Our sports development and coaching placement will enable students to play a vital role in teaching youth the importance of maintaining active and healthy lifestyles, while building skills in teamwork and sportsmanship. To be an effective sports coach abroad, you’ll be encouraged to be inventive with your lesson plans, teaching new skills, and organising tournaments for the children.
This opportunity it’s a mix of rural and inner city projects and it’s available for sports groups.
We have a wide range of rewarding sports coaching opportunities available in Ghana. You will work with local teams, clubs and schools to develop the sport, skills and the players you will be working closely with.
Ghana’s number one passion. Every child grows up playing it anywhere and everywhere they can. Because of this we are using football as a tool to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and create better opportunities in the communities that we work with. We work with an academy of elite players aged 13- 18, these boys are working hard to make it as professional players either in Ghana or abroad and are currently playing in one of Ghana’s best divisions.
Still a developing sport in Ghana although the introduction to the sport in schools, colleges and universities across Ghana has seen a huge rise in female participation in sports and created a pathway for interested students to make an impact through their coaching experience. You’ll be primarily working in schools with girls and boys during their sports lessons.
I have been to Ghana twice, both times I went for 6 week placements. The placement was massively influential in me achieving my merit because of how different it is and the actual experiences I was able to extract from that. As a part of my qualification we had to be actively involved in coaching and my block placement in Ghana working was mine. Where I did well over 150 hours worth of placement in the 6 week period. Coaching for 4/5 hours per day and planning my sessions in the evening.”
International volunteers are housed together in one fit for purpose house in the centre of the village. You will have live-in staff that will cook and clean for you, and there are basic amenities for you to use.
There are four bedrooms, with two showers and you will have a shared living room/kitchen area.
The bedrooms can be either mixed or single sex and have a fan, mosquito netted windows and plugs.
Most household items such as cleaning materials, toiletries and the like are provided by the project. Any further supplies may be purchased at your own discretion at a nearby shopping centre.
There is no running water in the village, and water will be provided for you to drink and wash with.
I couldn’t recommend the Vocational Impact placement enough. It has given me vital experience I can use when applying for my PGCE as I want to be a PE teacher after uni. Doing something like this will make me stand out and I’ll be able to give practical examples of when I overcame sports related challenges.
Management team – Based in the heart of the village, you will be welcomed and introduced to the project and staff through your on the ground volunteer manager. They will be an active member of the project team, and will help you settle in and get you started. You can rely on your in-country manager to help you with trips and any problems you may have 24/7.
Catering – There will be a live-in cook provided who will prepare local Ghanian cuisine three times a day. This will be basic Ghanian cuisine. Please inform us of any dietary requirements before your departure.
Housekeeper – A live-in housekeeper will be provided to keep your accommodation clean and tidy.
Security- Monitoring of the house 24/7 for your peace of mind with live-in staff.