Boa Woyonko is a non-profit organisation aiming at enhancing educational opportunities for children with limited access to formal education as we are convinced that every child has the right to basic school education and that education is an integral part of a country's development.
Our aim is to link motivated people who are interested in doing voluntary work abroad and organisations and schools that need volunteers due to a lack of governmental and private funding.
Indeed, the organisations we cooperate with are in great need of volunteer support in order to guarantee their daily functioning. Next to great many helping hands locally, also volunteers from abroad play an important role. These programmes would not exist without local and foreign volonteer efforts. Our project partners have been Ghanaian NGOs, private initiatives, as well as local government schools.
We are aware of the sensitive role of voluntary work in the global South. Thus, we are very careful that our volunteers do not substitute any local educational jobs in our cooperation communities. Therefore Boa Woyonko volunteers do focus on tutoring rather than in-class teaching.
Volunteering with Boa Woyonko means a mutual exchange and learning process for both volunteers and our project partners. It is the intention to exchange and pass on knowledge and experience, without judging each other’s ways of life. Voluntary services are not to be considered as development aid but rather as intercultural exchange and learning experience for all parties involved.
We also believe that volunteering should not rhyme with high administrative costs and must not become luxury. Therefore it is the purpose of Boa Woyonko to ease the link between organisations/schools and potential volunteers without financial constraints.
If you are interested in doing a voluntary service in the educational sector in Ghana, have a look at our website and find out more about available volunteering opportunities.