Teach Spanish Abroad Uganda

The teach Spanish abroad Uganda program is part of Ssamba Foundation’s languages’ learning project implemented in several community schools in Mukono district and at our Community Languages Centre. The program is open to Spanish nationals or any avid Spanish speakers who are interested in sharing their culture and knowledge of the Spanish language with children and adults in Uganda.

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.

Teach Spanish Abroad Uganda

Program Introduction

Spanish is the official or main language in 20 countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa. Moreover, in recent years there has been an increasing demand for Spanish language in countries where Spanish is not the main language. If you are a Spanish language teacher and you want to volunteer teaching Spanish abroad, Ssamba Foundation welcomes you to Uganda.

More and more people in Uganda want to learn Spanish language because it represents an advantage in numerous professions such as health, customer service and tourism. Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world and represents an opportunity for native speakers as well as for foreign Spanish speakers. 

This is where volunteers like you will get to make a great impact, as you strive to make an impact when you teach Spanish abroad in Uganda. By teaching locals how to speak the Spanish 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.

Teach Spanish Abroad Uganda

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.


If you are a Spanish teacher and want volunteer abroad to teach Spanish, we welcome you to Uganda at Ssamba Foundation in Mukono district. As a Spanish 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 Spanish songs and play games
  • Teach Spanish numbers and the Spanish alphabet to Ugandans
  • Teach Spanish translation of popular phrases and greetings to locals
  • Put on exciting demonstrations to highlight traditional Spanish fashion, music, etc.
  • Go to schools and teach Spanish to kids of all ages, from kindergarten up to high school
  • Tell the students about the Spanish cuisine, famous landmarks, customs, and traditions
  • Experienced Spanish teachers can teach Spanish to adults at the community language center
  • Educate Ugandans on how to properly pronounce words in Spanish and teach Spanish 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 Spanish 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

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

Teach Spanish Abroad Uganda


  • You must be 18 yrs and above
  • You must speak some English & Spanish
  • Natives of Spain 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 Spanish
  • Spanish teachers either currently practicing, retired or in training
  • Couples and families, with at least 1 member able to teach Spanish
  • Students, teens and young adults who would like to teach the Spanish 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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