Program Fees

Program fees and details of support and services we provide volunteers apply to all projects except the community work and Travel Program. Below is the price This is Fee for all HACGhana programs in 2016.

€450 Euros per month

The program fee covers:

1. Orientation and preparation in Ghana by HACGhana staff upon arrival in our
Office, project, visitation.

2. Participant pick-up from the airport in Accra

3. Transportation to project site/host family and HAC office first day
of arrival.
4. Free SIM card on local mobile telecom network

5. 3 times daily local and continental meal

6. Host family accommodation and Utility

7. Project guidance, local transport and security/ regular visitations
8. Letter of recommendation and/or certificate of participation after completion of program.
9. Utilities

The program fee does not cover:
1. Transportation to and from your home airport
2. Air travel cost to and from Ghana
3. Holiday to places and events of interest.
4. Any expenses including transfer from one project to another
5. Insurance cover (you need to purchase one.
6. Expenses on meals and drinks from restaurants during outings
7. Host family is not responsible for your feeding and accommodation cost if you travel outside home on weekends. It is your own cost. If it has to do with work authorized by
the local organization, the local organization shall be responsible for your feeding and accommodation.

About Accommodation

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and
cost saving for both the volunteer and HACGhana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst HACGhana also comfortably manages the security and safety
of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread. In the home of the host family, volunteers have access to toilet and bath,
kitchen, lounge, television, radio, electricity, water, dinning table and table sets. We pick families with children in the house. There are some places of work and residence without
electricity and running water so you may do without television, and the likes. However the volunteer’s safe health is well guided. In most cases, it’s one volunteer to one room.
Occasionally, there may be two volunteers to one room. Matching volunteers to host families and pairing volunteers in a room is done by picking needed information from the volunteers.
The host families are consistently screened with their information updated on regular basis to make sure they meet our standards and also match to volunteers we send over to them.

About the food

Host families are responsible for providing the volunteer breakfast, lunch and dinner all days. In some instances, due to the distance between project site and home, volunteers go along with a lunch pack. The foods served are mainly continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. local foods are served alongside and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common for a volunteer to find a familiar dish in a
restaurant in the cities.

Drinking Water

Drinking water for our volunteers is an issue we take seriously and make sure that volunteers drink well treated water. Some companies are into the manufacture of such water that are well treated and hygienically bottled or bagged.

Laundry

Generally, your host brother, sister or mother assist you with your laundry but it is not an obligation, learn to wash your clothing’s with your hands in several buckets, enjoy the sun
drying your clothes and smell the African aroma in your clothes

General living

You might find yourself washing clothes with your hands, cooking with a firewood and discussing home politics or religion behind candlelight. It is a unique opportunity to become deeply immersed in Ghanaian culture. Stay in hostels and dormitories are organized for volunteers who so desire but in groups of not less than six working on similar project(s). After you have compared figures and services with other program offered by other companies /organizations, speaking with past volunteers, you shall come to conclusion that, our services /programs are far better, well packaged, organised and affordable for volunteers. Unlike others, there are no extra fees to be paid upon arrival in Ghana. A volunteer does not end up spending beyond what He/She has budgeted for after signing up with us and arriving in the country. This is a relief and welcoming news for many volunteers. Comparatively, you eventually spend less in Ghana on our program.

Accommodation and feeding is pre-arranged for all volunteers by HACGhana. The cost of accommodation and feeding are part of the total fee to be paid above.  The accommodation type arranged for volunteers are the family stays /home stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. The families offer volunteers their own private room in the family house, and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner all days for the volunteers. In some instances, due to the distance between project site and home, volunteers go along with a lunch pack. In most cases, it’s one volunteer to one room.
Other times, there may be two volunteers to one room. Matching volunteers to host families and pairing volunteers in a room is done by picking needed information from the volunteers. The host families are consistently screened with their information updated on regular basis to make sure they meet our standards and also match to volunteers we send over to them.

The foods served are mainly international dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. local foods are served alongside
and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common to find dishes volunteers are familiar with in a restaurant in the cities.

Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteers and HACGhana. The volunteers get to experience the culture closely and better whilst HACGhana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread.
In the home of the host family, volunteers have access to toilet and bath, kitchen, lounge, television, radio, electricity, water, dinning table and table sets. We pick families with a man, wife and children. There are some places of work and residence without electricity and running water. However the volunteer’s safe health is well guided
Sometimes volunteers could request to be paired in the same room or host family.

You might find yourself washing clothes with your hands, cooking with a firewood and discussing home politics or religion behind candlelight. It is a unique opportunity to become deeply immersed with Ghanaian culture.

Drinking water for our volunteers is an issue we take seriously and make sure that volunteers drink well treated water. Some companies are into the manufacture of such water that are well treated and hygienically bottled.

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