We are a non profit non governmental oganisation working to support rural community development needs in Awutu Senya District of Ghana.
Cheerful Hearts Foundation works to educate and empower rural citizens through human rights, public health and education initiatives so they can sustain an improved standard of living. We continually inspire people to take small actions everyday to improve the well being of their communities and we envision Ghana as a whole without a separation between the rural poor and urban rich.
We focus on three interconnected projects to achieve our vision of a more educated, healthy and prosperous citizenry: Stop Child Labour & Trafficking project, Public Health: Education, Empowerment and Assessment project and Education Standards project. We predominantly research and manage these projects as a hands-on team, with international interns and volunteers adding incredible value to the impact that we make in our communities. Our foreign interns and volunteers gain a wide range of experiences and skills through their exposure to CHFs work in rural communities and schools
CHILD LABOUR AND TRAFFICKING
We need volunteers to assist on our ongoing anti Child Labour and Trafficking project. This is a project to rescue children involved in Child Labour and trafficking and to educate rural communities about the risks of Child Labour and Child Trafficking and the importance of educating the child. We currently have 47 children on rescued from Child labour and on our scholarship rogramme. The team endlessly educates the community of the need to protect children's rights and send the children to school.
While the child labour team is encouraging parents to protect the children's rights to education by sending them to school and providing scholarships to those who most need it, we need volunteers who are passionate about teaching to be able to accommodate these children. We place volunteers in schools that have former trafficked / labour children so volunteers can have time for these children having understood where they are coming from. It is important for the child to feel comfortable at school after being out of school for months and sometimes years. It takes a dedicated teacher who truly understand the ordeal of that child to make the school a welcoming place for that child. We also pare students one on one with teaching volunteers to assist them with difficulties they might still have after the normal school.
Volunteers will join the public health team to conduct education on rural communities on basic health issues . Help train community volunteers on health issues and conduct house to house education. Volunteers will also assist at the clinic with other community health nurses in the rural communities.
Tours to some tourist sites in the country. (The cape coast slave castle is a must see). We coordinate this at volunteers request and especially for groups.
Fees will cover airport pick up and Drop off, Accommodation and Board, Meals (Breakfast and Dinner). Check fees on our website http://www.cheerfulheartsfoundation.org/volunteer-or-internships/program-fee/
Volunteers can assist us fundraise to support our activities. Help us in drafting proposals for funding and assist us with getting potential donors to support our cause. Volunteers are also needed to manage our social media pages and our news item and reporting on our projects.