Mentorship Program to Ghana (TANF Ghana)

$1,699.00

The NGO Photographers Alliance is excited to be holding a Mentorship program with partner organisation The Anidaso Nsae Foundation (TANF) Ghana, a NGO that works to support the neediest members of society by providing access to education and affordable healthcare. The flagship objective of TANF is in providing sponsorship to children who are in extremely needy circumstances or who are orphans, enabling them to attend school and gain access to basic healthcare which help in curing or preventing early childhood diseases. This sponsorship helps them break out of the cycle of poverty that many children, who are often used as child labour for very little pay and in terrible conditions, are trapped in beyond their control.

This Mentorship program is an intensive 7 day program combining photography workshops, private 1 on 1 mentor feedback sessions as well as participation in NGO-related activities in conjunction with TANF Ghana. Participants embarking on this Mentorship Program will travel to Accra, the capital city of Ghana, and visit the office of TANF Ghana to engage the staff and local community members in photography and videography activities. As part of the itinerary, a day will also be set aside to allow participants time for cultural sightseeing with a visit to the important landmarks in Accra, including Independence Square, Osu Castle and Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

At the completion of the Mentorship program, participants should have sufficient material to begin putting together a portfolio of NGO-related photography. In addition, participants may be invited to feature their work in the pages of our affiliated travel publication The Travellist magazine.

Please contact us to register your expression of interest in this program.

Description

LOCATION

Accra, Ghana

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

4 - 6 persons

MENTOR

To Be Announced

TANF Ghana NGO Photographers Alliance
FOCUS AREAS

Children & Youth, Education, Healthcare, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, Women Development

DATE

Open to Expressions of Interest

COST PER PARTICIPANT

AUD 1,699

(≈ USD 1,279)

Mentorship Program to Ghana

The NGO Photographers Alliance will be holding a Mentorship program in conjunction with the Anidaso Nsae Foundation (TANF) Ghana, our partner organisation based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The primary goal of TANF is in providing sponsorship to children who are in extremely needy circumstances or who are orphans, enabling them to attend school and gain access to basic healthcare which help in curing or preventing early childhood diseases. This sponsorship helps them break out of the cycle of poverty that many children, who are often used as child labour for very little pay and in terrible conditions, are trapped in beyond their control. As of date, TANF has successfully sponsored 37 children, placing them in partner schools, whilst also providing extracurricular activities, sports activities and health talks. TANF has also successfully realised a new initiative which provides free health screenings to rural communities and are in the planning stages of opening a new school. TANF are also involved in a number of initiatives that encompass providing support for farming projects, improving existing rural community services and strategies for poverty alleviation. TANF's ongoing goal is to sponsor more and more children with educational opportunities and health services and provide them with a chance at a better, brighter future. 

We would like to see a country with an educated and healthy generation, finding their own solutions for breaking free from the cycle of poverty - TANF Ghana

WHAT DOES THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ENTAIL?

This Mentorship program is an intensive 7 day program combining photography workshops, private 1 on 1 mentor feedback sessions, participation in NGO-related activities in conjunction with TANF Ghana as well as a day of cultural sightseeing in Accra, allowing time for participants to explore the city and visit a variety of important landmarks. Each program only caters to a small number of participants, thus enabling participants to engage more closely with the mentor as well as members of the NGO and the local community. Participants embarking on this Mentorship Program will visit the office of TANF Ghana and participate in the educational and health initiatives that TANF Ghana are involved in. At the conclusion of the program, participants have the opportunity to continue travelling in Accra or to other cities in Ghana.

FUNDING FROM EACH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

How we support our interconnected programs
Sponsorship Program
15% of the funds raised from each Mentorship program goes towards our Sponsorship program, which supports our core objective of combating preventable blindness worldwide.
One Camera for Every Child
10% of the funds raised from each Mentorship program goes into our "One Camera for Every Child" initiative which aims to provide secondhand cameras for our partner NGOs to use in their youth programming.
Mentorship Program
40% of the funds raised from each Mentorship program goes towards sourcing Mentorship requirements (mentor, accommodation, logistics, travel, insurance.)
Administration
35% of the funding raised from each Mentorship program goes towards administration and supporting NGO Photographers Alliance members.


W
hat does the cost include?

The cost for the Mentorship program includes accommodation for the length of the program as well as a complete itinerary comprising of a combination of photography workshops, private 1 on 1 feedback sessions with your mentor, activities carried out in conjunction with the NGO as well as the support and guidance of an experienced photography mentor who will be on hand for the full length of the program. During the days in which participants are involved in NGO activities, participants will be hosted in a guesthouse in Accra. 

The cost of the Mentorship program do not include costs for airfare,  visas (if required), transport between the airport and hotel, travel and health insurance, meals, personal expenses and spending money, police certificate, tips for the mentor or guides, and/or any other non-itinerary related item. 

At the completion of the Mentorship program, participants should have sufficient material to begin putting together a portfolio of NGO-related photography. In addition, participants may be invited to feature their work in the pages of our affiliated travel publication The Travellist magazine. 

When travelling in an African country, it is important to keep an open mind and allow yourself to enjoy the experience and not become frustrated simply because things may be done in a way that is different to what you are used to. Amenities that you may be used to back home may not necessarily be available. Respect the local way of life. Go with an open and understanding attitude. And above all, be patient.

TANF Ghana NGO Photographers Alliance
TANF Ghana NGO Photographers Alliance
TANF Ghana NGO Photographers Alliance
TANF Ghana NGO Photographers Alliance

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Please note that this may be subject to changes as required by the needs and criteria of the partner NGO and thus should only be used as a guide. In addition, please note a police certificate is recommended when working with NGOs; a police certificate can be obtained from your local police agency and is worthwhile in obtaining should you plan on working in the NGO field.

Monday Day 1

Participants arrive in Ghana (via Kotoka International Airport) and make their own way to the hotel in Accra for an overnight stay. Accra is a bustling urban city of over 2 million inhabitants and considered the commercial and economic hub of Ghana, with modern infrastructure, restaurants, cafés and shopping centers. It is also where the government's administrative offices are located. 

The Mentor will be present at the hotel to greet participants.

A group dinner in the evening for participants to introduce themselves and get to know one another.

Briefing to be given by the Mentor.

Tuesday Day 2

Morning 

Participants will travel with the Mentor to the office of TANF Ghana where they will meet Laud Akuffo, the Director of the TANF Ghana, for introductions and a meet and greet with the NGO staff. 

Afternoon

Individual 1-on-1 portfolio session with the Mentor discussing participant's current body of work as well as participant's expectations and goals.

Evening 

Free time. Participants will be staying in a separate guesthouse from the NGO and have the possibility to explore the city in their free time.

Wednesday Day 3

Morning 

Photography workshop for the participants with the Mentor.

Afternoon 

Participation in TANF Ghana activities. The key activity TANF Ghana is involved in is child sponsorship, having successfully sponsored 35 children to attend school. Visit to schools, health talks and orphanages may be scheduled during this time.

Evening

Free time. Participants may choose to work on their portfolio or explore the city.

Thursday Day 4

Morning 

Photography workshop for the participants with the Mentor.

Afternoon 

Participation in TANF Ghana activities. TANF Ghana periodically organises free health screenings for rural communities which involve huge numbers of local community members attending. TANF Ghana will endeavour to hold a health screening during the time that participants are visiting.

Evening

Free time. Participants may choose to work on their portfolio or explore the city.

Friday Day 5

Morning 

Photography workshop for the participants with the Mentor.

Afternoon 

Documentary workshop. This includes videography activities with TANF Ghana where participants will be involved in interviewing NGO staff members as well as local community members while identifying ways multimedia can be used to promote the objectives of non profit organisations.

Evening

Free time. Participants may choose to work on their portfolio or visit the town.

Saturday Day 6

Day Excursion

A day of cultural sightseeing to visit the landmarks around Accra. There are many points of interest in this city including Independence Square; Osu Castle, originally built by Danish slavers and where the seat of government is located today; the University of Ghana, home to a botanical garden; Jamestown, an active fishing village and considered the oldest part of Accra; and Labadi Beach for those wishing to swim in the Atlantic ocean.

Evening

Final farewell dinner with Laud Akuffo and the staff of the NGO as well as feedback session between participants and TANF Ghana.

Sunday Day 7

Morning

Free time. Participants to finalise their portfolio created over the course of the Mentorship program, ready for discussion in the afternoon.

Afternoon

Final individual one-on-one feedback session with Mentor covering the work carried out over the course of the program.

Evening

Final group dinner together. Debriefing by the Mentor. 

Participants to fly out the next day or continue independent travelling in Accra or to other regions of Ghana the following day.

Additional Information

All participants to the Mentorship program must read and agree to the Mentorship Terms & Conditions before participating in the program. 

Please note that all costs are in AUD (Australian Dollars) unless stated otherwise. Our recommended payment method is via Transferwise as this enables you to pay in your own currency using the mid-market rate, which is the real exchange rate and is significantly higher than those used by banks and/or by your credit and debit card providers. Please proceed to the Shopping Cart page for more information about this payment method (found under direct bank transfer option.)

A deposit equal to 20% of the program cost is required to secure your place on the Mentorship program. The full costs must be paid prior to 3 weeks before the commencement of the program; failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of your deposit. Should a program be unable to progress for any reason, you will be notified at the earliest possible date and your deposit (or full payment) will be returned to you in full.

If you have any questions in regards to the Mentorship program, we welcome your inquiries. Please use the contact form below to reach us and we will endeavour to return your inquiry as soon as possible.









TANF Ghana

CT 9853
Cantonments
Accra, Ghana


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