Wilhelm Educational Complex, Tema/Ashaiman, Ghana

Role: teaching assistant

Freundeskreis humanitäre Hilfe has been working towards better education in Ghana since 1999, when it established the Wilhelm Educational Complex in co-operation with educator Susie Ennin und Pastor Franklin Asamoah. The school enables around 300 children and young people of modest means to attend school. 

The Freundeskreis strives to reduce child labour and encourage school participation through its sponsorship programme for children at the Complex. Many pupils there are sponsored by donors from the northern Lower Rhine region and beyond. 

Donations have been used to:

  • build and furnish the kindergarten, primary school und junior high school
  • finance teaching aids and equipment (including a small chemical laboratory, a PC room, visual aids and a library)
  • provide a daily meal and regular medical checkups for the children 
  • pay the wages of teachers, assistants and other staff
  • provide further professional education for teaching staff

Other activities in Ghana include the sale of hand-made products such as traditional Kente fabric, recycled-glass beads and wooden masks. These items are sold at markets, festivals and other events and provide a valuable income-generating opportunity for communities in need.

  • General information
  • Duties
  • Application requirements
  • Costs
  • Accommodation
  • Contact at the Freundeskreis
  • Links

General information

Three unpaid internships per year of a minimum 1,5 months. Start time: flexible. SPS1: no.


You will:

  • assist with lessons
  • help students with homework etc
  • take individual classes

Application requirements

Apply with a CV and letter in English outlining specific learning objectives to freundeskreis@indien-ghana.de.

Early application advised, as placements are sought after and you must organise vaccinations and a visa.

You should be prepared for basic living conditions.


Participation fee: €250 per month for accommodation and food. Further costs: visa, vaccinations, entertainment and travel, flights, airport transfer.

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Read Laura’s advice on visa and vaccinations here.


In the school’s volunteer house.

Contact at the Freundeskreis

Chairman Wilhelm Hawerkamp
Freundeskreis humanitäre Hilfe in Indien und Ghana e.V.
c/o Wilhelm Hawerkamp, Große Straße 79
47559 Kranenburg
E freundeskreis@indien-ghana.de

Co-ordination in Ghana is by the school headmaster.


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