PROGRAM DETAILS

Buduburam, Ghana

Healthcare for disadvantage people

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2 weeks Min.

Price per week

$385 (€350)

HEALTHCARE FOR DISADVANTAGE CHILDREN & ELDERLY PEOPLE IN BUDUBURAM, GHANA

The Program

Poor health conditions and poverty are a constant in many developing countries. Treatable diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS contribute to disability and mortality in Ghana. Future Stars has partnered with clinics and hospitals that desperately need volunteers in order to provide basic healthcare for the impoverished. Volunteers with medical training or currently enrolled medical students will get the opportunity to care for patients and practice medicine. Volunteers will be placed at one of our three partnership hospitals. The volunteer can typically choose their placement. However, we ask that volunteers communicate any preferences well in advance.

About Future Stars

We aim to improve health and educational opportunities for the less privileged children in the Buduburam community through projects which rely on the support of volunteers from around the world. Our work supports the principles of the UN Global Compact and aims to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our vision is to become the driving force in education, health, and safety for the impoverished in Ghana.

The Location

Our volunteer program is based in Buduburam. Buduburam is in the Gomoa-East District, the Central Region of Ghana. Not far from us is the capital of Ghana, Accra, where volunteers can visit during weekends and have a tour in the beautiful city. The historic city, Cape Coast, is also a couple of hours drive away from us which hosts a lot of tourist attractions including, slave trade castles, slave rivers, crocodile ponds, beautiful beaches, and canopy walkway.

What can you expect

Expect to participate in meaningful community service work, learn a foreign language, meet beautiful people and make lifelong friends and discover that one person really can make a difference. Your search for the best volunteer abroad programs ends here – volunteer in Ghana with us and gain an unforgettable experience.

Volunteer Day

The day starts at 7.30 am with breakfast at the volunteer house.  At 8 am you will travel to your work place by car, driven by a Volunteer Vietnam team member.  You work from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  You return to the volunteer  house for lunch around 11 am.  Your lunch time is from 11am to 2 pm.  This time is your free time to do whatever you like.  At 2 pm you will travel to your work place and finish at 4:30 pm.  Dinner is served at the volunteer house at 5 pm.  In the evening your time is free.  Some options are going out for coffee, going downtown, or getting a massage.

The volunteer's weekly work schedule is approximately 5 hours per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours on Friday.

Cultural Activities

On your volunteer mission, you will tour the awe-inspiring Cape Coast Slave trade castle, Assin Manso Slave River, Elmina Castle to learn more about the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its effects and Kakum National Park. Every Friday you will get the chance to spend the night at a beach club with varieties of Ghanaian cultural dance arts coupled with other performances. This is a beautiful program most volunteers love to experience. We will also visit the local market, The Aburi Botanical Gardens, a monkey sanctuary, and the Boti waterfalls and Aka falls. The umbrella rock is not far away from this place. We will spend some time in Accra Art Center to have a look at some Ghanaian artifacts.

THE REQUIREMENTS

You need to be at least 18 years old for solo application, or if you are accompanied by your parents.

Minimum Age

Available for all professions and skills. Some experience in the education sector would be excellent, but not requiredPassion in providing educational support to children.

Education Skills

You need to speak English (basic level).

Language Skills

No restrictions. Global citizens from all over the world are welcome.

Nationality Restrictions

Work hours will be around 35 per week from Monday to Friday.

Work Time

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Services by the organization

Fees are used to provide food, accommodation, local transportation, volunteer and cultural activities for you, and for the program sustainability, management, and support.

Accommodation

You will live with a local host family and be immersed in our Ghanaian culture. Most of the rooms are shared rooms with a maximum of four volunteers per room with your own bathroom. The accommodation has modern facilities and you will have access to your own shower, flush toilet, fan, and bed. You will also have access to WiFi in the home.

Local Transportation

Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee. The coordinator will pick you up from the airport with a taxi if you are a solo traveler and a van if you a group traveling to your volunteer accommodation/host family.

Food & Meals

Your Program Fee covers 3 meals per day during the week (from Monday to Friday), and breakfast on Saturday morning, other meals should be covered by you.

We expect all the volunteers to eat at the volunteer houses during the weekdays. Hence, those who stay in hotel rooms will walk to the volunteer houses to eat.

In every volunteer house, we have a cook and a cleaner to serve volunteers. Volunteers will mostly eat the Vietnamese cuisines, but sometimes the cook can serve some western food. The cook can serve all the diets including vegetarian food. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. Remember that you should be open to trying new foods and be flexible with your eating habits and we will do our best to see that you are well taken care of. 

Cultural Activities

2 days per week of sightseeing, cultural activities, and coexistence with nature. Volunteers will have activities during the day, which will last around 10 hours.

Training & Development

You will receive training on arrival (1 day). Our local coordinator/staff will give you an orientation and will accompany you to your program. You will be introduced to the site director and discuss your role in the project. Volunteers typically work a morning and an afternoon shift each lasting about 6-8 hours.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available for volunteers in the accommodation site, but there is no WI-FI to the locations of volunteering. You can also buy a local SIM card with data for a mobile phone to keep connected.

Digital Badge/Certification

Digital badges are intelligent certification logos that provide an effective means of communicating and promoting your accreditations via digital and online mediums. Each digital badge contains pre-validated metadata that can be used to verify your certification status.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Flight Tickets

Book your flight to arrive at Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in in the capital city of Accra, Ghana.

Visas

Visa requirements can vary from nationality to nationality. You will need a passport issued by your country of citizenship as well as a Volunteer visa* issued by the country to which you will be traveling. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of return to your home country.

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Travel Insurance

Your safety and security are our priorities, travel insurance is important if something unexpected happens such as a personal injury, a flight issue or a related scenario.

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Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. You should ideally arrange an appointment with your travel clinic at least four to six weeks before travel.  In case you have pre-existing health problems, an earlier appointment is strongly recommended.

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DATES & FEES

Availability

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Duration

The program's minimum duration is 2 weeks to as much as you wish.

Program Fees in USD & (EUR)

2 Weeks - $770 (€700) *min. stay I 3 Weeks - $1120 (€1035) I 4 Weeks - $1470 (€1355) I 6 Weeks - $2170 (€2000) I 8 Weeks - $2870 (€2645) I 10 Weeks - $3570 (€3290) I 12 Weeks - $4270 (€3935) ​I Extra week $350 (€300)

Process & Payment (how works)

1 - Initial Payment

Choose your program according to your talents & skills and fulfilling your application form.  To secure your placement you must make a €50 payment included in the program price. You will get support for booking flights, Visas, Travel insurance, and the program details.

 

In case of cancellation, you are entitled to ask the initial payment refund. Payments are handled by PayPal or credit card. 

2 - Final Payment

The last payment (total less the initial payment) could be made either by Bank transfer or either by payment upon arrival. By Bank transfer you must pay/transfer the money 30 days(or more) before your program starts. Or you can pay upon your arrival, you must pay in cash upon your arrival, payment in US Dollars.

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QUALITY GUARANTEE

Change your reservation at no extra costs, in case you cancel the program your initial payment will be refund back.

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