Reproductive Advocate Health Education Ghana
What We Need
Teaching in one of our partner schools (any subject of your preferred choice), And we are also willing to accommodate you with any skills you may have. If you have an idea in which area you would like to volunteer you can also let us know and we will see if such an opportunity is available.
If you are interested in volunteering in the Health sector you will be able to work at a local hospital and help with consultations and basic health services
In addition, you will have time to explore this beautiful country and learn about its culture and language (while spending a lot less money than the normal tourist).
Why You Should Volunteer with Us?
Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) believe that volunteering is more than visting a country overseas. Volunteering gives you a nice experience that changes your everyday life as you discover new horizons involving exchanges with local communities and encounters with volunteers from all over the globe.
• Project Location: Assin North, Assin Central and Awutu Senya in the Central Region of Ghana.
• Required Experience: Our volunteers do not need to have any specific skills, although interns in areas of medicine, environmental health, education, sanitation might need certain awareness about the topic's in some cases, we require a basic knowledge of English.
• Age Limit: 16 years and above.
• Project Duration Options: From one month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and one year.
• Project State Dates: Rolling.
• Accommodation: Volunteers are accommodated at the Directors Home,
• Food: 3 meals a day taken at home and on the field and or at the office.
• Arrival: All volunteers will be picked from Kotoka international Airport in Accra. Visitors will meet our staff (name to be disclosed) at the airport.
• Journey: 3 hours journey to the project in Assin Central District in Central Region of Ghana, passing through Awutu senya East, North and Assin North District) and later Assin Wurakese. The journey though seemingly long is an interesting one visitors will enjoy nice vegetation, etc.
• Requests: Volunteers in coordination with our staff and driver can opt to make stop overs on the way to take photos, buy some eats or have rests.
• Clothing: Bring with you: gumboots, jackets, caps, cameras, own laptops, flat open shoes, and whatever they may render necessary.
• Vaccinations: Before departure, the volunteers will be informed about the health conditions in Ghana so that he/she is able to make an appointment with his/her doctor for immunisation. It’s important that volunteers be immunised several months before departure so that the vaccine is effective.
Below is a selection of active projects and programs that we need volunteers to help us with:
1. Teach English to our nursery classes
2. Sports and leadership
3. Literacy Promotion in Society
4. Medical project
5. Women Empowerment
6. Environmental conservation
7. Assistant administrative volunteer
8. Construction and renovation program
9. Health and hygiene
10. Youth outreach program
Volunteer's must have work ethics:
• Volunteer's will have to actively participate in the project.
• Volunteer's will need to have good interpersonal skills and able to work as a team member.
• Commits to respect internal rules of the organization.
• Commits to give all necessary information with attention to his /her needs.
• Volunteer's must choose a project that interests him/her in order for him or her to enjoy the stay.
• Its recommended that the volunteer's gets adequate information about Ghana and Central Region in particular where we are based.
Our team is readily available to answer any questions.
Our Commitment to Volunteers:
1. Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) commits to meet the volunteers’ expectations and motivations by respecting their rights, cultures, beliefs, aspirations and their equal human dignity.
2. We commit to treat volunteers as fully-fledged member of our staff.
3. The host association commits itself to actively ask further information to the volunteer's before accepting his/her application.
4. Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) commits itself to be available by phone and or Skype to participate to conferences with the applicants if they request it.
5. Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) will ensure financial transparency for the participation fees where volunteers are expected to pay.
6. When volunteers arrive in Ghana, an integration session will be organised to present the local environment and culture, the hosting structure, the internal regulations and the safety instructions.
7. Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) commits itself to define as precisely as possible the schedule and tasks that need to be done.
Volunteer Participation Fees:
Knowing that we work with poor communities, it’s important that a volunteer's make a contribution on the many expenses involved in realising quality volunteer's and intern's experience.
• First Month (First 4 weeks): USD $800
• Additional weeks after the first month USD $150 per week
• Compensation to the host family
• 3 meals per day
• Utility bills
• Orientation costs involving tours to nearby leisure parks.
• Internet use
• Project support
• A day in the city touring around
Fees Do Not Include:
• Insurance both travel and medical
• Personal Expenses
When & Who
What we Provide
Food & Drink Details
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your program fee. Food at the house is a mixture of western and African meals, so you can expect dishes like rice and beans, chicken curry, vegetable/beef burgers with chips, sausages and mash, lentils and chapatti and a variety of other dishes. Breakfast tends to be based around bread, condiments, tea, coffee and either fruit, eggs or pancakes.
Volunteers will contribute some expenses during their stay . For food and accommodation Volunteers will contribute $200 per week. Airport pickup will cost $ 50 only one way. (Return back to the airport will costs $50.
We do have a private transport if needed
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Other Ways to Help
RAHE GHANA wishlist are as follows:
The following is a list of common gifts-in-kind needs of our programs.
Pens, Pencils, Notebooks
Books in good condition for resident library. (New titles and the classics are greatly appreciated).
New or used van (in good condition. To help move families from transitional housing into their new apartments and to take children on escorted trips
Board Games for all ages
Live Plants or Flowers
Original Paintings or Framed Art Work
Toys for all ages (infants, pre-schooler , dolls, stuffed animals, toy trucks, etc.)
Amusement Park tickets
Restaurant Gift certificates
Make-over or Health Spa treat.
Personal Care Supplies
Hand & Body lotion
First Aid Kit
Tampons & Sanitary Pads
Additional Info about Us
Reproductive Advocate Health Education (RAHE)-GHANA is an independent, non-profit, development organization devoted to improving the quality of reproductive health services, general conditions of vulnerable people and communities through a right based approach. Since February 2014, RAHE-GHANA has been championing social intervention programs aimed at tackling vulnerability to diseases, hunger, and violence against women and children.
Our vision is to create a society in which citizens are empowered to equitably access the whole spectrum of quality social services and national resources.
• To actively work with communities to identify community context challenges and adopt cost effective ways of addressing them
• To Improve the capacity of target communities and schools to understand and demand responsive health services from governmental stakeholders
• To achieve social and economic development and improved quality of life for rural households and communities with emphasis on women and children, youth, the elderly, the disabled persons, orphans and other special groups
• To promote and provide access to quality basic education for children and school dropouts within deprived rural communities
• To increase access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation so as to ultimately reduce water related and fecal-based diseases
• To improve the health conditions of communities through elimination of health hazards in the environment that lead to untimely death among adults and children
Our portfolio of work has three main constituencies in focus namely children, the youth and women in both rural and urban communities across Ghana.