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:
- Business Management
- Computer Studies (ICT)
- Creative Arts
- Home Economics
- Physical Education/Sports Programme
- Religious Studies
- 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.
In addition to volunteering at schools, education volunteers will also participate in the the Student Reading and Tutoring Club (STAR Club). The STAR Club was launched in 2019 as part of our initiative to promote education and assist disadvantaged children within the communities. The goal of the STAR Club is to strengthen the reading comprehension and create healthy reading habits amongst the students. Also, the STAR Club helps victims of child labour reintegrate into school. The STAR Club takes place at our Field House in Gomoah Nyanyano and includes with over forty students from grades 4 to 6.
To find out more about our STAR Club and the students, you can watch the video below.