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Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: UYWEFA

Posted on: May 26, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description


Uganda Youth and Women's Effort Fighting AIDS (UYWEFA) is a grassroots organization that supports people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The long-term objective is to ensure people affected by HIV/AIDS in the community have access to healthcare and education opportunities in order to be able to provide for their and their family's needs. UYWEFA serves the community of Kazo, approximately 20 kilometers outside of Kampala, Uganda.


  • Friday December 6th - Application Deadline
  • Monday December 8th to Friday January 10th - Interview Process
  • Monday - January 13th- Decisions
  • April to September 2014 – Internships take place


  • Minimal time commitment is 3 months
  • Interns will be responsible for covering all their costs (flights, accommodation etc.)

Applicants must:

  • Provide a C.V./resume, 2 references, and a cover letter detailing their motivation for joining a grass roots organization in Africa (apply to
  • Be enrolled in and attending a University full time
  • Have no major health problems
  • Have no criminal record
  • Bring self motivation, patience, open minded attitude and respect for local culture, traditions and dress code


UYWEFA Education Centre started as a nursery in 2011 offering reduced cost education for orphans and vulnerable children. In January 2013 UYWEFA Education Centre was transformed, becoming UYWEFA International Education Centre. The new Centre began with a focus on English education with international volunteers contributing to the work of the school.

At this time UYWEFA International Education Centre expanded to include primary one, two and three, in addition to nursery classes and four new teachers were added to the staff. This rapid expansion was a challenge but was met with a dedication to provide superior quality education at a low cost.

In May 2013 UYWEFA International Education Centre concluded a very successful first term with over 150 students completing the first term examinations. We are excited to continue the first year of UYWEFA International Education Centre, growing and improving the education that is being provided. Currently, temporary facilities are being expanded to accommodate Primary 4 classes (from Feb 2014).

UYWEFA is seeking a skilled and competent intern who can serve as an instructor in the UYWEFA International Education Centre.


  • Teach several classes (children age 5 to 12) on different subject matter
  • Plan lessons and schemes of work
  • Administer exams and monitor class progress
  • Assist other teachers where relevant


  • Preferably undertaking a study related to education
  • Experience working with children
  • Resourceful and prepared to work in basic conditions

How to apply

Provide a C.V./resume, 2 references, and a cover letter detailing their motivation for joining a grass roots organization in Africa (apply


kazo central zone, Nasana town council, kampala, Central Region, +256, Uganda


Extra details
Training provided
International volunteer options
International volunteers welcome
Housing available
Language/cultural support available
Owner's areas of focus

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule
Start and end dates