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ORGANIZATION: GrowGhana Edu Initiative

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At Grow Ghana we provide free IT training to the public schools in our communities. We work with a team of local staff and international volunteers to teach coding (Scratch), Microsoft Office and soft skills.

You will be part of the daily team and you can assist us with:

  • prepare the training (we follow the Raspberry Pi curriculum and develop our own)
  • teaching the students in the classroom (we have an IT leader, you will be an extra help)
  • maintain the computer equipment
  • online marketing (social media, website etc)
  • fundraising (donation platform, fundraising events etc)
  • promote our paid programs locally (we do weekend classes to generate income and sustain the NGO)

Our office is in Kokrobite, a fisher's town near the capital city Accra. In your free time, you can easily go to the beach to learn how to surf or have a drink. You will live in our volunteer house/office with the other volunteers.

On the weekends you can explore Ghana (we can help you!), play soccer with the youngsters in town or chill at the beach. Ghana is a safe and beautiful country.

We can't wait to welcome you to our team!

More opportunities with GrowGhana Edu Initiative

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About GrowGhana Edu Initiative

Location:

P.O. Box WJ842 Weija,, Kokrobite, Greater Accra 00233, GH

Mission Statement

Most students in rural Ghana did not even touch a computer until Senior High School. A missed chance to create digital jobs in Africa. To change this, we bring vital IT & Soft Skills to the heart of the local schools. We empower our students for a digital future - and an Africa Beyond Aid.

Description

Since 2018 Grow Ghana provides free Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training to Junior High School (JHS) students from the government schools in Kokrobite and Langma. By now we have trained over 200 students on a weekly basis in basic IT skills and soft skills at our locations after their regular school day.

Grow Ghana teaches the practical skills of what the students learn about ICT in school. The students use the Raspberry Pi, which is a small and portable hardware device that enables people of all ages to explore computing. We follow the curriculum of Raspberry Pi Foundation and combine topics the students learn in their regular classes with ICT. On top of that, we expose students to a youth coding project (SCRATCH) so that they can explore the digital world and build their own projects in a playful way. This empowers them to develop and grow as well as get exposed and pre-qualified for a formal job in the future. At Grow Ghana, we believe that playful IT training with a focus on coding is the ideal tool to unlock and grow the vital skills of young students.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Tuba streetKokrobite, Greater Accra Ghana

(5.49996,-0.3666)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for a minimum stay of 4 weeks at our projects in Kokrobite, Ghana. The work is 5 days a week, mainly during office hours.
  • You have to enjoy working with young people (10 to 18 years old), and have a basic knowledge of IT. It will be a plus if you know Scratch (coding) already.

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