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Organization Location: 
Volta Region
Alpha Step Organization
  • Volta Region, Ghana
Organization Description
ALPHA STEP ORGANIZATION (ASO) a Non Governmental Organization was founded on the 11th of March 2012 by a group of energetic youth activists, who came together with the objective of improving and upgrading communities in the Volta Region. They also realized the necessity of this establishment as a means of contributing to development and meeting communities’ needs which has been the driving force and motivation.

Another motivating factor to the establishment of ASO is the interest that agencies and other international humanitarian institutions operating in the Volta Region had to see youth organizations spring up for development. Their encouragement of the foundation of youth organizations and promises to help youth organizations improve capacity building; in order to create participation in development at community levels led to the establishment of ASO. ASO has also decided to join the team of Visionaries yearning to impact and develop the Volta Region. ASO like other Non-Governmental Organizations and International Humanitarian institutions, we aim at achieving sustainable results from developmental activities and initiatives to our communities, especially with the youth, children, women, widows and the disable.

Many regions have seen deterioration in many areas especially at community levels. Also there have been many instances of concern where humanitarian activities haven’t been implemented as projected. Some NGOs and even the Government authorities who have promised to bring certain developments, improvements or interventions have in many cases failed the people of Volta Region and this goes a long way to affect the development of the region. However there are also many Youth Foundations and NGOs that thrive to bring development and touch lives with great impact. These organizations have great passion and are diligent in intervening to provide development. The hindering factor to their ability to be able to effectively have impact through intervention projects has been crippled by the lack of funds or adequate funds in some cases. One of these sincere organizations looking out to make a difference and great impact is Alpha Step Organization (ASO).

The volunteer opportunities available include working with one of our supported orphanages located in the Volta Region of Ghana.Responsibilities of volunteers include taking children to the school,helping them with homework,organizing games and teaching them songs.Volunteers work from Monday to Friday and weekends are free for trips around the project location.Health volunteers educate young people and adults about HIV/AIDS in schools,villages and towns.HIV/Aids has become a menace in most communities where we operate. Volunteers will also engage the youth in skills training programs to equip them with employable skills to enable them start their own business.Most young people gain much skills in this program,it has contributed in youth development and employment opportunities for young people.

We have many partner local schools throughout our placement locations.Many teachers have refused placement in villages and small towns to teach in the local schools.This is due to the fact that most teachers want to teach in towns where they will have a luxurious lifestyle.This has contributed to lack of teachers in rural communities of Ghana.This has also contributed to low educational standard of the children.Volunteers teachers will be assigned to local schools to teach basic English,Maths and Science.
Certificate of Appreciation/ letter of recommendation after completion will be given to volunteers that will work with us.

All volunteers would be given an African clothe, Bag, Slipper, and Wrist wraps as Take-Home gifts before they depart to their prospective countries after completing their service with ASO.GHANA
Childcare / Children, Health / Medical, Women
Skills Needed
Teaching Skills, HIV/AIDS sensitization background, Skills training, Community development, , , Environment conservation, Human right, Art and Craft, Music and Drama, Fundraising , Videography
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$210 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay, Local-Transport


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