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Lively Minds

Lively Minds

Lively Minds

Lively Minds is a small international development charity. We're improving the quality of life for deprived children and their families in rural Ghana and Uganda through our low-cost early years education programmes that are run by the communities themselves. 


Tamale Or Bolga, Ghana

19 Mar 2014

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Volunteer in Ghana and help change lives for children living in poverty

Unique & life-changing experience. Make a personal & lasting difference to the lives of hundreds of children. 2 to 6 week volunteer options

Tamale Or Bolga, Ghana

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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Contract / Short-term
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Lively Minds is a small charity working to improve the lives of deprived children in Ghana and Uganda through our education, health and community empowerment programmes.

We offer unique and eye-opening volunteer experiences in Northern Ghana working alongside our expert staff to help set up community run Play Centres and Reading Schemes in rural deprived villages.

  • Immerse yourself in village life working directly with women, children and youth.
  • A fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in international development working in the field. 
  • Challenge and adapt your communication skills working with people from different cultures 
  • Gain first-hand experience of overseas development in some of the world's poorest communities and make a massive difference to them
  • By volunteering for us you will give hundreds of children free access to sustainable education and health activities 


Ghana – in either our Tamale offices (Northern) or Bolgatanga offices (Upper Eastern)


What will Lively Minds provide?
  • Accommodation in Ghana 
  • Information and fundraising ideas pack
  • Pre-departure induction training in the UK
  • Orientation and structured supervision and support whilst in Ghana
  • Motorbike transport to field with our local staff

What will it involve?
For 2-3 week trip you must fundraise a minimum donation of £200 per weeks stay or £800 for 6 week programme.
This will go directly into our projects in Ghana and Uganda You will see first-hand how your fundraising is making a difference and changing lives. 

What's not included?
  • Flights and visa (approximately £550-800)
  • Food/subsistence whilst in Ghana (from £40 per week)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other medical expenses (e.g. vaccinations) where relevant
  • Transfers to/from the airport 
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