Corto plazo

Teaching/ Care Taking/Const.

Description: This project is organized in partnership with the staff of Tutu Trinity Home orphanage. The
home was established 13 years ago. At a time the community observed a growing number of neglected
children due to single parents who could not trace the fathers of the children and at the same time could not afford financially to cater for the children. The leader of the home Mrs. Sophia Alabi took the initiative and responsibility to open the home. She started with 5 children. Now the orphanage hosts 38 children with 18 boys and 20 girls. Their ages ranges from 8 – 16 years.

Note: This is the second time VOLU is undertaking a STV project in this Orphanage. We have had volunteers at this orphanage three years only for a short term of three weeks. The feedback from both the placement and the volunteers was satisfactory (successful). Based on the project report, we have agreed with the orphanage to run medium & long term programs also.

The main goal of this project is to provide assistance for the children to have childhood like any other child. To achieve this is to have more personnel per child to have more time for every child. This will also enable personnel’s to identify their talents, and develop them to benefit both the children and the society at large.

Work and task of volunteer:
Work starts from 7 AM and ends at 2 PM. In the morning volunteers may help to
1. Wake up the orphans and help with their sanitation: Brushing of teeth, showering.
2. Volunteers will be engaged at the pre-school level and teach (Alphabets, numbers, English
language,Math’s, Rhymes, Poems, Songs and Arts & Dance).
3. In the afternoon volunteers will help with their homework (which is one of the main problems as
there is less staff). Also help with HIV awareness/ sexual education, health and hygiene programs.
4. Volunteers cook for themselves
5. Late in the evenings volunteers are welcome to participate in the evening’s activities (cultural
drumming & dancing, storytelling, open forum about children rights, study lessons on retrogressive
cultural practices such as female genital practices etc.) before the kids go to bed.
6. Volunteers will engage In construction as attached to the teaching project
7. After project submit project report to VOLU office.

Leisure: Volunteers can take a walk to Tutu Township for a walk. Another possibility is to visit the Aburi Botanical Gardens which is just 10 KM from the home. The garden has trees from all over the world including cocoa trees of which its fruit beans are used to manufacture CHOCOLATE and also has trees that are about 150 years old. Another attraction is the Okomfo Anokye palace in Awukugua. This is a fetish priest who commanded the golden stool from the skies which is the symbol of unity of the people of Ashanti in Ghana. The orphanage home is located is on a hill with cold temperature that varies between 5 to 28 degrees Celsius. Which is comfortable for foreign volunteers from the coldest part of the world?

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted at the home. There is available student bed’s with mattresses.
Volunteers will share washroom, bath house with the other teachers and care takers at the home.

Requirements: Volunteers should be able to teach and take care of children. Artisans or those physically fit are encouraged to attend

Volunteers should have the following:
 Be motivated for the voluntary work.
 Be motivated to understand and respect cultures for both host and volunteers
 To adapt and enjoy simple conditions and experience a different culture.

Key Regulations:
 Respect every child (orphan) including other volunteers, staff and management.
 Abstain from smoking, taking alcohol, and any other drugs within the institution.
 Decent dressing.
 Follow established channels to report all matters
 Treat all information related to the children confidential.
 No invitations to personal friends and strangers at the home without the knowledge and approval
of the proprietress.

Location: The project will take place at the Tutu Trinity Home, Akwapim- Eastern Region of Ghana.

Practical information: Volunteers should bring along the following:
1. Mosquito net
2 Working shoes (boots)
3. Medication
4.Flash light
6.Musical Instruments, Social/casual dresses,sandals and shoes for their personal use.Toiletries.

Remarks: The fee for international volunteers is 250 Euros per month. It covers pick up from the airport/
bus station upon arrival in Ghana. The fee also covers orientation, evaluation, monitoring, project set up, office running/administrative expenses, supporting small community projects running of activities during the project, certificate of participation, accommodation, feeding at camp and communication prior to, during and after the camp. Volunteers will participate in an orientation day after arrival. Volunteers who arrive 1 week before project starts will pay 10 Euro per day for VOLU hostel. Volunteers are allowed to stay in the VOLU office Hostel for two weeks free of charge, but will pay 10 euros for each day after this period.
This fee does not cover meals whilst staying at the hostel. The fee 250 Euros does not cover excursions on projects.

Participation fees do not include the following:

 Internal travels to and from the project station.
 Refreshment outside the project
 Air ticket excursions, visa and insurance
 Local travel and personal effects.
 Monthly visa extension fees

 Kotoka International airport in Accra is the part of arrival and VOLU will pick up the volunteer out-
side the arrival hall.
In case of any challenges on arrival call kindly contact VOLU on 0243 756030

VOLU office

Volunteers would be driven to VOLU office where we have a hostel attached, and that will be where the
volunteers will be accommodated ahead of their placement to the project.

Volunteers are expected to have their own medical insurance and personal expenses.

Donation and gifts:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community.
Teaching materials, sporting materials etc. may be brought to the kids. Kindly contact VOLU for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering donation or long-term intervention on the project.

Applications: Should be done at least one month in advance through VOLU partner organization in
respective countries.