BOOK TO READ FOUNDATION
We are a non profit organization in Ghana develoing literacy and technology skills thrugh reading in deprived communities
What We Need
Volunteers may teach a variety of subjects, but are primarily useful for their English speaking skills. Children benefit greatly from volunteers who can bring a variety of perspectives to the classroom. This program does not require teaching experience, though it may be helpful.
Required Skills: You should be able to speak English, enjoy children, self-motivated, creative, fair knowledge in basic computing and willing to learn. Experience in training/teaching students is an advantage but not an essential.
Volunteers can select between nursery/kindergarten, primary and junior high. Subjects include:
Computer Studies (ICT)
2. DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS
volunteers or interns who want to use their skills to improve the operations of the organization. Development volunteers and interns work on projects such as grant writing, fundraising, strengthening the organization’s structure, spearheading new initiatives, website management, human resources, and working to build partnerships with other organizations.
3. Health Support:
Interested participants are welcome to provide health assistance to sick children in the school as well as screening for various health conditions and ailments, including; reading clinic where children would have eye screening service, checking for blood pressure and hypertension, blood sugar test for diabetes, hepatitis B , Rapid Diagnostic Test for malaria , body mass index and mental screening
It is better and cheaper to detect eye problems in children. You save them the agony of pain and inability to read and most importantly visually impairment in adulthood
Volunteers can also provide health education on the prevention of illness like malaria, cholera, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and good sanitation practices.
Required Skills: Applicants interested to join this program must possess healthcare certification, such as: ID as a medical student, nursing, physical therapy or physician’s credentials. We do not permit volunteers without medical credentials to participate in this program due to the potential risk. This program also requires a copy of the volunteer’s resume which clearly documents the education and/or professional credentials, prior to arrival. The program will also require an official copy of the credentials.
4. GAME MASTERS
Volunteers will be responsible for developing and conducting programs in sports, music and recreation, with activities like games, storytelling, educational drama, spelling bees, painting and arts. You will have an opportunity to learn Ghanaian traditional dance and songs from our children.
Required Skills: You should be physically fit, possess good communication skills, be understanding, and enjoy children. Experience in training/teaching children is an advantage but not essential.
When & Who
What we Provide
Application fee and contribution towards the running of the projects
More Services we Offer
Orientation Upon Arrival
A trip to Kakum National Park
Use of gym facility (3 days each week)
24/7 In-country Support
Other Ways to Help
After School Computer Training (ASCT) Project is a free computer training school designed for less privileged basic school children in communities from the ages of 9 to 17 years old. ASCT is every day, between the hours of 3-6pm. Most children close from school by 2pm. ASCT provides these children hands on computer training as well as nurturing them to become future leaders.
Aims at empowering less privilege basic school children through computer training.
To increase computer literacy among basic school children in communities especially the deprived.
Volunteers for this project must not be a professional, just have basic knowledge in computer
Refurbished or Used computers(laptops/desktop)
Additional Info about Us
2Week $350 ($50/day)
3 Week $450
4 Week $550
Any Additional week $100
Program Fee Includes:
*Orientation Upon Arrival
*Breakfast and Dinner With the Host Family
*A trip to Kakum National Park
*Use of gym facility (3 days each week)
*Certificate of participation
*24/7 In-country Support
Program Fee Does Not Include:
*Round Trip Airfare
*Return Trip to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Travel Within Ghana
Read Foundation is a registered non-profit making organization in Ghana that aim to develop literacy and technology skills by embedding the act and love of reading into children in basic schools.
To achieve this goal, we focus on areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: Literacy and Technology Development through reading.