.
Footprint Child Development Centre is a non-profit private school and kindergarten for economically and socially challenged children in Awutu Breku , Ghana. The school is nearly 50 kilometers outside Accra. The school was founded in 2013 by Joyce Klewiah and Samuel Kweku.
At this Footprint Child Development Centre you are typically greeted with big hugs, toothless smiles and children curious to touch and get your attention. These children are here due to poverty, disabilities, and homelessness and also as the only way to attend school.
With Go Volunteer Africa‘s volunteer in Ghana program, you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. You can care for children in many ways. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to spend time playing, reading, exercising and share time with the children. Since we are short-staffed and the volunteers’ attention gives the children the extra love they need.
The need is expansive and long-term, so your volunteer opportunity through Go Volunteer Africa to make a significant difference through service is likewise immeasurable. You can help expand and maintain daycare facilities or help conduct recreational activities, swimming lessons, teach classes and serve meals.
If you have first-hand experience working with children with disabilities, professionally or personally, your expertise can be especially useful in this project. No matter what your age, background, gender or ability, you can be a valuable resource to demonstrate the universal language of love, compassion and make a difference to the children’s’ lives!
Spending the entire day with the children you’ll be working with is one of the most rewarding experiences for a volunteer, and the bonds you will make will endure long after your placement is over. During classroom hours you’ll be helping other volunteers to teach a nursery curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Religion and Social Studies.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel confident in a particular area, as the children will benefit from listening to you speak and construct sentences fluently in English. You will have the opportunity to shadow a local teacher or established volunteer before taking on your own class, but after this you are free to make your classroom and lessons as creative and exciting as you can. Games and sports are another important part of school life, so be prepared to get involved with these as well!