Sewing – Teaching the ladies sewing and how to make fashion clothes
Sewing is very popular in Ghana! 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. The men also love to wear beautiful shirts both at work and when relaxing so you can be more daring than back in your own country with your choice of fabrics!
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.
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 can learn more about this school here:
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.
Where you will stay:
Stay at the Volunteer House with other volunteers whilst you are doing your placement in Ghana.
You will get great support on arrival, three home cooked meals a day and have a shared single sex room with en suite bathroom.
For advice on travelling to Ghana, check out the Foreign & Commonwealth Advice page here.
|Number of weeks||Price||What's included:|
|2 weeks||£850||Pre-departure advice and support|
|3 weeks||£1,050||Airport pick up|
|4 weeks||£1,250||Accommodation at Volunteer House|
|5 weeks||£1,450||3 meals daily|
|6 weeks||£1,650||orientation on arrival|
|7 weeks||£1,850||introduction to placement|
|8 weeks||£2,050||24-hour contact|
|9 weeks||£2,150||some activities|