Dekpor Support Program

Code: GTO
22 DAYS
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Travel with purpose! This may be the most economical, life-changing experience out there! Consider a vacation combining volunteering and tourism that will enrich your life as well as the lives of others. It’s a mix of social action, education, and cultural immersion. We are looking for volunteers to share their teaching expertise! For three weeks you will work with a host teacher delivering lessons to the students of Dekpor Basic School, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. In the afternoons there are opportunities to: tutor; run an activity or club: go on tours of local markets, places of interest, shrines, and nearby beaches; participate in drumming and dancing lessons; engage in cultural discussions or take cooking lessons. Early evenings you will have a chance to interact with students on a personal basis or visit local families to learn about traditional cultures and ways of life. Get ready to journey off the beaten path for an adventure like no other!

Highlights:

Unique experience to teach and live in a traditional Ghanaian village in Ghana.

Major Cities/Towns/Islands:

Accra, Dekpor and surrounding areas.

Cultural/Natural Impact:

Great learning opportunities. Immerse yourself in the culture of this traditional village.

Variety of Transport:

bus/van/local taxi, walk, and boat (optional)

Activity:

Easy: Short walks.

Unique Local Experiences:

Homestay with a local elder. Interact with children and help change the lives of an entire community.
# Tour Meals Overnight
Day 01 Arrive Accra Hotel
Day 02 Accra – Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 03 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 04 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 05 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 06 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 07 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 08 Keta Beach B+L+D Family Home
Day 09 Visit Shrine in Dagbamete B+L+D Family Home
Day 10 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 11 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 12 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 13 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 14 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 15 Tafe Atome (monkey sanctuary) B+L+D Family Home
Day 16 Free Day B+L+D Family Home
Day 17 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 18 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 19 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 20 Dekpor B+L+D Family Home
Day 21 Dekpor – Accra B Family Home
Day 22 Accra – Departure Hotel

 

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01 Arrive Accra

You will be met at Katoka International Airport. After a brief orientation, you will be transported to the hotel in Accra for the night.

Day 02 Accra – Dekpor

In the morning, you will change money, visit the Arts Centre, and then be transported to Dekpor in an air conditioned passenger van.
Your village home is somewhat primitive by western standards. It is an upgraded, but typical village home where you will be welcomed and treated as family for the duration of your stay. Life in the village, other than teaching and sleeping, takes place outdoors. Dekpor Basic School houses kindergarten through junior secondary school—a total of 11 grades. You will work closely with a local teacher to deliver literacy and math lessons during vacation ‘summer’ school. Books and teaching ideas are provided, but your input is welcomed to ensure a positive experience for both you and the students. Villagers speak the tribal language, Ewe, as their first language; English is their second language.

Days 03 – 07 Dekpor

Teaching in the morning. Tutoring, lessons, or tours in the afternoon.

Day 08 Drive to Keta

Keta is an old colonial town famous for its salt ponds and sandy beaches. Visit ruins of an old slave fort and then it’s off to the beach! You can sunbathe, swim, or watch the fishermen at work. Today is an opportunity to relax and socialize.

Day 09 Visit Shrine

Dive into the culture! Visit a fetish shrine and learn about the old religions that are still practiced in Ghana. Drumming, dancing, and animal sacrifices are part of their rituals and can be observed. Your questions about this traditional religion will be answered by locals.

Days 10 – 14 Dekpor

Teaching in the morning. Tutoring, lessons, or tours in the afternoons.

Day 15 Tafe Atome Monkey Sanctuary

Exciting visit to Tafe Atome Monkey Sanctuary. The monkeys are plentiful and will often come and eat bananas right from your hand! Such fun!

Day 16 Dekpor

A day to relax in the village: go on walking tours, play with the kids, and unwind.

Days 17 – 21 Dekpor

Teaching in the morning. Tutoring, lessons, or tours in the afternoon.

Day 22 Dekpor – Accra & Departure

Drive to Accra. Shopping at the Cultural Market. Depart from Katoka International Airport.

Cost of participation is US$ 397 per person.
Price includes: Airport pickup and drop off, all accommodations, tour guide, tour fees, entry fees, all transportation in an air-conditioned van, and meals and purified water while in Dekpor.
Price does NOT include: Meals outside of Dekpor, beverages, international flights.

Services include:

  • Accommodation: Our unique select hotels/guest houses with clean rooms, reliable service and safe for foreign travellers.Meals: Meals as mentioned in the program outline, are included
  • Meals: As mentioned with the program.
  • All entrance fees for sites are included in the tour with the exception of those that are mentioned otherwise.
  • Air-conditioned transport throughout the tour (as per sightseeing program and hotel transfers).
  • Experienced and professional chauffeurs.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned with the tour details.
  • English speaking guide and/or trip leaders.

Services do not include:

  • Entry visas (if applicable).
  • If you book your flights yourself, you may be required to pay an additional cost for the airport transfers. Please contact our office to confirm.
  • International Airfare (except mentioned otherwise).
  • Domestic Airfare (except mentioned otherwise).
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, drinks, use of mini-bar at the hotels, laundry or personal medications.
  • Any expenses that may arise due to unforeseen natural or political situation.
  • Insurance: We strongly recommend that all clients consider buying Trip Cancellation/Interruption + Medical Travel Insurance. Contact our office for a quote.
  • Tips and gratuities to porters, guides, drivers and trip leaders.

NOTE:

  • This trip may only operate with a minimum number of participants.
  • Sudden changes in the foreign currency rates can impact the prices. We can only protect our prices as long as they do not change over 5%.

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Number of Travellers    × US$  399.00
Total = US$  399.00

Available Dates

Start Date Price
11 Jun 2019US$ 599
20 Aug 2019US$ 599
17 Sep 2019US$ 599
27 Jul 2019US$ 599

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