Project details

Country

Category

Law

Law

Starting period

Flexible

Minimum length of stay

2 months

Number of people

1-2 persons

Study fields

Law, Sociology, International Development


Country

Category

Law

Law

Starting period

Flexible

Minimum length of stay

2 months

Number of people

1-2 persons

Study fields

Law, Sociology, International Development

Minor, Internship

International Law Comparison Research on Children’s rights, Ghana

There is an increasing vulnerability of children to all forms of abuses because of the inequity in children’s rights. These inequities are influenced by such factors as economic status, geographical location, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual identity and ability. The student has the opportunity to get insight in the situation of children in a development country like Ghana.

Project description
The vacancy
The facilities
The costs

Vacancy requirements

  • Fully Self-funded, however we do encourage fundraising or crowdfunding
  • Passionate and capable in your field
  • Able to adapt to Ghanaian culture and prepared to integrate in rural living conditions

Stories

Ghana
2021
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frequently asked questions

Is it safe in the African country where I want to go?

Each country is different in terms of safety, but in the countries of our projects normally there is political stability and we are always in close contact with our partners about the situation. Crime differs from country to country and we therefore elaborate on this during our safety preparation before departure. We can never give guarantees, but of course we do everything to make your stay as safe as possible together with the local supervisors.

I would like to go to Africa alone (as a woman), is that possible?

Certainly, but one country/partner project is more suitable than the other. We are happy to give you personal advice on this.

How can I prepare safety wise?

Read about the safety in the country you are going to, also in our brochure. Take the safety advice during the last LGA interview very seriously. Always follow the advice of the local supervisors and rather be too careful than too naive!

Can I do a project with vulnerable children?

  • Yes, of course, but you have to work according to certain guidelines to protect the rights of the children.
  • We do NOT work with orphanages as there has been a lot of scandal worldwide and we do not want to take any risk. However, there may be after-school care within schools for orphaned and vulnerable children that you will be working with.
  • Regarding possible attachment problems with children, it’s important that you do not take care of or take over care from local caregivers and that you are clear to the children that you are there temporarily and return home after a certain time. Keep a professional distance.

What is your policy to protect the rights of the child?

  • Screening: we carefully examine whom we are going to work with by checking background, work experience and possibly references.
  • Personal contact: through regular contact before departure by email and in person, we know whom we send.
  • Agreements: in addition to the information brochure, we oblige everyone to sign an internship/volunteer agreement in which we have the agreement that forms the basis of our policy. We also provide a Better Care Network information folder about working with vulnerable children abroad.
  • Code of Conduct: document that includes all ethical guidelines which we let everyone sign in advance.
  • Police Clearance Certificate: volunteers/interns are required to request this from the municipality before departure and to hand it over to LGA for immediate clarification on any involvement with the police/judicial authorities. Our local partner organizations may also require this. No Police Clearance Certificate, no project!
MSc. Noor van Hout
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MSc. Noor van Hout
Program Manager Let’s Go Ghana

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