Cheerful Hearts Foundation (CHF) provides teaching volunteer opportunities in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, Awutu Senya District and private schools within the community, placing volunteers in areas where their assistance is needed.

A lack of properly trained teachers in many Ghanaian schools leads to a lack in motivation among students and a low standard of education. Teaching volunteers help solve some of these problems by sharing their expertise, enthusiasm and insight with the school staff and students. Volunteers in the past have been a source of inspiration for improved education standards, better treatment of students and more effective teaching practices.

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation.”

– Nelson Mandela

Volunteers can choose between nursery/kindergarten, primary, junior high, senior high, charity home schools, commercial, technical and vocational schools.  Subjects include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Computer Studies (ICT)
  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education/Sports Programme
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Social Studies

If you believe that you can provide quality instruction in any other field, please don’t hesitate to submit a proposal!

We can also place experienced instructors and administrators at institutions that need further training as educators.  Depending on your professional background, we can tailor your time volunteering for CHF according to your expertise and desire.

At the end of the placement, volunteers are awarded a certificate and a reference letter from Cheerful Hearts Foundation and the host institution.

 

PROJECT UPDATES – – Education Standards Project

  • CHF launches an HIV/AIDS Campaign in Schools

    Our research conducted from April to September 2009 in the district showed that, most of the youth and children of school going age have very little knowledge about the disease and there is a strange superstition attached to the disease. Some groups of people believe that the disease is not real and also caused by witches. Moreover, most people who contracted the disease are always seen as evil and most often rejected by the community. This mentality has made it even more difficult for people to participate in HIV/AIDS free voluntary testing exercises organized within the community.Cheerful Hearts Foundation is […]

  • CHEERFUL HEARTS FOUNDATION / VODAFONE GHANA FOUNDATION READING PROJECT AWARD CEREMONY, AWUTU BREKU

    On the 27th January, 2012, Cheerful Hearts Foundation organised an award ceremony in honour of ten (10) students (6 females, 4 males) who became successful in an essay competition as part of their ongoing reading project titled ‘‘Reading Clinic for Rural Schools’’. The project which is partly sponsored by Vodafone Ghana Foundation through the Vodafone World of Difference programme is being coordinated by Mr. Fiifi Oduro Nyarkoh who is being sponsored by the Vodafone World of Difference programme (WoD) to volunteer with Cheerful Hearts Foundation. …. World of Difference (WoD) is a programme that allows individuals in the Ghanaian society […]

  • CHF organizes a quiz competition for Junior and Senior High Schools in Kasoa

    In our strong and sincere desire to improve the standard of education in the Awutu Senya District, we organize regular quiz competitions and award prizes to successful candidates as a means of motivation to the students.Our recent quiz competition was organized on the 19th of March, 2010 for both Primary and Junior High schools. Invited schools were Great Promise School Complex, Raykon International School, Brightest Faith Academy and State Preparatory. Unfortunately, State Preparatory was not present due to a situation beyond their control.  The subject areas for the quiz were English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Three contestants were presented […]

  • EXCURSION FOR FORMER TRAFFICKED CHILDREN SPONSORED BY SCHOTTENGYMNASIUM, AUSTRIA

    It is every single child’s wish to go on an excursion especially when on holidays. Couple of Months ago Schottengymnasium school, Austria did not only give scholarship to 12 former trafficked and child labourers but also gave funds to organise an excursion for all the former child labourers being sponsored by Cheerful Hearts Foundation. The purpose of the excursion is to give them an exposure different from the fishing environment and to be challenged to see education as a big tool for achieving their various dreams. On the 29th of April, the excursion was a dream come true for all […]

  • HIV/AIDS EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS IN GOMOA NYANYANO SCHOOLS

    HIV/AIDS is a critical issue across the developing world. This is especially the case in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experts have suggested that in Africa, HIV/AIDS places every millennium development goal in jeopardy. It is one of the leading causes of death in the world, with over 2 million people dying from HIV/AIDS every year. Cheerful Hearts Foundation HIV/AIDS team saw the need for education and awareness amongst the school population in the Ewutu Senya District. Our educational sessions will be aimed at creating more awareness among the student population on the existence of HIV/AIDS, how to avoid contracting it and how […]

  • FIELDHOUSE PROJECT OFFICIALLY COMMISSIONED BY DR. NANA OBENG WIABO V

    The official commissioning ceremony of the Cheerful Hearts Foundation – Fieldhouse Project came off today at 10am at the Gomoa Nyanyano community. The Chief of Gomoa Nyanyano Dr. Nana Obeng Wiabo V, the Sub-chiefs of the Traditional Council and some key Elders of the community were present today to make the ceremony a memorable one. Dr. Nana Obeng Wiabo V Chief of Gomoa Nyanyano commissions the Fieldhouse   The Chief of Gomoa Nyanyano Dr. Nana Obeng Wiabo before commissioning the facility expressed his appreciation, interest and support for the FieldHouse project and also congratulated Cheerful Hearts Foundation and the FIELDHOUSE, […]

  • ANTI-CHILD TRAFFICKING PROJECT LAUNCHED AT SENYA BERAKU FISHING VILLAGE, CENTRAL REGION, GHANA

    enya fishing village in the Central region of Ghana is one of the worst child trafficking hobs in Ghana where most children are trafficked from to the Volta late (Yeji) and other neighbouring countries for fishing activities. Additionally, there are several other children who work as child labourers in the same community. Research conducted by the Cheerful Hearts Foundation in the Senya village revealed that major factors contributing to children being trafficked or working as child labourer’s in this community includes; limited knowledge on the long-term importance of education, little knowledge on children’s rights, lack of alternative livelihood, teenage pregnancy […]

  • TEACHERS RECEIVE TRAINING ON LEARNING DISABILITIES TO SUPPORT REINTEGRATION OF TRAFFICKED CHILDREN INTO THE SENYA FISHING COMMUNITY

    Over 70 -80 children between the ages of 6 and 14 are trafficked from the Senya fishing village in the Central region of Ghana each year to the Volta lake (Yeji) and other neighbouring countries for fishing activities. Through the efforts of Cheerful Hearts Foundation (CHF), other anti-trafficking organizations and government institutions, a numbers of these children have been returned to back to the Senya community. However, due to the harsh and hazardous work environment that these children are being exposed during trafficking, they develop psychological trauma’s which often lead to several other learning disabilities which makes it difficult for […]

  • Education Standards Project

    Cheerful Hearts Foundation (CHF) provides teaching volunteer opportunities in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, Awutu Senya District and private schools within the community, placing volunteers in areas where their assistance is needed. A lack of properly trained teachers in many Ghanaian schools leads to a lack in motivation among students and a low standard of education. Teaching volunteers help solve some of these problems by sharing their expertise, enthusiasm and insight with the school staff and students. Volunteers in the past have been a source of inspiration for improved education standards, better treatment of students and more effective teaching […]