Fees and Duration
Program Fees mainly help us cover the variable cost such as accommodation, orientation, meal, placement and supervising etc. Program fees vary according to the length of your programs.
HESHFOUND PROGRAMS AND FEE
Length of Program Program Fee USD $
1 week $ 80
2 weeks $ 160
3 weeks $230
4 weeks $290
5 weeks $ 340
6 weeks $ 380 ( jede weitere Woche kostet $ 40)
7 weeks $ 420
8 weeks $ 460
9 weeks $ 500
10 weeks $ 540
WHAT FEE COVERS AND WHAT DOES NOT
The participation fee covers the following:
1. Airport pick up and hotel transfer-participant rest the first night in Accra and transportation from Accra to Senya Bereku.
2. Three times daily local dishes
3. Introduction to host family and program
5. Debriefing / send-off gathering
6. Placement and supervision in program
7. Medical Assistance
8. 24/7 Hotline support
9. Initial transport to program site
10. Recommendation letter / certificate
WHAT FEE DOES NOT COVER
1. Medical bills
2. Phone calls
3. Internet access
5. Meals outside host family
7. Air ticket
8. Smoking/drinking & clubbing
9. Transportation to host family to project site
10. Damage to/loss of luggage
11. Traveling on weekends to tourist attraction centres and entering fees to any tourist place/hotel accommodations.
ARRIVAL AND ORIENTATION
Volunteers will arrive in Accra (Kotoka International Airport) and will be met by one of our staff members and will be transferred to Senya Bereku – Central Region. Orientation programs begins the day after arrival and includes socially accepted behaviour, lecture of political background of Ghana, Health Matters, and Work ethics in Ghana.
Volunteers will also visits interest site seeing places in Ghana such as Mole Park, Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National park, etc
Our staff will assist and accompany you to your project site for your safety. Each volunteer is assigned to a supervisor and is responsible to deal with matters concerning host family, lost project, culture, health etc.
The following assignments are carefully design for our volunteers to help improve the lives of the disadvantaged in Ghana.
1. Teaching Basic English, Mathematics, Arts, Computer Skills, Music and Dance etc.
2. Helping in a rural health post or clinics
3. Help in orphanage care work
4. Working with orphaned children at the orphanage
5. Assisting in income generating activities
6. Guidance and counseling
7. Helping in sports coaching
8. Caring and working with people living with HIV/AIDS
9. Helping in orphanage organic farm etc.
WHY PAY TO VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers who travel oversees needs food, accommodation, emergency health and evacuation insurance in addition to initial in-country transportation and orientation to ensure the safety while living overseers.
Since HESHFOUND places our volunteers with host families, there are costs that our host families and what have you simply cannot afford.
After submitting your application, HESHFOUND will contact you by e-mail within two (2) working days to inform you whether your application is accepted and we ask you to send or transfer a deposit of $159 of your total program fee within two weeks of via money transfer (western Union, Money Gram, Vigo) or to the account below.
It is non-refundable. The program deposit is later deducted from your total program fee HESHFOUND guarantee you a placement. If not, we will refund you $150 program deposit. After receiving your deposit, we shall send you your program information to you in a reasonably time (at least three days). The balance of the total program fee is required in 20 – 30 days prior to departure.
HOW PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE
Via Bank Transfer
Please you can wire money to this bank account
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Volunteers are accommodated in a volunteer house where they live with other volunteers and local staff.
On some project, volunteers also stay together in a volunteer house alongside a local family (lost family). There are separate room for male and female volunteers with shared common rooms and toilet facilities.
Living a basic but the majorities of volunteers’ houses have electricity, while only few have running water. Power cuts are common in Ghana and most rural houses do not have running water during times of drought.
Bedding (pillow and sheets) is provided, however, it is recommended that volunteers bring their own towels, mosquito nets and even bed sheet if you wish.
Volunteers in Ghana are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Breakfast general consists of tea & coffee, toast and fruit.
A typical lunch can include meat and vegetable with rice or noodles, while diner may consist of varieties of Ghanaian dishes such as banku, fufu,yam, etc.
On contrary, if you have special dietary requirement, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.