People have numerous reasons for doing volunteer work in Africa. Many want to help others and some are looking for ways to be caught up or to make the globe a better place. The needs for activism, community building, and self-exploration can also be satisfied through volunteering. Connect with the African community and be a part of the different cultures, activities, issues, etc. that you may never experience otherwise.
Perhaps you have a cause you feel strongly about and I will suggest you put your beliefs into action by volunteering your moment and efforts toward that cause. Some people volunteer formally through a profit, non-profit, or charity organization, while others volunteer informally by helping a sick neighbor or tutoring a friend. People who do volunteer work in Africa get first hand information about the problems facing Africa like poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, unemployment and environmental degradation.
As part of our mission for humanitarian services and assisting community to develop from within, Projects with HCDP GHANA cuts across 3 categories namely:
Education (Teaching and Establishing ICT projects in Schools and Orphanage homes)
In collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, volunteers can have the opportunity of teaching any subject of a choice regarding:
1. ICT (Kindergartens, Primary, Junior High, Senior High and Tertiary institutions only)
2. History (Kindergartens, Primary Schools and Junior High schools only)
3. Mathematics (Kindergartens Primary, Schools and Junior high schools only)
4. English (kindergartens, Primary Schools and Junior High Schools only)
A Campaign against the spread of sexual transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS can also be volunteered for as workshops and seminars. (Junior High School, Senior High School and Tertiary)
TERM/SESSIONS SCHOOL SESSIONS VACATION
FIRST/SESSIONS JANUARY – MARCH APRIL
SECOND/ SESSIONS MAY – JULY AUGUST
THIRD/SESSIONS SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 23 DAYS
Health (Healthcare services, Health educations and Sanitation)
Community Need Assessment Research Programs (CNARP)
Rural Computer Lab Installation (RCLI)
Water for Student by Student (WSS)
Rural Community Toilet Project (RCTP)
We provide accommodation.
2 heavy meals a day.
1 WEEK____$400, 2 WEEKS____$650, 3 WEEKS____$80, 4 WEEKS____$940, 5 WEEKS____$1220, 6 WEEKS____$1360, 7 WEEKS____$1500, 8 WEEKS_____$1640, 9 - 13 WEEKS____$1780
All Administrative works and stationary 20%
Food and Accommodation 60%
HCDP GHANA Community Support 20%
Why you should pay as a volunteer
HCDP GHANA is a not -for -profit, volunteer-oriented community development organization which receives no special external funding. As such, it becomes inevitable that our volunteers bear part of the cost during their time in Ghana.
Why don’t you share the cost?
If you cannot afford the entire cost alone, there are a lot of worthy things you could do to raise the total cost involved.
You can also raise funds from development organizations in your home country to help you defray the cost involved. It worked for others; it could work for you too. Contact HCDP GHANA as to how to do this via firstname.lastname@example.org
HCDP GHANA require from volunteers to support our fundraising projects so as to help us assist rural communities here in Ghana.
1. Medical Equipment for our medical projects
2. Eye Glasses for our Free eye care programs
3. Computers for our computer lab installation programs
All staff and directors of HCDP GHANA are well train to give out their best and see to it that projects are carry out in the right order and direction, more so there is also a policy to always check on volunteer or volunteers to see how work is going on with them.
Details about fees and what those fees are meant for can be seen via the link below: http://www.hcdpghana.org/program-fees/
In 2009, Anku Richard Effe founded Humanity and Community Development Projects HCDP GHANA. He founded this NGO due to his passion in promoting humanitarian and community advancement in rural communities, recognizing the need for education, health and community development. HCDP GHANA's mission is to make available comprehensive support services. With this in mind, the organisation is based in Ho municipality, but works with other municipalities and districts in the Volta Region.
Since it started six years ago, the organization has grown considerably in both size and scope. Today, HCDP GHANA’s team includes 6 members from local and international fields. It has deepened its experience in education, sanitation, and the development sector, focusing on rural communities.
HCDP GHANA seeks to establish partnerships with local communities and other international NGOs to carry out research. This research helps elucidate community needs and facilitates community based development that is sustainable, ethical, and inclusive. HCDP GHANA seeks to gather the information necessary to empower a community to develop from within, based on self-determined need and other developmental agendas.
CDP GHANA aspires to be a reference organization, reputed for the clinical and effective execution of development projects in deserving communities in Ghana, which positively affects the livelihoods of the beneficiary communities.
Values shape an organization and make it committed to delivering upon its core mandate. At HCDP GHANA, we pride ourselves with the SIDE advantage that sets us apart from other pro-development NGOs and non-profits.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the HCDP GHANA is to open the awareness of rural people of their own potentials and capabilities to identify and foster their own developmental needs and initiatives. And to help them take up these initiatives, the HCDP GHANA shall help promote modern scientific education, knowledgeable healthcare and better community lives.
The major objective of the HCDP GHANA is to:
To provide computer centre’s in rural communities with effective and applicable training to access knowledge and wisdom from the worlds within and without;
To help with developmental projects in rural communities so as to develop from within.
To help provide for the less privileged better community live in the rural communities in the Volta Region of Ghana.