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World, Africa, Uganda, Kasangati



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About the workproject

We need 8 volunteers

Teaching English, mathematics and other subjects in Uganda will inevitably increase employment opportunities, reduce illiteracy and ultimately assist local people to become economically independent. Teaching volunteers will work alongside local teachers to improve participatory teaching methods, classroom management, assessments and gender equality in the classroom. Volunteers will also help develop nursery and primary education projects focusing on early-childhood development, literacy and health education.

As a teaching volunteer, you may teach Reading, conversational English, mathematics, geography, science, social studies or supervise homework and provide individualized attention to students falling behind in class. Ugandan students of all ages and backgrounds appreciate the opportunity to interact with fluent English speakers. You do not have to be a qualified or experienced teacher to join the project, and you are sure to receive a warm welcome from the local schools we work with who are eager to have our volunteers.

Whether you want to volunteer abroad by teaching during your gap year, career break, or vacation you will have a role to play, and your efforts will make a lasting impact. The teaching placement is in kindergarten, lower grades and primary schools in Nangabo sub-county, in the pri-urban areas of Kampala City. Volunteers with personal experience in special education can also bring their skills and initiatives to bear as they help create lesson plans and activities for their unique lessons. You will as well gain hands-on experience and have lots of fun working in this project.

Your valuable role as a teaching volunteer will make a significant impact on the lives of children in local schools with limited resources, help build their confidence and individual potential outside the classroom. Volunteers will receive support from the SAF staff and the local school teachers regarding the lesson plans and teaching curriculum. All of our placement schools welcome volunteers who express interest in other aspects of school activities like sports, drama, arts and music.

As a volunteer on this project, you will work from Monday to Friday for seven hours in a day, with weekends off so you can explore your new community, visit some beautiful Ugandan attractions and explore nearby areas. You are welcome to bring along teaching materials such as picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs. Classes are generally in session five days a week.

About the host

Abel Robert (34)

Host since




Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

“Abel Robert Ssekayombya with no children, is the founder and CEO of Saint Ann Foundation, Uganda. As the principle of the organisation Abel is a very hands on member of the team and passionately drives his charity towards a better future for those in need. With the heart and passion for supporting vulnerable children and their families, Abel believes in providing opportunity and ambition to those who have found themselves in less fortunate circumstances or from disadvantaged backgrounds. With a lack of support, encouragement and high unemployment due to common obstacles such as poverty, malnutrition, and sickness, Abel has established a need within his surroundings for a support network to much of the community he serves. Through the initial establishment of a boarding school to help vulnerable children, Abel has grown the charity to what it is today, a thriving community group aimed at providing care and assistance to help boost the livelihoods of others in becoming fully self sustained for their futures and that of their families. Abel is a sociable and caring individual with a passion for helping others. Abel has an acute ability to listen to people’s needs with such intuition and understanding that forms a bond between himself and the lives of those he serves to change. Abel is able to connect and counsel on a personal level, giving him the ability to create sustainable solutions to people’s problems through his own understanding alongside the generous help of his international volunteers and sponsors. Abel is a strong team player and draws on his local and international relationships in order to work together to provide the best support network possible. Creativity, play and music is a strong part of Abel’s ethos and he manages to create a perfect balance between professionalism and humour, spreading joy, happiness and unbiased freedom of expression wherever he goes, free from judgement or criticism. His sense of humanity and deeper connection with the struggles of daily life in a third world country are contrasted by his individuality, humour and zest for life itself, seeing the beauty and potential in whoever he meets. New ideas and visions come easy to Abel who is always creating new pathways towards the growth of his community. Through persistence, and in the ever present face of adversity, Abel has overcome huge challenges in the growth of the charity of which if it wasn’t for his kind, caring and nurturing heart wouldn’t be where it is today. Abel has strong faith and belief in others which helps build trust in his partners, donors and recipients alike. The key to Abel’s success as a charity worker is his honesty, openness and transparency. Never afraid to ask for help and include the trust and willingness of the people around him, Abel has created a close-knit family orientated working environment that thrives on the togetherness of its people. Abel does not discriminate, whether old or young, rich or poor, Abel treats people with the same respect and dignity that they deserve, of equal rights and opportunity.”

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • farming
  • teaching projects

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room, bungalow

We have a volunteer house different rooms. with electricity, water, Gas , shower rooms and sitting room

  • shared meals

  • no money is involved

The money applies is the volunteer fees and transport to project areas.