11 March 2013
6 weeks volunteering opportunity in Northern Ghana
Change the lives of hundreds of children living in poverty
Lively Minds is a small charity working to
improve the lives of deprived children in Ghana
and Uganda through our early years education and
community empowerment programme. We offer a unique and
eye-opening 6 week volunteer experience in Northern Ghana and would
like to invite UK play workers, professionals and
students to apply.
By volunteering for us you will give hundreds of children living
in poverty educational play and learning opportunities which would
otherwise not be available.
Spending 6 weeks in Tamale, Northern Ghana working alongside our
experienced local staff to set-up from scratch a community-run
educational Play Scheme in rural deprived villages. This will
involve making games, holding community meetings, training
community members to run the Play Schemes and launching them. This
is a chance to make a personal and lasting difference to
the lives of hundreds of children and sharing your skills and
expertise with our local staff.
You will be involved in planning, preparation and field work -
working directly with women, children and youth. This is a chance
to work in the field and immerse yourself in village life.
You will gain first-hand experience of overseas
development in some of the world's poorest communities - and
you will be making a massive difference to these communities.
You will learn to how to adapt your communication styles working
with people from different cultures and learning to respond with
flexibility to new environments - Skills valued by employers.
Dates of our next planned programmes are
- 17th May - 29th June 2013 (max 4 volunteers)
- 19th July - 31st August 2013 (max 6 volunteers)
- 13th September - 26th October 2013 (max 4 volunteers)
- 29th November 2013 - 11th January 2014 (max 4 volunteers)
- 20th January - 1st March 2014 (max 4 volunteers)
There may be some flexibility around dates or shorter trips
in-between these dates.
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