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Swimming teaching volunteers needed in Ghana schools

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Coach and teach swimming to children in Ghana. Most of the children have not even stepped foot in any swimming pool before, so it will be a great opportunity and privilege to swim and more importantly to have an experienced volunteer from aboard to help them. Teaching them the swimming skills to stay safe in the swimming pool and at the beach. This swimming coaching program is a deeply rewarding sports experience for you and for the young swimmers. This swimming coaching program gives you the chance to contribute to this scheme, helping to teach the children how to swim. There are opportunities to coach also average level swimmers, teaching youngsters the techniques to stay safe in the pool and on the beach. 

The main focus is working with children from schools in the township communities. However, there is still a lack of swimming instructors and general assistants to help supervise the sessions. Whether or not you have a recognized swimming teaching qualification, or simply enjoy swimming and interacting with kids, there is a place for you. The age of the swimmers ranges from 5 to 20 years and there is a variety of abilities. You will therefore have the option of helping children learn to swim from the first time they have set foot in a pool, as well as coaching experienced children who know how to swim a bit. You can therefore take on as much responsibility as you feel your expertise allows.

Your Swimming Coaching Role
By joining this program you will train a local school in the community. As our swimming instructor your tasks will range from planning and implementing swimming lessons with the community school to develop plans for promising swimmers/children who will sign up for swimming lessons. 

You will work alongside qualified swimming instructors or but most often on your own. This will enable you to develop your own confidence and build relationships with the children.


1. Location:
The project is based in the capital city, Accra, with shops, banks & Internet cafes nearby. This vibrant city is renowned for its friendly atmosphere where visitors are always welcome. It's full of contrasts: from traditional culture and history to modern infrastructure.

2. About this project:
Our Flexibility and Variety enables us to match your skills and aspirations to a suitable volunteer internship programs that allows you to join us when it is best for you. There are no set start and end dates and programs run continuously throughout the year, so we can easily fit your schedule. These allow volunteers to join us on a flexible time frame in creative projects. Whenever volunteers arrive and at whatever time, we will be waiting at the airport for them with all the details for their project fully prepared. This flexibility also allows people to combine programs, to live and work with friends, and to work at the placement which inspires them most.

3. Arrival and Departure Point:
(Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

4. Working Hours:
Monday to Friday, Starting at 08.00 am
25-40 hour week

5. Transport:
Dependent on where you are staying, not more than 60 minutes travelling time. Part by commercial mini bus/taxi and part walking.


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