Through Ssamba Foundation’s Reach & Teach volunteer program in rural village in Uganda, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities.
Your help and assistance will be greatly appreciated in these rural schools and will be a refreshing change to existing curriculum. These schools were carefully selected by volunteers as they deserve a long term planned development program. The schools are located in a rural communities and have limited resources, both infrastructure and staff.
Volunteers can take up projects depending on the needs of the school. Almost all schools we support have need for infrastructure development and/or renovations. Volunteers can do a combination of both teaching and renovation/building work at the project they choose to work at. If you’re a native English, German, French and Spanish speaker or with some teaching experience, you can be a valuable resource in these village classrooms.
With your language skills you could teach proper pronunciation and usage. Even if you’ve never formally taught a classroom subject, you can assist the local teachers in their day to day work at the school. You don’t need to know the local language, or the methods of the local school system. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to share your knowledge and make a difference.
Unfortunately, you would like to work with the Teaching placement, teaching computers, but unfortunately the schools do not have computers, but sometimes volunteers help by using their own laptops to help the students in groups of 3-5 students per group.
CARING FOR ORPHANS AT CHILDRENS CENTRE
The project runs orphanage and children’s centre in Uganda. With limited staff, resources and facilities, we are struggling to provide care, love and support to orphaned children. Being hugely understaffed, we have few learning or extra-curricular activities. Ssamba Foundation through its domestic and international volunteers is able to provide the orphanage with support and help.
These could be in the form of improving the existing facilities, assisting the staff, teaching and helping with the general running and administration of the orphanage children’s home. Volunteers usually help in refurbishing existing buildings, improving facilities, teaching Basic English, drawing, drama, conducting games etc.
At this children’s centre you are typically greeted with big hugs, toothless smiles and children curious to touch and get your attention. These children are here due to poverty, disabilities, and homelessness and also as the only way to attend school.
Through Ssamba Foundation’s caring for orphans and children’s home programs you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. You can care for children in many ways. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to spend time playing, reading, exercising and share time with the children. Since the host project is short-staffed and the volunteers’ attention gives the children the extra love they need.
The need is expansive and long-term, so your opportunity to make a significant difference through service is likewise immeasurable. You can help expand and maintain residential training and daycare facilities or help host staff conduct recreational activities, teach classes and serve meals.
If you have first-hand experience working with children with disabilities, professionally or personally, your expertise can be especially useful in this project. You can also provide direct services to deaf or mentally challenged children. No matter what your age, background, gender or ability, you can be a valuable resource to demonstrate the universal language of love, compassion and make a difference to the children’s’ lives!
- Duration: 4-8 weeks
- Location: Mukono, Uganda
- Placement Booking Fee: USD$ 200
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Volunteering in Uganda is free, as it should be, No Program Fees! You only make a once off donation and pay for your accommodation and meals! At Ssamba Foundation, we appreciate and allow you to use your compassion to help make the world a better!
Many organizations see volunteers as a potential cash cow and are guilty of charging extreme rates. Ssamba Foundation makes every effort to keep your costs to a minimum, as it is your talent and time that are most valuable to us and the communities we serve. Whether you are interested in volunteering short-term or long-term, we will discuss arrangements with you concerning finances.
Volunteer Arrival Dates
Although we are very flexible about start and end dates, volunteers must book their flights to arrive on the scheduled arrival dates for airport pickup arrangements. You can book your flights to arrive at any time of the arrival date (24/7 Airport pickups).
Your arrival into Uganda will be on a Sunday. Your orientation for your volunteer program in Uganda will begin on Monday. You will spend the day learning about life in Uganda and preparing for your upcoming volunteer program.
If you arrive any other day, you have to cover up your airport pickup fees (usually $85) or pay for hotel for your night stay and pickup for the following day.
VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION COSTS TRAVEL INSURANCE
PLEASE NOTE THAT:-
- By filling the volunteer application form, we believe that you have read & understood All the requirements to Volunteer with Ssamba Foundation. If you still have questions/inquiries, please contact us.
- After filling the volunteer application and submitting it, you will be redirected to Flutterwave payment website to complete your donation payment of USD$200 (per person) or bank account details will be sent through email.
- The donation is mandatory and expected within 7 days of your application date (Our program is pretty popular with limited placements for just 10 participants per month and we don’t want to keep participants waiting before you make a decision to book your placement). If no payment is made, your application will not be processed.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: • You must be 18yrs and above • You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent) • Placement commitment fee of USD$200 | We recommend travel/life personal insurance • You must commit at least 1 weeks’ minimum (longer stays are much appreciated). • You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun! (Participants below 18, need a letter of consent from their guardian or parent to support their participation). Learn more about Who can Apply?
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