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SEDARVP-Ghana Internship Programs cover issues like research topics, languages, occupation, origin, culture and indigenous African healing methods and practices.
SEDARVP-Ghana organizes internships in northern Ghana. The internships are formed for international students of various fields to get work experience in Ghana.
After receiving a request from a student, SEDARVP-Ghana contacts old and new associates to form an appropriate program.
Internships primarily include the following:
- Development Studies
- Culture Studies
During the SEDARVP-Ghana Internship Program the student will be engaged in daily project activities. The manager of the project, together with the staff of SEDARVP Ghana, serves as the supervisor of the intern.
SEDARVP-Ghana recommends at least one week of local language and cross culture studies regardless of what field the internship is in.
In the past our volunteers have worked in the Tamale teaching Hospital in the following areas of interest:
- Physiotherapy Department
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Labor and Maternity Ward
- Assisting both contemporary physicians and tradition mid-wives
- Pediatric Ward
- Helping in the day care of young Ghanaian toddlers
- Gynecology and Obstetric Ward
- Women's Health assistant
- Operating/Surgical Theaters
- Outpatient Department (OPD)
- Pharmacy / Pharmacy Assistant
- Medical Emergency Department
- Hematology, Pathology, Bacteriology, Cytology, Blood Bank Departments
Outside of SEDARVP-Ghana programs are a wealth of engaging and active volunteer opportunities and include:
- Teaching and/or assisting at the Taimako Business College (age: 15-22 years)
- Teach young people basic computer literacy and Internet skills at Technocef, a private institution in Tamale
- Care for orphaned children at the Anfaani Tamale Children Home
- Co-op in the mango arboricultural Agrovet/Taimako Farms and Nurseries (only in the summer). Grow, seed, plant, graft trees, fruits, and much more
- Join excursions and visits with a local guide to people of unique and mystic professions
If you are a lover of sports and enthusiastic to work with kids, but are not confident enough to take on a teaching program, then this is a great program for you!
Volunteers will work with young children, especially in our community orphanage Football Academy, and sometimes older people based on a volunteers request to develop their interest in a range of sports and increase their skill base.
In addition to the obvious physical benefits of physical education, the program helps to give the children mental discipline and heightens alertness and coordination. The program will generally involve physical training, teaching the kids how to work as a team, bringing the best out of the players and also give the children more self confidence.
Football is extremely popular in Ghana, as it is in most African countries. However volunteers are encouraged to introduce different sports to the children (volunteers may need to bring special material and equipment for this as there is a chance it cannot be purchased in Ghana).
Football training will still play a large role in the program and football matches will be arranged between volunteer teams and others from neighboring villages or towns.
The Sports Academy has an Under 12's team and Under 17's team. These boys are extremely talented and in need of sponsors!
Volunteer & Internship information and fees:
What Do My Volunteer/Intern Fees Pay For?
As part of the participation fees, participants will be provided with:
- Volunteer work or volunteer internship opportunity
- Program registration fee
- Internship facility placement fee (hospital uniform, documentation, registration, etc)
- Airport pick ups and drop offs from Accra
- In-country orientation upon arrival
- 24 hour x 7 days a week staff support
- Cultural immersion and cross-cultural exposure
- Accommodation with host family
- Daily meals with host family
What Additional Costs Will I Have?
The participation fee excludes:
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Transportation to project from Accra and back to Accra after program
- Bicycle purchase or rental (can be sold or donated to the program upon completion of project)
- Spending money (volunteers in Ghana generally find $40 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses)
- You may chose to stay at a hotel instead of with a host family. If so, we can help you find affordable hotels or guest houses upon request.
- Sightseeing is available at your own cost to our many places of interest such as: Aburi Gardens, Lake Bosomtwe, Akosombo Dam, Mole Zoo, Pager Crocodile Pond, Gambaga Witches Camp, Cape Coast Castle, Salaga Slave Trade Centre, etc. Let us know if you are interested and we can help you set that up. Sightseeing is on your own. If you would like a staff member as a tour guide, you must cover cost.
- Cultural drumming and dance classes are also available.