Teaching Baby Class and Primary School

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Coordinator | Beth
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High­lights

Volunteers will help ensure that the children receive their basic right to an education.
Although English is one of the National languages in Uganda, most children speak the local dialect of Luganda. Volunteers will have an opportunity to learn basic Luganda during their stay.
Volunteers will have an opportunity to participate in cultural music and dance.
Volunteers will have an opportunity to learn about the Ugandan education system.
Volunteers will meet amazing families, teachers other volunteers from around the world, and of course, the beautiful children in Uganda.
Baby Class is Daycare to Kindergarten and Primary School is P1-P7. Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach and run activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

This program involves working at schools to assist in teaching children starting at age 3 years. Baby Class is Daycare and Kindergarten and Primary School is P1through P7. This could be leading classes, art activities and much more.

Our education program focuses on assisting teachers and schools in new initiatives, education and activities. Most schools here are over crowded and under-resourced. Volunteers can be invaluable by assisting and by helping teachers run classes, bringing new ideas, marking and development of work sheets and general duties. Past volunteers have been involved in developing physical education classes, sports activities, reading books, movies and ensuring that all children are given enough attention to succeed at school.
By volunteering in our education program, you will not only impact the lives of the students and teachers, it will be a life-changing experience for you as well.

Typical day

A typical day for baby class is 8am to 12 noon.

Primary school depends on the class (grade). The lower primary classes can end at 2pm and the higher primary classes Usually go until 4pm.

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organised through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including football (soccer) games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities.  
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
2 References will be required specifying previous work with children.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We only require a love for children and a desire to help in theIr educational growth. The children in Uganda start school between age 3-4 years; however, many families cannot afford the cost. When schools have volunteers, it lowers the overhead cost and allows for schools to be more affordable. Education is the is the key to ending poverty. If the next generation is educated, it will improve the overall economic conditions in Uganda.

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Making a Difference in Uganda
Fees includes accommodation in our beautiful House, full day orientation, 24/7 in country support, specific site orientation, program fees and 3 local meals at the MDU House. 

Volunteers have access to a full kitchen to stock food and drink of their choice, at their own expense.. Volunteers can also eat of at any one of the many restaurants available at their own expense.

In country transport provided with gas assistance from volunteers for MDU van or taxi at volunteer’s expense.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Our house staff will pick you up from the airport.

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a lovely house with 24 hour security. The house has beautiful dorm rooms and are shared with volunteers  of the same sex.  Each dorm room has its own full western style bathroom with hot water. The house also has a large common area with a TV,  quiet reading areas, a full kitchen, wifi and beautiful grounds overlooking Lake Victoria

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

The MDU house mother will cook 3 local meals a day. There are also plenty of restaurants locally that you can eat out at. Local food on the street is a couple of dollars for a meal, buying food to cook at the supermarket can vary depending on what you cook. There is a full kitchen available to volunteers. Most meals at a restaurant are about $10 USD.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This program can be done anytime of the year. While the children do get holiday breaks, many of the children are boarding at the school and continue to require scheduled activities. Also, the teachers are always in need of assistance with lesson plans.

We conduct a full day orientation when the volunteer arrives, usually on a Monday. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$504
5 weeks
$630
6 weeks
$756
7 weeks
$882
11 weeks
$1,386
19 weeks
$2,394
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,300
Average fees
$126 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Making a Difference in Uganda will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Making a Difference in Uganda during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching Baby Class and Primary School

Baby Class is Daycare to Kindergarten and Primary School is P1-P7. Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach and run activities.

$126/week

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