Facebook Pinterest YouTube  Email us     

PAYMENTS LOGIN .

contact us | request a call back | brochure | reviews | login

1-603-574-4935
info@travelersworldwide.org

GAP YEAR | VOLUNTEER ABROAD | WORK EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS

 

Volunteers' Stories

MORE INFO

         

LYNDSAY WARNER
British

Teaching Underprivileged Children in Accra, Ghana

         

I don't know where to start..... I've learnt how to handle a class, how to communicate to children and adults alike who’s first language isn’t English, how to plan lessons and how to make them effective, how to handle people in the street, how to speak Twi! (a bit!) And then out of the classroom - how to plan trips away, things like that.....I feel like I've learnt so much and I'll go home like a new person.

The best thing about this placement is my students...definitely. I love them so much. I'm going to miss them a lot.

In terms of who this placement would suit, I think it helps if you are fairly outgoing and very confident......I wasn't that confident before Ghana, but I think I've gained a lot more confidence since being here.

Can you describe a typical day?

 usually arrive at Uniqueen school at 8.30am and help out with the morning lessons usually in maths and language work. Usually I teach whatever the teacher has prepared for the class.

Break time is 10am-10.30am.

I leave at 12 noon and take a short tro tro ride to St Matthews school where I take either class 3, 4 or 6 for a double English lesson in comprehension, grammar or creative writing. I finish around 3pm.

I almost always prepare my own lessons and also spend time in the evenings marking their homework and writing lesson plans. It's tiring but so much fun and very rewarding.  

More Information about your Trip with Travellers

List of ALL PROJECTS in Ghana
TEACHING PROJECTS in Ghana

kids

Summer Camp | Travellers Worldwide | Ghana