Culture

 

Learning

 

Leisure

 

Community engagement

 

Physical demand

 

  • All meals included yes
  • Free beverages no
  • Persons per room 4
  • Wifi in public areas no
  • Laundry facilities si
  • Safety box no
  • Lockable rooms yes
  • Hot shower yes
  • Private bathroom no
  • Western toilet yes
  • Bed linen no
  • Towels yes
  • Air conditioning no
  • Heating no
  • Fan yes
  • Mosquito protection yes

Program & Schedule

Main Activities

  • To relieve the anxiety of enquirers, by assuring them of our concern and the full support of our service.
  • Provide basic education for the children.

Volunteer tasks

  • Making sure that the children take their meals during break
  • Teach them Mathematics, Art Work and Painting, storytelling and engaging them in sporting activities.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The Organization has no special requirements for volunteers.
However volunteer who have passion to support development of orphans are
welcome. Preferably, volunteers should be able to interact in English

Living & Location

The project would provide accommodation for the volunteers; this can be either host family or live on the project. Volunteers should be informed that they would be sharing room with other volunteers. The project in collaboration with ICYE GHANA Will make provision for feeding during their stay.

Country information

SOME CULTURAL PRACTICES OF GHANA

 

Greetings

Greetings are very important in Ghana. When a person fails to greet, Ghanaians say he/she is not friendly or polite. Handshaking is the traditional way of either saying hello or greeting friends, relatives or strangers. A handshake is always preferred with the right hand.

The use of the left hand

We do not use the left hand to do anything especially before an older person. When we use the left hand people think we do not respect them. Our elders believe that the left hand is not clean. For example, it is not good to use the left hand to point something out to people, make a sign to call people. If we have to use the left hand because the right hand is busy, we have to say I’m sorry to use the left hand.

Language

In Ghana, we have about 46 languages. Nine have been written and are
studied in schools. These are studied on the radio and television. The nine are Dagbani, Dagaare/Wale, Kasem, Gonja, Akan (Akuapem, Asante and Fante), Ga- Adangme and Nzema. The official language however is ENGLISH.

Religion

Generally, the Ghanaian believes there is God, but different Ghanaians have different ways in which they understand that there is God. There are three main forms of religion: Traditional, Christian and Islamic.
Ghanaians are very religious and take active part in their religious programmes. Regular worship attendance particularly on Sundays is the normal pattern for most ICYE host families

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