The orphanage is a very flexible placement option as there is a wide range of activities you can choose to do there. Whether you want to help bath and dress the children, play sporting activities with them, give them extra school lessons or help out with daily chores, both the orphanage workers and the children hugely appreciate it and you can see the vast difference it makes to them both.
Participating in the medical project will give you the opportunity to work in a range of wards/settings such as maternity and delivery, accident and emergency, general medical and paediatric wards, theatres and have the chance to see how clinics are run. Through this you will be able to complete ultrasound scans, help with deliveries, participate in emergency situations. This can be a shocking and challenging experience but you will learn a vast amount and will look incredible on your CV.
Children start school in Ghana at the age of 3, so from an early age you can help teach and entertain the children. The children in the school in which we are partnered with go up to the age of 12 so you can choose a class to teach in which you feel most appropriate with or alternatively you can switch between classes throughout the day. At the start of your placement time you will work alongside a teacher so you can help observe and learn the best teaching methods along with the children’s ability levels before taking on a class to yourself. Will you choose to use the cane or not?