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Gap Year in Ghana

Although the country’s education system has improved immeasurably since the 1970s, there aren’t yet enough school places for all the children. Students are taught in English, and classes are free (but not compulsory).


There are plenty of sports opportunities, from football and rugby to boxing (Ghana’s second most popular sport), and hockey to netball. Ghanaian girls’ education was poor until the end of the twentieth century, but initiatives have now improved awareness and opportunities for young girls. You’ll find them eager to participate in extra-curricular sports activites.

Latest opportunities in Ghana

Short-term Special Volunteer Projects

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds which run over the summer holiday period and in December and January. These programmes are a great way of gaining some valuable work experience or developing a particular skill; the..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Short-term Special project prices from £1,095

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Volunteer Building Projects

Some of the most important work that needs to be done in developing communities is setting up basic infrastructure. In many countries, the buildings in which locals live and attend school are in a serious state of disrepair. By volunteering on a..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Building project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Care Work

All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention. By volunteering on a Care placement with Projects Abroad you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives. No previous..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Care project prices from £995

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Volunteer Journalism Projects

If you are contemplating a career in the media and are looking for a challenging but rewarding experience then a Journalism placement with Projects Abroad may be right for you. Volunteers can choose to work either on a Print Journalism placement or..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Journalism project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Law and Human Rights Projects

Volunteering on a Law & Human Rights internship with Projects Abroad gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world. We offer both Law and Human Rights placements, as well as combined..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Law & Human Rights project prices from £1,445

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Volunteer Medicine & Healthcare Projects

Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world. Whether you are looking to get on to a university..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Medical project prices from £995.

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Volunteer Micro-finance Projects

If you are looking for a unique way to help vulnerable groups in a developing country then a Micro-finance placement with Projects Abroad may be right for you. These projects are designed to benefit the local people we work with, while also giving..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Micro-finance project prices from £1,395

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Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad

Whether you have a passion for football, are a keen runner or just want to help coach children in their sports lessons, you can make a difference to young people's lives by volunteering on a Projects Abroad Sports placement. Volunteers will be..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Sports project prices from £1,145

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

A Projects Abroad Teaching placement is ideal for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications are necessary and you do not need to know how to speak the local language. All..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Teaching project prices from £995.

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Volunteer Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care Placements

If you have a passion for working with animals then we might have just what you are looking for. Projects Abroad offers animal care and veterinary medicine placements throughout the developing world. Our veterinary medicine placements are ideal for..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Animal project prices from £1,295

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