Volunteer to Teach English at Westminster Comprehensive School, Ghana

Photos Taken by Volunteers

Showing Westminster School and the area around Fumesua, near Kumasi. Please contact us if you have previously volunteered at Westminster School and would like your images included here.

Wendy Bourget at Westminster Comprehensive Sept 2014

photosWendy BourgetWendy Bourget arrived at the school on the 8th September, 2014. She was introduced to the whole school by the Headmaster at the morning assembly.

Wendy started working the very moment she had been introduced. Though the school wanted her to teach in the senior classes, she made it clear that her interest is with the kids so she taught in the Nursery, Kindergartens and the lower primary.

Abigail Bates Arrives at Westminster School June 2014

photosAbigail Bates Arrives at WestminsterAbigail Bates has a 150-hour TEFL certificate and spent six weeks teaching English to Italian children in summer camps last year.

She also has some experience of observing English lessons (Language and Literature to English speakers - not TEFL) in secondary schools local to her home in the UK.

Abigail will graduate University this summer with a degree in English Literature, and is due to start a teacher training program in September to enable her to teach English as a secondary school subject.

Donation to The School December 2013

photosDesmond Afriyie-Churchley has received another one year sponsorship package (fully paid school fees and lunch) from Mr. & Mrs Churchley. Mr. & Mrs. Churchley did not only pay for his school fees and lunch but also sent him loads of gifts for the Christmas. (see donations)

Imke Matuszewski - February 2013

photosImke MatuszewskiI had the wonderful opportunity to teach English and Maths at Westminster, and after school I would hang out with the boarders. The kids showed me around Fumesua and they integrated me into their daily lives, enlightening me on their local dishes.

I was also lucky enough to go on an excursion to lake Bosumtwi with Abena, the school librarian and to experience a traditional wedding too.

Volunteering was a fantastic finish to my prior travels, backpacking through Ghana, which I can strongly recommend too!

read moreImke's experience in Ghana.

Nick Wood - July 2012

photosI have spent three months volunteering at Westminster Comprehensive School. The school itself is impressive. It's a good functional building, has a well-stocked library, computers on hand, and the class sizes are around 30 pupils in each. The teaching staff is a lot younger than I expected - but this gives the place an energetic, can-do feel to it.

Roger with some of the teachers Roger with some of the teachers

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Roger Hambly - November 2011

photosTeaching at Westminster has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. From the time Eric greeted me as I hopped off the bus in Fumesua until the day the teachers and students farewelled me 6 weeks later, I felt extremely welcome at Westminster School.

Roger with some of the teachers In the classroom
Roger with some of the teachers In the classroom

read moreRoger's experience at the school.

School Reopens 11th January 2011

photosSchool reopens today, and students are back to school and will spend fourteen weeks according to the academic calendar.

Class in session Students revising their notes
Class in session Students revising their notes

Westminster Graduates 2010

photosOnce again Westminster has graduated seventeen High School students. This happens to be its second batch of graduates since its inception.

with Mr. Napo, French teacher Madam Felicia Abotsi, Administrator of Westminster
Jubilating with other school mates, with Mr. Napo, French Teacher
and Madam Felicia Abotsi, Administrator of Westminster.

A Visit to Lake Bosomtwi

photosAs part of the programs organised to make volunteers happy in their stay in Ghana, the school organised some sightseeing to some exciting places in Ghana. Pictures below were taken from the trip to Lake Bosomtwi.

Visit to Lake Bosomtwi Visit to Lake Bosomtwi
Students at the shore of the lake