Hi Travis, thanks for your questions. I would want to take it one after the other.
1. Recruit: our office in collaboration with Bimbilla Senior High School (SHS) holds a forum for final-year students once every year (in first quarter of the year). The aim is to find out some of the challenges they had faced during their time as pupils at the basic school level – primary and Junior High School (JHS) in the district. When the challenges are identified, we would administer questionnaires to them, focusing on their career choice and volunteering while we waits to receive feedbacks. Upon the feedback we get; we would then know students who chose teaching as their career and they are selected. Afterwards, we would send individual letters inviting them to volunteer and gather field experience before they venture into their respective career goals. They are first made to understand that, they are given back to their society (serving their communities) and that only those who want to volunteer will be chosen. 2. Train: 40 percent of our staffs are professional teachers who are currently teaching in various schools. So we enjoy their professional accolades and rely on these expert hands to take prospective recruits through intensive training before dispatching them to the field.
3. Motivation: Our utmost way of motivation is to capitalize on community reintegration. All our Teacher-volunteers knows that, there is the need for them to join reins with other actors of society to build their communities for development. Against this backdrop, they have no motivation other than working voluntarily to develop their respective communities – we call it “The Give Back”. Apart from that abstruse motivation, the volunteers in more concrete terms, benefit from sponsoring or financial assistance catering for their admission fees into any of the Colleges of Education (formerly Teacher Training Colleges). This is made possible, especially for those whose parents are unable to pay their fees with support from philanthropists and donors. We also include volunteers to the list of volunteers that are awarded by the King of Ashanti - Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, annually. The award has been established to recognize foreign and local teaching volunteers who have contributed their quota to the advancement of education in Ghana.