INTERNSHIP WITH NKA FOUNDATION (Short-Term Volunteer or Gap Year in Africa)Bookmark This
PROJECT SITES: (1) Abetenim Arts Village, Abetenim, Ejisu-Juaben District, Ashanti Region, Ghana; and (2) Sang Arts Village, Sang, Mion District, Northern Region, Ghana.
Oklahoma City, OK
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 21 Full-time, Unpaid
DescriptionNka Foundation is an NGO run by artists and volunteers in Ghana and Burkina Faso. In rural Ghana, we are building a community for the arts, a living learning arts village designed to bring together creative persons from around the world to interact with the local community via projects such as community architecture, community arts and social services to improve local livelihood skills to alleviate poverty. Everybody is welcome to our arts village: Interns and professionals in all of the arts, architecture, design, social work, engineering, and sustainable development work together as peers and share expertise.
Responsibilities7-12 participants needed per program. A typical team responsibility involves the design and construction of community architecture; or an environmental project such as a drainage system, trail building, school playground, organic farming; or to initiate and coordinate a community event.
PROJECT SITE: (1) Abetenim Arts Village, 20 kilometers from Kumasi in Ashanti Region; and (2) Sang Arts Village in Sang, 50 kilometers from Tamale in Northern Region of Ghana.
COST: The organizer provides accommodation. All international participants contribute €70 per week toward Househelp and food (2/3 meals a day). We suggest that participants apply for travel grants through their school, national art councils or other sources.