VOLUNTEER AT A SCHOOL IN GHANA THIS SUMMER!
TRAVEL DIFFERENTLY, UNDERSTAND MORE
DEPARTURE: JULY 11TH - JULY 19TH 2020
We believe that in order to change the world, you first have to see it and understand it. That's why every year, Threads for Education picks out a select group of passionate volunteers to join in our summer adventures in Ghana. Here our volunteers witness and participate in the work we do first hand. While this is definitely not a vacation, we promise you that you will have the time of your life. You will be surrounded my loving smiling faces and recognize the impact we create right away.
Our volunteers work at a revolutionary school called Semanhyiya American School which is sponsored by our non profit partner, The Godfreds Foundation. Most government schools in these areas lack supplies, educated teachers, and just a general guidance system. Semanhyiya American School accomplishes all of this while giving an education most Ghanaians haven't seen before. The demand for this type of education is high and that is why we choose to help The Godfreds Foundation in expanding to one day create a full district.
During their stay, the volunteers will assist teachers in their classrooms, help build new rooms, build new programs, and lend their helping hands where they are needed. This experience of traveling is unlike anything else. Check out last years itinerary below! (Updates to come)
Day 1- Departure
Arrival at Kotoka International Airport, staff from Ghana will welcome us and take us all to our Airbnb. There will be a brief orientation on the activities for the subsequent days.
Day 2 - Kakum Canopy Walk & The Castles
We’ll pick you up from your hotel and depart from
Accra through the towns, villages and along the
Atlantic Ocean to the capital of the Central Region
Cape Coast and proceed to Kakum National Park for
an exciting canopy walk. The canopy walkway,
suspended 30 meters above the ground connects
seven treetops which provide access and treetop
views of the forest.
After this awesome experience, we’ll proceed to Hans Cottage for lunch. The waiting time for our delicious meal will be used to feed and touch crocodiles especially the oldest among them which is called Saddam(45years).
After this awesome experience and delicious meal, we’ll visit the castle for a historic adventure that takes you back to the days of colonization. After touring the dungeons and taking as many pictures as we can, we will proceed to Hans Cottage for dinner and retire to bed.
Day 3 - Kumasi City Tour
After having breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel
and head to the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi
which is also the seat of the Asantehene, who is the
King of the Ashanti Kingdom. We will visit the
Manhyia Palace, where we’ll learn about the culture
and history of the Ashanti Kingdom. We’ll also have
the chance to see relics and artifacts that date back
to the 18th century.
We’ll proceed to enjoy a delicious local meal at Joefel’s restaurant popularly known for their local recipes.
Subsequent to lunch we’ll proceed to Bonwire for a kente tour. Inspired by the spider, kente weaving is the main occupation of the youth in Bonwire and are well known for the production of quality kente fabric. As a special treat, we’ll also get the chance to make samples of the adorable cloth after touring the place and being taken through the process of weaving the fabric.
From here, we’ll proceed to the Golden Gate Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Days 4 - Arrive at Senase & Semanhyiya American School!!!
After breakfast, we’ll depart to Senase which will
take us 3 hours. Upon arrival, we will proceed straight
to Semahyiya American school and have lunch. We’ll
be introduced to all the staff and kids at the school.
After School either join the bus ride to move around the village to drop off the kids or walk with those around, home. We will all be in a family house of ours, enjoy dinner and overnight.
Days 5-8 - Semanhyiya Volunteer projects
Teams of volunteers will execute a number of teaching and building projects at the Semanhihya American School. At the end of each day, volunteers will walk the students home, offering an opportunity to explore the villages and meet local people.
Day 9 - Departure to Accra
Wake up early morning and enjoy breakfast, after which we’ll head to Semanhyia American School to bid the staff and lovely kids farewell and proceed to Accra.
Day 10: Accra City Tour & Airport Dropoff
We will pick you up from your Airbnb and proceed to
W.E.B Du Bois Center, the memorial place of the
Pan-African American. Linked to the memories of
Pan-Africanism, we will proceed to Independence
Square. Independence Square is where Dr Kwame
Nkrumah, one of the greatest Pan-Africanists proclaimed the freedom of Ghana and connected it to the independence and complete liberation of Africa.
We’ll continue to Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. Here, we will pay tribute to Ghana’s first president and the First Lady of Ghana, Fathia Nkrumah. Lunch awaits us at Osikan restaurant, well known for their
After lunch, we’ll proceed to the Arts Center, the biggest arts and crafts centre in Ghana where the collection
depicts the vibrant diversity of Ghanaian culture through paintings, woodworks, sculptures and other forms of art that carry messages of the Ghanaian people. There will be an opportunity to purchase some souvenirs and we’ll drop you off at the Airport.
Program Price: $2600
INCLUDED: Flights, meals, transportation with a/c, tour guides, and attractions
NOT INCLUDED: Visa, Passport, Yellow Fever Vaccine
MONTHLY PAYMENTS AVAILABLE
This price covers all expenses during your trip. We do recommend bringing a little bit of spending money for souvenirs! All profits from this trip directly contributes to the cause.