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Construction Volunteer Project in Africa

  • Functie: Helping build school in Africa
  • Locatie: Ghana West Africa, Ghana
  • Periode: 15 juni 2017 t/m 15 juni 2018
  • Nationaliteit: Geen voorkeur
  • Salaris: Onbekend
  • Minimum leeftijd: 17 jaar
  • Accommodatie: Ja
  • Categorie: Bouwwerkzaamheden
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Over de vacature

Join us in Ghana and help construct better-quality homes and classrooms for children and their families. Learn how to make bricks from mud and water, before building walls, plastering and painting.
You will join a team of Dream Africa Care Foundation volunteers and local people constructing and renovating simple buildings in the local communities.

you will also help with landscaping the surrounding area, painting local schools, and renovating classrooms. In the past, volunteers built schools, library,orphanages and hospitals for rural communities.
In many areas of Ghana, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms.

The buildings are usually made from mud bricks that are produced by using a press, some mud and water, and then left to harden in the sun. Volunteers help in this process and also with building walls, plastering, and painting. Each building takes an average of one month to construct but if you and friends are staying for two weeks you can still be of great help to this project.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a rural project and become an integral part of the local community.

Building work takes place early in the morning and late in the afternoon to avoid the hot midday sun, so you'll have plenty of time to get involved in Ghanaian life. Many volunteers immerse themselves in the local community by helping around the kindergarten class or playing soccer with some of the school children once the building work has finished for the day.

An ideal project for short term volunteers, no skills are required and you are able to make a significant contribution even you are only staying one week.

Volunteers should bring gloves, flashlight, and light weight scarf for sun protection or hat, insect repellent, working boots and water bottle. Please also note, projects and volunteer roles will vary from community to community.
This project focuses on the construction and renovation of orphanages, clinics, community centers, toilet facilities, libraries and building of classrooms (schools), roads and drainage system and digging of wells. Volunteers also have the opportunity to meet chiefs and community elders, and learn about the various cultures of the different communities through drumming, music and dance. Volunteers work closely with the local people and Dream Africa Care Foundation Ghana staff on tasks which include painting, brick laying, plastering, digging, block shaping, carpentry, steel bending, mortar mixing, etc. If you’re a keen outdoors person with a good level of fitness, this will be a perfect project for you. The Construction and Renovation project offers volunteers the special opportunity to work alongside local people to help improve the infrastructure in small, rural communities.

Highlights

• Travel to Ghana and help construct a school or a library etc. for rural and semi-rural communities.
• Experience working independently or as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
• Spend 2-4 weeks in rural or urban communities in Ghana and immerse in the local culture.

Our projects are located in several regions in Ghana, West Africa.
Ghana is an exciting and popular country to spend time in.
The country was once a British colony know as the 'Gold Coast' but became independent in 1957. However, English is still the official language.
Ghana is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people and provides you with a wonderful introduction to Africa. It is politically-stable, safe, affordable, and rewarding to visit.

We have volunteer coordinators who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way. We have a very good support system in Ghana that will give you orientation and all the in country support you will need.

Our projects run throughout the year so you can volunteer with us any time that is suitable for you. Our minimum volunteering period is two weeks and the maximum of one year. You can also choose to combine two projects at the same time or do only one volunteer project. You need to send us your application form at least three weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa. You can choose to stay either with a host family or in a volunteer house together with other volunteers from all over the world.


Wat wij jou bieden
  • We are a local NGO with limited financial resources, as a volunteer you have to buy your own flight ticket to Ghana and traveling insurance.

  • We have volunteer coordinators, who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.

  • You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house with 16-other volunteers from all over the world, this is an opportunity for you to make new friends and interact with new people from all over the world. Our volunteer houses are located in very safe areas in Ghana. The most important vaccination you need to enter into Ghana is yellow fever vaccination.

  • The only cost involve in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay a flat rate of $350 each for a month or two weeks stay. This means if you are staying one month or two weeks you pay the same amount of $350) The costs also covers your three meals a day, accommodation, airport pick up, laundry service, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home, Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. There is no any hidden cost, apart from the $350 which covers your three meals a day and other expenses. You only pay for your food when you arrive in Ghana and start your project.50% of the money you are paying for food goes to feeding and educating the children in our orphanages.


Werkzaamheden
  • Help build community schools and learning centers

  • Help build orphanages

  • Help construct water projects

  • help design and execute effective programs and activities to help improve the lives of underprivilage people


Functie-eisen
  • This project is oplen to anyone who whats to help make a difference in the lives of underprivilage people in Africa

  • You should not be someone with a criminal background

  • You should be able to communicate a little bit in English


Beschikbaarheid

Minimaal 14 dagen in de periode van 15 juni 2017 t/m 15 juni 2018.


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