Volunteer as an IT teacher in Ghana, and use your skills and knowledge to teach children basic computer skills. You’ll work at disadvantaged primary or secondary schools, and support local IT teachers in the classroom. This is a great way to help children and get practical classroom experience at the same time.
In Ghana, being computer literate can help open doors to better employment. You’ll teach children to learn Microsoft Office, and how to do research on the Internet. You’ll create learning materials, and can also assist with basic computer maintenance if you’re able to.
You’ll live and work in one of two locations, and stay with a local Ghanaian host family. Seize the opportunity to explore a different culture, sample a wide range of dishes, and experience local traditions!
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 1300 132 831 for more info.
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I be doing at my volunteer IT teaching placement in Ghana?
You’ll teach computer skills in Ghana at a primary or secondary school. You’ll work alongside local teachers and you’ll get involved in tasks such as:
- Assist the local IT teacher or lead a lesson by yourself teaching practical computer skills to children
- Teach different skills, from working in Word to using the internet for research
- Create learning materials, worksheets, and a student database system
- Help with maintenance of computers if you are able to
As a volunteer at your IT teaching placement in Ghana, your work will focus on the following areas:
Assist the local IT teacher or lead a lesson
You’ll assist the teachers with their lessons from the local class syllabus. You can also teach the class yourself or teach extra classes. You will teach a variety of practical computer skills. This will range from demonstrating how to turn a computer on and off, how to touch type, and explaining software such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
A big part of what you do will also be to teach children how to use the internet for research and communication.
Create learning materials
Leave a lasting legacy at your placement by creating learning materials, worksheets, and databases. These will no doubt be precious resources that can be used by teachers for many years to come.
Help with maintenance of computers
As part of your work as a volunteer, you will get to keep a watchful eye on the computers being used at the schools. With your IT knowledge, you will be able to advise teachers about the best software options and help them install it.
You could also help clear memory, fix databases, and run antivirus scans.
Where you will be working as volunteer IT Teacher in Ghana
The Akuapem Hills are located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, just under 2 hours drive from the capital, Accra. Here, you will either assist the local IT teacher, or lead the lessons yourself.
The school has three computers which are shared by nearly 200 children. They take turns to practise and learn computer skills on them. The IT teacher teaches all different levels, but volunteers usually work with children aged 6-17.
The area does tend to have regular power cuts. This gives you the opportunity to think of fun and different ways of teaching IT without the use of a computer.
Cape Coast is a large fishing port in the Gulf of Guinea, with a history of European rule prior to Ghana gaining independence in 1957.
Here, you’ll work in a primary school with its own IT room where classes are run every day. There are two local IT teachers. You’ll assist the teachers with teaching from the IT syllabus.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
I had a great deal of fun with them, teaching them both IT and English language skills. The whole experience was immensely enriching and educational to both me and my son and memories from Cape Coast will stay with us, I am sure, for a long time.
Volunteer IT Teaching in Ghana
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