Ghana

Join TEN in the beautiful community of Winneba on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean while engaging daily with children and youth promoting informal methods of education or volunteering in our health program as healthcare professionals.

About Us

TEN’s center in Ghana welcomes individuals passionate about education and healthcare professionals to our center! 

Our educational activities empower children and youth to become proactive, making a positive impact on their communities. In our health programs, various healthcare fields come together to share their knowledge, skills, and experiences with the ultimate goal of promoting health, daily functioning, participation, well-being, and an enhanced quality of life among communities in developing countries.

Our Impact and Initiatives in Informal Education

The Books & Things Educational Center:

Our volunteer center in Winneba is a result of collaboration with local organizations. Operating in the afternoons, the center offers experiential and multidisciplinary learning tailored to the diverse learning abilities of children and youth. Activities focus on art, social games, thinking games, a mobile library, and leadership programs for youth. Our aim is to cultivate personal skills and abilities in today's children, equipping them for adulthood.

Local Schools and Teacher's Seminar:

TEN actively engages with around 8 schools in the village each cohort, holding experiential activities in the mornings. Our volunteers join homerooms, facilitating empowering activities on various topics with local students. Additionally, we organize a Teacher's Seminar in Winneba multiple times a year. This special event serves as an opportunity for us to teach the local teachers our educational model methods to create a lasting and positive impact on the local educational community.

Educational-Agricultural Farm:

As part of the TEN initiative, two farms have been established within the schools. These farms provide hands-on experiences and impart knowledge on advanced agricultural practices, including irrigation systems, greenhouse agriculture, composting, recycling, and environmental protection. It's an opportunity for children to learn about sustainable farming and develop an understanding of environmental responsibility.

Enrichment Programs for Volunteers

TEN volunteers undergo pre-arrival and post-arrival training to prepare them for group living and volunteering. The orientation week introduces them to the center, local staff, volunteering sites, and local culture. Throughout the programs, regular meetings cover topics like international development, education, local culture, and perspectives. These sessions process volunteer experiences, provide tools for TEN’s educational model and healthcare professionals, and foster cultural understanding and identity as Jews, Israelis, and global citizens.

Volunteers

Residence: Our volunteers and staff reside together in a communal house. The top floor of the house is designated for volunteers, with communal rooms accommodating up to two-four roommates. The house features a vegetarian kitchen offering a diverse menu of both local and Israeli cuisine. It provides spacious living quarters, including a multipurpose living room for workshops and gatherings, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and bathrooms.

Saturdays and Holidays: Every second weekend, participants have the freedom to explore and travel throughout the country. The program welcomes individuals from various religious and secular backgrounds. All activities scheduled on Saturdays and Jewish holidays are designed to be inclusive for traditional observers. However, every participant has the freedom to observe the Sabbath according to their own preferences.

Hiking and Travel Recommendations: The volunteer’s house is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from the Atlantic Ocean*! In the capital city of Accra, you can discover the stunning Volta River and its beaches, experience the exhilarating canopy walkway in the rainforest of Kakum National Park near Cape Coast, visit the magnificent Wli waterfalls, explore the unique floating village on Lake Nzulezo surrounded by thick bamboo forests, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Kumasi, home to the largest market in West Africa.

*Keep in mind that swimming is not permitted to our volunteers due to water pollution concerns.

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Cost

The 3-month informal education cohort costs $3000.
This includes:                   
Secure accommodation, vegetarian meals, clean water, basic internet, transportation during program activities, professional staff, and participation in an ethical, high-quality, volunteer program.
Does not include:
Flights, vaccines, health insurance, visas, and free weekends.

Join us on an unforgettable journey

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