Teach at the school of Autism

The experience

New Horizon Special School, Accra - Ghana, is a purpose built establishment started by a mother of a daughter who has intellectual disability with the support of some parents and friends from American Women Association in January 1972. The school provides education for children and vocational training and employment for adults who have intellectual disability.

What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Surf lessons: Take free surf classes at the local beaches.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Persons with other disabilities e.g. spastic, cerebral palsy, visually impaired, hearing impaired etc are also admitted so long as their primary disability is learning difficulty. Presently students aged four to forty plus years attend the school.

What is Autism?
Autism is defined as a biological disturbance in the central nervous system, which normally takes place before birth or starts before the age of three. Autism does NOT occur as a result of the environment. Global research shows that 1 out of 1000 worldwide suffer this handicap.

Activities & Shift

To provide special a type of education and vocational training for children and adults with special needs.To develop each child's potential to the full so that he or she can lead productive and satisfying life. Parents are encouraged to take active part in the school's activities, and educational programs are organized for them from time to time.
Volunteers are needed though it is preferred when they have knowledge and/or experience in special education.