Fashion & Design Internships Projects in Ghana
OGVO Ghana has provided opportunities for volunteers interested in fashion and design. As a fashion designer, you will be introduced to fashion houses where you can learn and upgrade yourself.
You will have the opportunity to test your career interests, gain experience, and realize long and short-term goals. OGVO is partnered with highly respected fashion studios that offer courses to local students as well as design emerging traditional African fashion and clothing using our own textiles, such as the Real Wax Print, Wooden etc which distinguish the features of the African traditional and international outfits.
Your activities will depend largely on your experience, but may include helping design different collection of unique African outfits for models such as traditional wear, beach wear, formal wear, as well as evening wear. Attending colorful fashion shows, visiting garment producing companies and a whole range of activities.
Why the project needs Volunteer/interns:
To compliment the effort of stakeholders to send proper and improved fashion design to the masses.
To offer staff support to the fashion house.
To offer you an opportunity to discover practical and innovative fashion practice in Ghana and Africa.
To create a bond between the volunteer/intern and the local community and also promote cross-cultural understanding. With your experience of the Western fashion service, you will be able to bring unique skills and a fresh perspective to the project. In exchange, you will gain a valuable insight into Ghana’s culture and will have the opportunity to improve your skills in a variety of areas in fashion.
• A Fashion & Design Internship or Volunteering opportunity in Ghana
• Work with local institutions and NGOs
• Learn about a new culture
• Expand your own life experiences
This project is open to the general public and all fashion lovers, fashion students and professionals practicing in the field of fashion.
Location of OGVO Volunteer/Intern Programs
We have volunteer and intern work placements in both urban and rural areas in Ghana including Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Kwamoso, Salt Pond,Swedru,Tepa, Boaben-Fiema, Bibiani, Boako, Wassa Akropong, Wale Wale, Mampong, Asafo, Buduburam, and many more.
Start Dates and Durations
We pride ourselves for our flexibility. Volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice. You can volunteer or intern for periods of 1 week to 6 months. Extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.
OGVO Program Prices
Our fees are extremely affordable as compare to other organisations. Our program fee starts as small as US $250. Program fees mainly help us cover the variable costs, such as food, accommodation, airport pick-up, placement, program orientation, etc. Program fees vary according to the length of your program. To see program fees and what it covers, please click here
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS ARE INCLUDED
Volunteers on this program will be accommodated with a local host family, and will gain the opportunity to become immersed in the local culture and custom, improving their knowledge of the people, culture and language. Ghanaian families are renowned for their kindness and hospitality and they love to learn about different cultures. Living with a local family truly is the best way to throw oneself into the local culture and to meet people who will often become lifelong friends!
All families have been fully vetted by our team and have extensive experience hosting international volunteers. Bedrooms are private but generally shared with volunteers of the same gender. Volunteers will be provided access to a shared bathroom. Generally, your host brother, sister or mother assist you with your laundry but it is not an obligation, learn to wash your clothing’s with your hands in several buckets, enjoy the sun drying your clothes and odor the African fragrance in your clothes.
Host families will provide volunteers with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the working week.
Breakfast is usually ready by around 7am; however you can eat later if you prefer to get up late. Lunch is usually packed by your host family in a lunch box so that you can eat at your project if you wish. Dinner is usually served around 6pm.
If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.
It is important to remember that the living conditions in Ghana are different from home. Most families have running water, but hot water is still uncommon in some areas. Although the accommodation is basic, this is part of the challenge and experience of volunteering in a developing country. With a little patience, and a flexible attitude, you will quickly get used to your new surroundings.
Working days and hours
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You’ll work around 7 – 10 hours per day.
During weekends Volunteers/Interns have the opportunity to visit all that Ghana has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat. Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.