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START DATES

ANY SUNDAY YEAR-ROUND

PRICED FROM

825 USD + 249 USD REGISTRATION FEE

DURATION

15 DAYS (FLEXIBLE TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)

MINIMUM AGE

14 YEARS OLD ON TRIP START DATE

PMGY GHANA SCHOOL TRIP

Organise your 2 week school trip to Ghana today! Teachers travel free and your 15 days in Ghana will be fully structured, inclusive and led by our experienced team. Your first week will have you arrive in Accra before travelling to Kumasi for your orientation into life in Ghana. You will volunteer in a community setting as you teach English and provide childcare to support vulnerable children as well as rolling up your sleeves on a renovation project. After a few days giving back to the Kumasi community, it will be time to head north to Mole for a couple days adventure including safari, waterfalls and monkeys.

 

Your second week will see you continue your childcare and renovation volunteering, before finishing with more adventure travel and some R&R in Cape Coast and Busua beach. Cultural activities will be provided throughout including drumming, dancing & an art class. Everything is included in your 2 week Ghana expedition from the airport transfers and meals to accommodation, entrance fees and cultural activities.

 

GHANA SCHOOL TRIP HIGHLIGHTS WITH PMGY

  • A FULLY STRUCTURED, SAFE AND ALL INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE
  • A PERFECT BLEND OF VOLUNTEER, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & CULTURAL IMMERSION
  • TRIP ITINERARY, ACTIVITIES & DURATION EASILY TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS & WANTS
  • THE BEST VALUE & MOST AFFORDABLE TRIP PROVIDER WITH NO SACRIFICIES IN QUALITY
  • PMGY WILL ENSURE A TRUE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR GROUP IN GHANA

HOW IT WORKS FOR SCHOOLS

Plan My Gap Year has the expertise, experience and networks to make your Ghana expedition accessible, safe and stress-free. We pride ourselves on safety management and we have risk assessment documentation for all our overseas trips including to Ghana that outline how we ensure participants are kept safe while overseas.

 

Organising an overseas trip for your school involves lots of preparation. From flights and insurance to pre-trip training and that’s even before you’ve looked at organising the itinerary! So that’s where PMGY come in. We really do specialise in the school’s overseas expedition area providing exclusive group trips whilst accommodating large groups of students, on full board options, with great community project work and travel opportunities. We can organise:

  • FLIGHTS (PMGY ARE ATOL PROTECTED), TRAVEL INSURANCE & FULL VISA GUIDANCE
  • ALL-INCLUSIVE TAILORED VOLUNTEER AND/OR TRAVEL-BASED ITINERARIES
  • FULL PRE-DEPARTURE PREPARATION AND 24/7 INTERNATIONAL & IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT

As a social initiative, we are able to guarantee affordable prices without sacrificing the quality of our programs. We frequently have groups joining our programs as they are looking for a more affordable alternative to their existing provider. We can tailor a trip around your requirements and work with you to create your personalised school trip itinerary. So why not follow the PMGY ten-step journey below to making your bespoke school trip to Ghana a reality!

TEN STEP JOURNEY & OUR SUPPORT ROLE

Step 1: Arrange a Call – Should this trip be the one for you, get in touch by email or call and one of our school expedition specialists can discuss and tailor your Ghana school trip. Alternatively, let us know the best way to reach out to you and we will do so at a time convenient to you.

 

Step 2: Meet & Greet – After initial contact has been made and ideas progressed, our school expedition specialist will travel to meet you and any of your colleagues in person. As a result, a face can then be put to the name, the Ghana trip planning can be evolved and any initial questions can be answered.

 

Step 3: Information Session – Once the itinerary, duration and dates are in place for your trip to Ghana, our school trip specialist will come and host an information session with all interested students and parents. We will convey all necessary content and information about the trip and hold a Q&A session after the presentation to ensure all attendees are as informed as possible before signing up.

 

Step 4: Confirm Trip Numbers – Once the internal school deadline for registrations has passed and the trip numbers are known, PMGY will arrange the invoice procedures for the overall group deposit payment to confirm the trip go ahead. For every 10 students, 1 teacher spot will be provided for free! We can also arrange and provide flights and insurance options for all travellers should this be applicable.

 

Step 5: PMGY Pre-departure Support – Throughout the build-up to your Ghana school trip, we will be on hand to support you whatever way possible. Whether it be through creating your bespoke trip handbook, completing risk assessments, communicating safety management procedures or providing project preparation webinars, we will have all bases covered.

 

Step 6: Pre-departure Session – Around 2 months before your school trip begins in Ghana, we will come to your school and do a final pre-departure session with staff, students and parents. This will ensure that everything is in place before your school head overseas and the content covered will align with this accordingly. We will also distribute PMGY T-shirts to all travellers at the session!

 

Step 7: Before You Go – In the days before your arrival into Ghana, we will be in close and regular contact with you to make sure everything is in place for your trip. This will include a range of emails and phone calls ensuring your arrival procedures are all in place, dietary requirements & medical conditions are catered for and that our ground team in Ghana are well prepared for your school’s arrival.

 

Step 8: Enjoy the Trip! – When on the trip, our ground team will become your day to day port of call. We will touch base with them daily to make sure your trip is running smoothly. If required, we will be available 24/7 from afar. We will check in with you across the trip to see how everything is going. We know you will be in safe hands with our trusted, experienced and vetted ground teams!

 

Step 9: Return Home – By the time our team have dropped you safely back at Accra Airport, the travel blues may already be starting to kick in! We hope all the students and staff have had an unforgettable trip! Each trip participant will receive a certificate of completion. Furthermore, we will check in one final time with you in the days after your trip for feedback on your Ghana experience.

 

Step 10: Future Planning – After a few weeks away from Ghana and once the travel blues have well and truly settled in, it’s now time to be planning your next school trip with PMGY to create more magical memories! Whether it be back to Ghana or to a new destination, PMGY will be on hand every step of the way again to facilitate your new adventure. Back to Step one we go!

SCHOOL CASE STUDY - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Who – Ohio State University (OSU) from the United States of America. 14 medical students and 2 staff members from OSU travelled to Ghana on a group trip expedition with PMGY.

 

What – A 15 day medical-based learning volunteer expedition. PMGY arranged hospital placement settings as well as community outreach programs for students to engage in. In addition, adventure travel to Mole National Park and Cape Coast & Busua Beach were arranged as well as cultural evening activities. As a result, Ohio State University received a fully tailored and structured itinerary from PMGY for their Ghana experience that was action-packed, insightful and impact-driven.

 

Where – OSU moved around quite a bit during their 2 weeks in Ghana with PMGY. They arrived into Accra with flights all arranged via PMGY. The next segment of the trip was the community outreach placement in central Ghana located by Lake Bosomtwe. Afterwards, the group moved onto our main PMGY Ghana location of Kumasi for the hospital setting. Outside of the project locations, OSU students also travelled to Mole in the North of Ghana and Cape Coast & Busua Beach in the South of Ghana.

 

When – OSU joined PMGY on an overseas group expedition for 2 weeks in May 2019. The group enjoyed the experience so much they have made plans to return with PMGY in the same period for 2020 with a new group of students.

 

Why – OSU chose PMGY for their Ghana overseas trip as they provided a fantastic inclusive bespoke trip itinerary. Furthermore, because the fees were so affordable, it made the trip accessible to a range of students. The range of community-based settings for volunteering as well as the adventure travel made the trip very desirable and an opportunity many of OSU students did not want to miss. The cultural activities also arranged by PMGY added a further unique experience to the trip. Overall, OSU felt very assured and confident in arranging their Ghana trip with PMGY from the moment the first initial contact was made. These feelings only became stronger as time went on and during the trip taking place.

 

How – An OSU academic leader reached out to PMGY online enquiring about overseas group trips specific for medical students in late 2018. Communications developed positively with a range of phone calls and emails as our PMGY group trip specialist worked with the academic lead to create a bespoke, structured itinerary that would allow students to get the most from their experience as a whole. PMGY provided a structured pre-departure service throughout to make the process as hassle-free as possible for OSU. Examples include hosting information and pre-departure sessions for students and parents, trip support packs put together, arranging flights and insurance and extensive communications provided in a timely fashion throughout the trip build up. OSU was well prepared for their trip to Ghana and the PMGY ground team in Ghana were well briefed and prepared for OSU’s bespoke itinerary. As a result, this transitioned into a smooth and unforgettable experience for OSU trip participants.

 

Feedback – “From the moment we started researching overseas trips, it became clear that PMGY was the standout option. Their low fees and consequently how affordable they make overseas experiences for groups was something I was yet to come across with other overseas group trip providers. From the moment I started to discuss ideas of a group trip with Philip from the PMGY team, I felt at ease and assured. The trip itinerary they put together for our students was everything we wanted and more. It allowed for an experience like no other and the students learnt so much and gave so much back not only from the volunteering but also from the cultural and travel opportunities. Seth and the rest of the Ghana team were amazing in providing the in-country experience. They could do no wrong and went the extra mile to ensure our students had the best experiences on so many occasions. Our 2 weeks flew by, the accommodation was more comfortable than expected and the Ghanaian food was so much tastier than expected. We had some unbelievable experiences spotting elephants in Mole and learning history at Cape Coast Castle. None of this would have been possible without the support and organisation of the PMGY team. All at OSU look forward to returning to Ghana in 2020!”

SCHOOL VOLUNTEER PROJECT SUMMARIES

The core of the sample overseas school trip with PMGY to Ghana will be centred around the volunteering schedule and making a positive impact in the local community. The core projects within the sample itinerary that students will be completing volunteer work in is childcare and renovation. It is important to note that we also have teaching and medical volunteer opportunities in Ghana. As a result, your volunteer schedule can be tailored to include these aspects. Consequently, the sample itinerary and volunteer options included within can be amended to a bespoke Ghana expedition for your school.

 

Community Childcare – The community childcare aspect of the programme in Ghana allows participants to further their impact within the volunteer experience as they brighten up the lives of vulnerable young children whilst making a vital and important contribution to their daily lives along the way. The main premise of the community programme is supporting the childcare and disabled children project that we work with.

 

Like so many developing nations, Ghana has a large number of children who find themselves in government care. Not all children in childcare homes have lost their parents. Some arrive from abusive homes and others are taken into care as their parents cannot afford to look after them. The children’s home is basic, under-resourced and in need of volunteer’s assistance. In addition, around 5 million people in Ghana live with a disability, which is around a fifth of the population. Approximately 100,000 Ghanaian children aged 6-14 have a disability and more than 16,000 of these children are out of school. Children with disabilities are often left at home, unable to go outside the house let alone make it to school. Many are shunned for their disability, marginalised and forgotten.

 

The children will have their food and accommodation provided for them. However, with limited staff resources, it is the individual attention that the local children crave so much. Providing children with essential skills in life will help them on their way to successful futures. Such futures that will be free from poverty and filled with positive opportunity. As a volunteer, you will become a big brother or sister to the children.

 

Both Kumasi Children’s Home and New Life provide care for children with and without disabilities. Therefore, you will have the flexibility and opportunity to work across both of these projects. As you volunteer with children in Ghana, you are encouraged to get involved with as many day-to-day activities as you can. For the reason that keeping a children’s home maintained and entertained is no easy feat. This includes daily care and interaction with the children, teaching English and spending time in the playground area. Consequently, this will turn to the more mundane but essential tasks of cleaning, feeding and washing.

 

In short, volunteers are required to support and assist with the daily care, attention and interaction of the children. More specifically, providing such support for disadvantaged children and young adults who need it most. Working in a children’s centre will require heaps of patience and a real sense of self-direction. Your level of impact is based on your willingness and pro-activeness to get involved and make the most of your time. Experience of working with children is not necessary but it does help.

 

Renovation in the Local Community – You can roll up your sleeves and make a positive impact in the local community of Kumasi. This is a great opportunity to help out whilst immersing yourself in the local culture. From local churches, orphanages, government hospitals and primary schools, we have assisted the local community with renovation in a number of different settings across Kumasi. We support institutions and projects that often struggle to find funding and labour support to undertake important development work.

 

You do not need to have any previous construction or renovation experience, just bags of energy and the willingness to help. Your renovation volunteer program will mainly be during the morning, however, depending on the circumstances and weather conditions, timings may change around a little. The renovation aspect of the programme in Ghana allows participants to provide a tangible impact within the volunteer experience as they make an important contribution within the local community. With your help, we can further support Kumasi’s community and you can do your bit to leave a lasting impression! You will be placed at local establishments that have expressed a great need for volunteers and request help in renovation or restoration work. This will be a painting & renovation project at either a local village, school or hospital.

 

The exact project location for this will be decided closer to the time of the program where the need for a local project will be identified. This will ensure the impact we are making on the renovation project will be valuable and needed. A coordinator will be at hand to help you with your tasks. As a renovation volunteer, you will spend your time helping out with the required tasks that the project desires. For example, you may be busy mixing paint, digging holes, painting fences, assisting builders, scrubbing walls, moving blocks, decorating a room, whatever is required for your local community. Your placement is likely to be outside, so make sure to bring plenty of suncream, a water bottle, and old clothes too!

 

This is a great project that allows you to get hands-on within the community. By the end of your time with us, you’ll be able to see exactly what you’ve contributed towards, whilst still making a difference in the community afternoon projects as well.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

We have put together a sample 15 day itinerary that incorporates the ultimate school trip in Ghana. For the reason that it provides a perfect blend of volunteering, travelling, adventure and cultural immersion. Moreover, the trip itinerary is fully structured and inclusive throughout. However, we understand each school has different objectives from an overseas trip and different criteria to meet. As a result, we can tailor the sample itinerary below into a bespoke itinerary that matches your goals and objectives for an overseas school expedition in Ghana.

 

In short, we can tailor a trip around your requirements and work with you to create your personalised school trip itinerary so the students and school can get the most from the experience. Whether you wish to extend or shorten the duration of the trip, solely focus on volunteering, or would like to incorporate volunteering into a wider trip with travel opportunities – we can work together to create the perfect itinerary for you. Above all, we will ensure your school trip to Ghana remains fully affordable, structured, safe and inclusive.

 

Day 1-2 - Arrival & Travel to Kumasi

Akwaaba! You will arrive at Kotoka International Airport (Accra International Airport). On arrival into Accra International Airport, you will be greeted by Seth from the PMGY Ghana team who will be easily visible in his PMGY T-Shirt.

 

You will be taken straight to our partner hostel near the airport. The journey will take around 20 minutes. The taxi ride will provide you with your first glimpses of this amazing country.

 

Day 2 will start with a good breakfast at the hostel followed by the journey north to the city of Kumasi. This will be our base for the volunteering segments of the trip. The bus will be a comfortable and safe way to travel. The journey takes around 5 hours and our local team will accompany you. Some of the views along the way are breathtaking.

 

The rest of the day will be relaxed and informal. The team will be on hand to show you around the local community. In addition, they can help you pick up any amenities you may need for the rest of the day.

Day 3 - Orientation

Your orientation as a volunteer in Ghana will begin on day 3. We’ll kick the day off by introducing you to the local area and projects. In addition, our team will teach you how to locate every essential you may need during your time.

 

The next part of the induction day will be based around learning the cultures of the Asante people. Enjoy some very unique Ghanaian experiences as you visit the Manhyia Palace and Kejetia Market. More specifically, you will have the opportunity to explore Kumasi’s most bustling market and tour Manhyia Palace. With 11,000 stalls, the open-air market is a great place to pick up some traditional Ashanti kente cloth, food, spices and toiletries. In addition, the Palace museum will give you the chance to view some well-preserved artefacts of the Ashanti Kingdom.

 

Our team will assist you with any currency exchange and help you pick-up anything you may require. We’ll be sure to have a traditional Ghanaian lunch across the day too! The theoretical part of your orientation will then make up the rest of your induction day. Our team will go through important health and safety information to follow during your time as a volunteer in Ghana. We’ll teach you more about the way of life in West Africa, cultural differences and the local community. In the same vein, our team will also try to teach you the basics of the main language in Ghana, Twi. Finally, we will also provide you with a guide on what your coming days in Ghana will look like.

Day 4-6 - Community Volunteering & Cultural Activities

Day 4 will be your first day on your volunteer placement. The group will spend the next three days of your first week giving back to the Kumasi community.

 

After a good breakfast at the accommodation, we will travel to the project site. It will be time for everyone to roll up their sleeves as each morning we will be making a tangible hands-on difference directly within the Kumasi community. We will work as one big group at a designated project where some much-needed renovation will be required. Project location examples of where the community renovation project could take place include local churches, kindergartens, government hospitals and primary schools. The exact project location for this will be decided closer to the time of your expedition whereby the need for a local project will be identified. This will ensure the impact we are making on the renovation project will be valuable and needed.

 

After busy mornings volunteering, it will be time for a well-earned Ghanaian lunch to top up energy levels. After lunch, you will spend a little time preparing and then departing for your afternoon community project. As part of a wider group, you will volunteer in a childcare setting that provides care for children both with and without disabilities. The emphasis at the projects will be providing as much care, attention and support for the children as possible. This includes helping with chores, providing one to one support and planning games and activities for the children to enjoy in free time.

 

On each of your evenings in Kumasi, we will provide cultural and fun activities for you to enjoy. This will allow you to immerse yourself into the Ghanaian culture and lifestyle further and ensure your days remain action-packed! Examples will include a drumming lesson, traditional African dance class and a movie night.

Day 7-8 - Mole National Park, Larabanga Village, Waterfalls & Monkeys

At 5am on day 7, you will depart for the 5 hour journey north to Mole National Park. Upon arrival, you will check into the hotel located in the centre of the national park. Currently, it is the only standing hotel to be surrounded by the natural habitat of wildlife in the national park. After getting settled the group will have lunch and sit by the pool or if you would like to swim feel free!

 

By mid-afternoon, you will climb atop the jeep for the 2 hour safari in search of these beautiful creatures in their home. After finishing the jeep-top safari you will go back to the hotel for the evening meal. Once night falls, we will go to the nearby village of Larabanga to participate in some traditional drumming and dancing of the Northern Region.

 

At 7am on day 8, everyone will meet for another 2 hour safari on foot. You will walk through the jungle to encounter first- hand the route taken by many species of antelope, see the monkeys swinging through the trees, and the elephants bathing one another in the natural waters of the land.

 

Following the walking safari, you will have breakfast and depart from the hotel to continue on the journey. First stop will be at the Larabanga Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in West Africa, to learn about the Muslim traditions and the importance it holds in their tribe. The next stop is Kintampo Waterfalls; here you can enjoy a refreshing swim under the crashing waters.

 

Lastly, you will take a walk on the wild side feeding the monkeys of Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary out of your hands! We will finish the day with the travel back to the accommodation in Kumasi ready to begin week 2 of your Ghana adventure!

Days 9-12 - Community Volunteering & Cultural Activities Continue

After a couple of days full of sightseeing and exploring, it’s time to continue our volunteer project work in Kumasi. The projects will run in the same structure as week 1 with both morning and afternoon community volunteering sessions and lunch provided in between. The morning session will see us finish off the hard work we started in week one at the renovating project.

 

The afternoon project structure will remain the same as it was in week 1 as your community project. You will hopefully feel more acclimatised and accustomed to the childcare project setting after settling in and building bonds with the children and local staff during your first week. The morning project will usually last around 2-3 hours. The afternoon project will also run for a similar time period.

 

Evening activities will continue to follow as well as dinner in the evenings to keep your energy levels topped up! Such cultural activities will include an art class, local market tour, pizza night and a briefing about your upcoming Cape Coast trip!

Day 13-14 - Cape Coast, Canopy Walkway & Busua Beach

After working hard volunteering in Kumasi, it’s now time to play hard for your final few days in Ghana as we head off on one more Ghanaian adventure trip! We will leave Kumasi at 5am on day 13 and head down to the south of Ghana.

 

Our first calling point will be a visit to Cape Coast Castle. The tour is a fascinating but harrowing experience and an insight into horrific human cruelty. Thousands upon thousands of West African men and women were imprisoned within the castle’s dungeons, in the most inhumane conditions, before passing the ‘Door of No Return’ and being shipped off to the Americas. You will get to experience the thrilling feeling of walking the same steps as the African slaves in the dungeons out to the door of no return. Be prepared to learn about the shocking history of Ghana’s slave fortresses and their significance to modern-day Ghana.

 

The morning of day 14 offers a chance for a nice lie-in! You are welcome to awake at any time today as the beach awaits you. If you are up for an early morning we invite you to join us for the opportunity to pull in the nets of the local fishermen. Once the nets are in you can encounter many species of sea life including swordfish and tuna to squid and large manta ray!

 

The day is spent on the beach soaking up the sun, getting that tan that everyone at home expects you to return with. There are many souvenir shops locally where the local people love to show off their work! Throughout the day, based on the tide, we will take a surfing class. We can’t wait to capture videos of you up on that surfboard in the sea off the coast of Ghana! For our final night in Ghana, we will come together over a bonfire and enjoy some traditional drumming, dancing and singing!

Day 15 - Accra & Hometime

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. We will arrive back at Accra International Airport in good time for your flight home. Should the flight schedule allow, we will visit one or two points of interest in Accra on your final day in Ghana. This will include the Accra mall and Jamestown Lighthouse. It’s been a great two weeks!

ACCOMMODATION - HOTELS

 

Your first night in Ghana will be spent at a hostel near Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Our partner hostel offers basic but comfortable accommodation. It is a dorm based setup and rooms are air-conditioned and exclusive. Our coordinator will also stay at the hostel and stay with the group at all accommodation settings throughout the trip. As a result, you will have 24/7 support if needed.

 

During your time volunteering, you will stay at the Royal Street Hotel in Kumasi. This is located in a friendly part of town and close to Kumasi city centre. You will find restaurants, convenience stores and ATMs in the centre of the town.

 

The accommodation is basic but comfortable. The rooms are a mix of single and double beds with up to 6 people in same-sex rooms. You will be provided with fans in the room. In addition, each student is provided with their own mosquito net and bed linen. Bathrooms are shared and each has a shower and western style toilet. The water is usually cold but this shouldn’t be a problem as Ghana is hot all-year-round!

  • LOCAL SIM CARD, MOSQUITO NETS & BEDDING ALL PROVIDED
  • LOCAL LAUNDRY SERVICES AVAILABLE & WESTERN STYLE BATHROOM FACILITIES PROVIDED
  • ROOMS ARE SINGLE-SEX & TEACHERS ARE PROVIDED WITH THEIR OWN ROOMS

 

Wi-Fi is usually available at the accommodation but can be very intermittent and unreliable. Clothes can be hand- washed or there are local laundry services nearby. Please note that power cuts and water shortages can be common in Ghana. Whilst we have backup measures to combat this, there may be times where the power cuts out or there is no water for a while.

 

During the travelling aspect of the trip, you will stay in one of our partner hotels at Mole National Park and Busua Beach. The accommodation can be dormitory or shared rooms with fans and with private western toilet and bath. The rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable.

MEALS

You will be served three meals per day across the whole of your time in Ghana. Most meals are traditional Ghanaian dishes that can be typically quite spicy (although the spice can be toned down and adjusted according to the general consensus of the group). The occasional western meal will also be added in and all meals will be freshly-prepared each day!

  • EXPERIENCE THE UNIQUE TASTES OF TRADITIONAL GHANAIAN CUISINE
  • WESTERN DISHES WILL BE OCCASSIONALLY PROVIDED ACROSS THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • VEGETARIAN OPTIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE TRIP

 

Ghanaian cuisine consists of a lot of rice and the meat is mainly fish or chicken. Pork, lamb and beef are difficult to source in Ghana and usually quite expensive. There is also a real lack of fresh dairy products. The typical staple foods in Ghana include jollof rice, cassava and plantain. Sweet potatoes and yams are also important in the Ghanaian diet and cuisine. Vegetarian options are always available.

 

Here is an example of the meals you can expect:

* Please note our local team will do their best to cater for all dietary requirements. Any dietary requirements will be requested by the PMGY team in advance of your school trip arrival into Ghana. Such details will be forwarded to the local team, but it is a good idea for the relevant staff/student to re-iterate any dietary requirements to the local team on arrival into the country.

PHOTOS


TRIP COSTS

DURATION

PROGRAM FEE

TRIP DEPOSIT FEE

TOTAL

14 days
825 USD
249 USD
1,074 USD

* These fees apply to each individual student.

 

In order to confirm your school trip to Ghana with PMGY, you need to pay a trip deposit fee of 249 USD for each student. The remaining Program Fee of 825 USD per each student is then due no less than 60 days prior to your Ghana trip start date. During this period if you need to make a change to your trip (destination, itinerary or trip numbers) then we will aim to facilitate this without any administration fees. Furthermore, we are happy to facilitate an instalment payment option should this be more beneficial for your school.

 

Payments can be made via bank transfer and PMGY will create and send the invoices and payment receipt details once the trip numbers are confirmed. Alternatively, we can establish payment links directly through our website using all major debit and credit cards. We will outline instructions to make payment in our email communication with you. Please note credit card payments are subject to a 3% additional fee to cover the bank charges that PMGY incur.

  • TEACHERS TRAVEL FREE FOR EVERY 10 STUDENTS THAT SIGN UP
  • THE TOTAL FEE FOR EACH STUDENT IS GREAT VALUE, TRANSPARENT AND FULLY INCLUSIVE
  • ONLY A SMALL TRIP DEPOSIT FEE PER STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR TRIP HAPPEN

 

The prices are based on group numbers of 20+ and do not include flights or insurance (these can be arranged separately through PMGY). For every 10 participants, we are able to provide 1 free spot for the staff or academic leaders. Consequently, no trip deposit fee or Program Fee will be required for each staff or academic leader participant on the trip.

 

Included in the Fees – 2 x pre-departure briefing sessions, financial protection, airport transfers, private transportation across Ghana and to/from project, 3 meals a day, all accommodation, volunteer placements, travel activities including all applicable entrance fees, cultural activities, 24/7 International & Ghanaian based support, extensive pre-departure support opportunities, PMGY Ghana t-shirt and an International Certificate of Completion. (Teachers will receive all of these inclusions complimentary).

   
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • ACCOMMODATION (HOTELS)YES
  • MEALS (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER) YES
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS (24 HOURS)YES
  • IN-COUNTRY ORIENTATIONYES
  • PRIVATE TRANSPORT THROUGHOUTYES
  • VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTSYES
  • TRAVEL ACTIVITIES & ENTRANCE FEESYES
  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIESYES
  • PMGY GHANA T-SHIRTYES
  • 24 HOUR IN-COUNTRY SUPPORTYES
  • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPORT YES
  • PMGY SCHOOL SPECIALIST CONTACT YES
  • PRE-DEPARTURE SUPPORT MEETINGS YES
  • INFORMATION SESSIONS YES
  • VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK YES
  • 100% FINANCIAL PROTECTIONYES
  • REGULAR PROGRAM INSPECTION YES
  • FREE TEACHER SPOTS YES
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETIONYES

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • FLIGHTS TO ACCRANO
  • TRAVEL INSURANCENO
  • SPENDING MONEYNO
  • VISANO