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Supporting efforts to stop child labor in Ghana

Einsatzort: Ghana, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Menschenrechte, Soziale Freiwilligen-Projekte
The minimum legal age to work in Ghana is 16, but close to 30 % of children between 5 and 14 work illegally in the informal sector, according to government statistics. Over a million underage children work in Ghana. Volunteers work directly with working children and their families, fishermen and schools to stop child labor practices in the area and raise awareness about children’s rights.



Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

What do volunteers do?
Volunteers assist a local human rights organization that helps working children to get back to school in a fishing village. Volunteers work with project staff4 to 6 hours a day and collaborate on every aspect of the project. Tasks include conducting interviews with child labor victims and the fishermen who hire them; entering and analyzing the data; attending meetings with community leaders to discuss findings; negotiating solutions to rescue children; and writing project reports for donors and the public. Volunteers also participate in the selection of children eligible for scholarships to return to school. During the school year, volunteers may also devote time to teaching English at the schools where the rescued children study.

Please note:
1. This description is intended only as a broad overview of the work. There is no typical day or script to follow. Remember, volunteers are serving in the developing world where conditions can change in an instant. Being flexible and open are crucial characteristics of a good international volunteer. It is each volunteer’s role to fit in with their project. We expect volunteers to contribute wherever the need arises, even if it means being involved in activities they were not expecting to work in. Being able to adapt, adjust and fit in is challenging, but also what makes international volunteering so special.

2. In their application, volunteers must provide their resume/CV.

3. Volunteers must bring a laptop.

4. Depending on the needs of the organization and motivations, qualifications of volunteers, they may have the opportunity to spend time in the field. However, like any high-skilled, post, this opportunity requires that volunteers spend a significant amount of time in the office. Additionally, remember that volunteers are not interns – while guidance is provided, there is no formal training and volunteers are ultimately responsible for being very proactive in finding ways to contribute. Finally, work habits and pace are probably very different than what volunteers are used to at home, and in accepting volunteers into this project it is with the understanding that they are self-directed, proactive and highly adaptive. This volunteer project is very challenging but, for volunteers with the right attitude, they will make an impact and find it highly rewarding.

5. Prior to arrival, volunteers must provide a police background check. Without it, volunteers will not be allowed on the project.

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Projekt-Steckbrief

Einsatzort:
Ghana, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich:
Menschenrechte,Soziale Freiwilligen-Projekte
Projekt-Dauer:
Minimum: 4 Wochen/1 Monat
Maximum: 6 Monate
Beispiel-Preise:
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 780 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 1155 €
3 Monate: 1580 €
6 Monate: 2890 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Project starts every 1st and 3rd Monday, runs year-round, except between December 24 and January 2 (for groups of four or more, we may make an exception and allow an alternative start date).
Mindestalter:
20 Jahre
Höchstalter:
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Individuell / Gruppe
Fremdsprachen-Kenntnisse:
At least an advanced level of English.
Besondere Qualifikationen:
- The flexibility to participate in many different tasks depending on the ever-changing schedule of the project. - The creativity and initiative to work in an environment with limited resources. - Education and/or professional experience in a human rights-related field are not required.
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
Family stay: Volunteers live with a local family. Shared bedroom and bathroom. Some baths are using a bucket of fresh water. Houses are well located. Volunteer house: Shared bedroom and bathroom. Showers are available. You can hand wash your clothes at the house. House is well located. Food: Volunteers receive breakfast and dinner.

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  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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