Mawulolo Youth Network
What We Need
We are looking for volunteers to provide office work, including: searching for and writing grants; reaching out to donors and volunteers; planning events; planning curriculum; fundraising; social media upkeep.
We are also in need of volunteers to work directly with our children, with teaching, homework help, and leading activities that focus on the Fine Arts, Ghanaian culture, and cultural exchange.
When & Who
What we Provide
Volunteers may stay with host families. This option is encouraged so that one can learn the indigenous language, become familiar with the community, and get a feel for the day-to-day life here.
However, volunteers may also opt to rent a place for the extent of their stay in Ghana. Our board would make these arrangements.
A guest room is also available to our volunteers. Mawulolo Youth Network provides a decent, clean and safe accommodation for all volunteers. Our accommodation is situated in Kisseman, West Legon Christian Village on the outskirt of Accra, Ghana. All accommodations are checked regularly.
More Services we Offer
Our organization would be available to help familiarize volunteers with Ghanaian life -- the markets, our country's attractions, the basics of living in Ghana.
Other Ways to Help
- Video camera.
- Reading tablets.
- New/used clothing and shoes.
- Backpack and other book bags.
- Colored pencils.
- Crayons and markers.
- Colored pens.
- Pens and pencils.
- Pencil sharpeners.
- Pocket dictionaries.
- Drawing and writing boards.
- Beginner’s writing pads.
- Art brushes and acrylic paints.
Additional Info about Us
Aside from the after school program offered by Mawulolo Youth Network, other programs are available as well. These programs include a Feeding Program, Kids Day Out, Medikids (Medical Screenings), and Back to School Giveaways. At the Feeding Program, a delicious meal is provided to each child in the program. The Kids Day Out program is to bring all the kids together to have fun, play different kind of games, do face painting, and bounce in a bouncing castle,and give them snacks. The Medikids Program provides the children of the Christian Village community with free medical screenings, along with information on how to get the treatment they needed once they received diagnoses. The Back to School Giveaways consists of donors contributing school supplies and monetary gifts used to purchase school supplies. These school supplies are then distributed each September, before the start of the school year.
A group of young men in Christian Village, which lies just outside of Accra, started Mawulolo Youth Network when they saw the need in their own community and the harsh effects of poverty. 'Mawulolo' translates to 'God’s greatness' in Ewe, one of the many languages spoken in the southern part of Ghana.
The group works around the clock to help all individuals in need-- they partner with families to work out a plan towards success and offer services to teach and improve the community. A big focus is on education, and they offer scholarship and after-school classes to maximise learning and potential.
Our children are taught English, math, I.C.T., science, writing, and have a chance to cultivate arts, sports, and dance skills. Mawulolo Youth Network utilises volunteers to help teach the classes and partner with the board in role modelling and mentoring our children.