Volunteer teach math in Africa this summer
Numbers and numerals (0-100), Addition (0-18) Subtraction (0-18), Numbers and numerals (0-1,000), Measurement of length, capacity and weight, Addition (0-999), Subtraction with numbers less than 100, Measurement of time and money, Multiplication, etc
This program is designed for volunteers to teach Math to Ghanaian school children in Primary (Elementary) and Junior High schools based on the Ghana basic education curriculum. This curriculum is designed to help the pupil:
Develop basic ideas of quantity and space
Use basic mathematics and necessary strategies for solving problems encountered in daily life by recognizing relationships between numbers
Reason logically by selecting and applying criteria for classification and generalization
Communicate effectively using mathematical terms and symbols
Use appropriate instruments for various systems of measurement
Carry out investigations using various mathematical ideas and operations
Develop the habits of diligence, perseverance, confidence and precision as a result of their mathematical training
Wake up say 6.00hrs.
Bath and breakfast by 7.30.
In school by 8.00
Teach as your scgedule dictates.
Mini-break at 10.30.
Back to the classroom
Lunch break, 12.00 to 12.45
More teaching if on your schedule
School closes at 15.00
Age range, type of group
18 - 70 years
Couples and families welcome
Sleeping and meals
Most of the accommodation is with host-families. The host family is usually the school owner. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to provide you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - except you specifically state that you prefer to be placed alone. Volunteers coming as a pair or couple will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. There are two beds in the volunteers' room; each with a mattress and in most cases a table and chair. It is advisable to bring along a mosquito net and a spare bed sheet. Many homes have a shower and flush toilet. In others you would have to manage with a bucket of water and a pit toilet - more likely in smaller towns and villages. Laundry is usually done with a couple of buckets.
You will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet. Lunch could be plantain or rice or yam with vegetable stew or similar. Dinner could be rice, yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.
Policies & Restrictions
No smoking in the school premises
ENTERTAINMENT AND SIGHT-SEEING:
Weekends are free days. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighbourhood. VIGS-GHANA frequently puts together sight-seeing trips: as a volunteer on one of our programs, you'll first be given the option to sign-on to our tours. The remaining slots will be offered to the general public.
Children under 18 and above 1 year pay half-rateEmail Owner For More Information »
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