It's Teacher Time: Could You Teach A Skill In Ghana?

January 16, 2017


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Photo from Pixabay

As one of the most developed countries in Africa, Ghana is a nice and safe place to visit. But, of course, it has its own fair share of hardships. Usually, these are in the form of poverty. Most people make donations to help causes like this.

But, for some, this isn’t enough. If you’re one of these people, volunteering as a teacher in Ghana could be the best option for you. Here are a few of things you could be teaching.

You don’t have to speak another language to help teaching English. With simple gestures and objects, you can teach children the basics of your native tongue. If you have good reading and writing skills, this could be the best option for you. If you volunteer in Ghana like this, you’ll be living with a pupil’s family. 

This will give you a great chance to experience the country from the point of view of a local. Teaching people a language in another country can be very rewarding experience. You just need to be confident in your ability to communicate with people without using words. Some people have this skill; others don’t.

*By Lattitude Canada (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Computers are quickly becoming invaluable to every country in the world. From the largest cities to the smallest villages, computers bring everyone together. They can remove a lot of the limitations that countries suffer. But, without the right education, computers are often misused or just ignored. So, being able to teach this skill can be a great benefit to the people in these places. 

And, as time goes on, these skills will become more important for the young people of Ghana. Without them, working with the rest of the modern world will be impossible. Giving this gift can be a very rewarding journey, that you’ll never forget.

A lot of people don’t have the skills to teach a language or a computer skill. But, most people can play sports. For this sort of teaching, you don’t even need to be that skilled. You can have very basic knowledge of a sport to teach them to a group of kids

This sort of activity can help keep kids out of trouble. It gives children without families a way to entertain themselves, without having to resort to violence. The work that people do in this area can even save lives. So, it’s incredibly important. 

The sort of work that people do when volunteering in Ghana is very important for the country's growth. In future, the work that you have done will make people’s lives much easier. Countries like Ghana rely on help like this when it comes to their future development. This is an effort that we all need to work towards.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to get your bags packed and yourself on a plane. Of course, you will also see a lot of countries with offers like these. So, it’s worth doing some research. You might be able to travel to a place of your dreams, without having to spend a fortune. You’ll even be doing some good along the way!



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