Volunteer Teachers

  • Mukono, Central Region, Uganda

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Bugiri High School (BHS)would like volunteers who are familiar with a variety of subjects taught at the secondary school level. Students can range in age from 11 to 17 years.) Teachers who are able to pass on skills to teachers are also needed. Fine arts teachers, music teachers and English teachers, skills development etc. Volunteers needed to teach English and other subjects. Teaching experience is not required. With the introduction of Universal SECONDARY Education (free Secondary school education) in Uganda, the Uganda Government was faced with a dilemma. A large amount of students entitled to an education and a comparative lack of teachers. Teaching at a Ugandan community school is an experience like no other. Although their lives have been harsh, the local children are extremely cheerful and friendly and will be eager to learn, as well as finding out more about you and where you come from. You will find that children are very polite and well behaved and friendly. Typical subjects taught include – English, Math, fineArt,Biology,Physics,Chemistry etc. Your investment into the children's education will not only bring a smile to their faces, but will create a lasting constructive future for each child, their family and the society at large. Normal school hours are 8am–4pm. School in Uganda runs for three terms a year although the school terms vary from year to year but are approximately as follows: (Term One – January to March, Term Two – May to July, and Term Three – September to November). There are short breaks between these terms in the months of April, August and December during which time volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials (holiday classes), particularly for slow learner- students, or participate in another placement, e.g., volunteers can assist with the physical upkeep of the school; painting, decorating, mending desks etc. N.B. Volunteers DO NOT need to be a qualified or experienced teachers. Volunteer simply need an open mind, caring spirit and a compassionate nature. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling. Volunteer expections Housing: Local housing will be provided. Local housing is basic . Volunteer can expect to live at the comfort level of the locals. Basic living space with bedroom , cooking facilities and latrine.We have running water at School and flash toilets too. Food: Local foods are available to cook and there are a range of small supermarkets for outstanding needs. Cooks who are familiar with the local foods can be hired by the School at a very reasonable rate. Electricity: Electricity is intermittent and improving, but can be seasonal. Internet: Available at school and also with modem for purchase at local stores. Transportation: Local transportation within the district and close proximity is by boda boda(motorcycle). Fees per ride will be paid by volunteer and are very reasonable. Truck owned by School is used sparingly by the organization. Health care: Local health care, although minimal is available. Volunteer should arrive in Uganda with the minimum immunizations of Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, Typhoid Fever, and Tetanus. Uganda is a malaria zone and prophylaxis should be taken. A tool kit with medications is a good idea as quality and variety of medications are often not available. Water should be boiled or bought bottled. Mosquito nets for bed time use are essential and can be purchased in the market. Sun block lotion may be needed. Uganda has two seasons, the dry and the wet. Appropriate clothing for seasons will include light clothes for the hot dry season and umbrella and light overclothes for the wet season. (Dry season is between November and March and the climate can be very hot. Wet season is April to October and cool. Security: International embassies are located in the capital city of Kampala. Tourist sites: Available all over the country including Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth N

ational Park, Mt Elgon National Park, source of the Nile in Jinja, Bujjagali Falls and locally the historic site Nyero Rock Paintings in Kumi District.

Bugiri High School-IN BUGIRI TOWN

  • Bugiri Town
    Mukono, Central Region, Uganda +256
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  • Start and end dates:

  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    A lot (10+ hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons
  • Days of week:

  • Extra details:

    Stipend provided
  • Appropriate for:

  • International volunteer options:

    International volunteers welcome

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