Teaching and school reinforcement in Uganda

The project aims to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for orphans to receive a quality education. Volunteers support local teachers, encourage students and play with them. Always instilling a good dynamic of study and learning.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support children in their educational system.
  • It contributes to the realization of new teaching methods to motivate a better future.
  • It provides values ​​and care to the children of the community.
  • Live a unique experience and meet the local population and other volunteers.

What is this program about?

In Uganda volunteers take part in the volunteer teaching program in kindergartens and primary schools (ages 4-17) to teach English and other subjects. No teaching experience is required.

The educational system in Uganda is mainly carried out by private schools, which have the same cost for the student as the few public schools found in the country. Although their lives have been hard, the children in the area are very happy and friendly, as well as eager to learn. You will notice that the children are very polite and friendly, as well as having excellent behavior. Typical subjects taught include English, mathematics, science, social studies, art, and physical education.

Your immersion in children’s education will not only bring a smile to their faces. Furthermore, it will create a lasting and constructive future for each child, their family and the Ugandan society in general.

School in Uganda lasts for three terms although the school terms may vary each year, but they are roughly organized as follows: First term – from January to March, Second term – from May to July, and Third trimester – from September to November.

There are short breaks between these terms in the months of April, August and December, during which volunteers can take a break, travel, participate in tourist activities such as safaris, do tutoring (individual classes during the holidays), particularly for students with more difficulties, or participate in another program, for example, volunteers can help by teaching in orphanages or in organized reinforcement classes or summer school, with the maintenance of the school, painting, decoration, etc.

Volunteers do not have to be qualified or experienced teachers. Volunteers simply need an open mind.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 4 or 5 hours, distributed during the morning or afternoon according to needs.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

Some of the activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Teaching through play.
  • School reinforcement in the subjects that need it.
  • English teaching.
  • Support in different subjects.
  • Workshops on values, hygiene, creativity, etc.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • CV and certificate of criminal offenses.
  • Intermediate English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you must arrive at is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or Jinja Airport (JIN). If you arrive on weekends, you will be picked up at the airport, in case you arrive at another time the coordination local will tell you how to get there.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in Jinja, it is a very charming town.

The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi, has bedding for each volunteer and drinking water.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open all year with hours from Monday to Friday, for approximately 4 or 5 hours. The days of arrival in which airport pick-up is included are as follows.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks to 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the contribution as indicated by your coordinator.

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

If you are considering traveling to the Pearl of Africa, you will discover everything that this country has to teach you. Surely you have heard of mountain gorillas that can only be seen in three countries in the world: Uganda, Rwanda and the D.R. Congo. But there are many more things to see in Uganda, such as tenNational Parks that exist in its territory and that present an extraordinary biodiversity with an influx of tourists infinitely lower than that of its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania.

In Uganda you can go on safaris to observe all the African fauna you can imagine, including the big five of course, impossible trekking to find the fascinating mountain gorillas or the elusive chimpanzees and even see some of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet from various perspectives. . With all that there is to see in Uganda, it is no coincidence that it is called the Pearl of Africa.

Don’t forget your camera to show us every corner!