Nongre Crafts And Culture Foundation
What We Need
Youth Empowerment Teacher: A livelihood sustainability initiative aimed at harnessing the untapped abilities of youths and women in various vocational training programs and initiatives.
Past intervention examples:
- Introducing the youth to professional tour-guiding within the region
- Creating an arts and crafts gallery shops
- Forming a community center
- Sponsoring two youth to further their education in tourism
- Training the youth in technical jobs (ex. carpentry, electrical engineering, and construction)
- Supporting women group initiatives (shea butter oil production, straw baskets weavers, beadworks, fabrics, tye-dye production)
Our program is a social enterprise. Therefore, we appreciate volunteers that have the expertise to support and grow the various economic initiatives we have designed. Technical know-how or practical solutions should be imparted to the youth to help them absorb knowledge and develop their society.
In the morning, volunteers will teach arts and crafts in the community school. After schooling hours, volunteers will work at the foundation center with different activities.
Activities vary from day-to-day & include:
- Teaching at the community primary school
- Spending time at the community center
- Engaging with youth in various handy works and art
- Offering administrative support
- Lobbying for organizational support
- Sourcing reliable markets for youth products
- Producing infrastructures such as libraries and computer laboratories
When & Who
What we Provide
Single room with a bath/toilet and a kitchen with a porch
Volunteer(s) can live with a host family (optional)
4 weeks - $500 (about $18/day)
8 weeks - $971
16 weeks - $1,739
50 weeks - $5,000
Please note that the above-shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed upon during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
More Services we Offer
The volunteer(s) will be given a detailed tour of our region and the country.
NOT included: visa, flights, travel insurance, and vaccinations
- Visiting tourist sites
- Enjoying weekends drumming and dancing
- Learning to weave straw baskets, bead work, etc.
Other Ways to Help
Books, pens, toys, used computers, and clothing for kids
Additional Info about Us
Volunteers will work in a very friendly hospital and open surrounding that will accommodate them and make it easy to communicate and be protected. They will work in a community center close to their place of living(it's about a minute or two and a biking distance of 10-15 minutes to the central town).
SAFETY NOTE: Stay healthy by drinking bottled water or sachets, rather than tap water, and avoiding ice in drinks unless the source is known to be safe water. Bottled water for drinking is readily available throughout Ghana and is recommended.
Nongre Craft and Culture was established to combat the high drop out rate of northern Ghanaian children who are unable to afford an education. These students are from low-socioeconomic farming and basket weaving communities in northern Ghana. They face issues of unemployment, high illiteracy, gender inequality, and poor educational systems.
The overall aim of this foundation is to bring about development and positive social change to the people and communities where we operate. We understand that the focus should be placed on education, cultural awareness, climate compensation, social innovation, and women and youth empowerment; these areas are all paramount to achieving developmental goals in rural Africa.
Education plays a major role in developing societies. It is often understood as a means of overcoming handicaps, achieving greater equality, and acquiring resources. For this reason, we find vocational education to be a method to empower individuals technically and economically. Our foundation aims to provide access to educational materials and sponsorship for children in the upper east region of Ghana, especially for those whose parents are not able to provide for their educational needs.