Teaching the ladies sewing and fashions

Gap Year Ghana Africa Volunteer

Showing the ladies how to use the machines

The Ghanaians love colourful fabrics and some of the designs are very loud and bold!  Ladies love to wear elegant dresses with matching head scarves.

Volunteer Ghana Africa


Share your sewing and fashion skills and teach these ladies how to make clothes that they can sell and make a living from.  Items for the tourist trade would also be useful such a shorts, blouses, bags as well as the lovely dresses.

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Choosing from lots of very colourful local cotton fabrics

You will get to work with different kinds of fabrics native to Ghana – batik, wax and kente.

Hours of work

Hours are from 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the workshop which is part of the Women’s Empowerment program in Labadi village, a suburb of Accra, the capital of Ghana.

You could either spend your mornings exploring Accra, looking for unusual fabrics and materials or teach in the school for disadvantaged children.

You will be shown how to get to the workshop and once you are confident to go on your own,  can get yourself there and back on the local buses .  The estimated bus fare return is £1 daily and if you prefer to go by taxi then it’s £5 return daily.