The volunteers serving with the Uganda English teaching program will work primarily as instructors of English in our local schools in Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono district. The volunteer teachers may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects or working at a local community center teaching English to adults.
Teach English abroad Uganda program offers participants an opportunity to teach pre-primary, primary and or high school classes. As a volunteer you can combine English classes with life skills and art activities for the children. School terms vary annually but are likely to be: Feb 1 to April 15, May 20 to August 20, Sept 20 to November 30. There is an opportunity to teach English at a local community language centre throughout the year.
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. You will be working from Monday to Friday in a busy school or community centre.
The main focus is providing education to hundreds of children in poor communities in Uganda. Village schools provide English, Math, health lessons to children aged 3yrs-17yrs. The schools provide not only education but also opportunities for sports and play, health talks, a nutrition center and a meeting place for the community.
Ssamba Foundations hosts volunteer teachers in our community programs in Mukono District. We are privileged to work in some of the most beautiful rural communities of Mukono District in Uganda.
These wonderful communities also have some of the poorest people and at risk youth, children and women. All our projects are privately funded in the majority of cases. We rely, not only on individual volunteer’s help to carry out the work, but also their financial support.
By choosing to support these projects with both your time and money, we know that that your work has helped to make the world a slightly easier place to live in for some of the poorest people. These rural communities have no welfare opportunities. The things you might take for granted like education, hospitals, roads, housing and food are not available here.
Ssamba Foundation is a community development organization focusing on educational empowerment for vulnerable rural communities and foster positive cross-cultural awareness through sustainable community development initiatives.
This is the reason we work hard at Ssamba Foundation, we know that as well as having a fantastic time, your skills and your hard work will be invaluable to people who just need a helping hand.
VOLUNTEER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Community English Classes
The community has shown great interest in learning English from our international volunteers, most of whom speak English as a first or second language. We teach English to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations. Yet one of the most unique aspects of our weekly evening classes is the incorporation of a cultural exchange element, which allows locals to learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds and customs of our volunteers while enriching volunteers’ own understanding of the local culture.
Schools English Classes
Teaching experience is not required. You can begin as a teaching assistant and then work in small groups with children in need of extra attention. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school and the children in order to provide the best opportunity for children to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
- Teach English (independently or as an assistant) to children (aged 6-17).
- Teach English to adults (aged 18-40) at social community centre
- Plan or co-plan curriculum for English classes.
- Participate in English Conversation Clubs
Improved knowledge of English provides locals with a crucial skill in seeking further education and can unlock new job opportunities.
- You must be 18 yrs and above
- You must speak some English
- We recommend travel/life personal insurance
- You must commit at least 2 weeks’ minimum
- You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!
- Learn more about Who can Apply?
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
All volunteers based in Mukono (up to 10 at one time) will live together in a warmly family-home. Delicious 2 meals are provided each day, which consists of local foods, such as matooke (mashed plantain), posho (cornmeal), potatoes and rice or noodles. They are generally served with beef, fish, peas, beans or groundnut sauce. Bread, eggs, vegetables and fruits are available for breakfast, vegetarians are also accommodated.
Volunteers staying at our Kyampisi Backpackers Home are assigned a bed based on capacity, arrival time and length of stay. All beds have good mosquito nets and you don’t need to bring your own sheets etc. Accommodation at this home is in shared dorm styled bedrooms and shared twin bedroom, accommodating up to 10 people when full. There are between 2-3 beds per room. The emphasis at the home is placed on a relaxed friendly family like atmosphere.
THE COSTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
There are costs involved in hosting volunteers and we request our volunteers to cover up their living costs, this helps our organization to concentrate its resources on empowering vulnerable communities. Volunteering in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation is AFFORDABLE, as it should be! At Ssamba Foundation, we appreciate and allow you to use your compassion to help make the world a better place! Before applying please learn more about the costs involved!
Ssamba Foundation – empowering vulnerable communities since 2006