We greatly appreciate all requests concerning internships with Chance for Children.
It is important to us that we can grant individuals from other nationalities a deep insight into the African culture; insights into a very affectionate, happy culture, but also a society full of problems – especially for those members who live on the borderline of society and who have to struggle for survival on a daily basis. We are glad that others want to get to know the street children of Accra and support them.
It is very important to us to look after these interested individuals thoroughly. One that ensures a fast and comfortable transition and thus prepares our volunteers to ingest the Ghanaian culture.
In case you are interested in internships at CFC, please read the conditions and contact
She is the first point of contact for interns. All our applications forms are in English, as English proficiency is important to us.
Our conditions of service for volunteers
- volunteers must be at least 25 years of age
- profound knowledge of English (incl. grammar and tenses, spoken and
written) on level of „First Certificate of Cambridge“, please present your
certificate or be ready for a short writing test during the interview
- confirmed and declared experience in work with groups of children / teenagers
and / or graduated pedagogical or socialwork studies
- minimum term of contract 6 months, included 1-2 weeks of vacation, possibility
for both sides to end collaboration after first month
- internship is on a voluntary basis, there is no payment for work nor flight
- volunteers take care of their own concerning visa, precaution, health- /
accident-insurance, vaccinations etc.
CFC is expecting from you:
- to be capable of travelling alone
- to be able to avoid alcohol or smoking in the presence of the children (sometimes 24h!)
- to be ready to live in simple conditions concerning accommodation and food
- to be open and flexible
towards the different cultural habits and values
- to be ready and open to get in touch with people in a respectful way
- to be capable to cope in unknown and new situations
- to be cooperative within the CFC-Team
and to accept, that you have to adapt
your European knowledge to Ghanaian realities and morals with their help
- to be able to exchange ideas, feelings, experiences and to work out one’s own solutions how to handle specific situations
- to be respectful towards local authorities
- professional discretion
- absolutely no private relations with the children/ young adults from the project
What CFC can offer you:
- advice during preparation
- assistance during stage
- first two weeks in a simple Guest House
- free local accommodation and food
- close touch with Ghanaian culture
- the possibility to show and share your talents
- to be in touch with children and to become familiar with the situation concerning street children
- educational trainings during your stay in Ghana
- confirmation and report of stage
- development of basic skills in collaboration
- the possibility of an exchange with Denise Woebbe or other former volunteers when you return home
On July 18th we could open our newly built home for girls in Hebron. 8 girls live here together with a housemother.
Meanwhile 26 CFC youths have completed their education and now live independent and self-sufficient lives.
Here are three flashbacks of former street children.
CFC-report on Swiss TV
The Swiss TV (SF DRS) broadcasted a report about CFC on 20 November 2009. View (in German) as Quicktime movie.
If Quicktime is not installed on your computer, download it here.