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Teaching American Curriculum Ghana

Volunteering & Teaching the American Curriculum in Ghana

Teaching American Curriculum Ghana

Teaching American Curriculum Ghana. Global Preparatory Academy (GPA) is a newly launched nursery through primary school in Greater Accra, Ghana. Our mission is to prepare a diverse student population of thought leaders to meet the global demands of tomorrow. We are a forward-thinking school aiming to prepare children, teachers, staff, and the greater community for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and a global perspective to improve their lives and the lives of those encountered.

Come volunteer (interns, gap year, recent grads, or professionals) abroad in Ghana. We are seeking volunteers to help our local teachers-in-training deliver an American/English-based curriculum to our nursery and primary-age students. Activities can vary from classroom to field trips, but will encompass everyday activities surrounding the school. Seeking various length stays (preferably alignment to the US nine-month academic calendar, but we’re very flexible.)

Contact us for more information. We look forward to hosting you!!

Tasks & Roles

Help Required

The volunteer is responsible for instructing students on the core subjects including math, science, reading/vocabulary, social studies, and the arts from pre-prepared lesson plans.

The teacher is expected to work in a collaborative environment (with a co-teacher who will be a recent graduate of Ghana’s education university) to develop data-driven instruction, using the adopted American curriculum, infused with S.T.E.M., to maximize the learning environment and student potential.

Hours & Roster

45 hours/week


Furnished housing, 5 bedroom rental house in a gated community with 24-hr guards. Amenities are comparable to US suburban living standards. Volunteers will be assigned two per room. The house is modern with AC. The house will have a cleaner for the common rooms. Cook is optional as volunteers may opt to purchase groceries and cook meals to their liking. The house is approximately 800 meters from the school, which provides for walking daily to and from. The environment is very serene and safe. Transportation (car/van) will be provided for trips to the grocery store (Shoprite, comparable to Alberstons/A&P/Wegmans – OR- Palace Hypermart, comparable to Super Walmart or Super Target) or evening/weekend visits to the capital city for various social activities/engagements.

What Else…

Volunteers will get picked up from Kotoka International Airport in the capital city of Accra. The school site is approximately 30 min to 1 hour from Accra, depending on traffic.

Own travel insurance recommended.

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