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Assist Green Club teachers in planning Environmental topics to teach students

Conduct extra-curricular activities focused on the environment

Help students with the planting of vegetable & flowers on school grounds

Do community outreach to inspire the local community to be more “green”

Teach about the importance of organic food, and help schools & students plan their farming plans

Green Club

The program will be focused in locations where our partnered schools are; Aburi, Ajumako & Jamestown, so that you can work with the school and the local community. The Green Clubs are existing at all schools we work with, so you will work alongside the teachers to improve the current programs and offer a fresh insight into farming and gardening.

Background

JustGhana’s first project was launching the Green Club in 2011, an environmental club in partnered schools that inspires children to learn more about the important environmental topics, whilst also teaching them how to use the school grounds to plant flowers and vegetables.

Each week, schoolchildren are taught a new environmental topic, and then spend time working on the school ground, planting vegetables & flowers. The GC also organise trips to local parks and do events such as “clean the streets” where they litter pick and raise awareness in the local community.

Inspirational figure

JustGhana started working with Master Owusu-Danso, Ghana’s inspirational organic farmer, in 2008. He was formally headmaster of Amanfo Boys School and founder of the Ayhiresu Naturalist Centre.

He was JG’s first green club patron and sadly passed away in 2020.

What you will be doing

As a vounteer, you will have the chance to work across all our GC schools. The Green Club was founded over ten years ago, with teachers who elect themselves as Green Club teachers, leading classes on important environmental topics such as climate change.

You will:

  • Work with schools to teach student about environmental topics.
  • Help the Green Club do gardening and planting.
  • Organise & attend trips to local nature attractions.
  • Inspire GC teachers with new insights.
  • Work With existing green clubs, and start new green clubs.
  • Help GCs plant their farming yield.
  • Encourage GC to engage in organic farming.

Who is this programme suitable for?

In short, anyone! As long as you have an interest in the environment and would like to inspire children on how to make a difference to protect our planet. We welcome;

  • Gap years or mid-career breaks
  • School leavers’ work experience
  • University applicants
  • Environmental / Agricultural students
  • Professional sabbaticals
  • Post-career or retirement

The Programme - Costs & duration

Your weekdays will be filled with community outreach, designing, & building. The weekends are free to explore, and JustGhana will help you plan the best trips from the tourist hotspots to secret hidden gems only the locals know.

  • 2 weeks     £295
  • 4 weeks     £495
  • 6 weeks     £695
  • 8 weeks     £895
  • 10 weeks   £1095
  • 12 weeks   £1295
  • 50 weeks   £3885

Further Info

Please note: Our fees do not include accommodation or travel. Previous volunteers prefer to use public transport which is cheap and readily available, or JG can help to arrange private transport if needed. Accommodation is exclusive, and will be booked once preferred dates are confirmed. JG negotiate the best prices with local recommendations that can suit any budget.

The volunteering program cost covers staff costs, administration costs, and any profit is reinvested into ensuring the programmes run and continue to benefit a large number of lives.

Flights, accommodation & food, travel insurance and visas are exclusive, but JustGhana will provide support in all these areas.

JustGhana Green Club Volunteering

If you would like to become a JustGhana Green Club volunteer, please fill out the form below. The application fee is £95, this is to ensure that your trip is customised to meet your needs and requirements, but to also fit the current project status in Ghana for your preferred dates.

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