The community of Kyampisi Subcounty in Mukono district of Uganda has shown great interest in learning different languages from our international volunteers. You can join our teach languages abroad Uganda program and teach languages like Dutch, Danish, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Finnish, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Japanese.
We teach various languages to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations. Yet one of the most unique aspects of the program 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.
We are always looking for people with qualifications or previous teaching experience to manage our language programs by coordinating with local counterparts regarding new and existing courses, preparing appropriate lesson plans, teaching classes, and training other volunteers who are interested in supporting this initiative.
Learning a foreign language is one of the key to success. The Ssamba Foundation’s Sustainable Education Program focuses on language classes, international cultural exchanges and educational murals. These initiatives are aimed at a wide range of audiences, from school children to local villagers.
Learning a second foreign language from our international volunteers is one of the most important tools Ssamba Foundation can give the children and the people of Mukono district in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives. Improved knowledge of English, German, Spanish, French and other international languages listed above provides locals with a crucial skill in seeking further education and can unlock new job opportunities.
This is where volunteers like you will get to make a great impact, as you strive to make an impact when you teach languages abroad in Uganda. By teaching locals how to speak the 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.
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
We welcome volunteers who can teach any of the foreign languages above to Uganda at Ssamba Foundation in Mukono district. As a foreign language teacher you 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 songs and play games of your language
- Teach numbers and the alphabet of your language to Ugandans
- Put on exciting demonstrations to highlight traditional fashion, music, etc.
- Teach translation of popular phrases and greetings of your language to locals
- Experienced language teachers can teach adults at the community language center
- Tell the students about the your cuisine, famous landmarks, customs, and traditions
- Go to schools and teach the language to kids of all ages, from kindergarten up to high school
- Educate Ugandans on how to properly pronounce words in your language and teach right 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 language teaching program.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS & IDEAL VOLUNTEERS
- You must be 18 yrs and above
- You must speak some English
- Natives speakers 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 the language
- Students, teens and young adults who would like to teach their language
- 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!
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