Teaching Children mulitple skills

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Coordinator | Samuel
Coordinator | Samuel
You will be required to teach local children Math, English, Spelling, Reading and Writing, Life Skills, Games and Sports. You will also organize a Spelling challenge! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

With one teacher handling over one hundred children, many children do not get enough time to learn and understand. The Teaching Children multiple skills volunteer program aims at ensuring that each child gets enough time with the teacher while learning. A volunteer will be working with children in schools and families to equip them with a wide range of skills in Math and English, games and sports, life skills, reading and writing.

The children that are going to be helped on the volunteer program are aged between 6-14 years old in Primary school. The average number of children per class is 70. However, for the effectiveness of the program, the classes will be subdivided to manageable numbers of children to attain the goal of the teaching children multiple skills program.

With a high number of children flocking to schools, there is a huge competition and demand for the small resources within the schools especially the text books, story books, pencils, pens, playing materials which leaves a number of children with no access to the items. It is upon this background that the volunteers will need to carry teaching materials to facilitate the program. We encourage you to come along with story books, reading and spelling books, writing books, Math books, pencils, pens and colors, and playing materials which will make your teaching experience wonderful and more beneficial to the children.

We care about the sustainability of this program. Therefore while working with children, you will be expected to also work with school teachers and guardians to share some of the skills so that even when the volunteer period ends, teachers in schools and guardians can continue helping the children. Follow ups with children at their homes is key.

Tasks for the Volunteer under this program:

  • Numeracy and Math: this activity involves teaching the children basic numeracy skills and support. Most of the children we work with are vulnerable and need skills to work on numbers including additions, multiplication, and subtraction among others. Practical and child based approach to helping children learn numbers is desired. You will be required to work with schools and following up with individual children.
  • Games and Sports: We believe that most children learn through play and games. Here, children are engaged in the different games which are fun but at the same time enable them to learn skills which are vital in life. A volunteer is required to be innovative and creative about the games that can help children to have fun, build self-esteem and learn.
  • Help children learn Reading: Uganda as a country has poor reading culture, many children still struggle with reading. In fact we have a saying here that "if you want to make a Ugandan poor, hide money in a book" because much of the population does not seek knowledge through reading.As Sustain Micro Enterprise are working tires sly to change this culture by involving the young children to love reading and thus the need for a volunteer to help out. A volunteer will be required to support children with reading. Reading stories, newspapers, and other materials that help children grasp the aspect will be required.  You will tasked to help children develop their skills in reading.
  • Support children learn Writing: A volunteer will be required to work with the children on a writing project. Many of the children we work with struggle a lot with writing especially arranging letters and mastering desirable and professional hand writing. Having someone give their time working with children in this writing activity is such rewarding. This task will be accomplished by working through our local partner schools where some of our children attend and working with individual children in the communities.
  • Spelling challenge: spelling and grammar is still a major challenge for many vulnerable children. Children get limited support from their teachers due to the big number of children compared to the limited number of teachers. You will be required to support children improve on spelling through working with children in schools and organizing a SPELLING CHALLENGE that will sharpen children's minds. Help children how to spell by working schools and following up with children in communities. You will also help in identifying children with spelling difficulties and find appropriate measures to address them.

Typical day

Sustain Micro Enterprise offers a flexible work schedule for the Volunteers.

Our workday typically starts at 8:30am when every staff and volunteer is expected to be at the office. Every Monday morning we have a meeting to review our previous work and also look at the way forward.

Our workday runs from 8:30am to 4:30 pm. All the field activities are planned in advance and transportation done accordingly.

Free-time activities

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa"  is filled and endowed with a lot of interesting activities that you can participate in during your Free time, Let us explore them below:

Visit the Source of the Nile. During your free time, you will have an opportunity to visit the Source of River Nile. The Nile river is the longest river in the world at 4,135 miles (6,650 kilometers). Our organization is located the River, so it is a beautiful activity out.

White Water Rafting: White water rafting is an activity carried out on River Nile. During your free time you can enjoy while water rafting and enjoy the breeze and the water falls.

Bike Riding: Taking a bike ride around the community and the town of Jinja is much relaxing

Cultural dance: Uganda is blessed with diverse cultures, while here you can have the time to participate in the different cultural dances and also attend some concerts where the dances are carried out.

Craft Shopping: Jinja, the town where we are located has a lot of shops selling African crafts. A free time can be spend by shopping and touring the several shops and enjoy the African culture through crafts.

Tour some of the Largest Forests: Spend time touring forests around Jinja, Uganda.

Visit National Parks: Uganda is blessed with numerous national parks with beautiful animals and birds. You get the opportunity to do bird watching, animals and reptiles.

Water Sports


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
Education Requirements
Math, English, Reading, Spelling, Life skills, Games and Sports at University, College level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passionate about the children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Sustain Micro Enterprise

Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We Pick you up from the Airport-Entebbe Airport to Jinja where the project site is located. It takes about 3 hours to drive from Entebbe Airport  to Jinja. The staff from our project always accompanies the driver to Pick you up.

We are flexible on the time of picking you up, so as you look into choosing the time of your flight, feel free. We always adjust and pick you up anytime.


We are interested in helping our volunteers learn more about Uganda and the culture here so the accommodation provided is with a host family. And our organization pays the family for the time the volunteer stays there. Unless if the volunteer wants to stay in a hotel, then we can have a special arrangement.

The beauty of the volunteer having the accommodation with a family is that you get to learn more about the culture in Uganda, get friends, learn about the local behaviors and history, and always in a company of someone. The host family selected always meets standards of our organization and are always ready to host you.

The accommodation consists of one bed room and a bathroom. However, for volunteers visiting as a family or couple, we have a special arrangement for you as you get accommodated as a family in Guest house or hotel. But if you prefer to stay with a family host then we make arrangement that way.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Since our Volunteers are hosted with the family, they share a meal and drinks with the host family. In the host family, more of the Ugandan dishes are prepared. If the volunteer wants to eat special meals then we also arrange for that. However, once placed in a home, then the food and Drinks are all arranged through the family.

The food includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The meals include banana which is Uganda's staple food but here it is called Matooke, Beef, Beans, Posho, Greens, Potatoes, Chicken, Rice and Cassava. Breakfast consists of Milk, Bread, Egg, Fruit, Coffee, Rolex and Chapati. Most of these are local dishes, however special meals can always be arranged on request.

If you are a vegetarian, we value you taste. Special meals can be arranged to fit your preference and taste.

Internet Access
Limited 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.
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


Details on arrival

Our Volunteer program is very flexible, we receive volunteers throughout the year and we encourage volunteers interested in working with us to write to us any time. 

The program runs from January to December due to the need of children to learn and make better future. You can apply any time through out the year and we will consider your application and invite you to work with the children on this volunteer program.

This program requires working with local schools where some of our children attend, individual children and families. 

We would like to share with you about the school system in Uganda.There are 3 school terms a year and each school term runs for about 3 months and then get holidays, the longest holiday occurs at the end of year where children are off school for 2 months.

School Term 1 start in February towards May. Children have a one month holiday for term 1.

School Term 2 start towards end of May to August. Children get a one month holiday for term 2

School Term 3 starts towards end of September to December. Children get two month holiday for term 3

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 44 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,000
5 weeks
$ 1,377
6 weeks
$ 1,573
7 weeks
$ 1,768
11 weeks
$ 2,550
19 weeks
$ 4,114
44 weeks (max. stay)
$ 10,000
Average fees
$ 239 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Sustain Micro Enterprise 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 Sustain Micro Enterprise during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching Children mulitple skills

You will be required to teach local children Math, English, Spelling, Reading and Writing, Life Skills, Games and Sports. You will also organize a Spelling challenge!


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