Child Care Development Centre

This institution was built by an enthusiastic Ghanaian woman, Dretha Tenkorang. It is located about 15 minutes by public transport from VPWA Volunteer Residence. The centre provides education to children between the ages of eight months and 13 years.  The centre goes up to Grade 5/Class 5. It has around 230 children under its care who are all from the surrounding community.  It presently has ten teachers but is in great need of extra support from volunteers. The centre has amazing kids who have a fantastic attitude to learning.

Available Opportunities:

Pre-School Teacher


A pre-school Volunteer is required for children below the age of 5. Teaching basic reading, numbers music, drama etc.



Health Care Volunteer


You'll be required to teach the children about health issues such as hygiene, sanitation and STDs. The ideal volunteer will also be able to teach basic first aid.



Care Assistant

A volunteer is required to help the children throughout the day in school. You will help them to change clothes, feed them and take them to the clinic or hospital when there is the need.  



Primary School teachers


The development centre needs volunteers who can teach in their primary school. Children range from 6-13 years.





Further details

Documentation Requirements

What’s included in the project fees?

What’s not included?



Volunteers working on VPWA projects live in Greater Accra and Eastern Region. Please confirm your project location with our coordinator. Volunteers live in shared rooms. Couples are adviced to inform us if they wish to share a room in advance. The rooms have comfortable beds with pillows and covers, so there is no need to bring sleeping bags. The volunteer apartment has a kitchen with fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

VPWA do not charge to provide the services below 

The following services may also be offered based on availability

Health and Safety

Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the US. It provides a perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa. It has a democratic electoral process and a stable economy. Our team will ensure your health and safety at all times and you'll have emergency support 24/7.


Volunteers must arrange their own flights to Accra Airport (ACC). Please be aware that you should communicate your arrival date and time to Volunteer Coordinator. The following airlines fly into Accra:


You must obtain a volunteer visa for travel to Ghana. Once you have secured your place on the project and made a deposit. We will then send you a letter confirming your placement which you can use for your visa application.