Soooo, I spent 4 weeks in Ghana last Summer to teach English lessons in a local Ghanaian school!
It’s been a whole year since my trip of a lifetime and I’ve only just gotten around to blogging about it! I’m going to try and put in as much detail as I can remember…Hold on tight, it’s gonna be a long one.
I first found out about the volunteering programme, through one of my close friends at University. She also applied and we were both successful💁. The programme has been running for over 10 years and has positively impacted 280,000+ learner’s lives. Its main aim is to enhance the education of young people in Africa, through delivering Maths and English lessons to the poorest schools in Africa. If you’re interested in finding out any more information about the charity and the amazing work that they do, you can do so here.
We stayed in surprisingly amazing accommodation within a University campus, as we were teaching in the capital city, Accra. There was 6 of us, so we taught in pairs, in 3 different schools around the area. My school, Anumle Junior, was probably the most deprived out of them all. The resources of the school were at a very minimum and hardly any students even had their own pen.
I spent my evenings planning interactive and engaging English lessons and my days teaching those lessons. I often taught to over 60 students in one class!
Think I’m joking?