This 28 days volunteering program, will take you to the
heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask
volunteers interested in the Uganda teaching volunteer work to commit at least
4 weeks or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both your hosts
in Uganda and yourself.
The trip starts and ends in Uganda's capital Kampala. You
will be based in Mukono or in a rural based program. Mukono is one of the most
relaxed and attractive suburbs, east of Kampala (the capital city of Uganda).
Mukono is a great place to stay if you want to explore Uganda's fascinating
capital city or the adventure capital- Jinja.
Mukono has her own tourist attractions and you will discover
many during your humanitarian service placement with us. These tourist attractions include but not
which is famous for forest walks, Picnics, cycling trails, ziplining, over 100
Species of moths and 300 bird species. Mabira forest is also popular for its
rich on Flora & Fauna
Lake Victoria -
Africa’s largest lake and second largest fresh-water lake in the world
Sezibwa River –
which is believed by Buganda legend to have been born. The river flows into Lake
Kyoga. Sezibwa falls offers beautiful scenery for tourists and nature lovers.
The site also has a natural forest reserve which is popular for forest trails
and nature walks, bird watching with over 100 bird species and wildlife.
Kalagala Falls- one
of the most beautiful, thundering falls and naturally endowed waterfalls in the
country. Kalagala Falls are found along the Victoria Nile within Kalagala
village, Kangulumira sub-county in Kayunga district (formerly part of Mukono
VOLUNTEER WORK IN UGANDA
Day 1-2:Arrival and Orientation
Our Coordinator will arrange a pickup for you from the
airport in Entebbe at agreed time and they will drive you to the volunteer home
outskirts of Kampala. Orientation and Placement will be done the next day.
On the second day, our Coordinator will give an orientation
about the project you will be working on. You will be working with the Education
development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local
Day 3-27:Volunteer Work
THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:
The Uganda Teaching volunteering project is an enriching and
satisfying experience where the volunteer get the opportunity to teach children
who are eager to improve their conversational English skills and other subjects.
The Volunteers serving with the Uganda teaching volunteering
project will work primarily as instructors of English in local schools in
Uganda. The Volunteers teaching in Uganda may also be asked to assist in other
school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects or working
at local community centers.
You can teach primary or high school classes, including
academic subjects and life skills, and organize sport and art activities for
the children. Let us know what you’re interested in teaching and we’ll get you
into the best placement for you. School terms vary annually but are likely to
be: Feb 1 to April 15, May 20 to August 20, Sept 20 to November 30.
Know that traditional education in Uganda is based on
memorization and passing exams. While there is a language barrier, by
volunteering you can introduce creative writing, drawing, debate, and life
skills into the classroom.
Teaching needy and orphaned kids has serious challenges and
needs volunteers who are open to local teaching methods but still able to bring
creativity and fun into the classroom. You are the outside world to these kids.
Schools have a basic curriculum, but you’ll be planning your own lessons daily.
All of our volunteer projects in Uganda need volunteers who
can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive,
self-starting attitude. We do not need just young volunteers, but older people
with business skills and experience. You will be working from Monday to Friday
in a busy school.
On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country
with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to
give travel advice and make bookings for you.
Day 28– Good bye party/ Barbecue night
Your friends at the program will organize a party for you
and barbecue night to thank you for the service and your contribution.
Project opens all year round
Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers. (Families and Groups are accepted)
Program Dates: School
Arrival dates: Day earlier for the placement start date
Working Days: Monday
– Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
& Tours arranged at very friendly fees
Guest House (Host Family can be arranged for those interested in deeper culture
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
PLACEMENT BOOKING COSTS:
After application process and acceptance into the program,
you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration
fee ofUSD$260. This is charged above the program fee quoted which
is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.
The placement booking fee covers:Administration
Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation,Pre-departure support &
documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up
4 weeks $460
5 weeks $560
6 weeks $660
7 weeks $
8 weeks $860
9 weeks $
10 weeks $1060
Extra week +
The program fee
covers the following.
Three meals a day
In-country emergency support
The program fees exclude the following: Visas, flights, insurance,
airport drop-off and personal expenses.
To Get Started
Application Form link below: http://govolunteerafrica.org/volunteer-application-form/