Teach French Abroad Uganda

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.

While most consider teaching English abroad as a TEFL teacher, you can also do it as a French tutor if you have the language skills. You can work in elementary schools, high schools or community language centre in Mukono District.

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.

Program Introduction

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.

Program Location

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.


The French teacher will be required to teach 5 days a week. Saturday and Sunday are days off for the volunteer to enjoy some free time and there are occasional public holidays during the school term. Depending on school size, class numbers vary from 15-60 in a class.

  • Sing popular French songs and play games
  • Teach French numbers and the French alphabet to Ugandans
  • Teach French translation of popular phrases and greetings to locals
  • Put on exciting demonstrations to highlight traditional French fashion, music, etc.
  • Go to schools and teach French to kids of all ages, from kindergarten up to high school
  • Tell the students about the French cuisine, famous landmarks, customs, and traditions
  • Experienced French teachers can teach French to adults at the community language center
  • Educate Ugandans on how to properly pronounce words in French and teach French grammar

If you have additional skills in extra-curricular activities such as: teaching games, music, painting, singing, dancing, yoga, martial arts etc, then you are most welcome to incorporate this into the Uganda French language teaching program.

Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at Ssamba Foundation’s education support program. We couldn’t do it without them. The main focus is providing education to hundreds of children in poor communities in Uganda. 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

With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda and rural schools, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference. Help to improve school children’s conversational French language, paving a road for a brighter future – instilling in them a working command of the French language.

Qualification & Experiences
You need no qualifications or experience to join our teach French abroad Uganda program. However, if you do possess experience or qualifications in teaching French, then you may qualify for more advanced placements.


  • 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
  • Learn more about Who can Apply?


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.


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!


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