On this program, volunteers are placed in a school in Uganda which has high levels of staff shortages as a result of limited funding and inadequate resourcing. These schools are also usually attended by orphaned and underprivileged children. For these reasons teaching volunteers in Uganda are very sorely needed here.
The teaching which volunteers in Uganda undertake is very varied and can cover one or more of a wide range of more academic subjects, as well as practical vocational skills. The majority of these skills help students to improve their career prospects.
Volunteers can plan and teach lessons in subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Physical Education, Health, HIV awareness and any other subject that the volunteer has knowledge and interest in. Volunteers can also plan fun activities and sports programs for recess times and after schools.
A lot of schools are also attempting to develop sustainable projects such as gardens, farming projects and water sanitation projects. Volunteers are more than welcome to help with these or develop their own projects along with local staff and students.
Due to school holidays in Uganda, this program will be closed from 14 May - 11 June, from 3 September - 25 September and from 10 December - 29 January. Volunteers who wish to volunteer during this time should opt for working with children.
NOTE: placements in Ngora District incur an additional charge of US$30 to help with transport costs.
While it is not a pre-requisite to joining this program, we highly recommend all Teaching and Education volunteers complete the 120 hour TEFL course prior to volunteering.