If you speak French you can travel to Uganda and supporting a local school through Ssamba Foundation’s teach French abroad program and help students improve their language skills. You can apply to join our teach French abroad Uganda program with the Ssamba Foundation in a Mukono based school or at the community language centre.
Whether you are a French national or an avid French speaker, Ssamba Foundation offers you an opportunity to travel to Uganda and teach French as a second language program allow volunteers to share their culture and knowledge of the French language with children and adults in Uganda while learning about our culture in the process.
Mukono based schools supported by Ssamba Foundation do not have the budget to hire French teachers for the French class, so most Ugandans do not learn the language throughout their school life, yet French is the 5th most spoken language in the world.
Because French is a foreign language of choice for so many people in the world, knowing French will also increase chances of communicating in a non-English world for many Ugandans. Neighboring countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Republic, Burundi and Rwanda use French as their official language. Learning French will allow Ugandans not only to function but to compete effectively in the global economy of the future.
This is where volunteers like you will get to make a great impact, as you strive to change this when you teach French abroad in Uganda. By teaching locals how to speak the French language and about the culture, you will be participating in a life-changing cultural exchange volunteer program, and making an investment in the lives of many Ugandans that will live within them for years to come.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS & IDEAL VOLUNTEERS
- You must be 18 yrs and above
- You must speak some English & French
- Natives of France who can share their culture
- We recommend travel/life personal insurance
- You must commit at least 2 weeks’ minimum
- You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!
- Anyone who can fluently speak, read and write French
- French teachers either currently practicing, retired or in training
- Couples and families, with at least 1 member able to teach French
- Students, teens and young adults who would like to teach the French language
ARRIVAL & START DATES
|Month 2023||Arrival Dates & Day||Start Dates & Day|
|January:||8th & 15th / Sunday||9th & 16th /Monday|
|February:||12th /Sunday||16th /Monday|
|March:||5th /Sunday||6th /Monday|
|April:||2nd & 16th /Sunday||3rd & 17th /Monday|
|May:||7th & 14th /Sunday||8th & 15th /Monday|
|June:||4th & 11th /Sunday||5th & 12th / Monday|
|July:||2nd , 9th & 16th /Sunday||3rd, 10th & 17th /Monday|
|August:||6th & 13th /Sunday||7th & 14th /Monday|
|September:||3rd & 10th /Sunday||4th & 11th /Monday|
|October:||1st & 15th /Sunday||2nd & 16th /Monday|
|November:||5th, 12th & 19th /Sunday||6th, 13th & 20th / Monday|
|December:||3rd / Sunday||4th / Monday|
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.